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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.
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....
Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss2015Android, Browser, iPad, iPhonePenguin Books Ltd....
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
80 Days2014Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windowsinkle Ltd....
The Waste Land2014WindowsDigital Tribe Entertainment, Inc....
The 39 Steps2013iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd....
Marauder2013WindowsBuka Entertainment...
Game of Thrones2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.37
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions...
Cruel Games: Red Riding Hood2012iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc....
Finding Mr. Nilsson with Pippi2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFilimundus AB...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, Macintosh, WindowsReverb Triple XP...
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
60th Anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's First Publication2011BrowserGoogle Inc....
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream2011Macintosh, WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc....
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.61
The Great Gatsby2011Browser...
A Game of Thrones: Genesis2011WindowsFocus Home Interactive SAS...
Waiting for Godot2011Browser...
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Escape from Frankenstein's Castle2010Macintosh, WindowsPlayFirst, Inc....
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