In which the Editrix shows her age


We suppose everyone has heard about this by now…BBC Interactive is developing a Facebook game allegedly based on Jane Austen’s novels. We find Facebook games tiresome, and we really hope that’s not the actual art for the game. What’s with that hairstyle?

Yes, we know, we’re a party pooper and an old fuddy-duddy. You kids go have fun now.

Jane Austen video game Matches & Matrimony now available


ETA: We are reliably informed that references to “Victorian” (which were used because the designer thought that non-Janeites would be less confused) have been replaced with “Regency.” The new game is available at the download. We’ll have a review soon!

Reflexive Games has produced a video game inspired by three of Jane Austen’s novels (P&P, S&S and we think Persuasion) called Matches & Matrimony. There is a trial download available for Windows, and a Mac version is coming soon.

Any gamers out there want to do a review of the game? We would like someone who plays a lot of games and is familiar with how they should work. Send an e-mail to austenblog AT gmail DOT com.