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
Rendezvous with Rama1984Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXTrillium Corp.3.71
Robots of Dawn1984Apple II, Commodore 64Epyx, Inc....
Fahrenheit 4511984Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSXTelarium Corp.2.78
Macbeth1984Commodore 64The Avalon Hill Game Company...
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
Conan: Hall of Volta1984Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, FM-7, PC-88, Sharp X1Datasoft, Inc.3.89
Paddington's Garden Game1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCollins Software...
The Unorthodox Engineers: The Pen and the Dark1984BBC Micro, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing...
Sherlock1984Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
The Fourth Protocol1985Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Commodore 64, PC Booter, ZX SpectrumAriolasoft UK...
The Wizard of Oz1985Apple II, 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
I, Damiano: The Wizard of Partestrada1985Apple II, PC BooterBantam Software...
The Mist1985Apple II, DOS, MacintoshMindscape, Inc....
Alice in Wonderland1985Apple II, Commodore 64Windham Classics...
Seas of Blood1985Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumAdventure International (UK)2.83
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
James Herbert's The Rats1985Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumHodder and Stoughton Software...
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾1985Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMosaic Publishing3.07
Treasure Island1985Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSXWindham Classics...
The Cave of Time1985Apple II, Commodore 64Bantam Software...
James Clavell's Shogun1986Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOSMastertronic, Inc.3.59
Tarzan1986Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Electron, ZX SpectrumMartech Games Ltd.2.78
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Selected Covers

Seas of Blood ZX Spectrum Front Cover
Front cover for Seas of Blood
The Wizard of Oz Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for The Wizard of Oz
Sherlock Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Sherlock
Swiss Family Robinson Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Swiss Family Robinson

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Seas of Blood
Title Screen
Screenshot from The Wizard of Oz
Screenshot from Sherlock
Screenshot from The Cave of Time
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