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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.
Sub-Groups: Authors Sub-Groups: Books Related Game Groups
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Ian Livingstone's Deathtrap Dungeon: The Interactive Video Adventure2020Macintosh, WindowsBranching Narrative Ltd...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV2020PlayStation 4, WindowsKoei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd....
DreamEater2019WindowsOriginal Power...
Metro: Exodus2019PlayStation 4, Stadia, Windows, Windows Apps, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
The Mystery of Woolley Mountain2019Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHuey Games Ltd...
Monument of the Moon Shadow: Liberation of the Feathers2019WindowsHikari Field Co., Ltd....
Dear Reader2019iPad, iPhone, tvOSLocal No.12, LLC...
An Odyssey: Echoes of War2019Android, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsChoice of Games LLC...
The Lost Legends of Redwall: The Scout2018Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneBS Holdings, LLC...
Forgotten Sound 1: Revelation2018WindowsStrategy First, Inc....
Forgotten Sound 2: Destiny2018WindowsStrategy First, Inc....
Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts2018Macintosh, WindowsStelex Software SAGL...
The Lost Legends of Redwall: Escape the Gloomer2018Macintosh, WindowsCode-Monkeys, LLC...
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth2017Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
Infinite Stratos: Archetype Breaker2017Android, Browser, iPhoneDMM.com Co., Ltd....
Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord2017iPad, iPhone, WindowsLongYou Game Ltd....
A Museum of Dubious Splendors2017Linux, Macintosh, WindowsIrregular Corporation, The...
Walden, a game2017Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsUSC Game Innovation Lab...
Swigian2017Browser, Glulx...
Memoranda2017iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDigital Dragon Games Inc....
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Launch DLC Bundle2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Mouse & Variants2017Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Wardens Attack2017Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Helping Hands2017Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Fan Favorites2017Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
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