The author's fictional universe is the setting for Rogues and Romance, where players have to convince an escaped Elizabeth and Darcy to return to the pages of the novel.

This article titled “Jane Austen signed up for Facebook game” was written by Alison Flood, for on Friday 24th February 2012 13.34 UTC

Continuing the vogue for modern updates of her fiction, a new Jane Austen game is set to launch on Facebook. Whether players who make their way through a virtual Regency society will suffer the indignity of the social network’s trademark courtship signal of “poking” remains to be seen.

The Rogues and Romance game, developed by BBC Worldwide in partnership with Legacy Interactive, is set in the world of Austen’s six novels, where her most famous couple, Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy, have escaped from the pages of Pride and Prejudice. Players must hunt them down and convince them back into the book, along the way taking their place in society where they will be able to leave calling cards, attend and host receptions and pursue courtships.

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