Frequently Asked
Questions:

What is HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS MYSTERY?

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is the first mobile game in which players can create their own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student. The game will launch under Portkey Games, a new label dedicated to creating experiences inspired by the magic and adventures of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World.

Is the game official?

Yes, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an official mobile game under Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s new Portkey Games label. The game is developed by JamCity, Inc.

Is the game related to the HARRY POTTER books and films?

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is set prior to Harry Potter’s arrival at Hogwarts. The game is set in the wizarding world that we are familiar with from the books and films.

How do I register for updates about Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery?

To register for updates, enter your email address at www.harrypotterhogwartsmystery.com. You should receive a confirmation email immediately.

Can I change my email address?

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When will the game be available?

The game is available now for Android and iOS devices.

Where can I download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery?

You can download Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery in the iOS App Store and Google Play store.

Who is making the game?

This game is made by Jam City, Inc. Jam City is a Los Angeles-based mobile game maker with global reach. Created in 2010 by former MySpace co-founders Chris DeWolfe, Aber Whitcomb, and former 20th Century Fox executive Josh Yguado, Jam City is the creator of 6 of the Top 100 highest grossing games across Apple’s and Google’s US app stores. Its portfolio of titles–which includes Cookie Jam, Panda Pop, Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff and Marvel Avengers Academy–has been downloaded more than 800 million times and is regularly played by nearly 50 million people monthly. Jam City has studios in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego and Buenos Aires. In 2016, Jam City acquired TinyCo, a San Francisco studio at the forefront of bringing the world’s most popular entertainment franchises to mobile games.

What is J.K. Rowling's involvement in the game?

J.K. Rowling was not involved in the creation of the game. J.K. Rowling is supportive of Portkey Games, which are authentic to the Wizarding World, and has entrusted the design and creation of the games to WB Games and the developers involved.

Will the game be made for PC or Console?

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is mobile only.

Are any actors from the movies involved in the game?

Yes! Actors from the Harry Potter films have provided voiceover work for the game. A full list of actors providing voice work for the game include:

  • Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall)
  • Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore)
  • Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick)
  • Sally Mortemore (Madam Irma Pince)
  • Gemma Jones (Madam Pomfrey)
  • Zoe Wanamaker (Madam Hooch)

How will players be sorted into houses?

In Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, players will get to choose where the Sorting Hat sorts their student character. If you’re not sure what house to pick, we recommend logging on to Pottermore.com and taking the Sorting Quiz to find out!

Will the game adhere to Wizarding World lore?

Yes, while Portkey Games are not direct adaptations of the books and films, the games are anchored in Wizarding World lore. Developers can create a variety of new and unique gaming experiences that are all inspired by J.K. Rowling’s original stories so you may find some interesting new locations, characters, story elements, etc.

Who did the music for the game?

Our in-game music are either original recordings inspired by the creators of the original Harry Potter film series score or re-recordings from the Harry Potter Film Collection.

Why is the game set in the 1980s?

We chose a time period when fans’ favorite professors were teaching at Hogwarts, but also have the freedom to tell original stories that didn’t intersect too much with the story of the seven Harry Potter novels.

Why isn’t Harry Potter in the game?

The game begins seven years before Harry Potter arrives at Hogwarts for the first time.

Will I get to meet Hagrid / Snape / Flitwick etc.?

Yes! You will get to meet Hagrid and a number of other familiar faces, including Professor Dumbledore, Professor Snape, and more!

Who are the Defence Against the Dark Arts professors in this game?

We will be introducing an all-new Defence Against the Dark Arts professor in the story, but that is all we can say for now.

What Classes can I take?

Charms, Transfiguration, Herbology, Potions, Defence Against the Dark Arts.