Happy 238th birthday to Jane Austen! I want to celebrate her birthday this year by sharing with you some interesting games related to Jane Austen's works that have come out recently. First off, there is a little iPhone app called Stride and Prejudice. It is 99 cents and worth every penny! Then there is the MMORPG Ever, Jane that was recently backed on Kickstarter and is currently being developed. The description for this game is "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." How could you resist that? Finally, there is a card game currently available for pre-order called Marrying Mr. Darcy, which would be a great gift for any Jane Austen loving librarians you may know!
If these games aren't enough, you might also be interested in some new books about Jane Austen:
Jane Austen, game theorist by Michael Suk-Young Chwe. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4038.G36 C49 2013
Among the Janeites: a journey through the world of Jane Austen fandom by Deborah Yaffe. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4037 .Y34 2013
Global Jane Austen: pleasure, passion, and possessiveness in the Jane Austen community edited by Laurence Raw and Robert G. Dryden. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4037 .G57 2013
The real Jane Austen: a life in small things by Paula Byrne. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4036 .B97 2013
Jane Austen the reader: the artist as critic by Olivia Murphy. King Library (2nd floor) | PR4038.B6 M87 2013
I also suggest picking up a work of fiction called Longbourn by Jo Baker. It was a very intriguing read!