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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Frankenstein Adventure1981Commodore 64, DOS, TRS-80Free Spirit Software Inc.3.00
Palace in Thunderland1981Apple IIMicro Lab...
Bolo1982Apple IISynergistic Software, Inc.3.25
Klendathu1982TRS-80 CoCoTandy Corporation...
Shadowfax1982BBC Micro, Commodore 64, VIC-20, ZX SpectrumPostern Ltd.1.89
The Hobbit1982Amstrad CPC, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Macintosh, MSX, Oric, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.36
Dracula1982IntellivisionImagic4.20
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc.1.00
Dragonriders of Pern1983Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
Ten Little Indians1983Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Browser, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, Dragon 32/64, Electron, ZX SpectrumChannel 8 Software4.17
Frankenstein's Monster1983Atari 2600Data Age, Inc.3.13
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.43
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing2.00
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company2.83
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
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
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
Through the Looking Glass1984MacintoshApple Computer, Inc....
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
Sherlock1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House4.00
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.69
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd.1.86
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Selected Covers

1994 (Ten Years After) Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for 1994 (Ten Years After)
Fahrenheit 451 Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Fahrenheit 451
Palace in Thunderland Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Palace in Thunderland
Conan: Hall of Volta Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan: Hall of Volta

Selected Screenshots

Starting screen
Screenshot from Frankenstein's Monster
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 Fahrenheit 451
Title screen 1
Screenshot from Conan: Hall of Volta