Map

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This article is about game maps. For the IF Comp 2015 entry, see Map (by Ade).

The geography of a game as represented internally by the story file, or a diagram (provided by the designer as a feelie or in-game graphic; or sketched by the player) representing it. Such a diagram typically features boxes and lines indicating rooms and the connections between them, and may also also include annotations indicating the objects to be found in those rooms.

See also compass rose, direction, navigation.

Links

  • Discussions about mapping on the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup
  • The Play Generated Map and Document Archive (PlaGMaDA.org). "The mission of the Play Generated Map and Document Archive is to preserve, present, and interpret play generated cultural artifacts, namely manuscripts and drawings created with the intent to communicate a shared imaginative space."