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 Playtime1992Amiga, Atari STThe Jumping Bean Co....
Stickybear: Reading1992CD-iPhilips Interactive Media, Inc....
Dracula Hakushaku1992FM Towns, PC-98, Sharp X68000FairyTale...
Just Grandma and Me1992Macintosh, VIS, Windows 3.xBrøderbund Software, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective - Volume II1992DOS, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISICOM Simulations, Inc.2.88
Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kinsenka Kyō Ezara Satsujin Jiken 1992TurboGrafx CDNaxat Soft...
The Dark Half1992DOSCapstone Software2.97
Megafortress: Operation SkyMaster1992AmigaThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc....
The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes19923DO, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.3.96
Ringworld: Revenge of the Patriarch1992DOSTsunami Media, Inc.3.22
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
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers1992DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.3.80
Frederik Pohl's Gateway1992DOS, WindowsLegend Entertainment Company3.95
Heroes of the Lance / Dragons of Flame / Hillsfar1991DOSWizardWorks Software...
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc....
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Richard Scarry's Best Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
Mother Goose: Rhymes to Color1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective1991CDTV, DOS, DVD Player, FM Towns, Macintosh, SEGA CD, TurboGrafx CD, VISInfinite Ventures, Inc.4.21
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Selected Covers

Conan: The Cimmerian DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Conan: The Cimmerian
Daughter of Serpents DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Daughter of Serpents
Frederik Pohl's Gateway DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Frederik Pohl's Gateway

Selected Screenshots

Introductory history
Screenshot from Conan: The Cimmerian
Character generation, step 1: choose personality traits.
Screenshot from Daughter of Serpents
Title screen
Screenshot from Frederik Pohl's Gateway
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