Vertiginous 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.
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Release Date: Mar 7, 2014

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

“I think it's safe to say that Vertiginous Golf is one of the most unique mini-golf titles I've ever played, and its steampunk setting is the real capper to such an off-the-wall and rich concept. I'm quite fond of its approach to narrative within a mini-golf game.”
Destructiod

“Its puzzling, challenging, and deeply weird characteristics make for a unique and engaging experience that brings new life to the staidest of sports”
7 – GameSpot

About This Game


Vertiginous 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.

After 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 insurrection.



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.



Take on 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.



What's 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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP SP3 and above
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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QuintinPlays
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Huzzah!!!!! Thsi game is graet m9s most MLG game of teh year!! 10/10 IGN
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Anonymous
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Product received for free
it is not worth buying the game
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kitty
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 18
Not great
not optimised
clunky

dissapointing - especially after all the positive reviews.
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FaZe_Autism
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
sh*t man, I'm fat, I suck at golf, and I got no friends, f*ck
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Bandiii
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 12
Product received for free
Nope. Nope. Nope.
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TheBraveGamer
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
The game is just bad\

1) its so hard to lightly hit a shot i couldnt even move my mouse

2) it lags like ♥♥♥♥ even on the lowest possible settings

3) sensitivty is high as ♥♥♥♥ing balls (i couldnt make it better in settings its so bad)

4) The ♥♥♥♥ing menu is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and you dont know where your shot is landing

5) the lobby/start screen is super hard to navigate through

6) its just bad
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Private Jokerz
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
Slow, Buggy, graphics are awful, just avoid this completely.
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emriwaqi92
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 8
Masochism at it's finest.

My eyes are bleeding and I love it!
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Blacktommer35
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
Buy it on sale
Play it with friends
Have fun
Rage
Keep on playing
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Deeman777
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 6
A Tricky Final Decision

When I was 7 years old going out to mini putt golf courses with my family, I always wondered why the rules say that we can't all hit it at once without turns, you know, a race, if you will. This game, takes the rule of turn based putt golf and ignores it. Yes, asymmetric golf game. Its as fun as it sounds and unfortunately there's no online community now. No one really plays this game anymore. It's time has passed. However, I will recommend it just because it has a decent single player mode and user created golf courses. I bought this game (4 of them actually) from a bundle on Humble Bundle for about 5 dollars (plus other games). I've been meaning to get rid of these copies and play with some friends. I eventually did, but no one still plays it. Anyway, let's get on with the review!

The game play is in this first person perspective until you start the game. You'll find it shocking that terrible puns will be in this review since to start a golf game, you have to sit in a chair and electrocute yourself directly into your character's head. You can also go to a store next to this place and customize your character. Its not the deepest of character customization, but it works well. Like I said, in the first paragraph you can have asymmetric multiplayer golf. Meaning, that you all can play at once without taking turns, which I think is really cool. However, the game has no community now and is pretty much on it's death bed right now. I do love the custom golf course holes you and other people can make and upload. You can try out other people's golf course holes and see how they are. You can even rate them and give them a confidence boost or a cruel reality that it needs work as they tearfully take off the golf cap and throw their putter down in disappointment as you single handedly destroy their dreams. Good job there buddy, I hope you feel better about your one star rating you gleefully gave. Moving on, this game is physics based, obviously, and you need to hit the golf ball through multiple obstacles, including: Ramps, fans, the bottomless pit below you, and pools. This game has a lot to throw at you and its a lot of fun. You can add these things in your golf courses if you decide to make them. There's also the developer created courses. There's not a lot but there's enough to keep you busy for a couple hours. Sometimes, they're challenging and other times too easy. I found them to be fun but the user created courses are much more interesting. You can use a wedge club for chipping the ball for a quick short cut. There's certain areas where you are prohibited from using them and you should make sure you put the chipper away when you need to putt. You have a little bird that you can customize as well to a lesser degree and you can use him to scout the golf course, which is a neat feature, nothing new but its definitely more necessary in this game. You can use a controller or keyboard and mouse, both work pretty well and are easy to use. I never had a complaint about the controls of this game since they make sense. You use the mouse to hit the ball by holding and clicking the left mouse button and moving the mouse back and forward. Of course you have to swing forward once you have the certain amount of power you want. You can be like what other people did and hit it as hard as you can and pray that it doesn't fall into the bottomless pit.

The sound, I honestly turned off. It can be a bit obnoxious hearing your bird companion flapping around in your head phones. There's not much to talk about. The sound design was just not that great overall and there was no music either so you can just use your own on your computer or MP3. If you want to count the music you listen to as part of the game then I say that everyone should enjoy the music in this game then.

The graphics are fairly meh, but definitely not the worst. The game can look kinda dull and lifeless at times even though the game play isn't dull or lifeless. The 3D models aren't bad but the character models look just plain awkward. They always have a blank expression on their face. To be fair, you only see them when you voluntarily give yourself the chair. The game can look great and all if you design the levels to be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Still, this doesn't break the game and it more than works if you can get passed that some levels can be fairly dull looking.

The replayability can be through the roof if you consider all the hundreds (maybe thousands?) of user created golf holes that were made. Its seriously works well in a game like this where you could have endless amounts of new golf holes to play through. It was a smart move by the developers to add that in. The game has no multiplayer community now so you might as well treat this as a single player experience from now on if you do get this game.

It was tricky to decide if I should recommend this or not but I enjoyed this game, overall. If you can get it cheap, since I'm unaware of the full price of it, then I'd say get it if you like mini golf because this game really makes mini golf more insane to play. Bring a friend if you can and play a hole together because you will have a blast playing it with them.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
This game is very fun with friends or just anyone from your family to play with. Its a child friendly game :)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
This game is actually a lot of fun, at least when playing the game with a second person. I enjoy the classy music and theme.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Product received for free
Great game, a fun time waster, maybe buy it on sale though, $10 seems a little pricey.

Still, mechanics are interesting and smooth, game is challenging enough, and the story and setting are very cool.
The only issues I have are with the level creator, which is a little buggy.

Overall 8.5/10
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Remember those friends you had?
Yeah
I had those before I played this game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
148 of 193 people (77%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
Vertiginous Golf is a dystopian steam-punk mini-golf game developed by Kinelco and Lone Elk Creative. Vertiginous Golf (I will refer to it as VG for the rest of my review) is set in the skies above Scudburough in a floating city called New Lun-Donne. Those who live in Scudburough, such as your fine self, can visit Verti-Sphere shops where you can get a temporary fix of verti-golf in the clouds high above.

+Nice graphics
+Cool dystopian steam-punk world design
+54 holes included with the game, each hole is very well designed and there's a good variation of difficulty across all courses
+An integrated course editor so you can make your own courses
+A few different course types
+You can take control of a robotic bird to scout out the track and look for the best way forward
+A cool 'free stroke' mechanic which involves you getting the ball in a certain whole to get that stroke free and move you to a different part of the course
+Cool rewind function, it's not unlimited which leaves the game a good level of challenge, rewind fuel can be restored by taking shots
+Simple controls (I played with a 360 controller)
+Good soundeffects and nice soundtrack
+Singleplayer and Multiplayer both local and online

+/-No predicted path for the ball, personally I would have liked to have seen it be at least an option
+/-There aren't many railings on the courses so you're gonna lose your ball over the side often

-Awful voice acting, it's all very bland and uninteresting
-Uninteresting story which isn't helped by the afore mentioned voice acting
-Only two clubs to choose from
-The ball feels a bit too bouncy for my liking which makes it even easier for balls to go over the edge

Verdict:
7.5

A fun dystopian steam-punk mini-golf game with nice graphics, cool world design, loads of courses, an integrated course editor and some cool mechanics. If you like mini-golf games, chances are you're gonna like this.

***This review was written using a key provided by the Developer for review purposes***

El K.
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55 of 76 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
The UI is clunky and the story is dumb, But the game is still fun and has lots of holes with a custom course creator to add more content, If you miss the free giveaway (Oct 26th) Its still a good game worth 5-10 dollars.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 14, 2014
The Good
Vertignious Golf is a gorgeous game, both conceptually and stylistically. The game controls aren't difficult to grasp, the music and sounds are well designed, and the interface is nice and clean, not interfering with the graphics -- did I mention they were gorgeous? Oh, yes, I did.

The hummingbird and rewind features are welcome additions to the basic gameplay of minigolf. In fact, given the complexity of some of the holes, they're requirements. The availability of a wedge in addition to a putter is welcome, adding a level of strategy absent in other minigolf games.

The game is also eminently playable -- on the more advanced courses, there are several ways to play each hole, so there's little repetition even with the limited number of courses. If it has a boredom factor, I haven't reached it yet.


The Bad
While I have not identified the game's boredom factor, it does have a frustration factor, and it was found quite quickly.

There are difficult holes. There are even diabolical holes -- the par 3 8th at OSU Scarlet, when the pin is set in that card-table sized tongue of green sticking out into the pond, comes to mind as a real-world example.

Vertiginous Golf, unfortunately, includes a few unplayable holes, where the line between success and failure is both unmarked and razor thin. The penalty for failure is vastly out of proportion to the value of success -- and scores rapidly balloon out of control, rendering an entire round not much more than an exercise in futility. And if I want futility, I can just load up my clubs and go play some real golf (which can fairly be described as two shots worthy of Tiger hidden within one hundred twenty worthy of Tigger).

On the plus side, this is the worst I have to say about Vertiginous Golf -- but since it's central to game play, it's of importance.


The Skinny
Overall, I'll give 7.5/10, though I would strongly recommend the designers re-visit some of the holes and dial it back a little. I don't expect an ace every time, but neither do I expect to be condemned to ten or more strokes because I missed a tee shot by the faintest of margins.

On the cosmetic side, I'd like to suggest allowing the player to choose their ball color (or if that's already in the game, making it more obvious as I haven't found it yet). We golfers are a superstitious lot, and I (think I) play better with a blue or green ball than with a red one. :D

A course designer would be another welcome addition -- way back in ancient times (i.e., the 1990s), the Jack Nicklaus series of golf games always included course design tools, and some of the fan-made courses were genuinely brilliant. The vast array of additional free content also kept the JN games playable far longer than most other games released at the same time.

Overall, this game is Recommended on the basis of design and creativity, and in the hopes that some of its frustration factor is ironed out by the time of its official release.
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40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2015
This is an okay game. It can get quite confusing at sometimes though. The tracks are way to complex and hard to figure out. But all up it's still pretty good.
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
This is a good game.

I don't even particularly care much about minigolf. But i am really enjoying this. The presentation and style is consistent yet refreshingly unfamiliar for a minigolf game.

The physics are superb and the flawless cross-platform support make this one a win in my book.
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168 of 288 people (58%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2015
Let me begin this review by saying two things: As a gamer, my guilty pleasure has always been Mini-golf games. I have played them through my childhood, but as an adult, I had slacked off. Then--*Gasp*--What do my eyes see? I new mini-golf game on steam! I immediately got it and was thrilled to play it, even at the price point.

And the second point is simply this; How dare you expect me to enjoy this heap of junk.

The controls are the wonkiest thing on the planet, I feel like I have no kind of control over the ball whastsoever. There is nowhere near enough railing, I found myself constantly falling off of the platforms for no other reason than my putter flinched a little harder than I told it--tried to tell it to.

In the story, the concept with the records advancing the plot and rewarding you if you do is really neat. However, making it mandatory to make the hole isn't. I had made it to the end of a hole, after, oh I don't know, 15 storkes because the ball forgot how to stay on the platform, and finally made it to the raised recepticle where the ball was thanks to a "free stroke" hole (that just sounds dirty). I was thrilled I had finally made it, only to discover that I missed a record. I couldn't get out. I had to restart the hole because a metal tube spat me out at a point where I couldn't go back. Also, this happened on three different holes.

And don't get me started on how bad the Swing Power system is. You could pull the club to the same height three times and get three totally different swings. Oh, And the ball itself! Oh golly gee wilikers, that ball. I have lost more strokes because my ball bounced off of the cup and into the abyss than I care to count. It doesn't matter how slow the ball is going, if I can't just barely nudge it in, it goes flying out and 5 meters away, usually into the abyss. It's unbelieveable. And I'm NOT going to star in on the awful, twitchy camera.

Summary

It may sound like I am just bad at the game and complaining about it, but I have a feel for how a game like this should work. And, frankly, something isn't working here. This game is trying to be something that it just isn't quite yet. Now, I know, what you're thinking, "Hey, Joe! Give the Devs a break, the game has been in 1.0 for literally three days!" I know that. I have a lot of games that are still in development in my library. I know how tedious a game can be for the first few months until they patch it up and give it its lolly. So, don't get me wrong, I am still excited to play this game. Just... not right now. My keyboard may need a bandage first.

So, until the game is fixed a little bit, I can't and won't recomend it. But, the second those updates happen(they ARE going to happen, right?), I will be chomping at the bits, ready to play. And then I will gladly, openly, and, perhaps even lovingly change my review, but until then, I almost refuse to play it.

Until next time (There WILL be a next time, right?);
Cheers,
SuPeR_J03
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