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
Shuihuzhuan: Liangshan Yingxiong1997DOSPanda Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd....
Multimedialny Świat Juliana Tuwima1997WindowsYoung Digital Poland...
Multimedialny Świat Jana Brzechwy1997WindowsYoung Digital Poland...
The Cat in the Hat1997Macintosh, WindowsBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Gary Gadget: Building Cars1997Macintosh, WindowsViva Media, LLC...
Private Eye1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.26
Sheila Rae, the Brave1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C....
Yellow Brick Road1996Macintosh, Pippin, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp....
Hunchback of Notre Dame1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xPeter Pan Industries...
Star General1996DOS, WindowsMindscape, Inc.2.46
Rama1996DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid1996CD-iCompact Disc Incorporated...
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsPsygnosis Limited3.81
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Jinyong Qunxia Zhuan1996DOSSoft-World...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores Inside the Earth1996Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation...
The Vampire Diaries1996WindowsAmerican Laser Games, Inc....
Arthur's Reading Race1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.50
Curious George ABC Adventure1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
Curious George Early Learning Adventure1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical...
Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles Adventure Game1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive...
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Selected Covers

The Cat in the Hat Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for The Cat in the Hat
Rama Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Rama

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Rama
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