Friday, September 9, 2016

The Hunger Games

It's a dystopian future (why does it always seem to be a dystopian future these days?) and the Overculture of the main city has oppressed the outlying districts, disciplining them yearly for their rebellion decades ago. Enter Katniss Everdeen- actually, technically, enter her sister Prim. When Prim is selected to participate in the yearly punishment, a fight to the death, her sister Katniss volunteers to go instead. It's almost unheard of, but it is allowed.

Kat learns as fast as she can on the trip into the city, and in the few days of training allowed to the participants. She's tough, she's a hunter, and she's clever, she can beat the odds. There's only one problem, she's not the only participant from District Twelve, and she won't leave Peeta to die. So she plans the best she can, not really knowing what to expect.

The Games are for the purpose of educating the outlying districts and entertaining the city. It's been so long since the last rebellion that they're an insult, a random lottery meant to keep the people ground under. But everyone watches. Katniss learns, slowly, to weave a story and get the assistance she needs- the viewers can vote help for their favorites.

Playing her strengths she catches every eye, flaunting her skill with a bow and using her looks to gather attention that she never wanted. Because there is only one rule in the Games- survive. And she needs to bend that rule.

The odds are not in her favor.

Seen the movies, read the books and need your next fix? Try the apps. 
Winner of two webby awards and a VEA, there are three different styles.
Try them all- I won't tell your boss.

 (Farmville/Sims style traps in the Games) Here
(Arcade style Side Scroller, Girl on Fire) Here
 (Straightaway racing style run) Here

Buy the book Here
Or the movie Here

Want to browse through video games, and laugh? Check out Anne Jindra's Channel

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