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Released today for the iOS, Stride & Prejudice brings players an endless runner game to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The game, developed by No Crusts Interactive, gives players control of a running and leaping Lizzy Bennet. The levels are made entirely of the novel’s text, whose gaps players have to jump over.
Players can choose between survival mode, where you must start from the beginning of the novel, and reader mode, where the game picks up from where you die. Players can customize the scrolling speed and other reading preferences, allowing players – if they wanted to – to read the entire novel.
Jane Austen's England doesn't often make the jump to video games. Emperor Zinyak from Saints Row IV enjoys a good Jane Austen novel, but who doesn't?
Be sure to scroll through the screenshots below. You can buy Stride & Prejudice for a dollar on the Apple store. The app is designed for both iPad and iPhone.
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Huh. That's kind of a clever concept.
That's... actually pretty cool
Ah, I love literary references.
Oh snap! That's actually a pretty great idea for an edutainment game.
Man, between this and Typing of the Dead: Overkill, it's a great week for educational games!
It would be kinda cool if it read the story to you audio-book style, but then I suppose the challenge of the game would come from trying to read and play at the same time. I love the idea either way. :)
How can it be an endless runner when the book has an ending?