Zynga Announces New “Harry Potter” Match-Three Game

Zynga, the game developer known for games such as FarmVille and Words with Friends, has entered the Wizarding World! The new game is called Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, and it has begun its soft launch in select markets.

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells will be the first Harry Potter match-three puzzle game for mobile devices, and it was created alongside Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment under the Portkey Games label.

Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga, commented on the new release:

We are incredibly proud to bring Harry Potter to Zynga’s portfolio and are dedicated to creating a game that’s worthy of the Wizarding World and its legions of fans. By combining the ubiquity of mobile and the expertise of Zynga’s development team in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are crafting a game that will delight fans of all ages around the globe.

The game itself will feature characters, settings, spells, and more from the wizarding world, and players will be able to shape their gameplay experiences.

In the game, players create their own persona and experience the excitement and mysteries of the [w]izarding [w]orld in an enchanting new way. Unlocking [w]izarding [w]orld elements, including new spells and brewing potions as they progress, players will encounter the most iconic moments and memorable faces from the original Harry Potter films. Utilising magic abilities and objects to prevail, players will face matching puzzles populated with Chocolate Frogs and other obstacles as they ‘swish and flick’ through fanciful levels.

Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells will launch worldwide for iOS and Android devices, Amazon Kindle, and Facebook. More information about its release can be found on Zynga’s website.


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Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO--Today, Zynga Inc. (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a global leader in interactive entertainment, announced the soft launch of Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells in select markets. Officially licensed from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and published under the Portkey Games label, the game weaves innovative match-3 puzzle gameplay with the iconic characters, narrative, settings, spell-casting and magical mischief of the [w]izarding [w]orld.

“We are incredibly proud to bring Harry Potter to Zynga's portfolio and are dedicated to creating a game that's worthy of the Wizarding World and its legions of fans,” said Bernard Kim, President of Publishing at Zynga. “By combining the ubiquity of mobile and the expertise of Zynga’s development team in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, we are crafting a game that will delight fans of all ages around the globe.”

Fans have continued to honour and extend the wonder of the [w]izarding [w]orld by engaging in Harry Potter quizzes, brain teasers and other puzzle-inspired play. Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells celebrates this affinity for challenge and mystery with the first match-3 puzzle game for mobile devices. In the game, players create their own persona and experience the excitement and mysteries of the [w]izarding [w]orld in an enchanting new way. Unlocking [w]izarding [w]orld elements, including new spells and brewing potions as they progress, players will encounter the most iconic moments and memorable faces from the original Harry Potter films. Utilising magic abilities and objects to prevail, players will face matching puzzles populated with Chocolate Frogs and other obstacles as they “swish and flick” through fanciful levels.

Proving their magical mettle, players will earn experience points as they progress in the game. From Daily Events to interactive puzzles, players will earn XP to gain new magical abilities and rewards, level up their skills and spells, as well as customise their unique, in-game personas. Players will also have the option to form clubs and join forces with other fans to socialise, participate in special in-game cooperative activities and experience the camaraderie of the Wizarding World.

Fans can visit www.zynga.com to stay tuned for further updates for Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, which will launch worldwide for iOS and Android devices, as well as Amazon Kindle and Facebook.

Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.