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.
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Release Date: Mar 7, 2014
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“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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September 4

Community Narrative Initiative #1 - Help Us Write The Paper



Hello Golfers. You may have noticed that we have been a little quiet here for the past month. Paul and Christian have been slaving away on their unique vision for the online multiplayer. I'm happy to report that we have just had our first internal test of the crazy new mode and there will be opportunities for you guys to help us with further testing in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

Today I want to talk to you about narrative. One of the best aspects of Vertiginous Golf is the rich world we have developed. While the major story beats are being handled internally, we thought that crowd sourcing the supplementary content from fans would be really rad so today we're throwing out our first community narrative initiative.

We're asking fans who wish to participate to write some front page material for the VG newspaper! You can write your articles about anything you think would belong in the crazy, steampunk world of Vertiginous Golf, as long as they are within the following guidelines:

  • Headlines are no longer than 7 words
  • Article body is no longer than 150 words
  • No lewd or offensive material
  • Optional to include a picture

Below you will find examples of the current news stories:

LEGAL BATTLE BETWEEN INVENTOR & PROPERTY MOGUL

The Supreme Court of Scudborough is to begin its legal proceedings between Edward V Frohlich, the Inventor of the Vertiginous Levitation System and Marcus Frederickson, the billionaire property mogul.

Marcus Frederickson claims Edwards levitation system, which is used to levitate plots of land above the Vertiginousphere and sell on to prospective Elites is illegally circumventing Scudborough's "Ground Rent" legislation. Due to Marcus's percentage share in land, this would entitle him to 90% of said Ground Rent.

Edward’s defense is based on the fact the land was purchased legitimately and due to the land no longer remaining in its place of origin, it is exempt from being subject to Ground Rent.

We will report on this as events unfold.

Jobby Thicket

SEVEN HEADED DOG FOUND ON MOON!

A seven headed dog has allegedly been found on the moon says PESA Scientist.

Following the recent attempt to land an automated eye glass on the moon, which was thwarted by a rogue meteor earlier this week, Scientists have discovered imagery captured by the eye glass before it was blinded and slung out of orbit by a large particle of space meat.

Scientists conclude that the meteor and the blurry image of what can only be described as a seven headed dog are connected and people should look out for falling meat from space.

Buryme Jacket

LOCAL MARKET FOUND TO SELL FAKE VEG

Penckington Market has been found to be selling fake cabbage. If anyone finds their cabbages are fake then the local fake cabbage police have urged the public to come forward and submit their fake cabbages.

Do not eat the affected cabbages as they can result in heavier flatulence than usual.

Turpin Dizzel

To submit your stories, post them in this discussion where they will be vetted by our community team. If your story is included, we will be sure to let you all know!

Feel free to share the news with your friends, we want to collect as many great stories as we can!

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August 1

Update 0.54 is off to the races!

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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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 This 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
5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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 4
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
A quick review of the awesome..

http://youtu.be/BUEmrdnUnUk
Posted: August 15
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Highly original, beautifully crafted and rock-hard "mini-golf" game. I have to put that between brackets because although this is more or less traditional mini-golf, it doesn't look or feel like it at all. Imagine playing minigolf on islands in the sky with twisted, devious and brilliant courses in a steam-punk world remeniscent of Bioshock Infinite.

From the moment you start this game up and are greeted with one of the most innovative and immersive menu systems I have ever seen in a computer game you know you are in for something special.

As of writing the game is feature complete and I have not noticed any bugs, there are two courses of 9 holes and a training hole. So don't let the Early Acces label scare you off, this is the first EA game I have purchased and I am glad I did. Appart from adding about 30 more holes and tweaking this game could be considered finished.

Oh did I mention this game was rock-hard? Don't be surprised to get 20, 30 or even 40 over par on your first attempts at a hole. Getting the first hole in one is going to be an epic challenge.

This is obviously a labour of love, the passion the developers have put into this project shines through in every aspect of Vertiginous Golf. You owe it to yourself to give this a shot if you are intrigued, because this is one of the better examples of video games being art without being pretentious. The stylish design and gameplay blend together perfectly and it never feels contrived.

I highly recommend this to anybody looking for a beautiful, relaxing but also very challenging experience.
Posted: June 30
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
http://www.cublikefoot.com/vertiginous-golf-first-impressions/

Well, Vertiginous Golf is certainly one of the more “interesting” golf games I’ve played.

Vertiginous Golf makes use of a nice steam-punk-ish style, one that I’d not normally expect from a golf game, although, oddly enough, it felt like a great match, for a mini-golf game, at least. Not so much for a professional golfing game, but then again, who plays those? Vertiginous Golf nails all of the aspects of mini-golf and goes even further, adding in its own wacky spin on the game. Even in early access, the game is very polished and I didn’t encounter any problems with it.

Vertiginous Golf definitely earns my recommendation as the best miniature golf game on Steam (not like there’s much of those anyways).
Posted: April 29
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This Game is the most challenging game I have ever played. And that says a lot. In addition it is one of the most beautiful games I have ever played. If you enjoyed minigolf games back in the late 1990's at your work computer or while at school then this is the game for your current self and mind. You will not be dissapointed. Heck this game could even help you with billiards.
Posted: March 31
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
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 8
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