Pottermore’s Booming in SMAN Sumsel, Wow!
“Hey, what’s your house?”, “Are you in Gryffindor?”, etc.
Those words are often heard by me or maybe many students in SMAN Sumsel nowadays. What’s that all about? Yes, that is all about my favorite or everyone’s favorite in this world, HARRY POTTER. Then, what is inside those things? It is Pottermore. You know Pottermore, right? If you say no, let’s go down!
Pottermore is a website focusing on the unknown parts of the Harry Potter books 1-7 and re-telling the story in an interactive way. The author, J. K. Rowling, partnered with Sony to develop the site. The site features Rowling’s thoughts, several pages of unpublished text, and a sales resource for e-book and audiobook versions of the seven Harry Potter novels.
Just for your information, on 31 July 2011, registration for the limited beta release began. The limited release allowed the first million fans registered to complete The Magical Quill challenge. The original registration was intended to be October, 2011, but was extended to 14 April 2012. Currently, the online books are only available for Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. Sony and J.K. Rowling continue to develop the rest of the series to complete the online experience for the fans.
Pottermore visitors participate in interactive reading. They create an account and are given a unique username. They begin with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and go through the chapters, following Harry and his friends through several Hogwarts journeys. They collect potion ingredients, books, galleons (a form of wizard currency), candy, and more along the way. These various finds earn users house points after they are sorted by the Sorting Hat. The Sorting Hat places them in one of the four different houses at Hogwarts. The user is given a special quiz to determine what house they belong in. The four different houses are Hufflepuff, Gryffindor, Slytherin, and Ravenclaw. Users can visit Diagon Alley, where they purchase different wizarding supplies for school. They can learn spells, duel with other users, and brew several different potions. Students from different Houses compete with each other for the House Cup by earning House points through dueling, potion making and collecting objects for the first time.
(Lumos) Very well, I think that’s all enough about a bit information about something boomed in my school today. Thank’s! Let’s duel! (knox)
Posted on November 15, 2013, in Article and tagged harry potter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film), Hogwarts, JK Rowling, Magical objects in Harry Potter, Places in Harry Potter, Pottermore, Sony. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.