Harry Potter and the Summer School Spectre is an 8-bit, multi-part, interactive, choose your own adventure YouTube game. It follows our familiar heroes – Harry, Hermione, and Ron – on a lo-fi adventure to rid Hogwarts of an apparition with an affinity for warm, humid weather.
You control the wizarding world’s most famous kid with a lightning scar on his forehead by making a binary decision at the end of each video as to what happens next. Choose wisely. The Station’s expertly dispersed the installments around multiple YouTube channels as to dissuade you from skipping right to end.
The 8-bit Harry Potter interactive game follows The Station’s 8-bit Twilight interactive game released earlier this year. Both are animated and scored by Doctor Octoroc, who kick started all this first generation Nintendo nostalgia with his 8-bit interpretation of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.
When you watch/play Summer School Spectre be sure to pay attention to the YouTube comments left by hardcore Potterheads. My favorite so far comes from 2punk4breakfast and reads, “You can’t apparate within Hogwarts. Fail.” If the red shirt guy at Blizzcon has taught us anything, it’s that you need to have your knowledge of facts and physics of fictional worlds locked down. On The Station’s next 8-bit endeavor, they should bring this fellow on board to consult.