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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.

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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.67
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One1994SNESInterplay Productions, Inc.2.70
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation3.64
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Alice: Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Stickybear: Preschool1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Arthur's Birthday1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Slayers1994PC-98Banpresto Co., Ltd....
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.06
Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.33
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.08
The Berenstain Bears: Learning At Home, Volume One1993DOSCompton's New Media...
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, PC-98I•Motion, Inc.4.03
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Soundtrap1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
The Snow Queen1993DOS2.75
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.84
Betrayal at Krondor1993DOS, WindowsDynamix, Inc.3.94
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.17
Gateway II: Homeworld1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.93
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.07
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Selected Covers

Slayers PC-98 Front Cover
Front cover for Slayers
Betrayal at Krondor DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Betrayal at Krondor

Selected Screenshots

Start screen
Screenshot from The Snow Queen
A typical start to the adventure.
Screenshot from Slayers
Title Screen
Screenshot from Betrayal at Krondor