Explore a Social World of Wit, Courtship and Adventure in Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance, Now Available on Facebook

Date: 12.07.2012     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.11
Category: BBC Worldwide
Delve into Jane Austen’s world, discover hidden objects and build a reputation: will it be fame or infamy?

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BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games brings the legendary social world of Jane Austen’s Regency period to the 21st century’s Facebook society with the launch of Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance.  In the new, hidden-object social game, players find that Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy have escaped from the pages of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.  In a fantastical romp through Austen’s six novels, players must find the newly married couple and convince them back into Austen’s most popular book. Along the way, players find their place in early 19th century society and create an Austen-inspired manor.

Robert Nashak, EVP Digital Entertainment & Games, BBC Worldwide said, “Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance puts an updated social spin on the wit and romance of Austen’s most famous novels.  Her stories are about relationships and the complications that arise from social class, so it’s a natural fit to let players explore them on Facebook, and claim their own place in Regency society.”

Developed by BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games and Legacy Games, players will discover the fascinating world of Jane Austen’s literary creativity through more than 20 hidden-object and find-the-difference games.  Players can send valuable gifts to friends to increase their social standings, or challenge them to a dual of wits to find as many Regency-period items as possible in a series of fast-paced hidden-object challenges.

Ariella Lehrer, CEO of Legacy Games said, “Developing this game was a labor of love for us.  We are so proud to bring this game to the thriving Janeite fan community, and hope that Rogues and Romance will introduce new audiences to Austen's timeless characters and wit through engaging game play and stories.”

Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance is part of the BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games and 6waves publishing partnership.  The venture aims to bring a multitude of new, interactive games to Facebook through the 6waves publishing platform.

To play Jane Austen: Rogues & Romance visit:

www.Facebook.com/janeaustengame

Twitter: @JaneAustenRandR

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About BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games

BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games is a core business within BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Launched in 2010 and headquartered in Los Angeles and London, the business works with top BBC brands to develop new opportunities across a wide range of gaming platforms. The business is responsible for the company’s first MMO, Doctor Who: Worlds In Time and the multi-year partnership with Top Gear and Forza Motorsport, amongst many others.

BBC WORLDWIDE

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Brands, Consumers & New Ventures and Magazines, with digital ventures incorporated into each business area. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1158 million and returned £182m to the BBC. For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review website: www.bbcworldwide.com/annualreview

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About Legacy Games

Legacy Games is a leading developer and publisher of casual games on PC, Mac, Mobile, and Facebook platforms. Entertaining customers since 1998, the company has established a reputation for developing intelligent, realistic, and engaging games for a broad, mass-market audience. Located in Los Angeles, Legacy creates games based on iconic brands such as Law & Order, Twilight Zone, Murder She Wrote, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Psych, and House M.D.  Licensing partners include CBS, NBC Universal, Paramount, BBC, and A&E. Through Legacy's game platform at www.legacygames.com, customers can download and play hundreds of games from both Legacy as well as its international developer partners. Legacy's games are distributed worldwide, in more than 15 languages, through both retail and digital channels. The Company’s corporate website is at www.legacyinteractive.com and its game portal is at www.legacygames.com.

 

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