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.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
The Binding of Isaac2011Macintosh, Windows3.64
Waiting for Godot2011Browser...
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Premature Burial2011Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Nancy Drew Mobile Mysteries: Shadow Ranch2011iPad, iPhoneHer Interactive, Inc....
The Magic School Bus: Oceans2011Nintendo DSScholastic, Inc....
Nancy Drew: Alibi in Ashes2011Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
60th Anniversary of Stanislaw Lem's First Publication2011BrowserGoogle Inc....
The Mysterious Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde2010Nintendo DSi, WindowsJoindots GmbH...
Jekyll & Hyde2010WindowsbitComposer Games GmbH...
Museum of Thieves 2010BrowserRandom House, Inc....
Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsFreeze Tag, Inc....
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat (Collector's Edition)2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Sherlock Holmes and The Hound of the Baskervilles (Collector's Edition)2010iPad, iPhone, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc3.67
The 3rd Birthday2010PSP, PS VitaSquare Enix Co., Ltd....
Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill (Remastered)2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Nancy Drew: Shadow at the Water's Edge2010Macintosh, WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Twisted: A Haunted Carol2010Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Epic Adventures: La Jangada2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsG5 Entertainment AB4.00
The Daring Game for Girls2010WiiMajesco Entertainment Company...
Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper2010Macintosh, WindowsOn Hand Software, Inc....
The Two Towers2010Browser...
Reis rond de wereld in 80 dagen2010WindowsEasy Computing B.V....
Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House2010Nintendo DSFocus Home Interactive SAS...
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz2010WindowsMoonCake Games Inc....
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Selected Covers

The Binding of Isaac Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Binding of Isaac

Selected Screenshots

Loading screen
Screenshot from The Binding of Isaac
Opening cutscene.
Screenshot from The 3rd Birthday
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