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
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
Shadowfax1982BBC Micro, Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.2.14
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
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.13
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd....
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
Sherlock1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
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
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Ten Little Indians ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Ten Little Indians
Klendathu TRS-80 CoCo Front Cover
Front cover for Klendathu
Macbeth Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Macbeth

Selected Screenshots

Starting screen, on a train
Screenshot from Ten Little Indians
Starting screen
Screenshot from Frankenstein's Monster
Title screen
Screenshot from Klendathu
Title / publisher
Screenshot from Macbeth
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