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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc.3.00
Palace in Thunderland1981Apple IIMicro Lab...
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
Bolo1982Apple IISynergistic Software, Inc.3.25
Shadowfax1982BBC Micro, Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.2.14
Dracula1982IntellivisionImagic4.20
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.36
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.43
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.13
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc.1.00
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
Through the Looking Glass1984MacintoshApple Computer, 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.3.93
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing1.00
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company2.83
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
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...
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing2.00
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Selected Covers

Dragonriders of Pern Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonriders of Pern
Conan: Hall of Volta Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan: Hall of Volta
Robots of Dawn Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Robots of Dawn

Selected Screenshots

Company logo
Screenshot from Dragonriders of Pern
Title screen, starting location
Screenshot from Frankenstein Adventure
Title screen 1
Screenshot from Conan: Hall of Volta