Now I’m back in Sydney and making the most of the wifi, I thought I’d take a look at some of the games cropping up to play. I found this one. It’s called ‘Stride and Prejudice’ and it’s the simplest, but most addictive, thing in the world – and just $0.99(US) from No Crusts Interactive. Described as an ‘endless runner based on Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen’ it’s essentially a mix between your typical ‘jump onto each platform as the screen moves’ and enforced reading of classics. It works on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
You are a pixellated, gowned-up Regency female with gold heels and gloves and a shock of brown curled hair (perhaps Lizzy), and you have to run across the screen jumping from sentence to partial sentence in the book by tapping the screen. Continue reading
“Join the reading revolution – A revolutionary new book format, giving book lovers a real reading experience with the portability of a mobile phone.” – Flipback launch brochure
With bible-thin pages from London-based Hodder & Stoughton, ISBN: 9781444730562, is this beautiful carry-around copy of Pride and Prejudice. But, positioning itself as the new-era rival to the Kindle and other eReaders, whether it is actually readable and has that “print experience” is up for debate. Continue reading
I’ve been noticing a weird trend. eBooks in stores and advertisements are using Pride and Prejudice as their demo book. But why? Perhaps it’s because the text is in the public domain, and so it isn’t another cost for them. But there are a tonne of books freely available in the same way, so I think there must be another additional reason. Personally, I froth at the mouth whenever I even think about an eBook reader, so seeing Pride and Prejudice advertised with these darlings is an extra little kick of happiness.
That lovely piece of equipment is called a Kindle. See how becoming Pride and Prejudice is on an eReader?!
I’ve just completed the iPhone game Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the game version of the Quirkbooks book, made by Freeverse. It’s a mere AU$3.99 for a pretty cool 2D game, and kept me playing (with my brother!) for the last two hours until we managed to complete it, unlock everything and have a brief chat about what was good/bad et cetera. He is a big gamer, and I am a big Regency fan. I found that this combined both worlds really nicely in a “sidescrolling action beat ’em up” (App Store description).
Bingley: They all paint tables, cover screens, and net purses.
Caroline: A woman must have a thorough knowledge of music, singing, drawing, dancing, and the modern languages, to deserve the word; and besides all this, she must possess a certain something in her air and manner of walking, the tone of her voice, her address and expressions, or the word will be but half deserved.
A constant source of vexation to me is this thought that often comes to mind: What if, somehow, Mr. Darcy came to Sydney in the 21st Century… and I wasn’t “accomplished” enough for him? Shocking, indeed. What if I lose all possibility of blissful happiness, wealth et cetera… because I really couldn’t be bothered to spend a whole decade brushing up on my embroidering skills (or skillz, if we want to get all postmodern)? And so, Continue reading
Doing the usual Google and stumbled across the fact that a few people have played the PPZ game (see my previous post about the iPhone app if you haven’t already). Don’t rush to your iPad yet though… Continue reading
We’ve seen the book and the prequel. Soon to see a movie and a graphic novel. And now a video game? Is anyone else feeling a little bit drained? I love a good old zombie-killing game. Particularly when it involves blood and my iPhone (or iPod Touch if you swing that way). But this just seems like a waste of time Continue reading
On getting my iPhone one of the first things I did was to check out the App Store. After downloading over twenty different apps I then started searching words of things I was interested in. “Journalism”, “WordPress”, “Social Networking” and then “Pride and Prejudice”. What excited me was that I could now take my favourite Austen novel everywhere with me without having to lug around a whole book and without any cost to myself. There are a few free versions, although there are also plenty of ones you can pay for, and each boasts different features, layouts and themes. In total at the moment there are six free downloads of the novel (not including library apps that allow you to download within the application) and they are very different from each other.