No, you did not misread the title. It’s an actual thing! As I recall, Jane Austen herself put it best: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife… and a Regency period MMO.” That’s it, right?
Newly emerged developer 3 Turns Productions has taken to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 in order to bring this niche project to life.
Titled ‘Ever, Jane‘, this (legitimately) interesting game will cast players in the velvet lined shoes of an aristocrat of the Regency era, where the main gameplay focus seems to hinge on your social standing.
Instead of defeating your foes in PVP battle arena’s, you attack their character with rumours and gossip! Instead of raiding for loot, you throw extravagant evening parties! The game designers also boast historically accurate past-times you can engage in, in the form of mini-games.
3 Turns Productions have currently raised $35,400 with 24 days left to go.
If this tickles your historically accurate, role playing fancy, there’s a prototype you can download and play on their website.
I just hope they include a mini-game for surviving syphilis and mutton chop shaving mishaps!