Jane Austen's: Estate of Affairs

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The Austen estate is in trouble! Take on the role of Christiana, the niece of beloved novelist Jane Austen. Explore actual locations from Austen's life, such as Chawton House, as you search Hidden Object scenes for Austen's missing novel! The game faithfully mimics Regency period culture as the characters both real and imagined. Follow in Austen's footsteps, hoping to uncover the lost manuscript. Will you help Christiana find her beloved aunt's book, as well as Christiana's true love?

  • Scour through over 20 Hidden Object scenes
  • Challenging mini-games and adventure puzzles
  • Excerpts from Austen's most popular novels
  • Explore real locations, such as Chawton House
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Game System Requirements:
  • OS: 10.9/10.8/10.7/10.6
  • CPU: 1.8 GHz (INTEL ONLY)
  • RAM: 1024 MB
  • Hard Drive: 417 MB
Game Manager System Requirements:
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Jane Austen's: Estate of Affairs 3.3 5 38 38
An OK Time Passer - Review Of Completed Game STORY: You take on the role of Jane Austen's niece Christiana and must go to Chawton Village to try and save her estate from the greedy cousins the Binghams who you are at war with to find a missing novel manuscript. Not only do you have to deal with the greedy Bingham's but upon arrival you are greeted by a very mean housekeeper. There is also an untrustworthy neighbor, Richard, with whom you have "history" with. 3 PLAY MODES: All have sparkles and black bar tips. The hardest mode there is no skip for puzzles. You also can't change modes once you start playing. If you want to change have to create a new profile and start again. I tested out all 3 modes during my demo time and didn't see any difference in the amount of sparkles/black bar tips so I ended up playing the easiest mode. HINT/SKIP very quick on easiest mode. The other two takes a bit longer of course. Hint is also directional outside of HOS. JOURNAL: Holds notes and puzzle clues for some puzzles. MAP: NO HOS: There are A LOT of scenes and there are 3 types: Word list not much interaction at all and some you just have to move something, silhouette, and frogs (fragmented pieces). I thought these were well done. The graphics clear here but there were a few that were cleverly hidden. I enjoyed these though I wish they would of been interactive. PUZZLES: Not too many and the usual run of the mill found in many games. I didn't come across anything new. I did have to skip 1 of these and not because it was too hard but the code key pattern although I entered it correctly didn't work. A glitch here. MY PLAY TIME: 3 hrs. OVERALL IMPRESSION: I'll start by saying I've heard of Jane Austen and that's my extent of knowing anything about her. I've never read any of her books so whether or not the graphics, characters, voice overs are appropriate or not I'll let you decide especially if you are a fan of her work. Having said this... I thought the graphics were good as they were nice, crisp and clear for me. I had no problems with them. I also enjoyed the story, liked the characters and voice overs except for Christiana's. Her voice annoyed me. Appropriate or not. She annoyed me. I didn't find this to be a very challenging game and while there is no map I didn't find it necessary as everything is pretty much used right away or I didn't have to travel too far to use. I wish this would of been just a bit more challenging. The one thing that really annoyed me about this game is I don't understand why this developer created 3 play modes for this game if they are going to put sparkles/black bar tips on all of them. Just disables the skip for puzzles on the hardest mode. This makes no sense. Please don't do this with your next game offering. Do a custom mode and let us choose what we want and then have it apply to the game. So overall 3 stars from me. This was worth a punch code coupon for me is how I purchased the game. Thanks Big Fish and developer for an overall OK time passer game. As always, give it a whirl and decide for yourself. September 10, 2013
Nice game, awful characters Based on one hour trial. The art work and scenes are excellent. There is a variety of hidden object scenes, both list and silhouette. I found the music annoying and turned it off, but that is personal taste. Some interesting puzzles. It started with voice-overs but the sound for these disappeared and I was left reading interminable dialogues which I couldn't seem to speed up, only skip the lot. So far, so good. Unfortunately the storyline and characters completely let the game down. I don't think what I'm going to say constitutes a "spoiler" for the game itself. First, I cannot understand the basic premise: there is a rival claim to the estate - a matter of law, surely - but this can be dismissed by finding and selling a manuscript. Next, the characters, oh dear! The protagonist, Jane Austen's niece Christiana and therefore a lady, arrives at her uncle's home, by coach, obviously. However there is no coachman, no groom and no maid with her. Fortunately she is an athletic young lady for her era, able to mend and climb ladders and shin down knotted bedsheets. She spends the night in the stables, where there are no stablehands to disturb or even assist her. This because the "new" housekeeper refuses her entry. I don't think so, even had she been an unknown traveller in distress. The housekeeper is, apparently, the only indoor servant. The fact is, that if a housekeeper had spoken to or treated any young lady, let alone the niece of her employer, in the manner that she does, she would have been turned out of the house immediately. (And why does Christiana never remove her bonnet and outdoor clothes?) All this completely ruins any interest that the game otherwise offers and makes it a "no buy" for me, even though I enjoyed the gameplay itself. September 10, 2013
Way to short It isn't a bad little game. I had fun while it lasted, but don't waste any money on this game. Glad, i used a free Credit; because the game was over shortly after the demo. September 10, 2013
I love the era It was alright but slow moving, scenery was nice, a good change from the wicked monsters in usual story line. Hard to find objects very small some of them and the puzzles to get objects was not clear. all and all OK. I wouldn't buy it. September 10, 2013
Found this one quite boring I don't want to rate badly because this one isn't my cup of tea so will not rate with personal feelings. The story moved slowly, there is no real adventure, and would probably make a better romance novel. There was just too much about this game that I didn't care for but the general things such as visual, challenge level, and storyline were ok, but the music got on my nerves. The silhouette HOs were not done well so they should have left this mode out. If you like romance stories, this would be fine for you. September 10, 2013
Predictable Story.. Nice graphics and game play. Sound FX are very good and voice are appropriate for the setting and time period. Music is extremely annoying. Hint system is helpful and recovers very quickly. HOGS and games are very simple. HOGS are clean. Items you pick up in the HOG are not the items you use in the game..some make no sense to pick up in the first place. Locking inventory bar, which is very nice (can't stand for it to jump up and down all through a game). This game is more for a beginner, or someone who just wants to float through a day. Doesn't look to be very long. This was not a bad game. It was not challenging at all, but interesting enough. I'm going to get it only because I have a credit that is about to expire and I'm very tired of losing them. As always, try it for yourself and see what you think. We all have different tastes in games and you may not care for this one at all. Thanks for the reviews. September 11, 2013
Likeable Game This game is the type I like but it did not last even 2 hours, so I am glad I did not buy it. Otherwise it was an ok game. September 21, 2013
Not My Type A little Light - Bright for me as well as flat characters. The idea is good possibly for children but not for me. September 24, 2013
Easy HO Nice theme...Graphics are ok, mini games easy, hint button quick, HO's very simple...Great starter game for a beginner.. September 10, 2013
Fun game but... It is a fun game, but I expected more. A his favor: the hidden object scenes are different from other games. I loved the music as well as the attention to detail of the scenes. I am a fan and reader of Jane Austen and I feel a little disappointed. Even so it is a good game. September 5, 2014
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