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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 ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Palace in Thunderland1981Apple IIMicro Lab...
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc.3.00
Shadowfax1982Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.2.44
Dracula1982IntellivisionImagic4.18
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.36
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.43
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.25
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.83
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
The Forest of Doom1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.17
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing2.00
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Browser, Commodore 128, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCoInfocom, Inc.3.95
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd.1.86
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company2.83
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Selected Covers

Conan: Hall of Volta Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan: Hall of Volta
Macbeth Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Macbeth
Palace in Thunderland Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Palace in Thunderland
Dragonworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonworld
Klendathu TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover
Front cover for Klendathu

Selected Screenshots

Title screen 1
Screenshot from Conan: Hall of Volta
Title / publisher
Screenshot from Macbeth
Title screen, starting location
Screenshot from Frankenstein Adventure
Title screen
Screenshot from Dragonworld
Title screen
Screenshot from Klendathu