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
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
Dawn Treader1984Apple II, Commodore 64Word Publishing, Inc....
Stickybear Town Builder1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSOptimum Resource, Inc.1.80
The Citadel of Chaos1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.00
The Saga of Erik the Viking1984Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing1.00
Sherlock1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House4.00
Below the Root1984Apple II, Commodore 64, PC BooterWindham Classics3.69
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.83
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, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.52
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.89
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
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
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.35
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics3.30
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software2.67
Nine Princes in Amber1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTelarium Corp.4.12
Tarzan1986Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMartech Games Ltd.2.78
The Way of the Tiger1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 16, Plus/4, Commodore 64, MSX, Thomson MO, Thomson TO, ZX SpectrumFrance Image Logiciels2.63
Dracula1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC4.50
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Selected Covers

Seas of Blood ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Seas of Blood
The Way of the Tiger ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for The Way of the Tiger
Treasure Island Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for Treasure Island

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from The Citadel of Chaos
Title screen
Screenshot from Seas of Blood
Loading screen
Screenshot from The Way of the Tiger