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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....
Marauder2013WindowsBuka Entertainment4.17
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, WindowsZojoi, LLC4.00
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions3.17
Finding Mr. Nilsson with Pippi2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFilimundus AB...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
Game of Thrones2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.08
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream2011WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH2.67
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
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.67
The Great Gatsby2011Browser3.67
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc.4.00
60th Anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's First Publication2011BrowserGoogle Inc.4.00
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.00
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.62
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
A Game of Thrones: Genesis2011WindowsFocus Home Interactive SAS3.38
Waiting for Godot2011Browser...
Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House2010Nintendo DSFocus Home Interactive SAS4.00
Alice is Dead: Episode 32010BrowserNewgrounds, Inc.4.67
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: Romeo & Juliet2010WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH3.75
The Two Towers2010Browser4.60
Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper2010Macintosh, WindowsOn Hand Software, Inc....
The Daring Game for Girls2010WiiMajesco Entertainment Company...
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Selected Covers

The Two Towers Browser Front Cover
Front cover for The Two Towers

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Marauder
Title Screen
Screenshot from The Great Gatsby