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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
Pippi1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xAhead Multimedia AB...
Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster1995Macintosh, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows 3.xInterplay Productions, Inc.3.01
Shannara1995DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.99
William Shatner's TekWar1995DOSCapstone Software2.02
The Dark Eye1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xExpert Software, Inc.4.00
Hong Gildong-jeon 21995DOSA+...
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.86
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
Stötnisse åker hiss1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xNorstedts Multimedia...
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.94
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One1994SNESInterplay Productions, Inc.2.70
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.08
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc.3.83
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Alice: An Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation4.00
Arthur's Birthday1994Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.5.00
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.29
Slayers1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Around the World in 80 Days1994DOSEA*Kids...
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Selected Covers

Prisoner of Ice DOS Front Cover Sticker in the bottom right corner
Front cover for Prisoner of Ice
Return to Ringworld DOS Front Cover Box sleeve
Front cover for Return to Ringworld
William Shatner's TekWar DOS Front Cover
Front cover for William Shatner's TekWar
Death Gate DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Death Gate
Arthur's Birthday iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Arthur's Birthday

Selected Screenshots

The rather eerie title screen
Screenshot from Prisoner of Ice
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Ringworld
Screenshot from William Shatner's TekWar
Title screen
Screenshot from Death Gate
Title screen.
Screenshot from Arthur's Birthday