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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 Titlesorted in ascending orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company2.83
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.69
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.83
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.4.13
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software2.67
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.00
The Fourth Protocol1985Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAriolasoft UK4.00
I, Damiano: The Wizard of Partestrada1985Apple II, PC BooterBantam Software4.00
Nine Princes in Amber1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTelarium Corp.4.12
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics3.40
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.89
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.35
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing3.08
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.97
The Fellowship of the Ring1986Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Apple II, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.4.35
Tarzan1986Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMartech4.20
The Colour of Magic1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.4.00
The Way of the Tiger1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumFrance Image Logiciels2.82
Sherlock Holmes: The Vatican Cameos1986Apple II, DOSEllicott Creek Software...
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Selected Covers

Treasure Island Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Nine Princes in Amber Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Nine Princes in Amber
Conan: Hall of Volta Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Conan: Hall of Volta

Selected Screenshots

Windham Classics logo
Screenshot from Treasure Island
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Colour of Magic
Title screen
Screenshot from Nine Princes in Amber
Title Screen.
Screenshot from James Herbert's The Rats