Just In Time for Christmas: a Jane Austen Video Game

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of an awesome gaming system. That old truism gets a little kick this week from a Kickstarter that just hit its goal: Ever Jane, an RPG based on Jane Austen. Evidently, Miss Austen and the goodly folk she was most pleased to be acquainted with are the happy subject of a new RPG, in which invitations and gossip, parties and dresses, and love and marriage serve as the raisons d’être for both gamer and game. It’s in the dawn of its development, but the funds are there and, as evidenced by the Internet’s fine showing, so is the crowd. So start reading up on your Regency-era manners, prim your cutting social critique and crank that desire for a suitable mate to its fever pitch …

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