Dante’s Inferno proves it: Classic literature is a videogame gold mine.
Now that Electronic Arts is finished reimagining Dante Alighieri’s epic poem as an Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 adventure through the circles of hell, the development team’s going to need to find inspiration in other classic literary works.
Game|Life would like to humbly suggest 10 more books that would make totally kick-ass games.
For those of you with a deep affection for the classics, it’s probably best you don’t read their list. It’s full of new scenarios. “Players command an army of Lilliputians and confront the giants of Brobdingnag” for the game version of Gulliver’s Travels.
Personally, I look forward to the improved version of Middlemarch where Dorothea Brooke instead shuns Casaubon overtures, and opts for the life on the high seas fighting skeletal pirates thus saving us 400 pages of The Painfully Obvious.
It could have happened.