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
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain1984ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.83
The Forest of Doom1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumPuffin Books Ltd.3.17
Dragonworld1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.3.80
Jeff Wayne's Video Game Version of The War of the Worlds1984ZX SpectrumComputer Rentals Limited...
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
Paddington's Garden Game1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCollins Software2.20
Stickybear Town Builder1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOSOptimum Resource, Inc.1.80
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc.4.00
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
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics4.52
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing3.08
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc.3.89
The Fourth Protocol1985Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAriolasoft UK4.00
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
I, Damiano: The Wizard of Partestrada1985Apple II, PC BooterBantam Software4.00
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software2.67
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)4.35
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics3.30
Romance of the Three Kingdoms1985Amiga, DOS, FM-7, J2ME, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNES, WonderSwanKOEI Corporation3.95
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Dracula1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCRL Group PLC4.50
The Colour of Magic1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAlternative Software Ltd.2.97
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Selected Covers

Dragonworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dragonworld
The Mist Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for The Mist
The Wizard of Oz Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Wizard of Oz

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Dragonworld
Start of game
Screenshot from The Mist
Select what chapter to load.
Screenshot from Dracula