The upcoming Lionsgate film Hunger Games is receiving the indie game treatment from Adam Saltsman.
A feature film is being made into a game! Wait, come back. I’m not finished yet. The game is being made by Canabalt creator Adam Saltsman. And, it’s not just him but a developer dream-team.
In Saltsman’s own words:
Mark Johns (Tap Tap Dance) and Kevin Coulton, the minds behind Doomlaser (Hot Throttle, Space Barnacle), are fleshing out the design while they program the game from scratch. Paul Veer (Super Crate Box, Serious Sam: The Random Encounter) is the lead artist and animator. Daniel Baranowsky (Canabalt, Super Meat Boy) is composing an original soundtrack inspired by the film. Ozone Sound & Music (Max and Al’s Heavy-Duty) are handling the sound effects, and the one and only Kert Gartner (Winnitron) will be putting together our launch trailer.
Nor is the game a Canabalt remake (which is apparently asked of Saltsman often by various studios). Instead he pitched Lionsgate a touch-based game that focusses on marksmanship and strategy (whilst also still featuring running).
Can’t wait to try it out. Hunger Games: Girl on Fire will be released alongside the film on March 23rd.