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Improbable Island World Map by goocy Improbable Island World Map by goocy
I'm currently wasting my time with a free little text-based RPG - [link] .
It's quite funny and there is plenty of detail to explore, but I'm mainly caught in the storyline because of the post-apocalyptic setting. The setting is a mixture of steampunk and catastrophic dystopia - both of my favorite genres, finally united!

So, I went to explore the world map and was a little disappointed that it was so small. Then I thought, let's paint the pixels from screen to a tiny bitmap.
Then I took this small map and made a bigger one of it. I tried to put some depth in it by painting a heightmap.
Then came the outlines, the textures, several small details...
I thought of individual logos for all the cities and modelled the heightmap again, this time with all kinds of erosion. This time, the heightlines were at least plausible ^^
Finally, I started a route planning software to determine the fastest ways from one city to another - and hinted at those paths in the map, as well.

The effort that's been put in this transition maybe can be seen in this little previous/after-comparison...
[link]

If you want to play with this map (which is highly recommended) - the grid overlay equals the displayed pixels in the game. In this fashion, you have a great overview and eye candy in one deal.

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Londonatheart1475 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness you even gridded it. I am so damn grateful to you rn you dont even know. 
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Unknownmarksman115 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just got into Improbable Island and this is really helpful, oh and how do you put a pic of your character into your bio?
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night-is-my-day Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
*Sigh* Suppose it's time to leave New Pittsburgh again... ;>.< This is perfect, thanks!
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nicolashun Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
woo...this map is so helpful. thanks.
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mysticalgirl222 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha I love the story-line as well, very unique and interesting.
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BluVenus14 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I'll have you know, this is the only reason why I haven't gotten killed more often than the random monster generators deem fit. The FailBoat's a bitch, Improbable Central's uninteresting and nearly overrun by monsters, and I suck at fighting. So thank you. I'll mail you my first born child in about 20 years.
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v.v forgive me improbable island creators for i have sinned and cheated.
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Raded-Skull Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Nice work dude...
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Ocelot98 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
A free, helpful, and pretty map?
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I love you.
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KeeperoftheRealms Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
This is really helpful, and it looks great!
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