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 orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Fushigi no Yume no Alice1990TurboGrafx-16FACE3.12
The Famous Five: Five on a Treasure Island1990Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, SAM Coupé, ZX SpectrumEnigma Variations Ltd.4.40
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Trivia Challenge1990DOSPinnacle Software2.33
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes1990DOS...
Emmanuelle: A Game of Eroticism1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSCoktel Vision1.74
The Land1989DOS3.33
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX SpectrumMelbourne House2.60
The Crack of Doom1989Apple II, Commodore 64, DOS, MacintoshAddison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.3.06
Romance of the Three Kingdoms II1989Amiga, DOS, FM Towns, Genesis, MSX, NES, PC-88, PC-98, PlayStation, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, SNESKOEI Corporation3.81
The Hound of Shadow1989Amiga, Atari ST, DOSElectronic Arts, Inc.2.75
Adventures of Tom Sawyer1989NESSETA U.S.A., Inc.1.27
Curse of the Azure Bonds1989Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.71
Alice in Wonderland1989DOS2.60
Square no Tom Sawyer1989NESSquare Co., Ltd....
Viaje Al Centro De La Tierra1989Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, MSX, ZX SpectrumTopo Soft3.00
Belegost1989iPhone, ZX SpectrumCybexlab Software2.80
J.R.R. Tolkien's War in Middle Earth1989Amiga, Apple IIgs, Atari ST, DOSMelbourne House3.31
Makai Hakkenden Shada1989TurboGrafx-16, WiiData East Corporation3.00
Sherlock Holmes: The Case of the Beheaded Smuggler1988ZX SpectrumMental Images...
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
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1988NESBandai America, Inc.0.43
James Clavell's Shogun1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshInfocom, Inc.3.52
Dracula in London1988DOSPersonal Companion Software3.27
Red Storm Rising1988Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, PC-98MicroProse Software, Inc.3.64
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Selected Covers

Adventures of Tom Sawyer NES Front Cover
Front cover for Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Fushigi no Yume no Alice TurboGrafx-16 Front Cover
Front cover for Fushigi no Yume no Alice
The Crack of Doom DOS Front Cover
Front cover for The Crack of Doom
Dracula in London DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dracula in London

Selected Screenshots

Game title screen
Screenshot from Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Title
Screenshot from Fushigi no Yume no Alice
Opening Title - Hmm...dead Hobbits already? (EGA)
Screenshot from The Crack of Doom