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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 orderYearPlatformPublisherMobyScore
Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland2010Macintosh, Windowsastragon Software GmbH...
Moby Dick2010BrowserNot Doppler3.00
Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland (Premium Edition)2010Macintosh, WindowsFugazo Inc....
Treasure Island: The Gold Bug2010Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA...
Metro 20332010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.93
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz2010WindowsMoonCake Games Inc....
The 3rd Birthday2010PSPSquare Enix, Inc.3.14
Hamlet2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAlawar Entertainment, Inc.3.78
Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House2010Nintendo DSFocus Home Interactive SAS4.00
Alice is Dead: Episode 32010BrowserNewgrounds, Inc.4.67
Metro 2033 (Special Edition)2010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.4.43
The Two Towers2010Browser4.60
Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper2010Macintosh, WindowsOn Hand Software, Inc....
The Daring Game for Girls2010WiiMajesco Entertainment Company...
Twisted: A Haunted Carol2010Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Dante's Inferno: Dark Forest2010PlayStation 3, Xbox 360Electronic Arts, Inc....
The Path2009Macintosh, Windows1C Company3.90
The Three Musketeers: The Game2009Macintosh, WindowsDingo Games...
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper2009Windows, Xbox 360The Adventure Company3.51
Dead Mountaineer's Hotel2009WindowsDeep Silver1.78
Mystery Masterpiece: The Moonstone2009Macintosh, WindowsFreeze Tag, Inc.4.00
Enter the Story: Volume 2 - Dante's Divine Comedy2009Windows...
Nancy Drew Dossier: Resorting to Danger!2009WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.3.94
The Inferno2009Android, iPhoneTBS Games3.00
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships2009WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.2.06
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Selected Covers

Moby Dick Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Moby Dick
The Two Towers Browser Front Cover
Front cover for The Two Towers

Selected Screenshots

Main menu
Screenshot from Moby Dick
Starting screenshot, using web client
Screenshot from The Two Towers