Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is Out Now!

April 25, 2018

Today is a HUGE day for Jam City as we officially launch our brand new mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery worldwide! I want to personally congratulate the wildly talented and driven Jam City team for creating what is already the #1 game in the Apple and Google Play Store!  With over three million pre-registrations, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was undoubtedly the most anticipated game of 2018, and deservedly so. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is an immersive, narrative-rich mobile entertainment experience inspired by one of the most iconic and beloved franchises in history.

The fan excitement and media interest surrounding Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery was like nothing we’ve ever seen before, with early news and trailers generating an avalanche of Tweets, Facebook posts and fan reaction YouTube videos that showed just how excited players are to begin their very own Hogwarts journeys. Well the wait is over, and Harry Potter fans (old and new) now have a magical new way to experience J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World – on their mobile devices.

Players will befriend a young Nymphadora Tonks long before she served in the Ministry of Magic and have quality puppy time with Hagrid’s favorite boarhound, Fang. Those looking for the full educational experience can take Transfiguration classes with Professor McGongall, voiced by Dame Maggie Smith, and perfect the swish and flick technique that comes with learning a first year levitation charm taught by Professor Flitwick.  

The launch of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery comes at a momentous time for Jam City as our team is creating two other mobile entertainment franchises World War Doh and Wild Things: Animal Adventure.

World War Doh is a real-time strategy game we acquired from the Bogota-Columbia based studio, Brainz. The highly anticipated title was awarded Apple’s “Best of 2017” in the Tech and Innovation category in Latin America, as well as the “Best In Show: Audience Choice” award at the 2017 Casual Connect USA conference. It’s a fun and innovative and totally different than the other games in our portfolio.

Wild Things: Animal Adventure – which is now open for pre-registration at http://www.jamcity.com/wildthings – delivers the spectacular visual and storytelling impact of an animated television or web series to mobile platforms. Based on extremely positive feedback from player testing, we believe this is a one-of-a-kind entertainment franchise in the making.

Since launching Jam City in 2010, we have navigated a rapidly consolidating industry, achieving significant growth through partnerships with Hollywood studios, innovations in the mechanics of game play and in data mining, and an obsessive focus on creating amazing games that millions of people around the world love and play everyday.

Our games are designed to give people a sense of achievement, to give them social opportunities for sharing and community building, and to help them experience stories in new, interactive ways. This approach has enabled us to rapidly gain global scale while driving strong financial performance.

Jam City’s success has been fueled by the swift adoption of mobile devices and significant  advancements in mobile technology. Mobile games now offer stunning, interactive entertainment experiences coupled with cutting-edge social features that delight consumers in rapidly increasing numbers. Consider this:

  • Consumer spending on mobile games is expected to reach $58 billion in 2018 and grow to $73 billion in 2020 (NewZoo)
  • With a 15.3% CAGR, mobile games are the the fastest growing form of entertainment media (NewZoo)
  • Mobile games accounted for 90% of Google Play revenue and 75% of Apple App Store revenue in 2017 (Sensor Tower)
  • There are now 2.5 billion gamers worldwide, compared to 100 million in 1995 (NewZoo)

 

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is only the beginning of an incredible year for Jam City. Given immense industry tailwinds, the strength of our existing games and our robust pipeline of new innovative titles, we expect more great things to come for Jam City.

I feel fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented team as we continue to build the global leader in mobile entertainment.

Best,

Chris DeWolfe

Co-Founder & CEO, Jam City

 

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