Mapbox to Showcase Innovative Mapping Solutions for Game Developers at GTMF 2024

June 17, 2024

TOKYO, JAPAN, June 17, 2024 – Mapbox, a leader in digital map and location information platforms, is thrilled to announce its participation in the Game Tools & Middleware Forum 2024 (GTMF2024), Japan's premier business event for game developers. Mapbox will showcase its advanced map development platform used in popular location-based games like "Nobunaga's Ambition: Shutsujin" and "Dragon Quest Walk.” GTMF2024 will take place in Osaka on June 28 and in Tokyo on July 9. Mapbox will exhibit at both venues and deliver a keynote session titled "The Fundamentals, Features, and Future of Digital Maps: How to Expand Gaming Possibilities with Location."

Discover Mapbox Studio: Transforming In-Game Map Design

Mapbox Studio is a no-code design interface that game developers use to customize the visual design of in-game maps. This advanced platform, used to style popular location-based games, allows for complete customization of maps, including color schemes, fonts, and 3D features that adapt dynamically across zoom levels. With Mapbox Studio, game designers can ensure that every map perfectly matches the unique aesthetic of any game.

Seamless and Efficient Gameplay

In the world of map-based games, smooth movement and display rendering are a must. Mapbox excels in processing data quickly and efficiently, delivering a seamless user experience even with highly customized maps. Features such as pinch-in and pinch-out functionality are optimized to enhance gameplay, ensuring intuitive and responsive map interactions.

Enhancing Safety with Mapbox Playable Locations

Mapbox also prioritizes player safety with its "Mapbox Playable Location" technology. Developed in Japan, this feature allows game developers to identify restricted areas and non-navigable roads so that item acquisition spots and checkpoints are placed only in safe, accessible locations. This technology enhances the gaming experience and ensures players can enjoy the game safely.

Join Us at GTMF2024

At GTMF2024, Mapbox will showcase its advanced solutions for location-based game maps. The booth, titled "Location-Based Games Evolving with Mapbox Maps," will feature demo apps and map design tools. Additionally, the session titled "The Fundamentals, Features, and Future of Digital Maps: How to Expand Gaming Possibilities with Location" will provide further insights into the innovative use of Mapbox in game development and the location technology industry more generally.

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About Mapbox

Mapbox is the leading maps and location platform powering a new generation of location-aware applications. Mapbox is the only platform that equips organizations with the full set of tools to power the navigation for people, packages, and vehicles everywhere. More than 4 million registered developers and 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies have chosen Mapbox because of the platform's flexibility, security and privacy compliance. Organizations use Mapbox applications, data, SDKs and APIs to create customized and immersive experiences that delight their customers.

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