The Hunger Games Adventures game and movie will be released on the same day. They all founded on the series of books, let us know them in detail.
By Joel Brodi From Gamezebo
Adam Saltzman of Cannabalt fame is not the only developer Lionsgate has struck a deal with to create a game for The Hunger Games Adventures. Funtactix is working on The Hunger Games Adventures and plans to launch the game on Facebook on March 23, the same day the movie is released.
Described by the developer as a social adventure game, The Hunger Games Adventures drops you in Panem, where you create your own citizen and embark quests alongside characters of the story, including Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Haymitch.
A cool feature about the game is that for the first time, the actual map of Panem will be revealed, and players will be able to discover how all the districts fit together as they play the game. Funtactix describes the role of Suzanne Collins, author of the book series, as deeply involved, which will be key to this game's success considering that it's an adventure game at heart.
Another cool feature of the game is it's avatar and game engine. The game engine combines 2D and 3D to give your character and the game world a higher level of depth than seen in most Facebook games.
Being on Facebook, The Hunger Games Adventures is social and free-to-play. Players can create their Forest Escape which they can customize with items collected through quests and of course, purchased through Facebook Credits and visit the Forest Escapes of their friends.
Though players will be able to explore all districts of Panem, including the Capital, they will not play in the actual arena as of launch. This is disappointing in that it would be very obvious for the developer to segment player vs. player combat (PVP) in the arena away from the rest of the game. At it's core, The Hunger Games Adventures world is more hardcore than the world of FarmVille, and it would make the game more unique. Alas, maybe in a future expansion.
The fact that The Hunger Games Adventures is launching the exact same day as the movie is interesting.
Even Zynga, when they launch their games, slowly open up the marketing channels for the first month to ensure scalabilty.
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