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
Noddy's Big Adventure1993AmigaThe Jumping Bean Co....
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Soundtrap1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Daughter of Serpents1992DOSMillennium Interactive Ltd.3.02
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny1992DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, PC-98, PlayStation, SEGA CD, Sharp X68000, SNES, TurboGrafx CDKOEI Corporation4.01
Megafortress: Operation SkyMaster1992AmigaThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc....
Stickybear: Reading1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Castle Elsinore1992DOSTemple Software, Inc....
More Dark Fables from Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
The Dark Fables of Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Alice in Wonderland1992CD-iAmerican Interactive Media...
Noddy's Playtime1992Amiga, Atari STThe Jumping Bean Co....
Dracula Hakushaku1992FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000FairyTale...
Just Grandma and Me1992Macintosh, VIS, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Frederik Pohl's Gateway1992DOS, WindowsLegend Entertainment Company3.95
The Dark Half1992DOSCapstone Software2.97
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes19923DO, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.96
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kinsenka Kyō Ezara Satsujin Jiken 1992TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Volume II1992DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch1992DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.22
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
Heroes of the Lance / Dragons of Flame / Hillsfar1991DOSWizardWorks Software...
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Selected Covers

Daughter of Serpents DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Daughter of Serpents
The Dark Half DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Dark Half
Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Selected Screenshots

Character generation, step 1: choose personality traits.
Screenshot from Daughter of Serpents
There is no title screen; this small menu is all you see before entering the game proper
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon
Title screen
Screenshot from Dracula Hakushaku
Title screen.
Screenshot from The Dark Half
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