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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
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.31
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software2.80
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.00
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision2.28
Dracula in London1988DOSPersonal Companion Software3.27
Los Pájaros de Bangkok1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software1.04
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988Atari ST, ZX SpectrumEssential Myth, The2.50
Heroes of the Lance1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, FM Towns, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, SEGA Master System, ZX SpectrumFCI2.81
Red Storm Rising1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.64
Neuromancer1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.23
DOME1988MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000System Sacom...
Lancelot1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.4.06
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.43
La Abadía del Crimen1987Amstrad CPC, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumMCM Software3.19
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole1987Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Ltd.3.00
In 80 Days Around the World1987Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64Pandora3.00
How to be a Complete Bastard1987Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumVirgin Games, Inc.2.80
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Selected Covers

Neuromancer DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Neuromancer
Lancelot DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Lancelot
Red Storm Rising Commodore 64 Front Cover
Front cover for Red Storm Rising
The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hound of Shadow

Selected Screenshots

Neuromancer Title Screen
Screenshot from Neuromancer
Title Screen (EGA)
Screenshot from Lancelot
Opening
Screenshot from Red Storm Rising
Start screen
Screenshot from The Hound of Shadow