Map – Colour the Map – Puzzle Game



You are given a map consisting of a number of regions. Your task is to colour each region with one of four colours, in such a way that no two regions sharing a boundary have the same colour. You are provided with some regions already coloured, sufficient to make the remainder of the solution unique.

Only regions which share a length of border are required to be different colours. Two regions which meet at only one point (i.e. are diagonally separated) may be the same colour.

Game Modes:

  • 20×15 – 30 regions – Easy
  • 20×15 – 30 regions – Normal
  • 20×15 – 30 regions – Hard
  • 20×15 – 30 regions – Unreasonable
  • 30×25 – 75 regions – Normal
  • 30×25 – 75 regions – Hard
  • Custom – define your own width, height, and regions, playing at either Easy, Normal, Hard, or Unreasonable difficulty setting

Below is a short tutorial showing you how to download and compile the latest source code for this game, and the other 38 games in the puzzle collection. The tutorial takes place in Linux, using the Ubuntu 17.10 distribution, but the procedure will be the same, or very similar, for other Linux distributions. If you find the tutorial helpful, please give the video a like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Besides the main 3 operating system, the puzzle collection has also been ported by contributors to Palm, Android, Symbian 60, iPhone, iPad, and the Windows Store.

Developer: Simon Tatham, Richard Boulton, James Harvey, Mike Pinna, Jonas Kölker, Dariusz Olszewski, Michael Schierl, Lambros Lambrou, Bernd Schmidt, Steffen Bauer, Lennard Sprong, and Rogier Goossens
License: MIT
Written in: C, Java, JavaScript

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