Jane Austen: Check out the Virtual Jane Austen Game Heating up Kickstarter – Ever, Jane

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For as long as there have been videogames, the focus is usually on war or fantasy worlds. But who says there isn’t a market for an online multi-player game set in the world of Jane Austen’s books? Well an intrepid developer has launched a Kickstarter campaign to do just that – create a virtual world where you can live the life of a Jane Austen character and climb the Regency era social ladder.

How cool is that?

From the game developer:

Ever, Jane is a virtual world that allows people to role-play in Regency Period England. Similar to traditional role playing games, we advance our character through experience, but that is where the similarities end. Ever, Jane is about playing the actual character in the game, building stories.  Our quests are derived from player’s actions and stories. And  we gossip rather than swords and magic to demolish our enemies and aid our friends.

Try to win the sympathy of Lizzie Bennet by telling lies about your rival, as Mr. Wickham does, but be careful.  The system will notify someone if they are being talked about too often and a good sleuth may find the player who is spreading such rumors.  If you are caught in your lies, the consequences you intended for your target will hit you two-fold.

This sounds like a ton of fun!

The game features challenges, quests games, parties and more to help you enjoy navigating the world of Regency England.

Here’s the video introduction:

They’ve got about 24 days left to raise the funding they need and they’re 1/4 of the way there – I think they’ll make it. If you’re interested in funding the project, click the widget below:


Comments

  1. avatar says

    Fantastic, The Regency Era is a most fascinating time, really the gate way from a past modern people have a hard time understanding, to the Modern world.
    It also a creative time in Science, the Arts, Architecture and Industry.
    With in that is the World of Jane Austen, in some ways, a very idealized world, being as it is, some one removed from the problems of the early Industrial revolution, nor neither, fully in the intrigue of the upper ruling class.
    It a World, many of us, a world of pastoral beauty, of culture, of elegance, which we would like to dream of living in.

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