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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 TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderMobyScore
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Pre-Order Version)2008WindowsEidos Interactive Ltd.0.00
LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Collector's Edition)2010PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Inc.0.00
Harry Potter: Mastering Magic2007J2MEEA Mobile0.00
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc.0.00
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Collectors Edition)2008WindowsEidos, Inc.0.00
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.32
Jeffrey Archer: Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less - The Computer Game1987Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumDomark Ltd....
Ganso Saiyūki: Super Monkey Daibōken1986NESVap Inc.0.50
Los Pájaros de Bangkok1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software...
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
Frankenstein1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd.1.43
The War in Heaven1999WindowsRhinosoft Interactive0.83
Dante's Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc.1.00
Temple of Terror1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd.2.60
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.20
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.00
Conan: "Spotkanie w krypcie"1987ZX Spectrum1.33
Knights of the Cross2001WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o.1.39
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.40
Falcon: The Renegade Lord1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.3.00
The Colour of Magic1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.4.00
Rebel Planet1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd.2.80
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Selected Covers

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Temple of Terror ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Temple of Terror
Knights of the Cross Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Knights of the Cross

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Title screen
Screenshot from Temple of Terror
Main Menu
Screenshot from The War in Heaven