The Order of the Phoenix

 

Platform

PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC

Released

29 June 2007

Developer

EA Bright Light

Publisher

EA Games

Background

Explore all of Hogwarts to recruit Dumbledore’s Army, overthrow Umbridge and prepare to fight Voldemort and his Death Eaters.

Personal Notes

Bringing the entire Hogwarts castle to life through streaming was a mammoth task and took quite a few engineers and artists to make it a reality. My involvement in this task was primarily focused on the physics systems, navigation and AI.

The implementation of the moving navigation networks in the grand staircase is probably the part I remember the most since it took a lot to get them working. The first working version came into existence at 5am on a Friday morning it’s amazing what happens when you just can’t sleep.

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