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PostSubject: Novels, short stories and Adventure Games   Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:24 am

Random subject/questions to anyone who's about . .

What novels exist directly associated with Adventure games and games we like to call Adventures or interactive novels/stories?
What games are based on novels? What novels stemmed FROM games?
Is there a Myst novel, for instance? Or a Dark Seed ACTUAL novel, a Syberia, a Simon The Sorcerer, a Black Mirror, a Moment Of Silence, a Death Gate or a Monkey Island? As you can see, the list is endless.

Are there, in fact, any novels, or short stories, that follow the game, or vice versa, very closely indeed?
I can think of some that are linked, or tenuously linked, but there must be some that are very closely linked indeed plot-wise.
Yet, I'm not sure if many DO actually follow games very closely in plot. Blade Runner is one of very few I can think of. Perhaps Dune too.

This only occurred to me tonight, so I've wasted some time ..... errm . . ruminating. lol!
Any with ?? I am really not sure of.

Gabriel Knight : Sins Of The Fathers
I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream (short story in a longer book)
Dune
Chronicles Of Pern (series)
Neuromancer
80 Days
Agatha Christie stories (various)
Nancy Drew (various)
Hardy Boys ??
Sherlock Holmes ?? Are there any games DIRECTLY linked to particular stories? Baskervilles is one.
Rama
Black Dahlia
Discworld (Yet Discworld Noir is not one)
Dracula
Frankenstein
Gateway ??
Sophie's World
Starship Titanic ??
The Martian Chronicles
The Dark Half
Hook (Peter Pan ?)
Jeckyll And Hyde
Swiss Family Robinson
Alice In Wonderland
Wonderland
Yellow Brick Road
Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
Largo Winch (A graphic novel, at least, exists)
The Legend Of Robin Hood
The Little Prince
Blade Runner
Odyssey ??
Ringworld and Return To Ringworld
Rhiannon (Very loosely based on a legend in the Mabinogion)
Robinson Crusoe
Shannara ??
Temujin ??
Famous Five (various)
The New Adventures Of The Time Machine
The Pillars Of The Earth
Tlon (A short story by, I think, Borges)
Voyage ??

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PostSubject: Re: Novels, short stories and Adventure Games   Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:04 am

Thanks for the list, Jacques!

Callahan's Crosstime Saloon is based on Spider Robinson novels.

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Starship Titanic ??
There's Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic (written by Terry Jones after Starship Titanic was published).

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Shannara ??
It's based on Terry Brooks' fantasy novels.

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Voyage ??
This one is (loosely?) based on/inspired by Jules Verne's novels From the Earth to the Moon and Around the Moon.

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Gateway ??
Both games (Frederik Pohl's Gateway and Gateway 2: HomeWorld) are based on Frederik Pohl's novels.

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PostSubject: Re: Novels, short stories and Adventure Games   Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:46 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Novels, short stories and Adventure Games   Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 pm

An interesting topic to consider, I will have to think on it and see if I can come up with others. Your list is quite comprehensive though. I think you hit on one theme, a number of games don't necessarily come from books but graphic novels (adult comic books as it were). I know most all the Telltale games come from graphic novels like Walking Dead, Pillars of the Earth, Game of Thrones, etc.

Other games involving Hellboy, Dylan Dog (and I'm sure many others) come from comic book sources as well.
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