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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: The Singing Bone2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
Tlon1999WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV3.50
American McGee's Grimm: The Master Thief2008WindowsGameTap LLC3.50
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1987Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.3.50
Curious George Learns Phonics1997Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.50
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
Pettson o Findus och mucklornas värld2002Macintosh, Windows1C Company3.62
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Selected Covers

Mixed-Up Mother Goose Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Mixed-Up Mother Goose
The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Binding of Isaac
Tlon Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Tlon

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Mixed-Up Mother Goose
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Binding of Isaac
Title screen
Screenshot from Tlon
Title screen and character choice
Screenshot from James Clavell's Shogun