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
Eselmir and the Five Magical Gifts2018Macintosh, WindowsStelex Software SAGL...
A Museum of Dubious Splendors2017Linux, Macintosh, WindowsIrregular Corporation, The...
Walden, a game2017Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsUSC Game Innovation Lab...
Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord2017iPad, iPhone, WindowsLongYou Game Ltd....
Swigian2017Glulx...
Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth2017Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDaedalic Entertainment GmbH...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Launch DLC Bundle2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Fan Favorites2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Helping Hands2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Wardens Attack2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
Memoranda2017iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsDigital Dragon Games Inc....
The Dresden Files: Cooperative Card Game - Mouse & Variants2017Macintosh, WindowsHidden Achievement LLC...
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII2016PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneKoei Tecmo America Corp....
A Little Lily Princess2016Linux, Macintosh, WindowsHanako Games...
Kim2016Macintosh, WindowsThe Secret Games Company...
Alice in Wonderland2016Wii UBrave Rock Games...
Goosebumps: Night of Scares2016Android, iPad, iPhoneCosmic Forces...
The Dwarves2016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneTHQ Nordic GmbH...
iPoe 32015Android, iPad, iPhoneiClassics Productions, S.L....
Library of Blabber2015Linux, Macintosh, Windows...
Woolfe: The Red Hood Diaries2015WindowsGriN BVBA...
Bedlam2015Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsVision Games Publishing Limited...
Roald Dahl's Twit or Miss2015Android, Browser, iPad, iPhonePenguin Books Ltd....
The Next Penelope: Race to Odysseus2015Linux, Macintosh, Nintendo Switch, WindowsPlug In Digital...
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Selected Covers

Kim Macintosh Front Cover
Front cover for Kim
iPoe 3 iPad Front Cover
Front cover for iPoe 3

Selected Screenshots

Start of the game - looking down an endless corridor
Screenshot from Library of Blabber
Beginning.
Screenshot from Swigian
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