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
J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: Volume One1994SNESInterplay Productions, Inc.2.70
Arthur's Birthday1994Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.5.00
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
Counting on Frank1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xEA*Kids...
Death Gate1994DOSLegend Entertainment Company4.08
Alice: An Interactive Museum1994Macintosh, Windows 3.xSynergy Interactive Corp.3.73
Akatsuki no Bizantira1994PC-98ASCII Corporation...
Richard Scarry's BusyTown1994GenesisSEGA of America, Inc....
Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc....
James Bond 007: The Duel1993Game Gear, Genesis, SEGA Master SystemDomark Software, Inc.2.41
Betrayal at Krondor1993DOS, WindowsDynamix, Inc.3.94
Gateway II: Homeworld1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.93
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.84
Noddy's Big Adventure1993AmigaThe Jumping Bean Co....
The Snow Queen1993DOS...
Dracula Unleashed1993DOS, DVD Player, Macintosh, SEGA CDInfinite Ventures, Inc.3.66
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
Dracula in London1993Windows 3.xSDJ Enterprises, Inc....
Xiao Ao Jiang Hu1993DOSSoft-World...
Call of Cthulhu: Shadow of the Comet1993DOS, Linux, Macintosh, PC-98, WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.88
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
Return of the Phantom1993DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.51
Hobbit: The True Story1993Browser, DOSMilbus Software...
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective: Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Arthur's Birthday iPad Front Cover
Front cover for Arthur's Birthday

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Akatsuki no Bizantira
Start screen
Screenshot from The Snow Queen
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