Jane Austen is one of the few writers who has truly survived the test of time. Countless salacious sequels, PBS specials, and costumed meetups continue to thrive despite the fact that Austen hasn't produced much work since 1817. So really, it was only a  matter of time before everyone's favorite witty woman made her way into the virtual world. Yes, I am talking about a Jane Austen video game. 

Ever, Jane, an MMO currently campaigning on Kickstarter, invites you to navigate the world of England's Regency Period and all of the intrigue, impropriety, and ball invitations that entails. 

Naturally, your status and success hinge on your reputation, which can be raised or lowered depending on how you manage the intricate gossip system. You must also manage your "duty" and "happiness" in order to rise to the top and become the ultimate Austenite. 

Sounds a little different than the troll-slaying quests of World of Warcraft, right? True, you may not be trekking through the bogs of Nathadur or sharpening your warhammer, but who knows? I've heard rumors the next Pemberly ball is going to be an all-out brawl...fought entirely with fan signals, that is.

Visit the Ever, Jane Kickstarter Campaign to find out how you can get your hands on this morsel of technology and start wooing the Mr. Darcy of your dreams (virtually, of course).

 

Image via CNET.

 

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