Harry Potter fans have been fascinated about the Marauders Map ever since it was first mentioned in the books and then, later, when it made an appearance in the worldwide phenomenon movie series. Since creating a real map with moving characters is impossible, you could settle for a screensaver.

The Marauders Map Screensaver is a nice app that shows random characters from the famous J.K. Rowling book series moving around the many corridors of Hogwarts, complete with animated footsteps.

By accessing the app’s settings, you can control the speed the characters are moving with and enable sounds. Thus, you can hear hollow footsteps resounding on the stony walls of Hogwarts. Furthermore, you can select the number of characters you want to show on your map, with a top value of 50.

So, anyone can roam your map, starting with Harry Potter, Professor Severus Snape, Lupin, Sirius Black and even Moaning Myrtle, although she’s a ghost and flies around most of the time.

The app can be installed in a few languages, such as English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Marauders Map is a nice screensaver, perfect for Harry Potter fans all over the world. It’s easy to install and should be no problem for users of all levels of experience. As a side note, remember to “solemnly swear that you’re up to no good” when firing up this screensaver.