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Inspiration: Literature

Group Description

This group contains games based on previously published works of literature and characters from those works. This can include novels, short stories, or any other form of written fiction, published in books, plays, magazines, in e-books or even online as text.

Limitations
  • If the game directly references content or design from another adaptation of a literary work (such as a movie), it is no longer considered to be based solely on the original work and is instead based on the new derivative work.

  • Works of literature which are based on an already existing game are not eligible for this group. In those cases the literature is inspired by the game, not the other way around.

  • Legendary characters such as Zeus, King Arthur or Robin Hood are based on a loose series of tales and mythology. For that reason, different materials have sprung up with completely different retellings and the characters themselves do not really apply to any particular piece of literature. These can only be included in this group if the game references a specific book, author, or story.

  • Games which merely recreate the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
The 39 Steps2013iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd....
Finding Mr. Nilsson with Pippi2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFilimundus AB...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, WindowsZojoi, LLC4.00
Game of Thrones2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.08
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions3.17
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.53
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.00
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.67
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-72011iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.10
60th Anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's First Publication2011BrowserGoogle Inc.4.00
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc.4.00
A Game of Thrones: Genesis2011WindowsFocus Home Interactive SAS3.38
The Great Gatsby2011Browser3.67
Waiting for Godot2011Browser...
Twisted: A Haunted Carol2010Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.2.83
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill (Remastered)2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.17
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Collector's Edition)2010iPad, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc3.25
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.0.00
The 3rd Birthday2010PSPSquare Enix, Inc....
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
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Selected Covers

The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Binding of Isaac
Twisted: A Haunted Carol Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Twisted: A Haunted Carol

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from The Great Gatsby
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Binding of Isaac
A dirty old attic
Screenshot from Twisted: A Haunted Carol