According to Snitchseeker, Warner Bros games have launched a contest to find a composer for the upcoming Kinect Game's trailer. The details, from SS, are below:
About this contest
Harry Potter for Kinect, an upcoming release exclusively for the Xbox 360, will be the first video game experience EVER to offer players the chance to (virtually!) re-live the most exciting moments from Harry Potter’s adventures as themselves! And WB Games would like to invite YOU, the FANS, to use your musical talents to create a contemporary, up-beat and aspirational music track that captures the unique, magical experience every player will have in this game.
The winner of the contest will have his or her work featured in a globally distributed trailer for the game and will of course be the envy of Muggles™ the world over! So get your creative juices flowing… whether your score is solely instrumental, or combines instrumental and vocal talent, we’re taking everything into consideration. We only ask that you please keep your material family friendly and appropriate for an all-ages audience.
To use your musical talents to create a high-quality, family-friendly, contemporary, up-beat and aspirational music track (instrumental, vocal or both) that captures the unique, magical experience every player will have in the upcoming video game release, Harry Potter for Kinect.
This contest is open to legal residents of the United States only.
The grand prize winner and five runners up will receive a cash prize for participating and be chosen by the WB Games selection panel based on the following criteria:
25% - How well the music reflects the magic and adventure of Harry Potter
25% - How well the music epitomizes the fun and unique spirit of the game
25% - Production quality
25% - Originality
All music, images, video footage and other content must be originally produced by the artist uploading the Contest entry.
In other Potter merchandise news, The wonderbook previously mentioned on this blog is set to contain some exciting new information from JK Rowling:
Russell Harding, director of the upcoming release of Sony's Wonderbook: Book of Spells, written by J.K. Rowling and exclusively sold for Playstation 3, revealed new tidbits about the interactive book, including the fact that the Harry Potter author wrote five extra poems related to the wizarding world in the book itself. Details of the wizarding world, including a history of spells, reveal themselves as the owner of the book.
Finally, Pottermore have set the date for the awarding House Cup, which is to be the 5th July. See the Insider Article for more.
GO RAVENCLAW! *not biased at all, am I?*