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.

  • 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
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
Treasure Island1984Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCommodore Business Machines (UK) Ltd....
Nomad of Time1984Commodore 64Alternative Software Ltd....
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
Paddington's Garden Game1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCollins Software...
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.70
Sherlock1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Stickybear Town Builder1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSOptimum Resource, Inc....
Swiss Family Robinson1984Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.62
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc....
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software...
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics...
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing3.07
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
The Fourth Protocol1985Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAriolasoft UK...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, Windows, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
I, Damiano: The Wizard of Partestrada1985Apple II, PC BooterBantam Software...
Sherlock Holmes in "Another Bow"1985Apple II, Commodore 64, Macintosh, PC BooterBantam Software3.50
Nine Princes in Amber1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTelarium Corp.4.12
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)2.83
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Selected Covers

The Fourth Protocol Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Fourth Protocol
Sherlock Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock
Treasure Island Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Treasure Island ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island
Swiss Family Robinson Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Swiss Family Robinson

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Stickybear Town Builder
Loading screen and credits
Screenshot from The Fourth Protocol
Screenshot from Sherlock
Windham Classics logo
Screenshot from Treasure Island
Title screen.
Screenshot from Treasure Island
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