Friday 23 March 2012

The Hunger Games game for your iPhone

In addition, as a teaser and perfect accompaniment to the film, the iPhone / iPad game – THE HUNGER GAMES: GIRL ON FIRE – is now available on Apple’s App Store. Since last December, Lionsgate has worked very closely with Suzanne Collins to make a great casual mobile game that serves as a teaser to the movie with a narrative that takes place before the events of the film! And now, after a successful day of great app reviews and tremendous momentum, the game is now sitting at the #3 position across Apple’s entire App Store, as well as #3 in the Game category, the most competitive category on the Store, and the #1 game in the Action genre.

In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
The Hunger Games is in UK cinemas now. ~

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