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World Engine is an easy-to-use, web-based, map-making tool that will let you create jaw-dropping maps quickly and easily.
World Engine is an easy-to-use, web-based, map-making tool that will let you create jaw-dropping maps quickly and easily.
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Developer Update #5: Brief Status

Posted by Matthew "Granger" Magginnis (Collaborator)

Greetings Backers!

We wanted to give you a brief update on what we’ve been working on behind the scenes. As some of you have noticed we’ve been pushing out minor updates to World Engine that include feature enhancements and bug fixes.

Many improvements have been made to the overall system, along with current tools. We’re working on improving and building out the export functionality. The interface we’re building allows you to adjust the DPI, Height, and Width of your exported maps. In addition, scale, grid, grid style, direct map download and a few other export customization's are all currently in progress -- these should be available soon.

The Roller Tool has also undergone some significant updates which allow you to rotate and scale tiles before placing them. The updated Selection Tool allows you to move, rotate, and scale single or multiple selected objects.  

Save / Load functions have been improved and are still being improved upon. Several scaling issues have been resolved involving both saving, loading and painting.  

The UI remains a work in progress as we work with each tool and feature. We have our UI developer in the wings waiting on the final tool options before we set him free to build out the stunning, pro-UI we are looking forward too. Several of our backers have offered suggestions and feedback regarding the temporary UI. These suggestions have been rolled into the existing UI and will be available as part of the update cycle.  

Touch Support is nearly ready for the prime time with an initial integration for mobile and touch enabled devices. There are still a couple of gestures that are being updated to enhance functionality as well as some UI concerns to address to provide parity between desktop and gesture interaction.  

We are making good progress forward and the feedback from the community has been very helpful to us. Your feedback helped to guide several fixes and feature enhancements to the current tools. As you use the application more and more, it is your feedback and involvement that will help us make World Engine the best online mapper out there! Again we thank all of you for your continued support as we push forward.

You can follow our development progress on our Trello Board here:  

Drop in and chat with us, report a bug, or request a feature in our Discord channel here:  

You also contact us at for reporting bugs / issues or send us some feedback by using our feedback forum here:  

Game On & Happy Map Making!

The Dev Team,
Granger & Fendruil

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