Alpha Testers Needed

April Fools!


Yes, this was an april fools day joke, we have not written a blatant rip-off of Angry Birds, and when and if we decide to branch into mobile gaming, you can be sure we won't target platforms like Blackberry or WebOS first. What wasn't a joke? The Bean Raffle of course! Congratulations to AmberWood who wins the Stuffed Pygmy Puff.

Also, it seems that Peeves was in on the April Fools day fun. He broke into the hall of records and somehow made everyone a Hufflepuff. We have unsorted everyone, report to Hogwarts and you can be sorted into your respective houses once again.

We hope you enjoyed our April Fools day fun as much as we did

Pygmy Puff TossOver the years we've received the same criticism over and over again "Why isn't HogwartsLive a graphical game? Text is boring!" Well we've been listening, and we've been working for many months now on a brand new graphical game exclusively for the BlackBerry Playbook and HP Touchpad platforms. We are currently seeking Alpha testers for the new HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff Toss!

In our first graphical game, our completely original gameplay consists of using a catapult to toss pygmy puffs from Weasley's Wizarding Wheezes at Dudley Dursley, who has inexplicably regained his pig tail. In order to protect himself from the onslaught, Dudley has used household furniture items from Number 4 Privet Drive to construct barricades.

We are sure you've never played any games like this at all and will agree it is very original and engaging.

If you are interested in testing out the HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff Toss, and have a BlackBerry Playbook or HP Touchpad, please leave a message in the comments and we'll get back to you soon. We have a highly limited number of beta test slots available, please post your interest today only.

Please note that the details of the game are highly secret, and if you are approved to be an Alpha Tester, you will be required to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement.

UPDATE: In celebration of the announcement of the Alpha Test of the HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff toss, we are Giving away a stuffed Pygmy Puff just like the one shown above. Head on over to the Candy Raffle and trade in those Bertie Botts Every Flavoured Beans for your raffle tickets. But hurry, this raffle is for today only, ending at Midnight tonight Pacific time!

The Stuffed Pygmy puff comes to you straight from Zonkos at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando Florida (we purchased this, WWoHP and Universal Orlando are not sponsors of this raffle)


Responses 1 - 24 of 24 to "Alpha Testers Needed"

LexiStatic • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:43am • #1

Sounds interesting! bear that, Dudley!

Little One Infinity • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:01am • #2

"We are sure you have never played any games like this"

Sure... Throwing things at barricades that are shelter to pigs? Sounds familiar. :D

8b69277e663bc20 • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:43am • #3

Angry Pygmy Puffs, it seems. Will the game be available on Android, or iPhone? Because I really want this game! :o

God Nargazoid • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 4:46am • #4

Yes, better on Android! At least you'd reach out to more users :)

Wrap Artist AislingBlack • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 5:05am • #5

Just like to point out that most of the users are Apple product or iPhone. I've not seen say they are using an HP Touchpad and I only know UK members to have Blackberries. Not to be a !#@%$, but wouldn't it be better to make a graphical game that can actually be played by members? So far, two are calling for Android versions and I am calling for an Apple version.

SecretName • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 6:36am • #6

I've been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and NEED THAT PUFF.

Stalker HerLilyWeasley • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 9:22am • #7

How would we test it? I have a Playbook, and it would be intriguing to test it out.

!Alchemist Edmund • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:07am • #8

We hear your requests for Android and iPhone and we understand, just with our limited development team, we had to hit the most important platforms first, we were lucky we were able to get the code for WebOS done, we thought we were going to have to stick with just Blackberry OS, but we worked hard to do the WebOS one too.

Habitual cedric • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:08am • #9

Edmund, could you make it so the game is convertible for the iphone, ipad, and android? even if apple wont accept it, just use cydia. Xsellize accepts just about everything as does bigboss. It would help those, like me, that dont have the money to upgrade to the blackberry or HPtouchpad. Thanks

!Alchemist Edmund • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:21pm • #10

Why wouldn't it get accepted cedric, a game this original and fun is sure to make it past the Apple censors

The reason we don't have this available for android and iOS yet is simply a matter of development time, we decided to focus on the most important platforms first. Once we are comfortable with the Blackberry and WebOS Versions, we will begin working on the Windows Phone 7 version, then Symbian, then Android, and finally iOS. We feel this is the most logical path to follow for which platforms to release when. We expect the iOS version to be done around March 31st, 2013

!Alchemist Edmund • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:24pm • #11

@Infinity I don't know what you mean by this comment, I have never played anything like the HogwartsLive Pygmy Puff Toss, it's fantastic.

Earlier today when I hit the hidden Golden Snitch with the Pygmy Puff and got taken to a bonus level, I was like "Whoah, I forgot I even developed that, man I'm creative, how could anyone have thought up that idea?"

!WatchingAsIFade SpinalRemains • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:27pm • #12

I was considering getting a BB Playbook or a HP Touchpad but ended up getting an iPad instead. XD Guess there is always next year.

Little One Infinity • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 1:35pm • #13

@Edmund: In Angry Birds you get to catapult/throw birds at structures that contain pigs. You can EVEN collect golden eggs to unlock bonus levels..

Little One Infinity • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 1:35pm • #14

^In some versions, that is. I forgot to add.

NovaSky • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:10pm • #15

What, no MeeGo compatibility? Oh well, maybe in the next release. :-)

!Headmaster Danilo • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:35pm • #16

What's this "Angry Birds" you speak of? Sounds like animal cruelty.

Azra • Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 7:46pm • #17

I actually prefer just text. But I am excited for this!

Ultimate Goddess Silk • Monday, April 2, 2012 - 4:59am • #18

OMG. April fool's on HL was uber fun. xD
I personally had an amazing time. :D

*Mutters something about staff clones* o.o

8b69277e663bc20 • Monday, April 2, 2012 - 9:54am • #19

"Angry Birds"... I think they're nice, calm giraffes...
No idea.

Torturer Xizen • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 9:18pm • #20

ahahahaha @ danilo's comment XDDD

ff4c3fa1b1b5f0d • Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 11:04pm • #21

I love the pygmy puff it's so cute!

Oogie Boogie AmberWood • Friday, April 6, 2012 - 2:11pm • #22

Woo! O:

Unknown Author • Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:43am • #23

i am interested of being an alpha tester!

AlexDarren • Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - 3:59am • #24

I'd love to be a alpha tester for pygmy puffs, they're just soo cute!

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