Friday, August 17, 2012

New Zelda: Parallel Worlds Interactive Map

I have discovered a means to make my Zelda Parallel Worlds mapping project much more interesting and useful by creating a fully interactive map with navigation and annotation features using an awesome piece of software called WorldKit.  I am hosting the project using Google's App Engine framework, and have uploaded my current Light World overworld map to test the software and deployment functionality.  I have not yet added any annotations (and I probably won't until I have the Icy World map done), but you can test the zoom and pan features.  Unfortunately, the zoomify software I'm using to generate the zoom tiles only works with JPEG images, so it does get lossy at full zoom, but I suppose that's really the best route to go anyway, then I can offer the full-resolution, lossless PNG for download from a separate link.  I'm still brushing up on my HTML so I can actually have a nice page rather than the current blank page with the embedded map viewer.  It's a work in progress, but check it out at

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