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
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.08
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids0.00
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
Return to Ringworld1994DOSTsunami Media, Inc.2.97
Lu Ding Ji1994DOSSoft-World4.00
Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.33
Little Monster at School1993Android, CD-i, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books5.00
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
The Snow Queen1993DOS2.75
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu1993DOSSoft-World...
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
Dracula in London1993Windows 3.xSDJ Enterprises, Inc.3.00
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Soundtrap1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc.4.17
The Berenstain Bears: Learning At Home, Volume One1993DOSCompton's New Media...
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.84
The Berenstain Bears: On Their Own1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media Deutschland GmbH...
Gateway II: Homeworld1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.93
The Tortoise and the Hare1993Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.5.00
Dracula Unleashed1993DOS, DVD Player, Macintosh, SEGA CDInfinite Ventures, Inc.3.66
Hobbit: The True Story1993Browser, DOS3.20
Return of the Phantom1993DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.51
James Bond 007: The Duel1993Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemDomark Software, Inc.2.41
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Selected Covers

Companions of Xanth DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Companions of Xanth
Dracula Unleashed DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dracula Unleashed
Return of the Phantom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return of the Phantom
Return to Ringworld DOS Front Cover Box sleeve
Front cover for Return to Ringworld

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Companions of Xanth
Starting the game.
Screenshot from Hobbit: The True Story
Start screen
Screenshot from The Snow Queen
Publisher screen
Screenshot from Dracula Unleashed