Lionsgate film studio opening new games division

Lionsgate, the film studio best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight, plans on entering the games space in a big way. Although the studio's...

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Lionsgate, the film studio best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight, plans on entering the games space in a big way. Although the studio's biggest property has already received a mobile adaptation, the studio plans on investing more heavily in development by opening a new gaming division.

To helm their new gaming division, Lionsgate has appointed Nerdist Industries co-founder Peter Levin to lead the division.

"Gaming has become one of the most explosive growth areas of the content business, and Peter's mandate will be to build a portfolio of premium digital properties as we expand our leadership in films and television programming into digital content as well," Lionsgate chief executive Jon Feltheimer told VentureBeat.

Lionsgate owns other properties like Divergent and The Expendables, both which could be easily adapted into video games. According to Levin, the company is exploring all options for games, including first-party development and licensing. "As the home of intellectual property like The Hunger Games, Twilight, and Divergent franchises and a diversified portfolio of television programming, Lionsgate's opportunities to extend its leadership and innovation into the gaming space and other interactive platforms is limitless," he said.

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    May 1, 2014 7:00 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Lionsgate film studio opening new games division.

    Lionsgate, the film studio best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight, plans on entering the games space in a big way. Although the studio's...

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      May 1, 2014 11:56 AM

      They should make a Hunger Games game. It would pretty much just be DayZ but with melee weapons and everyone wears a stylish jumpsuit.

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        May 1, 2014 12:00 PM

        And it streams on Twitch and viewers can spawn items for players if they get enough votes.

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          May 1, 2014 1:06 PM

          Yea, pretty much this. In all honesty this would be awesome. If they microtransactioned the gifts it could turn into a massive money funnel if it was popular.

          More games need to use the DayZ you lose EVERYTHING on death mechanic to make people take it seriously, shit is just so much more tense when you have something to lose, and this is the perfect setting.

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            May 1, 2014 1:42 PM

            It's basically what people already do for Twitch streams, just they're donating through the game instead of through Twitch. I've seen people give hundreds of dollars on Twitch for players to buy micro-transaction goods, like Hearthstone packs.

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          May 1, 2014 1:40 PM

          I'd buy that game for a dollar

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