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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.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Next Penelope: Race to Odysseus2015Linux, Macintosh, WindowsIndieBox, Inc....
Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss2015Android, Browser, iPad, iPhonePenguin Books Ltd.4.00
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA3.86
80 Days2014Android, iPad, iPhoneinkle Ltd.3.60
Marauder2013WindowsBuka Entertainment4.17
The 39 Steps2013iPad, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAvanquest Software Publishing Ltd....
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 3 - The Case of the Mystified Murderess2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
Finding Mr. Nilsson with Pippi2012Android, iPad, iPhoneFilimundus AB...
Shadows on the Vatican: Act 1: Greed2012WindowsAdventure Productions3.17
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 2 - The Case of the Tin Soldier2012iPadZojoi, LLC...
Game of Thrones2012PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Index Digital Media, Inc.3.37
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective 1 - The Case of the Mummy's Curse2012iPad, WindowsZojoi, LLC4.00
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc.4.00
A Game of Thrones: Genesis2011WindowsFocus Home Interactive SAS3.38
The Chronicles of Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream2011WindowsDaedalic Entertainment GmbH2.83
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.67
The Great Gatsby2011Browser3.67
Nancy Drew: The Captive Curse2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.00
60th Anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's First Publication2011BrowserGoogle Inc.4.00
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Waiting for Godot2011Browser...
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.58
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-72011iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii, Windows, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.4.10
Moby Dick2010BrowserNot Doppler3.00
Metro 20332010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.95
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Selected Covers

The 39 Steps Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The 39 Steps

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Waiting for Godot
Title Screen
Screenshot from The Great Gatsby