Creating the Ravenclaw Map

March 3, 2018

Think it’s only Gryffindors that are up to no good? Explore Hogwarts like never before on the Ravenclaw Map to solve riddles, earn awards, and uncover the castles secrets.

I’m always working on some form of ‘creative’ side-project for a couple of reasons; firstly to keep up-to-date with the latest design/development trends & techniques, and secondly a longstanding fear of boredom.

After stubbornly resisting Pottermania for the first few years I eventually agreed to watch the first film, and I’ve been a bit of a Potterhead ever since. The idea of an interactive map of Hogwarts has been in the back of my mind for some time and it was good to finally sit down and create one, albeit an alpha releaseat this stage due to the sheer amount of work involved.

The concept behind the Ravenclaw Map is a simple one. Anyone who is familiar with Harry Potter knows the magical Marauders Map, a living map of Hogwarts school which not only shows the rooms in the school but also the location of any current occupants. Cool as this map is I often found it quite shallow, leaving much to be desired in terms of knowledge and information.

The Ravenclaw Map seeks to provide answers often disregarded by the Marauders Map. What is that particular room for? Why can’t students access certain parts of the castle? How do you access the secret passageway? The Ravenclaw Map seeks to be the most comprehensive map of Hogwarts ever produced, and we’re just getting started.

Those who use the map can also earn bronze, silver, and gold awards for a variety of tasks, from finding all commonrooms to finding all school ghosts, and share these awards on leading social media platforms.

Oh, and don’t think you can just access all this information without having to prove yourself. Prove your worthy of the house of Ravenclaw by solving riddles and challenges to access all points of interest available on the Ravenclaw Map.

Ready? Head to www.ravenclawmap.com and start exploring.

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