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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
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.00
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16, WiiData East Corporation3.00
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.31
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software2.80
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
DOME1988FM-7, MSX, PC-88, PC-98, Sharp X68000System Sacom...
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.52
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
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988Atari ST, ZX SpectrumEssential Myth, The2.50
Neuromancer1988Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIgs, Commodore 64, DOSInterplay Productions, Inc.3.93
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.43
Sherlock: The Riddle of the Crown Jewels1988Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.65
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision2.36
Lancelot1988Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, MSX, ZX SpectrumDatasoft, Inc.3.97
Red Storm Rising1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.64
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
Dracula in London1988DOSPersonal Companion Software3.27
Los Pájaros de Bangkok1988Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, DOS, ZX SpectrumDinamic Software1.04
The Shadows of Mordor1987Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, ZX SpectrumAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.4.30
Robinson Crusoe1987Amstrad CPC, Thomson TOCoktel Vision3.00
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Selected Covers

The Shadows of Mordor Apple II Front Cover
Front cover for The Shadows of Mordor
Dracula in London DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dracula in London

Selected Screenshots

The title screen - The main heroes Frodo and Sam
Screenshot from The Shadows of Mordor
Interesting title screen...
Screenshot from DOME