Mandatory teenaged death battles might not be the first thing that comes to mind as source material for a social game, but it's probably not an intuitive fit for a PG-13 movie or a young adult novel either. The book is being adapted into a film, and now the film is getting its own video game tie-in. Titled "The Hunger Games Adventures," the Facebook game will launch on March 23, alongside the movie.
In the game, you'll explore Panem and complete missions in each of the Districts and the Capitol. You won't be playing as a character from the book, but you'll meet them during the course of play. Ultimately you'll be slowly unlocking your own story, along with a look at the map of Panem, as new chapters roll out over time. It's being developed by Funtactix, which has previously developed social games for movies like Rango and Mission Impossible.
"What makes fans of The Hunger Games so amazing is the level of personal investment they have in the characters and the story," said Joe Drake of Lionsgate in the announcement. "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."