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....
Quiver1997DOSESD Games...
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity1998WindowsSierra On-Line, Inc.2.85
Don't Starve2013Linux, Macintosh, PlayStation 4, WindowsKlei Entertainment Inc.2.94
Fallout 3 (Survival Edition)2008PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360Bethesda Softworks LLC2.95
Wizardry: The Second Episode - Curse of the Ancient Emperor1992Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Wizardry: The First Episode - Suffering of the Queen1991Game BoyASCII Corporation...
Guild Wars (Collector's Edition)2005WindowsNCsoft Europe Ltd....
Lost in Blue2005Nintendo DSKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Witchaven1995DOSIntraCorp, Inc.3.09
Faceball 20001991Game Boy, Game Gear, SNES, TurboGrafx CDBullet-Proof Software, Inc.3.15
DOOM1995PlayStation, SEGA SaturnGT Interactive Software Corp.3.18
Dungeons & Dragons: Warriors of the Eternal Sun1992GenesisSEGA of America, Inc.3.20
Nox Quest2000Windows3.20
WazHack2012Android, Browser, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Macintosh, WindowsWaz...
Hexplore1998WindowsI•Motion, Inc.3.20
Return to Zork1993DOS, FM Towns, Macintosh, PC-98, PC-FX, PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsActivision, Inc.3.26
Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures1996Macintosh, Windows 3.xLucasArts Entertainment Company LLC3.29
Warframe2013PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox OneDigital Extremes, Inc....
Stonekeep1995DOS, Macintosh, WindowsInterplay Entertainment Corp.3.31
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
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team2005Game Boy Advance, Wii UNintendo of America Inc.3.38
The Original Strife: Veteran Edition2014Linux, Macintosh, WindowsNight Dive Studios...
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Selected Covers

Stonekeep DOS Front Cover
Front cover for Stonekeep
Hexplore Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Hexplore
Don't Starve Linux Front Cover Steam release
Front cover for Don't Starve
Lost in Blue Nintendo DS Front Cover
Front cover for Lost in Blue

Selected Screenshots

Menu Screen
Screenshot from Nox Quest
Title
Screenshot from Stonekeep
Exploring the lakeside villages
Screenshot from Hexplore
Main menu - This screen usually changes with each new update, sometimes signifying a graphical presentation of the latest major update and highlighted mod.
Screenshot from Don't Starve
Main Menu
Screenshot from Quiver
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