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Friday, November 15, 2013

This iPhone Game Is What Jane Austen Would Have Wanted

Posted by Angela Webber on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I am not sure if this idea is stupid or brilliant, but at the moment I'm loving it.

Stride and Prejudice is a side-scrolling iOS running game in which you jump between phrases of Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice (get it?). So you're reading, and playing a game, and the music's fun, and the little sprite of Elizabeth Bennet is really cute. You can adjust your speed and save your place. I've only played through the first chapter so far, but honestly, it isn't a bad way to read a book! It's not the best way to read a book either, but you will read 100 percent more books playing this game than trying to get high scores in Plants vs. Zombies 2.

STRIDE AND PREJUDICE:
  • STRIDE AND PREJUDICE The best 99 cents I've spent today.

I'm hoping they come out with more public-domain literature side-scrollers, because I've been meaning to read War & Peace for about a decade.

Stride & Prejudice is $.99 on the iOS app store.

Thanks for the tip Brian!

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