Balancing monetization and narrative in Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
Gamesindustry.biz talked to Josh Yguado, president of Jam City, the studio that developed the mobile RPG Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.
The biggest Hogwarts mystery prior to the launch was whether the developer would be able to combine the free-to-play monetization strategies with a compelling narrative-driven RPG experience.
The game’s performance shows that the studio succeeded. As of March 2019, the title amassed 45 million downloads globally and brought in $100 million.