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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
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc.5.00
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.06
Alice: Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
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
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Arthur's Birthday1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Ginga Eiyū Densetsu IV1994PC-98Bothtec, Inc....
James Bond 007: The Duel1993Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemDomark Software, Inc.1.89
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
The Snow Queen1993DOS2.75
The Tortoise and the Hare1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Der Schatz im Silbersee1993DOSSoftware 20002.50
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, PC-98I•Motion, Inc.4.03
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.07
Just Grandma and Me1993Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.3.67
Little Monster at School1993CD-i, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
The Berenstain Bears: Learning At Home, Volume One1993DOSCompton's New Media...
Hobbit: The True Story1993Browser, DOS3.20
Betrayal at Krondor1993DOS, WindowsDynamix, Inc.3.94
Gateway II: Homeworld1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.93
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Selected Covers

Der Schatz im Silbersee DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Der Schatz im Silbersee
James Bond 007: The Duel SEGA Master System Front Cover
Front cover for James Bond 007: The Duel
Gateway II: Homeworld DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Gateway II: Homeworld

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Der Schatz im Silbersee
Title Screen
Screenshot from James Bond 007: The Duel
Title screen
Screenshot from Lu Ding Ji
There is no title screen; this small menu is all you see before entering the game proper
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon