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Jane Austen MMO graces Kickstarter

Jane Austen MMO graces Kickstarter

Ever, Jane will feature character development systems based around being invited to balls and spreading gossip.

An MMO based around the world of Jane Austen has launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring the project to life.

Ever, Jane will allow players to role-play in a virtual world set in the regency period with characters levelling up through completing quests based around actions and stories.

'In the virtual world of Jane Austen, it is not about kill or be killed, but invite and be invited with gossip, our weapon of choice,' explains the developer in the Kickstarter pitch.

A prototype featuring the framework for the gossip and invitation systems along with an example 3D village to walk through and interact with is currently available to download from the Kickstarter page, even for those not leaving a pledge.

The crowd funding project is asking for $100,000 and has 24 days left to raise this. At present, it has already raised more than $35,000 from 774 backers. Judging by an annotation on the pledges description, one investor has pledged $10,000 to the project.

The project page also lists several stretch goals, with estate planning mechanics and the hire of an additional programmer being scheduled for $200,000, an additional designer and landscaping being added at $250,000 and the hire of a full time QA and farming mechanics at $300,000.

At $350,000, the team will add a producer or project manager and implement a player based economy.

Ever, Jane is being developed by Judy Tyrer, who worked on Second Life as a former senior engineering manager at Linden Lab. She was also the lead engineer for Sony Online Entertainment's Magic The Gathering: Tactics.

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azazel1024 7th November 2013, 15:09 Quote
Do not, I repeat do NOT tell my wife of this game.
RedFlames 7th November 2013, 15:11 Quote
Every time I see this story I think it's a joke... but I somehow don't think I'm part of the target market...

also 'requestion $100k', shouldn't that be requesting?
Corky42 7th November 2013, 16:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by RedFlames
also 'requestion $100k', shouldn't that be requesting?
They all talked like that back then. :)
Star*Dagger 7th November 2013, 17:46 Quote
Uh, ok.

Ummm.

Well.

WHAT THE FRACK?!

I am rarely speechless.

Yours in Victorian Gossip Plasma,
Star*Dagger
jb0 8th November 2013, 13:34 Quote
how i mine for corset?
Cthippo 8th November 2013, 20:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by jb0
how i mine for corset?

More like you have to mine down through the layers of her clothing to find the body underneath!

In all seriousness, it's good to see Kickstarter making possible, at least in a theoretical sense, new directions in gaming.
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