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....
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
Bolo1982Apple IISynergistic Software, Inc....
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.65
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.13
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, Oric, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd....
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
Through the Looking Glass1984MacintoshApple Computer, Inc....
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.70
Stickybear Town Builder1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSOptimum Resource, Inc....
Paddington's Garden Game1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCollins Software...
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
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
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Selected Covers

Below the Root PC Booter Front Cover
Front cover for Below the Root
Robots of Dawn Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Robots of Dawn
Dracula Intellivision Front Cover
Front cover for Dracula
Dragonriders of Pern Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonriders of Pern

Selected Screenshots

Opening title screen (CGA with RGB monitor)
Screenshot from Below the Root
Title screen
Screenshot from Robots of Dawn
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula
Company logo
Screenshot from Dragonriders of Pern
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