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Ever, Jane: The Virtual World of Jane Austen

A project in Conifer, CO by Judy L. Tyrer

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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.
Backers: 1600
Average Pledge Per Backer: $68

Funded: $109,563 of $100,000
Dates: Oct 29th -> Dec 2nd (34 days)
Project By: Judy L. Tyrer
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Latest News

Ever, Jane Will Bring Jane Austen's Wit To An MMORPG

August 30th - via: kotaku.com
Talking—and talking well—is the weapon of choice in the MMO Ever, Jane. (Read More)

Jane Austen MMO Ever, Jane Shows How Not To Update Kickstarter Backers

January 20th - via: cliqist.com
The Ever Jane MMO is the perfect example of how to undermine your own business. Let's discuss the importance of updates for Kickstarters. (Read More)

Kickstarter Game Developer Haiku Collection

September 2nd - via: cliqist.com
It’s a bit of a tradition that whenever I interview someone for Cliqist I ask them to put together a brief haiku to describe them, their company, or their game. Since we’re celebrating the one year anniversary of Cliqist this week I figure it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of them. All the haiku’s were written by the person being interviewed, and are listed in the order in which they appeared on the site. Some are great, some not so much, but each is interesting in its own right. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie, December 2013: Squeaking by

January 3rd - via: joystiq.com
As the weeks go by, the video game crowdfunding space appears to be under a shift of sorts. December 2013 saw the second-lowest total amount of dollars raised by gaming projects ($2,331,061) in the last seven months, since we began tracking such data. Unlike September 2013's $2,211,975 raised, backers in December managed to fund 40 projects, the second-highest number of successful projects in, again, the past seven months. (Read More)

In want of good fortune: Ever, Jane is the Kickstarter-funded MMO based on the novels of Jane Austen

December 16th - via: edge-online.com
Whether it’s Cyrano de Bergerac predicting solar-­powered spaceships or HG Wells positing biological warfare and military drones, it’s disturbing when you realise your favourite science fiction predicted the future. Yet who’d have thought that British sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf’s prediction of Jane Austen World would one day come true? (Read More)

Jane Austen MMO Hits Kickstarter Goal: Mr. Darcy Can Finally Be Yours

December 3rd - via: mmobomb.com
Ever, Jane just squeaked by and reached their $100k Kickstarter goal, by giving pledge rewards like an “Associate producer” credit for $500 and a “Lead Producer” credit for $5000, in case you want to pizzazz your resume. This regal MMO will allow players to wield gossip as their weapon of choice, as you build your status through social ladder-climbing rather than slaughtering foes. (Read More)

Leveling the Playing Field

December 1st - via: kickstarter.com
I have listened to people's concerns about the hierarchical subscription model, applied the model to my fundamental beliefs about micro-transactions and other pay-to-play strategies and realized that I need to make some modifications. ... (Read More)

For the final push - a FARM

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
We have just over 24 hours left and $10K to go.  So we are offering the final push reward, a farm.  Anyone can choose a small farm instead of a cottage at the $500 level and a large farm with livestock instead of an estate at the $1000 level.   ... (Read More)

Black Horse Friday

November 29th - via: kickstarter.com
For those who have earned a horse, we offer the opportunity to have it be all black.   TWO MORE DAYS!!!!  (Read More)

Thanksgiving Turkeys and a Scholarly Review

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanksgiving Turkeys Annabel did some research and apparently turkeys had come to England by the Regency Period and so, to celebrate the US Thanksgiving,  we have added a $100 reward of an in-game turkey which you may name and either keep as a pet... (Read More)

Last Day Party In World

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Please join us on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2 PM Pacific, 3 PM Mountain, 4 PM Central, 5PM Eastern, 10 PM London and 9 AM Monday Dec 2 in Australia for a "Last Day of Kickstarter" party in the world.   Some interesting stories have been going on over the... (Read More)

More Bookish Kickstarters Worth Backing

November 26th - via: bookriot.com
On my list of things to be thankful for this year, I think I might just have to add Kickstarter. We’ve used it to fund two volumes of Start Here at Book Riot, and it has been responsible for bringing us some delightfully bookish projects like To Be or Not to Be, Jett Smith and The Alien Grave, and books trailers like this one from Red 14 Films. (Read More)

Another Video, Another Interview, Another Project to share

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Another video This is more of the fraps footage used for the trailer.  This is AI walking about and bowing and curtsying appropriately. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnsvEbAJUL8&feature=em-upload_owner Another interview In this interview I got... (Read More)

Footage from the trailer

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
 I thought people might like to see the AI dancing about.  This was very rapidly done animation just for the trailer but I think it's kind of fun to see the whole dance.  It was a lot of fun to get the AI to dance.  Keep on sharing...  And don't... (Read More)

New Rewards

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Go to the ball in style We have added a Kickstarter special barouche reward at the $75.00 level.  This will be available for anyone contributing $75 or more. Get your producer credit We have also added credits in the game for those who contribute... (Read More)

Rumors Abound

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
The Estate There is a rumor that the estate is haunted.  If you wish to investigate this rumor further you will want to download a new client.   Click to download Rocking Her World One of our backers has blogged about the game to her fans.  Read... (Read More)

Our New Partner and other announcements

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Symas 3 Turn Productions LLC is proud to announce it's partnership with Symas, the leading open source implementation of LDAP directory services and libraries.  They will be providing us with database support during our development phase.  As... (Read More)

Judy L. Tyrer Gossips About Ever, Jane

November 21st - via: cliqist.com
Judy L. Tyrer recently took some time out of her busy schedule to talk to us about the MMO she’s currently seeking funds for on Kickstarter, Ever, Jane. This unique online RPG tosses much of what we’ve come to expect from MMO’s; namely killing, looting, and level grinding out the window. Instead, you’ll find yourself transported into the world of Jane Austen, with all of the ballroom dancing, curtsying, and gossip you’d expect. Read on to find out more about Ever, Jane, and its industry vet creator. Maybe you’ll understand why we named this a project to back in our most recent edition of Budget Backer. (Read More)

An In-Depth Interview about the game

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had a lot of great press lately, but this interview is really exciting because it asked some challenging questions and it goes a bit more into the thinking behind the game. http://www.mmorpg.com/showFeature.cfm/loadFeature/7963 Other press that... (Read More)

Matching Pledges Ends

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Great job everyone, we got $3,083 in matching donations.   Once this is in we'll be very close to half our funding! Let's all keep on sharing and make this happen!  (Read More)

Budget Backer – November 2013

November 17th - via: cliqist.com
It’s that time again! Time to dig into the checking account to dig up fifty bucks and see what projects I’ll be backing this month. Sure it’s not a lot of money, but it’s a pretty realistic amount to set aside each month as a crowd funding budget. (Read More)

Music Games

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
While we are going to be adding music to Ever, Jane, I thought this might be an interesting project to check out.   https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/samanthazero/sentris-unleash-your-inner-musician She will be sharing Ever, Jane with her backers... (Read More)

Halfway mark

November 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We have hit the halfway mark in our campaign and the number of backers is fabulous, but we are still ~$7K short.   The team is redoubling its efforts on PR right now which means new quests are a bit delayed and we apologize, but the haunting is... (Read More)

3 Day Matching Funds

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
One of the backers of our project who really wants to see it built has offered an NPR style fund raising option and we thought it might be interesting to try. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 13 and running through Saturday, Nov. 16 this person will match... (Read More)

New Quest (and other changes)

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
To run the new quest, you will need to download the latest client.  I tried to fix it so you didn't have to chmod +x the MAC client, but was unable to do it without creating a full installation package since it is executable when it goes into... (Read More)

New Backing Tiers

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
We were getting some people who couldn't back at the $10 level but still wanted to participate so we made a $5.00 and $1.00 tier.  Those rewards are retroactive and will apply up the line to all backers.    Also, we had a great day on the severs... (Read More)

Jane Austen MMO graces Kickstarter

November 7th - via: bit-tech.net
Jane Austen MMO graces Kickstarter. A Jane Austen-based MMO has launched a pitch on Kickstarter, requesting $100,000. (Read More)

Kickstarter campaign aims to recreate Regency-era England as an MMORPG

November 7th - via: tech2.in.com
Here's one of the weirdest games we've ever seen on Kickstarter. Developer 3 turn Productions has started a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund its MMORPG, named Ever, Jane. The game is based on the life and times of renowned author Jane Austen, who you might know as the one who wrote Pride and Prejudice. The developers are asking for $100,000 to make the game. So far, with 751 backers, the campaign sits on $34,674 with 25 days to go. (Read More)

Kickstart some art: Cool projects that need our cash

November 7th - via: usatoday.com
Get out your wallets, because it's time for another thrilling feature where I point out interesting-sounding crowd-funding projects. (Read More)

More Great Press

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I am overwhelmed with the press reception we are getting.  Those in the know for PR inform me that this would be a good time to ask everyone to please tell your friends so we can build momentum.  Sharing the links to the press is a great way.... (Read More)

Character Select is back and working

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
We had a terrible flood wash out one of the roads to the village and many new villagers were stuck on the wrong side of the river.  Those who made it through seemed to be plagued with a form of amnesia, thinking they were other people entirely.  It... (Read More)

Creating a New Character

November 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We have a problem with character create where halfway through you drop into the world as the wrong character.  That is the result of a hack I put in to try and get around another problem I can't find to solve (a dropped RPC between P2P linked... (Read More)

7 Kickstarter Video Games We Can't Wait to Play

November 5th - via: mashable.com
These seven projects are bringing exciting new game ideas to the table, if they can just raise the Kickstarter funds. (Read More)

Great Press

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been getting some excellent press.  I just finished an interview and will be getting the article soon but I wanted to make sure you saw what we've had come in already. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/jane-austen-mmo-kickstarter,24944.html... (Read More)

New MAC client with latest OS

November 4th - via: kickstarter.com
For those of you whose MACs were too new to play our MAC client, I have built a new MAC client that runs on the latest OS.   It is called EJClientMAC.  I renamed the old one to EverJaneMAC_OLDOS.   I'm not sure if we need both or not.  I'll have... (Read More)

Ever, Jane Kickstarter Aims to Combine Jane Austen With MMOs.

November 4th - via: warcry.com
Ever, Jane will feature gossip mechanics and a virtual world grounded in Jane Austen's vision of Regency Period England. (Read More)

3 Turn Productions now has an iMac

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
I will be setting it up and building the client on it today.  The Apple sales rep believed that it should have worked using the old OD build and had never heard of the "no longer supported" error people were getting   But it seemed better not to... (Read More)

MAC Build is ready

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
This is the link to the directory that has EverJaneWIN, EverJaneWIN-SmScreen and EverJaneMAC.  Enjoy! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3nwngwv3c4fwupx/jrdDxZOeF1 (Read More)

Tuesday Night: Find The Futures with the Devs

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Tuesday night at 10 PM London time, 5 PM Eastern, 4 PM Central, 3 PM Mountain, and 2 PM Pacific (I don't know Australia, my apologies) we will be hosting a Find the Futures event with the devs.  Those who have found them all, please create word... (Read More)

Our First Kickstarter Quest

November 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
We are proud to announce our first quest, What Will The Future Bring.  You may have noticed throughout some of the unfinished parts of the village and the house we have put up murals (Annabel says they are very American) which depict some of the... (Read More)

Get in Touch with Your Inner English Major with this Jane Austen MMO

November 2nd - via: tomshardware.com
This Jane Austen MMO is not your run-of-the-mill game. (Read More)

Small Screen Client and Server Update Scheduled

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Apparently smaller screens were having the options buttons cut off so they could not adjust the resolution.  I have created a new client that allows you to set your screen resolution when you start.  This should help those with screen size issues.... (Read More)

Servers Down for half an hour

November 1st - via: kickstarter.com
The first Kickstarter quest is being installed on the servers along with all the current gossip, invites and calendar events being removed.  I modified the gossip system to only generate one gossip per meeting while in town.  So you will not be... (Read More)

Back in Business

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I have always taught my children that problems that can be solved with money aren't REAL problems, though sometimes not having money is a real problem.  But in this case, due to your generosity, we have the money to solve it.  Updating to a Pro... (Read More)

Success Problems

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
I want to thank everyone for their support.  Sadly, we have had a bit too much success and Dropbox has closed down our link as we have had too much traffic there.   We are now scrambling for a new download solution and will get the client back out... (Read More)

The Perils of Prioritizing....

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Hi, and thanks for backing Ever, Jane so soon. We are going to be putting more quests and fun stuff into the game as the month goes on, so stay with us - and if you have any ideas for quests based on what you've already seen, please get in touch!... (Read More)

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