1. They’re based on a trilogy of successful novels – Way back in 1998, the world was introduced to the world of Panem and The Games by author Suzanne Collins. Critics immediately praised the author’s creation of a vivid world and awesome action and violence. Printed in 40 countries with 7 million copies and counting, the books have been an instant success amongst teenagers and adults alike. The phrase, “The World is Watching,” carries it own meaning outside of the novel’s universe.