Actually, scratch that: The legendary author is more likely to be turning in her grave. Between her most famous novel being zombified and now this, Jane Austen has probably become one disgruntled ghost. BBC Worldwide and Los Angeles-based Legacy Interactive have announced Jane Austen's Rogues & Romance for Facebook, a hidden-object social game based on Pride and Prejudice.
Rogues & Romance, for all intents and purposes, is The BBC's response to the explosion of hidden-object games on Facebook using a powerful (and oddly fitting) brand. According to Legacy Interactive creative director Donald Marshall, Rogues & Romance sees Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy somehow escape the pages of Austen's timeless novel. Of course, it will be your job to help bring them back into the book by finding various hidden objects in scenes inspired by the book.
While finding out how to convince Bennet and Darcy to get back into Pride and Prejudice, players will get to decorate their own manor house, dress up their avatars in Regency-era duds and "court" ... however that may pertain to the game. Legacy Interactive CEO Ariella Lehrer is apparently a member of The Jane Austen Society of North America, and her knowledge of all things Austen has been vital to the social game's creation.
Jane Austen's first social game is in the works courtesy of Cerebral Fix as well, with The BBC having worked to bring brands to free-to-play gaming before, like Dr. Who. As of this writing, Rogues & Romance is in the middle of a closed beta test, with a public release slated for March. You can find out even more about the game at its dedicated website, right here.
[Via Inside Social Games]
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