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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd....
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy1984Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Browser, Commodore 128, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC Booter, Tatung Einstein, TI-99/4A, TRS-80, TRS-80 CoCoInfocom, Inc.3.94
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
Through the Looking Glass1984MacintoshApple Computer, Inc....
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd....
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)...
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
Nine Princes in Amber1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTelarium Corp.4.12
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc....
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
The Fourth Protocol1985Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAriolasoft UK...
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing3.08
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software...
I, Damiano: The Wizard of Partestrada1985Apple II, PC BooterBantam Software...
Twice Shy1986Amstrad CPC, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
The Fellowship of the Ring1986Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.30
Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos1986Apple II, DOSEllicott Creek Software...
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Selected Covers

Nomad of Time Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Nomad of Time
Twice Shy ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Twice Shy
The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Fourth Protocol
Nine Princes in Amber Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Nine Princes in Amber

Selected Screenshots

Flying the airship.
Screenshot from Nomad of Time
Load screen 1
Screenshot from Twice Shy
Loading screen and credits
Screenshot from The Fourth Protocol
Title screen
Screenshot from The Citadel of Chaos
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