The Hunger Games Comes To Draw Something [EXCLUSIVE]

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Hunger Games fans will get a surprise on Friday when they load up Draw Something, with the addition of seven words related to the novel and movie franchise.

Game creator OMGPOP recently added the ability to update the game with new words, particularly pop culture and news references. Coinciding with the release of the Hunger Games in theaters, Friday words pertaining to the book will also be released into the game.

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Hunger Games fan or not, Draw Something players are likely to see Peeta, Haymitch, Gale, Effie, Tribute, Reaping, and Primrose show up as options for things to draw. So, if you're a Draw Something fanatic, it's time to start brainstorming how you'll be able to portray those terms.

OMGPOP was purchased Thursday by social gaming giant Zynga for a reported $210 million in cash and employee retention payments. While OMGPOP was able to add the additional word functionality on its own, under the Zynga umbrella developers hope to add even more features to the game.

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“There are more features people want in the game, and there’s no way we could scale enough people fast enough,” said OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter told Mashable after the sale. “The game is so large that you need a really big scale.”

Some features OMGPOP hopes to add to the game now that it has Zynga's support: in-game chat and the ability to save and share drawings outside of the game.

The Hunger Games opens in theaters Friday. According to Fandango, more than 92% of total ticket sales this Tuesday were for the film, and more than 1,200 showtimes on Fandango were already sold out at that time.

This story originally published on Mashable here.

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