About the Game (From the Steam Store Page)
Golf is a dystopian steam punk mini golf adventure game set in the
skies above an alternate world where life on the ground is enveloped in
permanent smog, constant darkness and never-ending rain.
suffering on the ground under a haze smog and pollution, the people of
Scudburough have been split in half by a lottery, with the winners
heading up into the clouds to live in a floating city called New
Lun-Donne. For those left below, they can get a temporary escape from
the gloom through the Verti-Sphere, a device that allows them to rise
virtually into the cloudy paradise to play mini golf on challenging
obstacle courses floating in the sky. But something is amiss in this
nation of two cities. Another voice is trying to break through the
propaganda messages of peace and prosperity… the voice of an
Chip and putt your way through beautiful
golf courses floating far above the smog-covered streets below. Play
through the unique story mode courses to uncover the mystery of the
Verti-sphere. Enjoy 54 classic holes ranging from simple miniputt to
mind-bending courses that will test even the most skilled golfers, as
well a driving range and race challenges.
these insane obstacle courses filled with hazards and contraptions. Look
through the eyes of your mechanical hummingbird companion to explore
and unlock the secrets of the green. Use the jewel encrusted beetle to
control your ball once it’s in motion and make good use of your limited
rewind power to redeem yourself from a bad shot.
better than a leisurely round of golf in the sky? A leisurely round of
golf in the sky with up to three friends, of course! All the courses can
be enjoyed in multiplayer either locally or online. There are also two
more unusual multiplayer modes to enjoy: race each other to the finish
on the race tracks or fight over control of the holes in the unique
battle golf arenas whilst using a variety of offensive weapons to
disrupt your opponents.
A fully featured map editor
means you can design your own fiendish courses and share them with the
community. Who knows what the mad inventors of you will come up with?
For the more aesthetically inclined you can tinker for hours with the
look of your clubs, your mechanical hummingbird companion and your
avatar in Frolich's Emporium.
Expectations and Prior Experience
don't really know all that much about this game. It looks like some
kind of wacky sci-fi golf, which is . . . okay, I guess. I don't much
care for golf, in either real life or video game form, but then, this
probably doesn't resemble real golf much at all. I did once play a game
called Kirby's Dream Course that I enjoyed quite a bit, but its connection to the sport was tenuous at best.
biggest fear going into this is that it will be (from a viewpoint of
sufficient abstraction) another poorly put-together physics puzzle, like
Bad Rats, but because it's ostensibly a "sport" my inability to
hit par will be attributed to my lack of skill. And usually this is
where I come up with some cheery reason why my pessimism is unwarranted,
but the Steam reviews are pretty mixed, so this may actually be a valid
concern for once.
Still, it's possible that its
fantastic conceit will prove charming enough that I forget about my
complete unfamiliarity with the genre and general lack of interest in
sports games. Stranger things have happened.