The Hunger Games Adventures Coming to iPad!
The Hunger Games Adventures game will soon be available for play on iPad!
If you’re a fan of The Hunger Games book, movie, or both, we have some very exciting news for you: The official social game based on the story is coming to the iPad very soon — and it’s really good!
The Hunger Games Adventures game has been a huge hit on Facebook since the movie hit theaters in March. The iPad version is built from that game, but adds greater depth to the story, better graphics, and more intuitive controls. And the fact that you can play it from your iPad anytime without having to be logged into Facebook is a pretty big advantage, too.
The game could have gone the obvious route of having you play Katniss or Peeta, but the designers wisely opted to go a different path: You play a character of your own, who starts out a Citizen of District 12 and works his/her way towards becoming the next hero of Panem. And all the familiar characters from the story are there: Katniss and Peeta, of course; but also the other Tributes; and Primrose, Haymitch, Effie, Cinna, and President Snow; and that’s not even everyone.
The one thing the game doesn’t have (although they’re working on it for the future) is the ability to transfer your character and stuff over from the Facebook version of the game. I would imagine this could be a bit frustrating for people who’ve been playing that version for some time, but the experience of the iPad game is different enough that many such people might find it fun to start over, anyway.
The Hunger Game Adventures for the iPad will be available in the iTunes App Store very soon — the exact date isn’t yet certain. Fans of the story won’t be disappointed, I promise you. And probably a lot of not-yet-fans would have fun playing it, perhaps as a precursor to reading the book and/or seeing the movie.
I’m very interested to know what the “greater depth to the story” they mentioned will be like. I am also now accepting donations for the Erin-Needs-an-iPad-so-She-Can-Play-THGA fund!
Do you think you’ll try playing on your iPad?
You can read the entire article at Wired.com.