This dedicated digital home for The Hunger Games fans will let them track every development in the franchise, including fan blogs, talent tweets, exclusive images and videos. The site will serve as a social aggregator, allowing both official and fan-generated content to be pulled from multiple social media platforms. Users will be able to search, filter and share content directly from the site, providing an incredible experience for utility and discovery. Built with Internet Explorer 10, The Hunger Games Explorer takes full advantage of multi-touch technology, letting visitors swipe and scroll through content with the flick of a finger. Another feature called "sparking" lets fans "like" objects while driving discussion around each bit of news or fan-created content.
Here's what Lionsgate's senior vice president digital marketing Danielle De Palma had to say about the innovative site.
"We have the best fans in the world, and starting tonight they have a home on the web where they can be a part of The Hunger Games experience and contribute to the excitement for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Hunger Games Explorer is not only a place for fans to spark the conversation around The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but also a destination where we can continue to provide fans with new content, experiences and unprecedented behind-the-scenes access."
Roger Capriotti, director, Internet Explorer marketing, released his own statement.
"With The Hunger Games Explorer, we wanted to change the game for how a movie can be extended to the web, providing an intensely immersive experience for fans. The Hunger Games Explorer continues IE's work to bring innovative experiences to the web, showcasing what's possible with amazing content and a modern browser like IE that is fast, fluid and perfect for touch."
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was released November 22nd, 2013 and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quaid, Taylor St. Clair, Sandra Ellis Lafferty, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson, Paula Malcomson. The film is directed by Francis Lawrence.