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
Goosebumps: Escape from Horrorland1996WindowsDreamWorks Interactive L.L.C....
Discworld II: Mortality Bytes!1996DOS, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsPsygnosis Limited3.81
Curious George Early Learning Adventure1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xHoughton Mifflin Interactive Corporation...
Star General1996DOS, WindowsMindscape, Inc.2.46
Sheila Rae, the Brave1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xLiving Books...
Rama1996DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.3.45
Jinyong Qunxia Zhuan1996DOSSoft-World...
Arthur's Reading Race1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.50
Shuihuzhuan1996GenesisChuanPu Technical...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores in the Age of Dinosaurs1996WindowsMicrosoft Corporation...
Private Eye1996Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xSimon & Schuster Interactive3.26
Yellow Brick Road1996Macintosh, Pippin, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp....
Pyramid Adventures: Episode 1 - Treasures of the Lost Pyramid1996CD-iCompact Disc Incorporated...
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes: Case of the Rose Tattoo1996DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.4.08
Romance of the Three Kingdoms V1995DOS, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKOEI Co., Ltd.3.67
Pippi1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xAhead Multimedia AB...
Prisoner of Ice1995DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsInfogrames, Inc.3.49
Harlan Ellison: I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream1995Android, DOS, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAcclaim Entertainment, Inc.3.93
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus Explores the Ocean1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xMicrosoft Corporation...
A Story as You Like It1995Browser...
Scholastic's The Magic School Bus: Space Exploration Game1995GenesisSEGA of America, Inc....
Stötnisse åker hiss1995Macintosh, Windows 3.xNorstedts Multimedia...
The Dark Eye1995Macintosh, Windows, Windows 3.xExpert Software, Inc.4.00
Discworld1995DOS, Macintosh, PlayStation, SEGA SaturnPsygnosis Limited3.95
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Selected Covers

Yellow Brick Road Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Yellow Brick Road
Pippi Macintosh Front Cover W/ Pippi doll
Front cover for Pippi

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Arthur's Reading Race
Title screen
Screenshot from Rama
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