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
William Shatner's TekWar1995DOSCapstone Software2.02
Stickybear: Family Fun - Games1995CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Robot City1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xByron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc.2.35
Journey to the Centre of the Earth1995Windows, Windows 3.xU.S. Gold Ltd....
Rumpelstiltskin's Labyrinth of the Lost1995WindowsTerraGlyph Interactive Studios, L.P.5.00
A Story as You Like It1995Browser3.62
Stötnisse åker hiss1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xNorstedts Multimedia...
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.94
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.20
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Ocean1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation4.76
Pippi1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xAhead Multimedia AB...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Space Exploration Game1995GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.1.00
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
The Dark Eye1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xExpert Software, Inc.4.00
L'imagier du Père Castor1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xFlammarion...
Arthur's Birthday1994Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.5.00
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Human Body1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation4.00
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
Tarzan: Lord of the Jungle1994Game Boy, Game GearGameTek, Inc.3.83
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.29
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation1.83
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.3.78
Stickybear: Math1994CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Arthur's Birthday iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Arthur's Birthday
Return to Ringworld DOS Front Cover Box sleeve
Front cover for Return to Ringworld
The Dark Eye Windows Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Eye

Selected Screenshots

Title screen.
Screenshot from Arthur's Birthday
Title screen
Screenshot from Return to Ringworld
Crazy Piano
Screenshot from The Dark Eye