Gameplay feature: Auto-mapping

Group Description

Games featuring a map that is drawn or updated automatically as the player explores or at least visits the immediate environment. The map should be previously unexplored and will open up as the player approaches unexplored regions or rooms. Maps may come in the form of an item or as a default in-game interface (sometimes located at the top right corner of the screen) or similar feature.

An explored region is usually represented by the identification of geographical terrain (mountains, forests, etc.), an outlined size of the explored room, permanent structures (towns, landmarks, etc.), important characters, or other similar points of interest. Some games may allow random encounters, events, and opponents to be viewed in these explored regions.


Explored and unexplored areas in the Dark Heart of Uukrul (1990).

Limitations
  • Games where maps exist, however are by default explored should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where maps exist, however do not provide distinction between explored or unexplored regions should be excluded from this game group.

  • Games where unexplored areas are gradually opened when the player explores them, however later returns to an unexplored state (similar to a fog of war feature) should be excluded from this game group.

  • Radar, sonar, or similar devices are not to be considered as maps by any definition.

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Game TitleYearPlatformPublishersorted in ascending orderUser Score
Lost in Blue 22007Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Lost Sea2016Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneEastasiasoft Limited...
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Bombshell2016Windows3D Realms Entertainment, Inc....
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.11
Legend of Grimrock2012iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsAlmost Human Ltd.3.12
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.15
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
Nox Quest2000Windows3.20
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.20
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.23
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.24
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.27
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Warframe2013PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Extremes, Inc....
Wasteland 2: Director's Cut2014Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDeep Silver...
Dungeon Hack1993DOS, PC-98Strategic Simulations, Inc.3.32
Cardinal Quest2011Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsTametick...
Zork Zero: The Revenge of Megaboz1988Amiga, Apple II, DOS, MacintoshActivision Publishing, Inc.3.34
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Selected Covers

Lost in Blue Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Lost in Blue
Bombshell Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Bombshell
Dungeon Hack DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Dungeon Hack

Selected Screenshots

Starting screen
Screenshot from Bombshell
Title screen
Screenshot from Dungeon Hack
Menu Screen
Screenshot from Nox Quest
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