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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 orderUser Score
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids...
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Pre-Order Version)2008WindowsEidos Interactive Ltd....
Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures (Collectors Edition)2008WindowsEidos, Inc....
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....
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.59
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
Frankenstein1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC...
1994 (Ten Years After)1983Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVisions (Software Factory) Ltd....
The War in Heaven1999WindowsRhinosoft Interactive...
Berenstain Bears1983Atari 2600Coleco Industries, Inc....
Dante's Inferno: Trials of St. Lucia2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs2002Atari 2600CGE Services Corporation...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Space Exploration Game1995GenesisSEGA of America, Inc....
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
Los Pájaros de Bangkok1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software1.04
Temple of Terror1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd....
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
Conan: "Spotkanie w krypcie"1987ZX Spectrum...
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.37
Knights of the Cross2001WindowsCenega Publishing, s.r.o....
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.40
Falcon: The Renegade Lord1987Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd....
Rebel Planet1986Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumAdventuresoft UK Ltd....
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Selected Covers

Where's Waldo? NES Front Cover
Front cover for Where's Waldo?
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde NES Front Cover
Front cover for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Where's Waldo?
The narrator bear
Screenshot from Berenstain Bears
Main Menu
Screenshot from The War in Heaven
Title screen
Screenshot from The Citadel of Chaos
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