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
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Taiheiki1991TurboGrafx CDIntec Inc....
Mixed-Up Mother Goose1991Amiga, DOSSierra On-Line, Inc.4.03
Conan: The Cimmerian1991Amiga, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.59
Mother Goose: Rhymes to Color1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Tarzan Goes Ape!1991Commodore 64, ZX SpectrumCodemasters...
J.R.R. Tolkien's Riders of Rohan1991DOSKonami, Inc....
Once Upon A Time: Little Red Riding Hood1991Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision...
Where's Waldo?1991NESTHQ Inc.1.37
Akagawa Jirō no Yūrei Ressha1991NESKing Record Co. Ltd....
Megafortress1991Amiga, DOSThree-Sixty Pacific, Inc.4.03
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.53
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.53
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software...
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.79
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software...
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.53
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.3.12
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.26
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE...
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software...
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.35
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Selected Covers

Megafortress DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Megafortress
Team Yankee DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Team Yankee
Belegost iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Belegost
Ivanhoe Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Ivanhoe
Where's Waldo? NES Front Cover
Front cover for Where's Waldo?

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Megafortress
Title Screen
Screenshot from Team Yankee
Splash screen
Screenshot from Belegost
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