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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Anne McCaffrey's Freedom: First Resistance2000WindowsUbi Soft Entertainment Software2.29
Empire of the Ants2000WindowsStrategy First, Inc.2.44
Timeline2000WindowsEidos, Inc.2.72
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - The Fallen2000Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive3.84
Odyssey: The Search for Ulysses2000WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.2.24
Dracula: The Last Sanctuary2000iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.36
Nancy Drew: Message in a Haunted Mansion2000Game Boy Advance, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.79
Ronja Räubertochter2000WindowsOetinger Interaktiv...
The Wheel of Time1999WindowsGT Interactive Software Corp.3.51
Tlon1999WindowsMidas Interactive Entertainment BV3.50
Parasite Eve II1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.85
Dracula: The Resurrection1999Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.69
Discworld Noir1999PlayStation, WindowsGT Interactive Software Europe Ltd.3.91
The War in Heaven1999WindowsRhinosoft Interactive0.83
De griezelbus 21999Macintosh, WindowsElzenga-Uitgeverij Zwijsen Algemeen B.V.3.57
Miss Spider's Tea Party1999Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive2.67
Janosch: Das große Panama Spiel1999Game Boy ColorAtari Europe S.A.S.U.4.50
Richard Scarry's Busytown1999Macintosh, WindowsSimon & Schuster Interactive4.25
Nancy Drew: Stay Tuned for Danger1999WindowsDreamCatcher Interactive Inc.3.67
Saiyuki: Journey West1999PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSPKOEI Corporation3.17
Xin Juedai Shuangjiao1999WindowsUnistar...
Perry Rhodan: Thoregon - Die verbotene Stadt1999WindowsNBG EDV Handels- und Verlags GmbH...
Ian Livingstone's Deathtrap Dungeon1998PlayStation, WindowsEidos Interactive, Inc.3.11
Geisterjäger John Sinclair: Evil Attacks1998WindowsBomico Entertainment Software GmbH...
Parasite Eve1998PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, PS VitaSony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.3.92
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Selected Covers

Empire of the Ants Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Empire of the Ants
Discworld Noir Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Discworld Noir
Saiyuki: Journey West PlayStation Front Cover
Front cover for Saiyuki: Journey West

Selected Screenshots

Main Menu
Screenshot from Empire of the Ants
Title screen. The bright ball over the "New Game" button is your cursor in most screens in the game.
Screenshot from Discworld Noir
Intro - Sanzo
Screenshot from Saiyuki: Journey West