Posted on 31 October by Russell Harding – Game Director, SCEE
Hi everyone. After finishing Wonderbook: Book of Spells last year – the first PottermoreTM title we created for Wonderbook – and being totally absorbed in the world of Harry PotterTM there still seemed to be a wealth of experiences left to explore within the Restricted Section of the HogwartsTM library. So we are really happy to be bringing Wonderbook: Book of Potions to all you budding young witches and wizards this November.
Working again with Pottermore and J.K. Rowling, we’ve been able to explore the magical subject of Potions. From the outset we really wanted to capture the fun, mess and chaos found in science kits, while also remaining truly authentic to the world of Harry Potter – but unlike a science kit, there’s no cleaning up required!
A brand new character
I was really excited when J.K. Rowling decided to create a brand new character especially for Book of Potions. Zygmunt Budge, one of the most accomplished Potioneers ever known, was an eccentric, unstable and vengeful wizard who left Hogwarts at the age of 14 as an act of protest. After leaving Hogwarts he lived alone on the remote Hebridean island of Hermetray, where he conducted potion experiments and wrote the Book of Potions.
We had lots of fun bringing his character to life through a number of J.K. Rowling’s delightful stories.