Lionsgate Announces The Hunger Games Adventures

The Hunger Games BannerThe first book of The Hunger Games trilogy makes its way to the big screen on March 23, 2012 with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth in starring roles. And along with the feature film, Lionsgate will be bringing fans of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling novels an adventure-based social game, The Hunger Games Adventures. According to the press release issued by Lionsgate and Funtactix, The Hunger Games Adventures “enhances the movie experience through an unprecedented journey into the fantastical world” created by Collins.

Fans will be able to explore Panem and “complete missions that will take them to each of the Districts and the Capitol where they will interact with the familiar characters from the book.” Each completed mission allows the player to advance their own storyline within the world. Additionally, the map of Panem “will be rolled out in the game with a steady stream of chapter expansions as the game, and the world, reveals itself over time.”

“As a company that wants to align itself with the most beloved entertainment properties and passionate fans in the world, joining forces with Lionsgate on The Hunger Games was a very easy decision,” stated Sam Glassenberg, CEO of Funtactix. “Suzanne Collins’ amazing novel delivers an unbelievably detailed world that completely immerses the reader. Fans want to enter this world, interact with the characters and truly become a part of it. That is the magic that The Hunger Games Adventures will provide to the millions of people who love the book series and watch the movie.”

“What makes fans of The Hunger Games so amazing is the level of personal investment they have in the characters and the story,” said Lionsgate’s Joe Drake. “We chose Funtactix to create this game because they bring the level of authenticity and quality to their movie-based social games that is crucial to fans of The Hunger Games.”

For more details, visit www.TheHungerGamesAdventures.com.

The Hunger Games Plot:

The story takes place in the ruins of what was once North America, where every year the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Pitted against highly-trained Tributes who have prepared for these Games their entire lives, Katniss is forced to rely upon her sharp instincts as well as the mentorship of drunken former victor Haymitch Abernathy. If she’s ever to return home to District 12, Katniss must make impossible choices in the arena that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

Source: Lionsgate – February 1, 2012