BBC Worldwide will bring the world of Jane Austen to Facebook with a new interactive game set to launch this spring.
Developed in partnership with Legacy Interactive, Jane Austen's Rogues and Romance will re-create the world of her novels allowing players to take part in an adventure that follows the path of Elizabeth and Mr Darcy after they are married.
The game takes Pride and Prejudice as its starting point, following the newly married Elizabeth and Mr Darcy on a hidden object adventure. The pair have escaped from the pages of Pride and Prejudice and it's the player's job to find them and convince them back into the book. Along the way you meet all of Austen's favourite characters while solving hidden object scenes, decorating your manor house, dressing up in Regency era garb and courting,
"Social interaction is at the core of Austen's work and we felt that was a concept we could explore that had a natural synergy with Facebook," said Robert Nashak, EVP, BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games. "Rogues and Romance is a fun romp of a game that celebrates the world of Jane Austen."
The public beta version of the Facebook game will be launching around mid March.