Group DescriptionThis 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.
- Agatha Christie
- Alexandre Dumas
- Arkadi and Boris Strugatsky
- Astrid Lindgren
- Edgar Allan Poe
- H. P. Lovecraft
- Jirō Akagawa
- J. R. R. Tolkien
- Jules Verne
- Philip K. Dick
- Robert Louis Stevenson
- William Shakespeare
- Games made into books
- Inspiration: Comics
- Inspiration: Movies
- Inspiration: TV series
- Manga/ anime licensees
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Front cover for Colin Thiele's Storm Boy: The Game
Front cover for Orwell's Animal Farm
Front cover for The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom
Front cover for The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place
Front cover for DreamEater
Screenshot from The Indifferent Wonder of an Edible Place
Screenshot from Arsène Lupin: Gentleman Bomber
Screenshot from Eloise Hotel
Screenshot from Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts
Game group created by Shoddyan (14322), additional games added to group by Spenot (8670), Cantillon (49051), PoliticallyCorrupt (2686), Fred VT (25910), B.L. Stryker (23445), Rola (8277), Patrick Bregger (269586), POMAH (65229), piltdown_man (206274), Zerobrain (3086), Plokite_Wolf (77380), Éiregamer94 (11797), Michael Cassidy (21113), Rik Hideto (456815), Cylab (126), Rwolf (19322), Victor Vance (15157), Kam1Kaz3NL77 (441161), chirinea (46989), is_that_rain_or_tears (664), FatherJack (62724), Mr. Eight-Three-One (1581), Flapco (45640), Katie Cadet (10195), firefang9212 (75790), Harmony♡ (20666), Evolyzer (19655), 64er (786), Sciere (771994), Miles Kye, Kohler 86 (7958), Depeche Mike (17555), Alaka (84885), Kabushi (257508), jaXen (257672), Xoleras (66463), Iggi (27835), jean-louis (59982), vileyn0id_8088 (21185), Hergezod (15460), Pseudo_Intellectual (64072), Terok Nor (32102), Scaryfun (17977), Virgil (8604), Игги Друге (46318), JudgeDeadd (27475), Wizo (29524), Parf (7782), LepricahnsGold (142494), Unicorn Lynx (181446), Ms. Tea (56330), vedder (57174), Sicarius (61525), PolloDiablo (16872), Ace of Sevens (4471), 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (60599), Tomas Pettersson (31944), Jeanne (76229), DJP Mom (11376) and Macs Black (80138)
Screenshot from Metro: Exodus
Screenshot from Metro: Exodus