Reliance Games and Lionsgate are bringing the bestselling novel-turned-Hollywood film The Hunger Games to mobile devices. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Panem Run mobile game puts the movie’s action in the palms of players’ hands. The endless runner game for Android will employ both competitive and social elements, allowing players to challenge fellow Hunger Games fans to see who can bring glory to their District, achieve the greatest distance, and attain the highest score.
“With its epic story of struggling for survival, The Hunger Games franchise lets us recreate the competitive world of Panem in a social mobile game,” said Manish Agarwal, CEO of Reliance Games. “In partnering with Lionsgate, we’ll build a community of Hunger Gamesfans, teaming up to face unique challenges together as they run through the Districts of Panem.”
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (played by Josh Hutcherson). Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever. The novel on which the film is based is the second in a trilogy written by Suzanne Collins that has more than 65 million copies in print in the U.S. alone.
Reliance Games' portfolio includes more than 600 games for over 2,000 devices across various operating systems. Its roster of hit games includes Pacific Rim, After Earth, Real Steel, Total Recall, Real Steel – World Robot Boxing, and F1 2011 among others. On the Nokia store alone, Reliance Games titles have collectively surpassed over 200 million downloads. Distributed across the globe, Reliance Games’ content can be accessed through 80 leading networks across 100 countries.