Ottawa-based Renaissance Press is best known for publishing the works of up-and-coming authors. The company’s desire to promote creative works, however, is no longer limited to the printed page thanks to the launch of their new gaming division.
The first game that the local publisher hopes to release is A Match Made in Austen, a card game based on the works of the legendary writer Jane Austen. Drawing from her popular novels Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Mansfield Park and Northanger Abbey, the aim of the game is to create romantic matches between the characters in the books.
With 27 male character cards, 27 female character cards, an instruction booklet and one six-sided die, you can launch your inner romantic with this new strategy game.
To help fund the launch of this storytelling game Renaissance has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $2,200 by June 17.
“We want the game to be the best it can be,” the local publisher says in a statement explaining the campaign. “We are not using stock images for this game, we want each character to look the way he or she should look according to the book description. For this purpose we have retained the services of a very talented artist, herself a fan of Jane Austen, who is to create the box art and 54 individual portraits. We are launching this campaign to be able to pay for the artwork.”