The real joy of making games is in crafting a little world for someone to explore and enjoy; if anything, the real heart of Pragmatica – the place where the game mechanics shine and where the real high-level play takes place – is the mapmaker.
To build a map in Pragmatica you need to make a puzzle within a puzzle – start with a prototype and try to solve it, change it, break it, and eventually, hopefully, come out with a neat puzzle for someone to flex their brain against.
To play these maps, simply unzip the folder(s) contained in each archive (e.g. ‘/mapppack/’) and copy them to your Pragmatica /maps/ folder on the hard drive (e.g. ‘/Pragmatica/maps/mappack/’). They will appear in the list of Contracts on the main menu like any other maps.
As a game developer, being sent a map that someone has made for your game, as a token of their enjoyment and desire to really step into the world you’ve made for them, is amazing. If you feel like making some maps for Pragmatica – even just one – we’d love to put them up here. Use the contact form to let us know and we’ll send you an email!