Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Mobile iOS map and app for Skyrim

Bethesda's Skyrim is one of those games I sadly do not have time for these days because of the pure size of the virtual world involved and the time it takes to explore it; this is brilliantly demonstrated by the fact that there is now an application for the iPhone called Dragon Shout which is an interactive map for the full game environment.

Instead of using the standard map or some sort of pdf version of this very expansive world, Dragon Shout displays the full map on your iPhone but also goes beyond that by allowing you to set markers and journal entries for locations (for example marking where you dropped items etc.) but also sharing this information in a more social context with other users. Dragon Shout is a fantastic (and free!) example of the pervasiveness of modern role-playing computer games and is well worth tracking down if you are currently wading through Skyrim.

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