Monday, June 20, 2011

3-ish days until J.K. Rowling's Announcement [News] [You're The Expert]

Rumors have it that Pottermore (follow it on Twitter @pottermore) will be an online game.  After googling and researching for a bit,  I found the twitter account, with exactly 2 tweets.

And, if you find all of the coordinates, you can use the Twitter account to find the last.  And apparently, or you know as the blog-rumor-mill runs, if you put in all ten coordinates you get the letters P-O-T-T-E-R-M-O-R-E.  But on that site, if you click the ?, you find that it's definitely not going to be a book.  "This is not a new book, but it is something equally exciting."

There is a blog post at Akshul that boasts screenshots from a Harry Potter MMORPG (that's mass-multi-player-online role-playing-game for those of you who aren't nerdy enough) that can't confirm that the screenshots are from this project, but I guess the blogger found them on Facebook.

So, here's what I want to know.  What do you think it will be?  You're the expert on you and your thoughts afterall.  Share!

Update (6.20.11 11:30AM):  Shelf Awareness this morning said this:
Book Bench reported the language of a trademark registered by Warner Bros. two years ago "doesn’t necessarily dispel the possibility of such a game." The application "outlines Pottermore as a service 'providing multiple-user access to a global computer information network, [...] on-line chat rooms and electronic bulletin boards for transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest [and] on-line facilities for real-time interaction with other computer users concerning topics of general interest.' " 
And they linked to The Week who is featuring 7 theories on what Pottermore could be. Theories include an encyclopedia, a spin-off site for secondary characters, video game, social network, e-books, theme park, or and we can only hope, a real wizarding school.
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