Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Top 10 Classic Literature Video Games



Did you know that somebody, somewhere, has turned The Great Gatsby into a video game?! 
'Spend a summer on a jazz-fueled adventure based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s legendary novel. Experience the Roaring Twenties first-hand as you uncover secrets behind the richly decadent facade. Explore one of the most tragic tales in literary history,' says the spiel.
'...Recreate Fitzgerald’s famous prose, assemble your own library and earn trophies to share with friends on Facebook.'
I have zero interest in gaming but perhaps it's a welcome relief from the bizzare role-play world of Halo: Combat Evolved, Metroid Prime et al.
Discovering the evolution of Gatsby from Penguin Classic to video game console inspired Flavorwire to dream up a list of: 10 Unlikely Classics That Would Make Great Games

3 comments:

evaf said...

don't know if i'd want to play a ''to kill a mockingbird'' video game but i think ''anne of green gables'' would be great fun. i think the goal would have to be to get the puffiest sleeves possible!

Rubyfire writes said...

I'd play a Pippi Longstocking game, she'd have loads of cool adventures (while wearing her stripey red and whites of course!) And I reckon some kind of Joseph Conrad meets Robinson Crusoe shipwreck game would be awesome!

evaf said...

of course! surely a pippi longstocking game exists already. it makes perfect sense :)