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.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Next Penelope: Race to Odysseus2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsIndieBox, Inc....
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss2015Android, Browser, iPad, iPhonePenguin Books Ltd....
The Waste Land2014WindowsDigital Tribe Entertainment, Inc....
80 Days2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windowsinkle Ltd.4.03
The 39 Steps2013iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd....
Marauder2013WindowsBuka Entertainment...
American McGee's Grimm2013WindowsKISS ltd...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Pippi Långstrump2012Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DSPAN Vision AB...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood2012iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc....
Game of Thrones2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.37
Finding Mr. Nilsson with Pippi2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFilimundus AB...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1 - Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions...
Frankenstein2012iPad, iPhoneProfile Books...
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Charlaine Harris: Dying for Daylight2011WindowsI-Play...
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream2011Macintosh, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
Vinter i Blåfjell2011Nintendo DSPAN Vision AB...
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc....
The Great Gatsby2011Browser...
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
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Selected Covers

80 Days iPad Front Cover
Front cover for 80 Days
Vinter i Blåfjell Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Vinter i Blåfjell

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Game of Thrones
Main Menu.
Screenshot from The 39 Steps
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