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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Yit 美国
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
I really want to like this game but the controls for how powerful your swing is are horrid... it's better with spacebar than with mouse but it still is extremely difficult to get it to hit how hard you want it to. I really enjoy the vibe and look to it though. As long as you can get past the clunky controls it really is a relaxing game.
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Exde
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Golf on LSD
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azgoodaz
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Have you ever told yourself, "How can a golf game be completely hard and make you p*ssed off?"

Well, Vertiginous Golf answers that question for you. I don't know what type of audience they were trying to grab, but here is the short and sweet review.

You can pause time (for single player only), rewind time, curve your ball, you walk around in a small space of a map in first person (you go into a store to start/play games, and enter another store to buy new gear), a hummingbird follows you around (you can use this bird to spectate and scout a hole) and there are also weapons that you can have in the game (I never used this because it sounds horrible to have in a golf game).

It's a Steampunk version of Golf. The graphics are decent and the music somewhat peaceful while waiting in a lobby/playing games. Last but not least there are challenging holes in which you can get 40+ strokes on. There are also community made holes, but we haven't tried those out.

It's a decent golf game, but I think it's one of the few golf games on the market that is challenging while playing the Classic Mini-Golf gamemode.
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Mr. Alienware 17 User
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Product received for free
Pros: The game is easy to play, and it's any minigolfer's dream. The game also feels really nice to control.

Cons: The art style for some might be enjoyable, but for me it gives me a sick feeling that I can't shake off. It causes me to find myself constantly squinting at the screen while playing.

5/10

Neither good or bad, because for some people the art won't bug them. For them, I recommend.
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Lone Wolf
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Product received for free
Running a golf simulator in a golf simulator game...
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[E] y2ckt
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
I'd be so ♥♥♥♥♥♥ if I had paid for this game.
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clawjelly
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
The atmosphere is weird, the gameplay is average, the controls are unintuitive, the level design is somewhere between boring and annoying. The game just doesn't make a lot of sense, who is supposed to be the target audience for that? For casuals the setting is too bizarre. For people with bizarre taste the gameplay is boring.

Just no.
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TOMATO
( 29.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
This game is actually a lot of fun, a good minigolf game, has good physics on it, and a relaxing one. play with friend and Let's enjoy the classy music and theme.
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Purple Sock
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Aaron made me not love this game!
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ShouldNotBe
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 10
This game isn't fun, don't waste your money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Product received for free
This game is actually a lot of fun, a good minigolf game, has good physics on it, and a relaxing one. play with friend and Let's enjoy the classy music and theme.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Have you ever told yourself, "How can a golf game be completely hard and make you p*ssed off?"

Well, Vertiginous Golf answers that question for you. I don't know what type of audience they were trying to grab, but here is the short and sweet review.

You can pause time (for single player only), rewind time, curve your ball, you walk around in a small space of a map in first person (you go into a store to start/play games, and enter another store to buy new gear), a hummingbird follows you around (you can use this bird to spectate and scout a hole) and there are also weapons that you can have in the game (I never used this because it sounds horrible to have in a golf game).

It's a Steampunk version of Golf. The graphics are decent and the music somewhat peaceful while waiting in a lobby/playing games. Last but not least there are challenging holes in which you can get 40+ strokes on. There are also community made holes, but we haven't tried those out.

It's a decent golf game, but I think it's one of the few golf games on the market that is challenging while playing the Classic Mini-Golf gamemode.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
The atmosphere is weird, the gameplay is average, the controls are unintuitive, the level design is somewhere between boring and annoying. The game just doesn't make a lot of sense, who is supposed to be the target audience for that? For casuals the setting is too bizarre. For people with bizarre taste the gameplay is boring.

Just no.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
151 of 196 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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56 of 77 people (73%) 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 56 people (71%) 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 40 people (75%) 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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169 of 293 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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24 of 33 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 8, 2014

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. ;)
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