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
Related Game Groups
- 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 re-create the atmosphere of a certain author or set of stories are not to be included in this group.
|Palace in Thunderland||1981||Apple II||Micro Lab||...|
|Frankenstein Adventure||1981||Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80||Free Spirit Software Inc.||3.00|
|Shadowfax||1982||Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX Spectrum||Postern Ltd.||2.44|
|The Hobbit||1982||Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum||Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.||3.62|
|Klendathu||1982||TRS-80 CoCo||Tandy Corporation||...|
|Dragonriders of Pern||1983||Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64||Epyx, Inc.||4.00|
|Berenstain Bears||1983||Atari 2600||Coleco Industries, Inc.||...|
|Frankenstein's Monster||1983||Atari 2600||Data Age, Inc.||3.25|
|1994 (Ten Years After)||1983||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Visions (Software Factory) Ltd.||1.00|
|Ten Little Indians||1983||Atari 8-bit, Browser, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Channel 8 Software||5.00|
|The Warlock of Firetop Mountain||1984||ZX Spectrum||Puffin Books Ltd.||4.00|
|Fahrenheit 451||1984||Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX||Telarium Corp.||2.78|
|The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark||1984||BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Mosaic Publishing||...|
|The Saga of Erik the Viking||1984||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Mosaic Publishing||...|
|Through the Looking Glass||1984||Macintosh||Apple Computer, Inc.||...|
|Dragonworld||1984||Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX||Telarium Corp.||3.80|
|The Forest of Doom||1984||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Puffin Books Ltd.||3.17|
|Below the Root||1984||Apple II, Commodore 64, PC Booter||Windham Classics||3.69|
|The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy||1984||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Browser, Commodore 128, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC Booter, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCo||Infocom, Inc.||3.96|
|Conan: Hall of Volta||1984||Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7||Datasoft, Inc.||4.11|
|Swiss Family Robinson||1984||Apple II, Commodore 64||Windham Classics||4.62|
|Robots of Dawn||1984||Apple II, Commodore 64||Epyx, Inc.||4.00|
|Macbeth||1984||Commodore 64||The Avalon Hill Game Company||...|
|Treasure Island||1984||Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Commodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd.||...|