Monday, January 13, 2020

The Witcher Interactive Map

The Continent is a medieval fantasy world created by the Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski. It is the fictional realm where his Witcher series of novels take place. The Witcher is set on the 'Continent', mostly in the Northern Kingdoms region.

To accompany its new television series 'The Witcher' Netflix has released an interactive Map of the Continent. Netflix's map owes much in style to the fantasy maps developed for other fictional works, such as the Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. This includes the use of florid fonts and topographic features. The map itself should provide a useful guide for those who are following the television series. It allows you to search the Continent by major events in the television series and by place-name.

The Witcher website also features a lovingly crafted interactive map of the Continent. The Witcher fictional world map includes some wonderfully detailed animated elements. For example, if you zoom-in on Novigrad you can actually watch the smoke rising from the buildings' chimneys. Zoom-in on Kaer Morhen and you can see the waves rippling on the lake. Elsewhere on the map you can find birds flapping their wings, moving windmills and animated sea monsters.

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