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
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software...
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.53
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE...
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.40
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.79
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software...
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.3.12
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.53
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.77
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS...
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.40
The Land1989DOS...
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16, WiiData East Corporation...
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.08
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc....
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software...
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Selected Covers

Wonderland DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Wonderland
Team Yankee DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Team Yankee
The Hound of Shadow DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Hound of Shadow

Selected Screenshots

Title Screen
Screenshot from Wonderland
Title Screen
Screenshot from Team Yankee
Start screen
Screenshot from The Hound of Shadow
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