Welcome

Welcome to my interactive map of Hollow Knight that I assemble from hundreds of thousands of screenshots. It involves a lot of draw-over and correction, resulting in a very detailed map that is zoomable to gameplay-view. I started it in August 2017, and I hope to finish it soon! Right now I’m a bit swamped with work on my game, but the project is not abandoned, despite no updates being posted under Journal. For WIPs it’s best to follow me on Twitter.

I also have a YouTube channel where I upload Hollow Knight ambience and mapping timelapse videos among other things that are occasionally not Hollow Knight-related.

Help by sharing my work

Sharing, retweeting, likes etc are all super appreciated! My mission, other than finishing the map of course, is to reach as many people with it as possible.

Share my timelapses, the link to this site, or my Twitter where I often post WIPs with those you think would appreciate it.

Links: Twitter | YouTube | Patreon | SubscribeStar | Ko-fi | Carrd

I’m also making a game!

Touch evil, Kabbalistic mysteries and Saturnism in Where Birds Go to Sleep, a beautifully voice acted one-of-a-kind experience with lots of mysteries and a tinge of dark humour, brought to life in a painterly artstyle!

Short Trailer - Click to Play!

INTERACTIVE MAP

About & Contact

Hi, I’m The Embraced One or TEO, and I’m behind this big solo mapping project that I started doing back in August 2017.

I have a YouTube channel where I upload video game related ambience videos and also mapping timelapse videos.

Since 2020 January, I’ve been working on an Where Birds Go to Sleep in a team of two pretty much most of my waking hours.

You can e-mail me here, or DM me on Twitter or add me on Discord: The Embraced One#6059

Is there a way I can help/support you?

Yes, I’m always looking for people to error check new maps. If you’re interested in helping out, you can join my Discord server here (make sure you get the Hallownest.net Updates role to see the right channel), or shoot me a PM; The Embraced One#6059

I also won’t turn down a cup of coffee to keep me going, so I made a Patreon, SubScribeStar and Ko-fi page to allow people to support me if they want to, but currently I have no plans to make any exclusive content.

You can also help a lot just by spreading word, by sharing my website and social media links so more people know about my project!

What makes your mapping project different from other maps?

The short answer is that it’s a pure art project, unlike other maps that are functionality-based.

My map is assembled from thousands of screenshots and a lot of draw-over and correction is involved, resulting in a very detailed map that is zoomable to gameplay-view, while other maps are often a single, zoomed out and low resolution screenshot for each room.

I’ve seen a mistake/encountered an error, what do I do?

If you noticed any weird thing or mistake, be it on the website or on the map itself, please contact me so I can correct them! You can contact me via my profiles or email on my Contact page or you can join my Discord here (make sure you get the Hallownest.net Updates role to see the right channel).

I’ve seen a mistake/encountered an error, what do I do?

If you noticed any weird thing or mistake, be it on the website or on the map itself, please contact me so I can correct them! You can contact me via my profiles or email on my Contact page or you can join my Discord here (make sure you get the Hallownest.net Updates role to see the right channel).

How big is the end map going to be?

My initial estimation (based on Forgotten Crossroads) was initially 30,000 x 12,500. A more up-to-date calculation was 120,000 x 65,000. The final calculation seems to be at 80,000 x 48,000!

Will you do dream and indoor areas?

I’d like to, but I’ll only worry about that once the overworld map is completed.

Will you also map Silksong?

I’d love to, but mapping Hallownest has been ongoing since 2017, and now that I’m working on my own game, I’m not sure I will be able to afford to spend this much time on a new map. We’ll see how things are after I’ve finished Hallownest and seen the areas/size of Silksong.

Where are the downloads?!

For the time being, I don’t keep the Downloads page up to date due to logistical reasons, but once the map is complete, I’ll make downloads available again.

Special Thanks

This is a hall of fame for those who help me make the project happen and succeed.

  • Lorthiz & RainingChain (Website): thank you for the map script and helping me set it up.
  • Seanpr (GitHub) & KDT (GitHub) & 56 (GitHub): thank you for all your hard work on the debug mod, I could not do it without it.
  • Benjamin Moir (GitHub): thank you for all your help with code.
  • Bozhidar, M.A.U.R., Exempt Medic, Alfie: thank you for helping me correct all those elusive seam problems and noticing things I wouldn’t!
  • My Supporters on Patreon, Ko-Fi, SubscribeStar, YouTube and Twitter: thank you for following my work and helping me cover hosting costs!