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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
American McGee's Grimm: Iron John2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
American McGee's Grimm: The Golden Goose2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
American McGee's Grimm: Cinderella2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
American McGee's Grimm: The Singing Bone2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
American McGee's Grimm: The Master Thief2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.51
The Wheel of Time1999WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.51
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.51
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.52
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None2005Wii, WindowsThe Adventure Company3.53
Brer Rabbit and the Wonderful Tar Baby1991CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xAmerican Interactive Media, Inc.3.54
Suikoden Tactics2005PlayStation 2Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.54
Dracula 3: The Path of the Dragon2008Macintosh, WindowsMC2-Microïds3.54
Dracula: Origin2008WindowsThe Adventure Company3.56
Magic School Bus Whales and Dolphins2001WindowsMicrosoft Corporation3.57
De griezelbus 21999Macintosh, WindowsElzenga-Uitgeverij Zwijsen Algemeen B.V.3.57
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical3.58
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.59
Return to Krondor1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.60
Sherlock Holmes: Secret of the Silver Earring2004Wii, WindowsUbisoft, Inc.3.63
Return to Mysterious Island2004iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Symbian, Windows, Windows MobileDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.60
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.61
Perry Rhodan: Operation Eastside1998WindowsFantasy Productions Verlags- und Medienvertriebsgesellschaft mbH3.62
A Story as You Like It1995Browser3.62
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Selected Covers

Dracula: Origin Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Dracula: Origin
Prisoner of Ice DOS Front Cover Sticker in the bottom right corner
Front cover for Prisoner of Ice

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Dracula: Origin
The rather eerie title screen
Screenshot from Prisoner of Ice
Starting location
Screenshot from A Story as You Like It