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
Shipwreck1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Companions of Xanth1993DOSLegend Entertainment Company3.92
The Tortoise and the Hare1993Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc.4.80
Pricklyucheniya Buratino1993ZX SpectrumCompact-Studio...
Return of the Phantom1993DOSMicroProse Software, Inc.3.51
Hong Gildong-jeon1993DOSA+...
The Berenstain Bears: On Their Own1993CD-iPhilips Interactive Media Deutschland GmbH...
The Berenstain Bears: Volume One - Learning at Home1993DOSCompton's New Media...
The Wizard of Oz1993SNESSETA U.S.A., Inc.2.33
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Volume III1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc....
Dracula Unleashed1993DOS, DVD Player, Macintosh, SEGA CDInfinite Ventures, Inc.3.62
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective Collection1993DOSICOM Simulations, Inc....
Peter Pan: A Story Painting Adventure1993DOSElectronic Arts, Inc....
Little Monster at School1993Android, CD-i, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, Windows 3.xLiving Books5.00
The Berenstain Bears' Camping Adventure1993Game Gear, GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.2.05
Hobbit: The True Story1993Browser, DOSMilbus Software...
The Snow Queen1993DOS...
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch1992DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.20
Noddy's Playtime1992Amiga, Atari STThe Jumping Bean Co....
Alice in Wonderland1992CD-iAmerican Interactive Media...
The Dark Fables of Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
More Dark Fables from Aesop1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Volume II1992DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Castle Elsinore1992DOSTemple Software, Inc....
Just Grandma and Me1992Macintosh, VIS, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
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Selected Covers

Return of the Phantom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Return of the Phantom
Companions of Xanth DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Companions of Xanth

Selected Screenshots

main title
Screenshot from Return of the Phantom
Title screen
Screenshot from Companions of Xanth
There is no title screen; this small menu is all you see before entering the game proper
Screenshot from Hong Gildong-jeon
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