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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
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.62
Shadowfax1982Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.2.44
Dracula1982IntellivisionImagic4.18
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.43
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.60
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.25
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
The Forest of Doom1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.17
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company2.83
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd.1.86
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.00
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.83
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.69
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Selected Covers

Rendezvous with Rama Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Rendezvous with Rama
Below the Root PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Below the Root
Klendathu TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover
Front cover for Klendathu
Fahrenheit 451 Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Fahrenheit 451

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Rendezvous with Rama
Opening title screen (CGA with RGB monitor)
Screenshot from Below the Root
Starting screen
Screenshot from Shadowfax
Title screen
Screenshot from Klendathu
Title screen
Screenshot from Fahrenheit 451