Map generator

Software theme

Uses (random) map/level generator to create most or all areas where the player can go to instead of shipping with regular human designed static levels or maps.


Alternate names: Random map generator, Procedural map generator
Name variations: level generator

The first video game about Map generator was released in 1975.

Microprose, Klei Entertainment and 2K Games has published most of these games

These usually suffer from illogical structuring, and when they don't, they're usually awfully repetitive and/or unimaginative.

This usually improves replayability since the areas (likely) don't share the same layout with each playthrough, but tends to fall short in other aspects.
See also: randomly selected maps

* Roguelikes
* Shifting locale

Implied: (not enforceable)
* Tile-based

Related: (map/scenario creation)
* Custom scenarios
* Level editor

May also include:
* Preset Maps

Parent groups

Procedural content generation, Replayability

Child group

Live map generator

compare with these groups


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