With as big as The Hunger Games is now, and only a week after its release to theaters, it’s no surprise that there would be games coming out for it. There were two tie-in games announced for the movie, one for iOS and one for Facebook.
At first, the facebook game made by developer Funtactix was supposed to be released on March 23rd, but things didn’t seem to go as planned. However, the game is now out and people are able to play it under the title: The Hunger Games Adventures.
Representatives from Funtactix stressed that the invite-only opening day launch was in the plans all along, as part of the “fan-first,” “fan-focused” approach that Lionsgate has taken in its marketing of the film. Over 100,000 fans have logged into the game so far, they said, even while it was in its invite-only phase.
They also hinted that Funtactix is planning for their Facebook project to last for the long haul, explaining that they are the “official game of the franchise,” representing both the book and film worlds. The franchise’s biggest, most involved fans will indeed be pleased by some of the revelations the game plans to unveil in the future, including the first ever endorsed-by-the-author official map of the series’s fictional future nation, Panem.
The game has its good and bad sides of course since it is only a facebook game, but all in all it is a very good and fun game to play. It plays through Katniss‘ world in a fun way that the Hunger Games fans will enjoy. Funtactix plans to continue to expand on the game’s world, content, and areas over time.
Sounds like a fun game to play on facebook. I will definitely give this one a shot! Check out the trailer of the game below.