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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
Metro 2033 (Special Edition)2010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.29
Metro 20332010Windows, Xbox 360THQ Inc.3.89
Treasure Island: The Gold Bug2010Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA...
I'm Not a Bad Person Really; I Just Have Low Self-Esteem2010Windows2.12
Fiction Fixers: The Curse of Oz2010Macintosh, WindowsFugazo Inc.3.20
Dark Tales: Edgar Allan Poe's Murders in the Rue Morgue2010iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsBig Fish Games, Inc...
Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland2010Macintosh, Windowsastragon Software GmbH...
Alice is Dead: Episode 22010BrowserNewgrounds, Inc.4.17
Epic Adventures: La Jangada2010Android, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsG5 Entertainment AB4.00
Fiction Fixers: Adventures in Wonderland (Premium Edition)2010Macintosh, WindowsFugazo Inc....
L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz2010WindowsMoonCake Games Inc....
Sherlock Holmes DS and the Mystery of Osborne House2010Nintendo DSFocus Home Interactive SAS4.00
Alice is Dead: Episode 32010BrowserNewgrounds, Inc.4.67
Women's Murder Club: Twice in a Blue Moon2009WindowsI-Play3.28
Frankenstein: The Dismembered Bride2009iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, WindowsAnuman Interactive SA3.00
Nancy Drew Adventure Pack2009WindowsHer Interactive, Inc....
Silent Conversation2009BrowserArmor Games Inc.2.40
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper2009Windows, Xbox 360The Adventure Company3.51
Nancy Drew: Ransom of the Seven Ships2009WindowsHer Interactive, Inc.2.06
Midnight Mysteries: The Edgar Allan Poe Conspiracy2009WindowsMumboJumbo, LLC3.50
Mystery Masterpiece: The Moonstone2009Macintosh, WindowsFreeze Tag, Inc.4.00
The Path: Prologue2009Macintosh, WindowsTale of Tales BVBA3.00
Alabaster2009Macintosh, Windows4.07
Legendo's The Three Musketeers: One for All!2009Macintosh, WiiLegendo Entertainment AB...
The Path2009Macintosh, Windows1C Company3.83
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Selected Covers

Alice is Dead: Episode 2 Browser Front Cover
Front cover for Alice is Dead: Episode 2

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Alice is Dead: Episode 2