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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Alice: Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game BoyGameTek, Inc.5.00
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.06
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV1994PC-98Bothtec, Inc....
Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV: Wall of Fire19943DO, FM Towns, PC-98, PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA 32X, SEGA Saturn, SNES, Wii, Wii U, Windows, Windows 3.xKOEI Co., Ltd.3.51
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Slayers1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
The Tortoise and the Hare1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Gateway II: Homeworld1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.93
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.08
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
Betrayal at Krondor1993DOS, WindowsDynamix, Inc.3.94
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.17
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.07
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.84
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
The Snow Queen1993DOS2.75
Little Monster at School1993CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu1993DOSSoft-World...
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, PC-98I•Motion, Inc.4.03
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
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Selected Covers

Companions of Xanth DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Companions of Xanth
Gateway II: Homeworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gateway II: Homeworld

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Companions of Xanth
Title screen
Screenshot from Gateway II: Homeworld