We have all played that one video game with a plot so rich and thick, we are left wondering how the creators come up with the adventures, missions, items, and setting. We have endeavored to look into some of the most famous titles and the inspiration behind them to satisfy your curiosity as well as ours.
Many game developers are avid readers of fiction or fantasy works, and those titles have simulated their creativity to the point that they come up with the most impressive games. Such is the case with The Witcher games, which sprung from the creators’ love of these books and resulted in an incredible release that most gamers enjoy playing.
Although they are a good source of inspiration, modern books are far from the only works that inspire reading developers to create a game. There are titles like Assassin’s Creed, inspired by an old novel called Alamut. The novel inspired the plot heavily, to the point that both works’ mainline is the same.
Not all game developers and creators are bookworms, some are cinephiles that grew up watching epic films like Lord of the Rings and Jurassic Park. The latter inspired a simulation game called Jurassic World Evolution, which allows you to become the manager of this Jurassic Park.
Game creators, like most of us, draw inspiration from the things they love, from movies or books that stroke their muse and filled them with wonder and awe. Next time you are watching an epic film or reading a compelling story, keep in mind that you might see a videogame made out of it someday.