We’ve all had our doses of fun following dead authors, revolutionaries, and other celebrities on various social networking platforms. They may not be in this world anymore, but they live on, not only through their work, but also courtesy of witty people who took it upon themselves to take the persona of whichever celebrity.
For fans of Jane Austen, arguably one of the most popular authors of her era, social networking is nothing new. She already has a presence on Twitter, but this time, Jane Austen enters the social world via a different route: Facebook gaming.
Dubbed “Jane Austen’s Rogues and Romances”, the new Facebook game is the brainchild of none other than BBC. (Why am I not surprised?)
The game is set in Regency England, and the goal is to find hidden objects. Obviously, Jane Austen enthusiasts will be able to relate to the characters in Rogues and Romances. Does Mr. Darcy ring a bell? Heck, even non-readers will recognize that name!
On top of having to find characters from Austen’s most popular works, players have other tasks such as uncovering hidden objects. If you are into spot the difference games, these tasks will also be present in Rogues and Romances.
The graphics of the game are cute, for lack of a better word. I think this rendition of Jane Austen’s home is my favorite so far. Disclaimer: I have not played the game, having heard about it a very short while ago. And to be honest, I am not that big on hidden object games.)
To find out more about Rogues and Romances, visit its Facebook page. One interesting detail, the page describes the author as the original social networker. Austen fans, do you agree with this? Would you play the game?
Not sure? Here is a trailer that might give you the info you need to decide whether or not to give Rogues and Romances a spin.