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 descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Jinyong Qunxia Zhuan1996DOSSoft-World...
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C....
Hunchback of Notre Dame1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xPeter Pan Industries...
Arthur's Reading Race1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.50
Private Eye1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.26
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Yellow Brick Road1996Macintosh, Pippin, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp....
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid1996CD-iCompact Disc Incorporated...
Curious George ABC Adventure1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Curious George Early Learning Adventure1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Star General1996DOS, WindowsMindscape, Inc.2.46
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth1996Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation...
Sheila Rae, the Brave1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Rama1996DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive...
Modernism1995Macintosh...
L'imagier du Père Castor1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xFlammarion...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Space Exploration Game1995GenesisSEGA of America, Inc....
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.50
Harlan Ellison: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream1995Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.93
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.94
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Selected Covers

Discworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Discworld
Star General DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Star General
Private Eye Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Private Eye

Selected Screenshots

Title
Screenshot from Discworld
Main Menu
Screenshot from Star General
Title screen
Screenshot from Jinyong Qunxia Zhuan
Simon & Schuster Interactive
Screenshot from Private Eye
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