The news that a game based on The Canterbury Tales is in the works made us wonder: What other games based on fiction could we dream up?
In the Canterbury Tales game, which sounds brillant by the way, the Guardian UK reports “you play a medieval pardoner who sells certificates delivering sinners from the eternal penalties brought on by these Seven Deadly Sins.” And in order to succeed and win the game, you have to try to lead the sinners into sin so you can sell more certificates.
A game where you have to lead sinners into sin. How fun is that?
Think how easy it'd be to design a game based on romance: The HEA is the goal, and you have to overcome increasingly black moments as you proceed through the game.
For example, the Black Dagger Brotherhood game would include fighting lessers, identifying and winning the love of your shellan, overcoming your particular personal demons, and getting delayed when Fritz serves Last Meal.
What books or series would you want to play a game based on?