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Jetdogs Studios , Zoom Out Games

12 Labours of Hercules

The first 12 labours of Hercules game begins by introducing the main characters, Hercules and Megara, who live happily together with their servants. However, Hades abducts Megara, causing Hercules to set out to search for and rescue her. With the help of characters such as Medusa, Cerberus and Chiron, whom he rescues along the way, he fights the Hydra, saves Prometheus from his golden chains and rescues Megara from the Underworld.The second game begins in Thebes with Hercules having the idea of (...)

electronic

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: Online


Age of Mythology

In Age of Mythology users play as one of three ancient civilizations (Greek, Egyptian or Norse), and guide their people from the paucity of the Archaic Age to the cultural and military brilliance of the Mythic Age. Starting with a small settlement, players collect resources – Food, Wood, Gold and divine Favour – that enable them to erect buildings, train soldiers, and research new technologies to strengthen their civilization. The overall aim is to defeat rival players by either dest(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY: United States of America


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

Gods of the North (Beasts of Olympus, 7)

This is the seventh book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11-year-old son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official beast keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, the Northern gods under the main god Odin, the ruler of Asgard, have come to Olympus in search for Demon. They are warmly welcomed, and Demon even performs a special show(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, Christian Williams

Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (Series, S05E01–22)

The fifth and penultimate season of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys maintains the same structure as the earlier seasons with 22 stand-alone episodes depicting Hercules’ battle against ‘evil’ (in all of its various guises) and, in his role as champion of the people, his righting of the wrongs performed against the innocent. Certain tropes established in seasons three and four are now cemented as recurrent features: in particular, the modern, metatheatrical take on the clip(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 1998

COUNTRY: New Zealand United States of America


Margot McGovern

Neverland

When seventeen-year-old orphan Kit Learmonth tries to commit suicide by slashing her wrists in the swimming pool of her prestigious boarding school, her uncle takes her back to her childhood home to recuperate. Before her parents drowned in an accident at sea when she was ten, Kit grew up on an idyllic island owned for generations by her wealthy, infamous family. Though its official name is Learmonth Island, everyone refers to it as Neverland. In Kit’s mind, it is a place of magic and adve(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: Australia


Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

The Girls Games (Goddess Girls, Super Special)

In this special issue, the four goddess girls, Athena, Aphrodite, Artemis and Persephone, decide to establish an all-girls Olympic Games, after girls were excluded from the regular Olympic Games. This story also shows that small ripples can make a big wave. Now even the god boys are interested in the games, as Persephone wonders, “Since when had the boys started caring so much? … Not long ago they hadn’t even wanted the girls to have their own Games!” (pp. 205–206)(...)

literary

YEAR: 2012

COUNTRY: United States of America


Christelle Dabos

The Memory of Babel [La Mémoire de Babel] (The Mirror Visitor Quartet [La Passe-Miroir], 3)

The Memory of Babel, follows two strands, the story of Ophelia and the story of Victoria (Berenilde and Farouk’s infant daughter). On Anima two years since Thorn’s disappearance, Ophelia receives a visit from Archibald, Victoria, Fox, and Gail. To assist Ophelia’s search, Archibald transports her to Babel (The Ark of Helen and Pollux, Mistress and Master of the senses), where she believes Thorn is, whilst they return to The Pole in search of a route to LandmArk (The Ark of(...)

literary

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: France


Christelle Dabos

The Missing of Clairdelune [Les Disparus du Clairdelune] (The Mirror Visitor Quartet [La Passe-Miroir], 2)

The Missing of Clairdelune, follows two narrative strands, the story of Ophelia and the backstory of Farouk. Ophelia’s story begins in the Gynaeceum on the Ark of the Pole, where she is now under the protection of Farouk (Family Spirit of The Pole and Master of Spirits) in the Gynaeceum. Farouk appoints Ophelia as ‘Vice Storyteller’. The Pole’s Ambassador, Archibald, a member of The Web (a clan of telepathically linked individuals), introduces Ophelia to her new guar(...)

literary

YEAR: 2015

COUNTRY: France


Neil Gaiman

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Ocean at the End of a Lane is narrated in first person by an unnamed protagonist who, as an adult, comes back to his hometown to attend a funeral. Initially unable to find anything which would bring back his memories about childhood, he involuntarily visits the Hempstock farm, where three women lived in the past: a little girl who used to be his friend, her mother and grandmother. There, he meets one of them – here the readers may be confused, for the woman might be Ginnie (the mother)(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Brett Bean , Lucy Coats

The Unicorn Emergency (Beasts of Olympus, 8)

This is the eighth and final book in the Beasts of Olympus series. Pandemonius (or Demon as he is most commonly referred to in the series) is the 11 years old son of the god Pan and the mortal Carys. Demon is the official beast keeper of the Olympic gods and it is his responsibility to take care of the various beasts. In this story, Demons returns from Asgard and then enters a deep sleep, during which he prays for Morpheus to help the mad wolf Fenrir to find peace. Morpheus agrees but warns Demo(...)

literary

YEAR: 2018

COUNTRY: United States of America


Sam Bowring

The Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures

Twelve-year-old Zackary is the youngest prince in the royal family of Zedge. His parents dote on him, but they are also exasperated – every tutor in the kingdom has declared him unteachable. After failing his training as a knight, Zackary is sent to assist Barnabus, the chaotic Royal Accountant, who files palace documents in his fireplace. When Barnabus sends Zackary on an errand to the nearby Zoo of Magical and Mythological Creatures, he discovers the allure of a place his parents have al(...)

literary

COUNTRY: Australia


Kevin Feige , Craig Kyle, Eric Pearson, Taika Waititi , Christopher Yost

Thor: Ragnarok

Two years after the battle of Sokovia, the fire demon Surtur has imprisoned Thor. Surtur reveals that Odin, Thor’s father, is no longer on Asgard. Surtur explains that after he has united his crown with the Eternal Flame burning in Odin’s vault, the prophesised Ragnarok will come about, and Thor’s realm will be destroyed. Thor frees himself, defeats Surtur, and takes his crown, believing that he has prevented Ragnarok. Returning to Asgard, Thor finds that the protector of (...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: United States of America


THQ Nordic

Titan Quest: Ragnarok

Like its predecessors, Titan Quest: Ragnarok follows a legendary warrior on their travels through the ancient world, fighting monsters and vengeful gods to protect humanity. Fresh from defeating Hades’s rebellion in the Underworld, the player is approached by Ylva, princess of Skandia. The Aesir are attacking her homeland, and she is sure only the Titansbane can stop them. Thus, a journey begins that takes its hero from Corinth to the Northlands, battling trolls, druids and axe-men to(...)

electronic

YEAR: 2017

COUNTRY: Online