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
William Shatner's TekWar1995DOSCapstone Software2.02
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Ocean1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.50
I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream1995Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.92
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Space Exploration Game1995GenesisSEGA of America, Inc....
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive...
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.94
Rumpelstiltskin's Labyrinth of the Lost1995WindowsTerraGlyph Interactive Studios, L.P....
Suikoden1995PlayStation, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA SaturnKonami of America, Inc.3.98
Robot City1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xByron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc....
Stötnisse åker hiss1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xNorstedts Multimedia...
Modernism1995Macintosh...
Journey to the Centre of the Earth1995Windows, Windows 3.xU.S. Gold Ltd....
Stickybear: Family Fun - Games1995CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Hong Gildong-jeon 21995DOSA+...
L'imagier du Père Castor1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xFlammarion...
The Dark Eye1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xExpert Software, Inc.4.00
Frankenstein: Through the Eyes of the Monster1995Macintosh, SEGA Saturn, Windows, Windows 3.xInterplay Productions, Inc.3.01
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc....
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World...
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation...
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Selected Covers

Robot City Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Robot City
Prisoner of Ice DOS Front Cover Sticker in the bottom right corner
Front cover for Prisoner of Ice

Selected Screenshots

Introduction
Screenshot from Robot City
The rather eerie title screen
Screenshot from Prisoner of Ice
Title screen
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon 2
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