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
Richard Scarry's Busiest Neighborhood Disc Ever!1991CD-iPhilips Interactive Media International Ltd....
Mother Goose: Hidden Pictures1991CD-iAmerican Interactive Media, Inc....
Ivanhoe1990Amiga, Atari STOcean Software Ltd.3.12
Flight of the Intruder1990Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, NESMindscape, Inc.3.53
Team Yankee1990Amiga, Atari ST, CDTV, DOSEmpire Software...
Circuit's Edge1990DOSInfocom, Inc.3.53
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software...
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I1990Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, PC-98Interplay Productions, Inc.4.26
Frankenstein: The Monster Returns1990NESBandai America, Inc.2.79
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE...
Wonderland1990Acorn 32-bit, Amiga, Atari ST, DOSVirgin Games, Inc.3.43
The Cardinal of the Kremlin1990Amiga, DOSIntraCorp, Inc....
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.08
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House...
The Land1989DOS...
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.35
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.77
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc....
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software...
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16, WiiData East Corporation...
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Selected Covers

Ivanhoe Atari ST Front Cover
Front cover for Ivanhoe
Flight of the Intruder DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Flight of the Intruder
The Crack of Doom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Crack of Doom
Circuit's Edge DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Circuit's Edge

Selected Screenshots

Title screen
Screenshot from Ivanhoe
Title screen
Screenshot from Flight of the Intruder
Opening Title - Hmm...dead Hobbits already? (EGA)
Screenshot from The Crack of Doom
Your associates in the game.
Screenshot from Circuit's Edge
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