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Vertiginous Golf is a physics based first person exploratory mini golf game set in a steampunk alternative universe. You travel from a Victorian world of eternal rain to a sun-drenched realm high above the clouds known as the Vertiginousphere, where a game of equally challenging and relaxing mini-golf awaits you.
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014
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What the developers have to say:

“Vertiginous Golf is currently in the alpha stage of development. This means that the game is still being made and will be improved upon on a regular basis. Updates will add new features and content, as well as optimisation, bug fixes and polish. Please give us feedback and report bugs, and we will continue to improve the game for you!

Why Early Access?
We're planning a very open and community-driven development through the full Early Access process until the full launch later in 2014. Players who buy into the Early Access can expect to have input into development decisions as well as frequent updates with new content and features along the way.

Development Time?
We don’t have a definite development-time for Early Access right now, we hope to have all features completed by September 2014 and launch the full feature version in October 2014. However this all depending on the Early Access development process and time, things can always take a bit more time than expected.

Price?
In development for PC with Mac and Linux versions planned, Vertiginous Golf will launch on Steam Early Access at March 7th 2014 for $15. The final launch price for the game will be $20 so Early Access backers will effectively get a 25% discount.

What about the Community?
When thinking about Steam Early Access and our basic roadmap for the project, we decided that we wanted to give the community the biggest input possible into the development of the game. That's why we’ve built an extensive Community hub - it's a place that we can share our development progress, ask for your opinions, and work with you to create a game that everyone can enjoy.

When the game arrives on Steam Early Access March 7th, we will be opening up our development process to everyone. We'll be holding regular votes on this site asking which features you want developed first, along with a chance to suggest your own features and even have a hand in crafting the universe of Vertiginous Golf.

So thank you for joining us on this amazing quest to deliver the best dystopian steampunk golf game ever made. We truly appreciate your support and now we're looking forward to involving each and every one of you in the future of the game!”
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Update 0.54 is off to the races!

August 1st, 2014

Hello golfers! A quick update this week, one that focuses on the Race hole type which we really would love some feedback. Unfortunately the YouTube gods don't want me to upload the flyover video this week, but the latest update on Steam will get you set up on the starting line.

Paul and Christian have made significant changes to the first prototype of the first Race hole, so we have reset the leaderboards as a result. They are also debuting a brand new Race hole for you all to explore, and we'd love for you to provide us some feedback in the Race feedback discussion.

Changlong is below, and we'll post that video as soon as the YouTube issues are soted. - Steve

Changelog - v0.54 - 01/08/2014
  • Updated new Race 2 hole
  • Removed the shattering glass from the end of the race holes
  • Updated the hummingbird so you can use it during the shot

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Update 0.52 arrives, completes the Mini-Green course

July 17th, 2014


Hello golfers! Another week has passed, and after the success of the first VG Cup, Paul and Christian have delivered another content-filled update!

YouTube flyover of new holes

Update 0.52 adds the final 3 holes of the Mini Green course. Golfers will be forced to contend with winding paths, filled with conveyor belts, not to mention some truly cruel free-stroke hole placement. If you manage to get to the final green, you'll often have to adjust your strategy to deal with the various bumps and hills surrounding the hole.

It's fun, but as someone who overly relies on the Influenza bug, which is not included in the Mini-Putt courses, my scores were astronomical at first. After a few rounds with it however, I settled into the groove and now I think I can compete with the rest of you.

Changelog is below, leaderboards have been reset, and we'll be back next week with another update. Don't foget to stop by the various discussions we have on the hub! - Steve

[h3]Changelog - 0.52 - 18/07/2014[/h3]

  • Added Holes 6 to 9 to complete the Minigreen 1 course</li>
  • Fixed issue with gamepad trigger pads still working when "Disable GamePad" option is enabled</li>
  • Meditation hole 7 fixed issue with ball getting stuck on roof</li>
  • Updated roof object to prevent balls getting stuck</li>
  • Updated code to prevent shot finishing when ball not on the ground</li>
  • Extra code to prevent after-touch bug issue not reseting at end of each shot</li>

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Reviews

“A dystopian steampunk golf game.” PERRRRRR-DOOIIIIIIIINNGGG! My heart’s back up where it belongs!”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“The Classiest Crazy Golf Game I’ve Ever Seen”
Indiestatik

About the Game

Vertiginous Golf is a physics based first person exploratory mini golf game set in a steampunk alternative universe. You travel from a Victorian world of eternal rain to a sun-drenched realm high above the clouds known as the Vertiginousphere, where a game of equally challenging and relaxing mini-golf awaits you. Vertiginous Golf elevates mini golf to a more mature level than the typical casual and child-orientated mini golf games currently available.

The players navigation tools include a putter, chipping wedge, a set of cameras placed at strategic positions on the holes and a fully controllable first person mechanical humming bird that is used to help plan the player's route through the holes.

Crowdsourced Development

When thinking about Steam Early Access and our basic roadmap for the project, we decided that we wanted to give the community the biggest input possible into the development of the game. That's why we’ve built an extensive Community hub - it's a place that we share our development progress, ask for your opinions, and work with you to create a game that everyone can enjoy.

We'll be holding regular votes on this site asking which features you want developed first, along with a chance to suggest your own features and even have a hand in crafting the universe of Vertiginous Golf.

So thank you for joining us on this amazing quest to deliver the best dystopian steampunk golf game ever made.

Current Features


  • PC
  • 18 holes
  • Putter and chipper
  • Rewind, aftertouch
  • 1-4 Player local multiplayer
  • Music and sound Effects
  • Mouse and keyboard
  • Full controller support
  • Introductory story elements
  • Beta replay system
  • Oculus VR Support
  • Leaderboards

Future Plans


  • PC, Mac & Linux
  • 45+ holes
  • Online multiplayer
  • Full-blown mystery
  • Extended replay system
  • Handicap system
  • Steam Workshop intergration
  • Avatars
  • Club and ball customisation
  • Daily challenges
  • Steam achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Fully-fledged Oculus VR Support

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 390 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 390 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
3,438 products in account
59 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review

I've not has so much fun playing a crazy golf game since buying 3D Ultra™ Minigolf Adventures well over 4 years ago. Vertiginous Golf, is not only beautiflul to look at , it's deviously more difficult to score compared to the older mini golf game. With local coop available now; and, as development progresses with up to 4 player multiplayer this is going to be a great game to play with your online mates. I can imagine the laugh your all going to have playing this.

The game is in early access; if you were lucky enought to buy it via the humble store a few days ago, you'd have got it for half price, right up to its release.

The game is a physics based first person exploratory mini golf game set in a steampunk universe. There are loads of innovations included such as first person mechanical humming bird that can be utilized to plan your shots, there' s a rewind facility that allows you to undo or rewind a shot without losing a stroke (basically a cheat system). The ball can also be controlled using the WASD keys, so rewinding part way, you can then adjust your shot accordingly. There's a whole host of other things included such as moving obstacles, mini helicopters, blockers, platforms, spinners, travelators and other interesting items (eg a glowing semi transparent trail showing you your previous shots) that help or hinder your progress. At the moment there are 18 holes with a further 27 + holes planned in future updates.

As an early access game you can report bugs in the games forums HERE.

You can see videos of game play HERE, HERE and HERE.

Highly recommended even at it's full price of £11.99 ($14.99). That's over £3 cheaper if you can find a friend in the US to gift it too you. ;)
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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39 of 67 people (58%) found this review helpful
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15 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Full review at http://www.youtube.com/BrbteabreakTV
http://youtu.be/sFltTIm7FW8

You could say Vertiginous Golf is the golfing equivalent of Dark Souls, there’s no hand holding going on here and all you’re told is you have to get the ball into the hole at the end of the course. How you do this is completely up to you, do you try and smash it across the whole field, hoping to get some lucky rebounds? Maybe you’re a bit more conservative and like to go for the paths which are enclosed? Maybe you want that “hole-in-one” every time and you have to pitch perfectly in order to get it. Also did I mention this game is as hard as 7 week old bacon?

Vertiginous Golf is overflowing with options, which is something you wouldn’t normally see from a game which is tied to a sport. Just on originality alone I think this is a good pick-up. It already has great features while in Early Access and promised future developments look even better. I’d only steer away from this if you have ADD and you need fast hot action all over your face in order to feel satisfied, now go clean yourself up.
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
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5 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A solid golf game with plenty of charm and a dab of humor words wont do it justice so check out this video instead - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC0ctkNqGeo

For those with no time the key pionts are

- Mini golf/crazy golf (obvously)
- Art Deco
- Steam-punk
- Hard puzzles
- After touch ball controll
- Humor
- Nice music
- Unity engin so runs well
- Can play windowed or full screen
- Multiplayer
Posted: March 10th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,197 products in account
27 reviews
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Probably the best, crazy/zany golf game i ever played. Easy buy at 66% off!
Posted: July 4th, 2014
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1,433 products in account
39 reviews
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
UPDATE! Dev has responded to pretty much everything, and discusses changing the order of the courses and adding more conventional courses and lots of other things. See it here!
http://steamcommunity.com/app/272890/discussions/0/46476145268976859/

I really had high hopes. People even poked fun at me for this being #3 on my wishlist but did I care? Nay.
However after only 30 minutes or so I'm pretty sure I will never enjoy this game :(


The whole idea of a mini-golf game in the clouds is cool until you play it. I thought it would be a creative way to simplify and at the same time provide some majesty to the background. But it's actually a mini-golf game where the ball falling OOB into oblivion is the main game mechanic.
And that's sooo not fun.

To make things worse, the courses are frankly all over othe place*. Most of the time you are not trying to line up shots or timing- you are studying, trying to figure out where in god's name the ball is supposed to be hit so that it may follow a wildly convoluted path towards the 'green'. God forbid you miss an approach to a ramp or escalator, you will lose many shots just tying to get back to a position where you can make the crazy shot.



CONTROLLER SUPPORT is only for Xbox 360 controller, and axis and other functions on a direct-input controller don't work correctly. The DOF bothers my eyes. You cannot map any controls, and they feel ok but "not quite right." (sorry, thats the best way I can put it with limited played time.)


But even if these things are polished to perfection, I just don't find the game fun! I think they totally missed the boat on what makes minigolf attractive. I really don't want to worry about hitting my ball into the abyss, or rebounding off a moving floor ramp that changes direction randomly, only to push the ball into the abyss, in a mini golf game. What a pain!!

I WILL try to give this some more time to see if I can acquire some affection for it but, I can't recommend this based on what I have experienced so far.

*I only played the first course! But it's obvious this is how the gameplay is designed. And logically the next courses are even harder, which in this case means even worse!

**I basically copy pasted this from a forum post I made so it's kind of awkward as a review, and long as hell-- oh wells xD
Posted: July 5th, 2014
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