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Jane Austen the Facebook game

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Hot on the heels of the old-school Great Gatsby computer game we discovered comes a Jane Austen Facebook game created by BBC’s Digital Entertainment and Legacy Games division.

ABOVE: BBC Digital launched Jane Austen: Rogues & Romances this month

The Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance game is aimed at lovers of the author - who has been dubbed “the original social networker” on the game’s Facebook page – and her most famous works.

ABOVE: Elizabeth Bennet is brought to (virtual) life in the Rogues & Romances game

Free to play, gamers must find Pride and Prejudice’s newly-married couple Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy and persuade them to return to the book from which they sprung, reports Mashable.com.

ABOVE: BBC Digital's impression of Emma Woodhouse

Players must also uncover hidden objects and play spot-the-difference games in scenes and locations from Austen’s six novels: Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Emma, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey and Persuasion. There are also opportunities to purchase items, such as pieces to customise a player’s ‘manor house’, from the Rogues & Romance game shop.

ABOVE: The game's version of Jane Austen's home, Chawton Cottage

Although the game has been experiencing technical difficulties, a quick look at the Rogues & Romance Facebook page suggests Austen gamers have been racing through the levels and loving it, even calling for more chapters to be added. We're sure Jane Austen would have been only to happy to oblige.

ABOVE: The "original social networker" Jane Austen

What do you think? Would Jane Austen give her Facebook game a 'Like'? Are there other classic novels you would like to see as a Facebook game? Tell us your thoughts on Twitter @StylistMagazine or in the comments section below

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