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.

  • 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....
Palace in Thunderland1981Apple IIMicro Lab, Inc....
Bolo1982Apple IISynergistic Software, Inc....
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.36
Shadowfax1982BBC Micro, Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.2.14
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.13
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.65
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
Stickybear Town Builder1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSOptimum Resource, Inc....
Through the Looking Glass1984MacintoshApple Computer, Inc....
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
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.3.94
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.70
Paddington's Garden Game1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCollins Software...
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
The Forest of Doom1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
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Selected Covers

Dragonworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonworld
1994 (Ten Years After) Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for 1994 (Ten Years After)
Dragonriders of Pern Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonriders of Pern

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dragonworld
Title screen, starting location
Screenshot from Frankenstein Adventure
1994 (Ten Years After) was produced by Janko, with the original game idea coming from K. J. Bezant.
Screenshot from 1994 (Ten Years After)
Title Screen
Screenshot from Paddington's Garden Game
Company logo
Screenshot from Dragonriders of Pern
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