Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a video game developed by Jam City, part of their Portkey Games label, that was released for mobile devices on 25 April 2018.[1][3][4]

In this game, the player creates their own character, and takes on the role of a Hogwarts student. The character experiences all seven years, and takes part in classes as well as extra activities such as the Duelling Club.[3]

Several actors voiced characters that they had played in the Harry Potter films before, including Warwick Davis, Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Gemma Jones, Zoë Wanamaker and Sally Mortemore.[1]


The player creates a character and follows the story of a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and throughout the game will have to make certain choices which determines the path their character will be placed on, including the kind of relationships they build with other characters. Along with the story side told through each chapter, they have the opportunity to achieve rewards by learning spells and potions.

Beginning in 1984, the story follows the character for seven years of education. In that time, the game will feature characters known from the books during their student years, including Bill Weasley, Charlie Weasley and Nymphadora Tonks.[4] The game also features teachers who were working at Hogwarts during that time including the characters of Rubeus Hagrid, Severus Snape, and Minerva McGonagall[4], and Albus Dumbledore, Filius Flitwick and Rolanda Hooch.[5]


Year One

Chapter 1: Your Journey Begins

The player begins by creating the appearance of their character before arriving at Diagon Alley where they are introduced to Rowan Khanna. Rowan advises the player to purchase their books from Flourish and Blotts. The player later rejoins Rowan and names their character and establishes a friendship with Rowan.

Finally, the character purchases their wand from Ollivanders. The player finds out their character has a brother who went missing and depending on the answer the player selects in response, they will receive one possible wand wood and core out of three possible ones.

Chapter 2: Welcome To Hogwarts

The player arrives at Hogwarts where they gather in the Great Hall. The Sorting Hat will ask the player which house they were hoping for and then place the character in their house of choice, which will be the same house Rowan was placed in. They will then head to their common room where they will talk with Rowan before attending Charms and Potions where they will encounter bully Merula Snyde and have the choice of how to deal with her.

Chapter 3: Dealing With Trouble

The player will be introduced to Ben Copper and the Prefect of the house the player chooses. The player and Rowan depending on whether the player wants Rowan to join them, will be tricked by Merula and attacked by Devil's Snare. They are rescued by Rubeus Hagrid and then attend their Flying class where the player received another opportunity to create a friendship with Ben.

Rowan then invites the player to play gobstones and the player's choices in the game determines how it works out. Later Merula finds them. Merula taunts the player with research she found about the player's brother who people think run away to join the Death Eaters. Depending on the choice of the player, they can respond with information which reveals Merula's parents were Death Eaters. Merula then challenges the player to a duel.

Chapter 4: Revenge is Best Served Magical

The player reports to their house Prefect who offers to teach the player to duel when they have learned a duelling spell. They find the Duelling Book in the Artefact Room and the player receives information about the cursed vaults their brother went looking for. The player then has an opportunity to talk with Rowan about what the player found out and build their friendship with Rowan depending on their choices.

The player will then begin improving their duelling in preparation for the duel with Merula. Professor Flitwick was known to be a duelling champion, and Flitwick agrees to help the player improve their skill at duelling by teaching them one spell. Flitwick then tells the player they can only use the spell for self-defence and they should ask Ben for help in order to learn another spell.

The player finds Ben in the Great Hall where they have the chance to cheer Ben up and improve their friendship. However Rowan finds a spell in the Duelling Book and the player learns the new spell. Rowan then let's the player try the new spell on them and it works, and they agree to report their findings to their house Prefect.

Chapter 5: The Duel

The player reports their new skills to their house Prefect and they tell the player and Rowan to duel each other. The game offers three choices for how to duel: Sneaky, Defensive and Aggressive. Both Rowan and the player choose one of the three, and depending on the choices, one will defeat the other. Sneaky defeats Defensive, Aggressive defeats Sneaky and Defensive defeats Aggressive.





  • Summon Broom (year one)
  • Mount Broom (year one)
  • Liftoff and Landing (year one)
  • Broom Care and Maintenance (year one)



  • Jacob's sibling - the player who determines the appearance, name and house of the character
  • Rowan Khanna - friend of the player who will be placed in the same house
  • Ben Copper - in the same year of the player in Gryffindor house and potential friend
  • Merula Snyde - school bully who becomes an enemy of the player
  • Chester Davies - Prefect of Ravenclaw
  • Felix Rosier - Prefect of Slytherin
  • Angelica Cole - Prefect of Gryffindor
  • Jane Court - Prefect of Hufflepuff
  • Penny Haywood - Hufflepuff and potential friend of the player who's skilled at potions
  • Nymphadora Tonks - Hufflepuff in the same year of player and potential friend
  • William Weasley - Gryffindor in an above year who teaches the player a spell
  • Charlie Weasley - Gryffindor in the same year of player and potential friend
  • Tulip Karasu - Ravenclaw and potential friend from third year onwards
  • Barnaby Lee - Slytherin in the same year of the player
  • Jacob - former student and brother of the player who went missing when he was made to leave Hogwarts


Other Staff


Media gallery

Behind the scenes

External links

Notes and references

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
Philosopher's Stone book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Chamber of Secrets book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Prisoner of Azkaban book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Goblet of Fire book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Order of the Phoenix book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Half-Blood Prince book film game film soundtrack game soundtrack
Deathly Hallows book film 1 game 1 film soundtrack 1 game soundtrack 1
film 2 game 2 film soundtrack 2 game soundtrack 2
Cursed Child script play
Fantastic Beasts (film series)
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book screenplay film soundtrack game
The Crimes of Grindelwald screenplay film
Other written works Other games
Quidditch Through the Ages Wonderbook: Book of Spells / Book of Potions
The Tales of Beedle the Bard Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
Harry Potter Prequel Harry Potter: Find Scabbers
Encyclopaedia of Potterworld (potentially cancelled) Harry Potter DVD Game: Hogwarts Challenge / Wizarding World
Pottermore Presents Harry Potter: Spells
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 / Years 5-7
LEGO Harry Potter: Building the Magical World LEGO Dimensions
LEGO Harry Potter: Characters of the Magical World Motorbike Escape
Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book Harry Potter: The Quest
J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography Harry Potter for Kinect
Harry Potter: The Character Vault / Creature Vault / Artifact Vault Wizard's Challenge
Harry Potter Film Wizardry Fantastic Beasts: Cases from the Wizarding World
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Art of The Film Harry Potter: Trading Card Game
The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them LEGO Creator: Harry Potter / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World: Movie Magic Volume One: Extraordinary People and Fascinating Places / Volume Two: Curious Creatures Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Other canon Other films / documentaries
J.K.Rowling Official Site Harry Potter and Me
Pottermore The Queen's Handbag
J. K. Rowling's Twitter account J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life
Harry Potter: The Exhibition Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story
The Making of Harry Potter Harry Potter: Beyond the Page
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter The Tale of the Three Brothers