Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery for Android and iOS releasing on April 25

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Jam City, a Los Angeles based mobile games studio, in partnership with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will release Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, a free-to-play RPG game (with in-app purchases) for Android and iOS devices on April 25th. In this game you embark on your own adventure by creating own character and experience life as a Hogwarts student, set in the wizarding world, years before Harry Potter received his Hogwarts letter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAulFHyjFAI You can explore never-before-seen rooms of Hogwarts Castle, investigate ancient mysteries, learn powerful magic and knowledge from Professors Dumbledore, Snape, and more, duel against your rivals and forge alliances with new friends to help you on your adventures. Actors from the Harry Potter films will provide voiceover work for the game, said the company. 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) Android users can pre-register for the game on Google Play, you can also sign up for beat test here. Game Features: Magic Spells, Potions & More – Attend classes to learn and master magical skills like casting spells and brewing potions. – Unlock new characters, spells, potions and locations as you advance through the years of Hogwarts. – Customize …
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‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery,’ starring Michael Gambon and others from the films, set to release April 25

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Just this morning Jam City announced that the upcoming release for their choose your own adventure game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is slated for April 25th. But that isn’t the only news coming from the studio. They have also announced that a few of the actors from the Warner Bros. Harry Potter films have provided voiceover work for the game.

In anticipation of the upcoming release, I recently wrote up a piece that covered an easy way to get into the beta program for the Android version of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

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‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ hits your phone April 25th

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Warner Bros. announced its Harry Potter mobile game last December, promising that we'd all be able to experience life as a Hogwarts student, going to classes and interacting with the well-known professors in the magical school. Now Jam City, the mobi…
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Harry Potter movie actors reunite for new iOS game

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The forthcoming Harry Potter iOS game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery will have an impressively star-studded cast. Developers Jam City have revealed that the game will feature six actors from the wizarding movie franchise reprising their roles. These include Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall, Michael Gambon as Professor Dumbledore, Warwick Davis as Professor Flitwick, Sally […]

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Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is still in development, but here is how you can join the beta to play it right now

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Jam City’s upcoming choose your own adventure game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is still in development, which means most regions can’t access the download from the Play Store. The good news is if you would like to test it out before it officially releases, you can join the beta right now.

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Last month I did a hands-on with Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and I came away pretty impressed. It offers a casual Harry Potter choose your own adventure experience that will have you entering into your first year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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Watch ‘Harry Potter’ Actors, Fans Get Hype About ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’

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We’re still not 100 percent sure when Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is going to be gracing our phones and tablets, though it’s already made it’s first cautious inroads toward release. In the meantime, Jam City has been doing an excellent job keeping the hype train to the Wizarding World fully fueled so we can all hop on at Platform 9 3/4 when the time arrives.

The company’s latest effort, which you can see below, is a video of fans getting their hands on Hogwarts Mystery (before you, but hey) at the A Celebration of Harry Potter event in Orlando back at the end of January. Now granted, there’s a certain home field advantage element to the reactions of people playing the game given the nature of the event, but it’s pretty clear that the attendees are pretty psyched about being able to create their own wizard or witch and sending them to Hogwarts.

Oh, and if you’re even the least bit observant, you’ll notice the familiar faces of actors from the Harry Potter movies getting to experience an early build of the game as well.

The video doesn’t show off too much in the way of gameplay, though previous videos have given more of a peek behind the curtain in that regard, and there are gameplay videos out there from people who have been playing the game in soft launch too. One thing that comes across in this latest clip is how much players enjoy interacting with the characters they know and love from the books and movies, and that might ultimately be what sets Hogwarts Mystery apart from other Harry Potter games, including the upcoming Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.

In any case, we’ll send out an owl the next time there’s a video or more word on a release date, and if one of the Weasleys wants to help us get some hands-on time in the interim, we wouldn’t say no.

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New ‘Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery’ Trailer Released, Reveals More Wizarding Tricks

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Everywhere you look these days, there’s that wizard with the scar, Harry Potter, and it doesn’t look like that’s changing any time soon. As you probably already know if you’ve been reading our stories, we are getting a brand new Harry Potter game called Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, and today we got to see a new trailer that shows a lot more gameplay than previous teasers have. Whether you’ll like what you’ll see really depends on what kind of a game you’re looking for. This one is free-to-play, and that can go a few different ways if previous experience with games like this one is anything to go by. Harry Potter is Harry Potter, though, and there’s definitely a huge audience waiting to find out more about Hogwarts Mystery—unless, of course, you’re one of those who have gotten their hands on the soft launched Android version.

A few words about Hogwarts Mystery, first. Even though the game has Harry Potter in the title, you won’t actually play as the titular (and grand example of how PTSD looks like) character; instead, you’ll get to create your own witch or wizard, the first mobile game that lets you do so (as the developers proudly proclaim). To quote a famous TV persona, you get a Hogwarts letter, and you get a Hogwarts letter, and you get a Hogwarts letter. You can see that aspect of the game right at the start of the trailer, which shows how Hogwarts Mystery keeps all that is known and loved about the world of Harry Potter—the school buildings, the professors, etc—but puts you right at the center of the wizarding world. You even get to pick which House you’ll join (Ravenclaw forever), which probably has some gameplay implications.

This narrative adventure with RPG elements will, of course, let you make your own student avatar as you always dreamed your Hogwarts self to be, and then will have you entering the usual Hogwarts routine of learning new magical skills, attending all kinds of classes—which I’m sure is the way to leveling up—forming friendships with those that share your beliefs and making enemies of all the rest, and so on. The game does comes with a story arc that will change according to your decisions at crucial moments—like whether to drink that third butterbeer or whether to call it a night. Hogwarts Mystery has a new encounter system where your decisions and actions impact your quests—although it’s not yet clear precisely how they impact them—which should help you feel like your actions actually matter. Prophecy or not, you will rise to fulfill your destiny.

Speaking of rising, Hogwarts Mystery is a free to play game, so that rising might contain plenty of timers (fame requires patience) and IAPs (fame doesn’t come cheap). As the trailer demonstrates, you get to master different spells and potions, and I have a hunch that mastery will be peppered with timers. The content has to be gated somehow, otherwise players will go through everything Hogwarts Mystery has to offer faster than Hermione can cast a spell.

Still, free to play or not, it’s not often we get to play games set in the world of Harry Potter, so I think many of you will definitely check the game out. It does come with a brand new storyline all about the Cursed Vaults and your brother’s disappearance. Whether the monetization will get in the way of the fun remains to be seen, but I, like Ron after a few butterbeers, remain optimistic.

The game has been available in early access on Google Play for some time now, but now you can officially go to the game’s website and pre-register (which, again, you probably already have done given that the link has been around for a month or so). If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, are you looking forward to getting to enjoy a brand new adventure in the halls of Hogwarts, or is the monetization model your own personal Boggart?

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An RPG set in the Harry Potter universe, but where you get to create your very own wizard or witch and lead them through the Hogwarts school experience, sounds all kinds of amazing. That’s the basis for a forthcoming iOS game, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, which is set to land in the App Store any […]

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Exclusive Q&A: Fred Potter, Netatmo CEO

Security, chatbots, texting your living room, and increased regulation: welcome to the world of Fred Potter, CEO of domestic IoT giant, Netatmo. Sandra Vogel reports.

Netatmo makes a range of home IoT kit including security cameras, smart thermostats, and home environment monitors. The company’s new Smart Home Bot lets people control their kit via Facebook Messenger, sending text messages such as ‘turn on the lights’ or ‘set the bedroom temperature to 21 degrees’.

Internet of Business spoke to Fred Potter, founder and CEO of Netatmo, about the growing potential of the Internet of Things in the home, both for users and service providers.

Internet of Business: Home automation through IoT devices has been a long time coming, but it finally seems to be gaining popularity. Why has this happened?

Fred Potter: “The connected home has become a reality due to a few factors. Technological advancements such as the development of broadband, the increased use of the smartphone to control devices remotely, and artificial intelligence, have all gathered pace. This means providers can offer new services, a better user experience, and greater interoperability to make devices interact, so that users can create personalised scenarios.

What about the expense of home IoT devices? Arguably, one factor in the future success of IoT products and services will be their low cost….

“Customers realise that while connected devices tend to be more expensive than their non-connected counterparts, they’re cheaper in the long run in terms of savings. For instance, a smart thermostat automatically saves people money every month.

“In the UK alone, 25 percent of consumers already own at least one smart home device. This shows the popularity and extent to which consumers are adopting smart home automation.”

Yet it’s still early days. What would you consider to be ‘going mainstream’ for this sector, and when do you think that will happen?

“While we see most of the products in the domestic market focusing on light fixtures, air quality sensors, security, and energy ranges, the smart home will expand to all types of device. It’s about interconnectivity and integration. When all devices can be connected and controlled from the palm of your hand, we will really see the market take off, because it’s really about creating an easier, more comfortable, and convenient lifestyle for users.

“Also, as consumers realise the importance and efficiency of an energy-saving household, which is only possible through devices like smart thermostats, we will see a rise in sales over the next couple of years.”

“I expect that, within a decade, connected devices will form the majority of products sold.”

There have been issues with some home IoT equipment, such as doorbells that lock people out. How much do you think this kind of technology is effectively in beta testing with the general public?

“It is not in a company’s best interest to beta test on its own clients. It often leads to situations like you mentioned. It’s the reason why we don’t do such things at Netatmo.

“We carefully design the mechanics, electronics, and embedded software of all our products to the highest standards. We also create the mobile and Web applications that fully realise their potential.

“When developing our products, we aim at making the user’s life easier and simpler. We conceive good products, simple to use and to understand. Yet, they bring something new to our users. They help them save time, access useful measurements and information that they couldn’t easily get in any other way.

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“Also, we strive to integrate in our products’ unique features that our competitors don’t have. At Netatmo, we have one major function per product, to ensure having a clear added value for the users. It’s very important for us to propose easy-to-use products, simple to install, simple to set up. Interactions are user-friendly and kept to a minimum to make life easier.”

Home IoT devices aren’t always the most secure. Does the industry take enough responsibility for security, and for users knowing how to manage that security?

“Any company that wants to become a leader in the market needs to be up to date on all fronts. Security is one aspect that needs to be constantly maintained in order to give the users the best product and experience. As mentioned before, Netatmo ensures that the user’s data is protected. This should be the main aim with any company in the smart home industry.”

Do you think the security issues with some products might trigger a consumer backlash?

“Of course. Lately, we’ve seen some brands handle situations unprofessionally. When you let customers down, how you handle that disappointment is very important. Security issues only increase stress levels and damage their faith in a brand, the opposite of what a connected device should do. In such a case, while technological learning curves are still being made, it’s vital to demonstrate that your customers’ security is your number one priority.”

So is there a role there for increased regulation?

“Yes, I think it’s a good idea, and one that’s in the best interests of customers. But regardless of regulation, IoT companies should be taking the security of their products and their customers’ data very seriously, and be making it a business priority.”

Is home security driving the domestic market?

“Yes, the main needs expressed by consumers are security, savings, and comfort. There’s a broad range of security products within the smart home market now that answer to those needs – locks, garage door openers, light bulbs, cameras, and more. Each of these areas has an important role in the future of the connected home.”

What do you see as the potential for voice and chatbots in the home automation IoT sector?

“People can at last interact with a house that understands their needs and habits. Thanks to artificial intelligence, we are now able to provide users with new services perfectly tailored to suit their lifestyles.

“Artificial intelligence marks the transition from the connected home to the smart home, and it’s very exciting.

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“We’re heavily invested in voice control and chatbots. Our new Netatmo Smart Home Bot marks a technological breakthrough in the smart home field. Using its natural language processing algorithms, it understands users’ demands, responds to their requests, and can control each connected object in the home.

“Users can manage all their Netatmo and ‘with Netatmo’ products through text, even when they’re not at home. For example, in response to the order ‘I am leaving’, the house will turn off lights, close shutters, and activate the highest level of surveillance for the security cameras.

“It provides a unique smart home experience and provides new levels of ease and comfort. With Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit and HomePod, and Google Home, our customers can voice-control their surroundings without having to lift a finger.”

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While companies such as Netatmo focus on the consumer and home markets, they are in many ways the public face of the IoT, and are helping to define this new market in customers’ minds.

When one considers how fast and how deeply consumer technology, such as social networks, chat apps, and sharing economy platforms like Uber and Airbnb have changed the enterprise computing space, – changing employees’ workflows in the process – the importance of the home market should never be underestimated. Its successes and failures are all of our successes and failures.

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