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Video Games Based On Classic Novels In The Works

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Posted June 23, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson

Video Games Based On Classic Novels In The WorksAccording to an article on UK site Metro Online, a video game based on classic novel The 39 Steps is in development from a company called Tern Digital . Tern is not stopping with the classic spy novel of the 1920s, if all goes well, they plan to adapt other great literary works, giving Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights as an example, as well as Great Expectations, 1984, Treasure Island, and Jekyll and Hyde.

"We’re hoping the power of the story will pull people in," said Tern’s Simon Meek. "We don't want to touch the beauty of reading. This is not trying to do away with books. We know what books look like on screen, in the theatre, in print, so how do they look on gaming platforms? That's never been done before."  

Never been done before? What about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy?  What about Dante's Inferno? What about The Wizard of Oz, James Patterson's Women's Murder Club, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Metro 2033, The Witcher games, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Berenstein Bears, Nancy Drew,  Dracula, The Hardy Boys, The Bible, The Bourne Identity... Look, here is a list of hundreds and hundreds of games based on books. Simon Meek from Tern Digital, you are wrong, sir!

(Sadly, there is still no game based on Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.)

Source: Metro Online

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