‘The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire’ is Live!


Whether you’ve seen the movie and are already in withdrawal, or you’re killing time between screenings, you can now play the Hunger Games: Girl on Fire game on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad!

The app is available on iTunes for free, and it’s received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating! Here’s a little about the game:

In THE HUNGER GAMES: GIRL ON FIRE, you’ll play as KATNISS EVERDEEN, the young heroine from District 12, whose sharp instincts are matched only by her even sharper bow-and-arrow shot.

With just weeks to go before the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss ventures past the fence and into the woods beyond District 12 to hunt for food for her starving family… only to run right into a swarm of Capitol-created TRACKER JACKER wasps!

Help Katniss find her way back home, while taking down the tracker jackers with your bow and arrow — but be careful once you get to District 12… The Capitol’s hovercrafts may come looking for you!

In case you need more convincing, check out the trailer below!

Listen to Ella Mae Bowen’s ‘Girl on Fire’ that Didn’t Make The Hunger Games Soundtrack


Remember when iTunes incorrectly listed Ella Mae Bowen on the tracklist for The Hunger Games Soundtrack? Well now you can hear the song she’d submitted for the Soundtrack.

Having become a fan of the first book when she read it in eighth grade English, she penned “Girl on Fire” — inspired by heroine Katniss Everdeen’s nickname — with her producer Seth Bolt of the band Needtobreathe. Though it didn’t ultimately make the track list, Bowen is releasing the song to fans in the hope that those who loved the book as much as she did will enjoy it.


Here’s what she tells Entertainment weekly about what inspired her to wring the song.

Then there’s her voice, which has an urgency beyond her years. “I just want that fight for something to come through when I sing,” she says. And it does, especially in the chorus: ”Lover hold me/Fighter join me/Whose side are you on/Oh, when the lines are drawn/Fear that blinds me/Faith that burns me/Lost and confused/Through all the smoke and the blaze of you/The flames are getting higher/Girl on Fire.” Continue reading

Official iPhone Game for Hunger Games Inspired by Sega Genesis


“The Hunger Games: Girl on Fire” app for the iPhone/iPad is based on input from Suzanne Collins and is visually inspired by the style of Sega Genesis games like Gunstar Heroes by the legendary Treasure. It’s going the opposite route of most licensed games which, let’s be honest, tend to be awful.

Co-creator Adam Saltsman notes-

“So as far as the setting, and the story, and the things that are in the game, these things are all sourced directly from the film, and by extension the books, and we even got some guidance on specific ideas from Suzanne Collins herself. But visually our inspiration comes from classic Sega Genesis games, especially Treasure games, and even more modern pixel art games like you see coming out of WayForward the last few years.” Continue reading

How to Get Katniss’s “Girl on Fire” Makeup


Allure talked with The Hunger Games’ makeup artist Ve Neill to tell you how to get Katniss’s “Girl on Fire” makeup.

Eyes: Neill used M.A.C. Eyeshadow in Orange to create the flare in the outer corners before lining her eyes in black cream liner. She added Urban Decay False Lashes in Lure for extra intensity. “The more makeup you put on a beautiful woman, the more exotic and mature she looks,” said Neill. “We wanted to keep her looking really youthful.”

CheeksNeill drew attention to her “beautiful, heart-shaped face” by highlighting her cheekbones with M.A.C. Lustre Drops in Sunrush (a liquid gold highlighter).

Lips: Those lips (which spend the last half of the Games kissing Peeta) were amped up with L’Oréal Infallible Lipgloss in Fiery (a bronzey pink). “We wanted it to be clean, crisp beauty with touches of color,” Neill said.