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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (62 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 7, 2014
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June 16

New update is now live!

Hello golfers,

The Steam Summer Sale is in full swing, so tell all of your friends that they can grab Vertiginous Golf now while it's 50% off, and then get to work on some multiplayer shenanigans!

Today we're launching an update that makes some minor changes that should help with the difficulty of Vertiginous Golf. We've added a new "see through" effect which makes sure that the ball, club, bird and hole are always visible. This means that your view will never be blocked by obstacles which should help players out of some tight spots.

We've also added a simple aiming guide that will help you line up those long shots. We expect a totally impressive YouTube montage of trick shots any day now. Both the see through effect and aiming guide can be turned off in the Options menu.

Finally, we've added in some code that helps ease the ball into the hole making it slow down. We realised that people were smashing the ball when close to the hole purely by accident too often, and we hope this minor change will put an end to that.

So head to the skies! Keep cool and caddy on.

Steve - Community Manager
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Changes
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1.2 - 12/6/2015
- Added a "See through" effect so ball, club, bird & hole are always visible - replaces auto-correct on camera (option to disable)
- Added an aim guide line for lining up shots (option to disable)
- Added code to make ball fall in hole a little easier
- Re-arranged course menu so story is at bottom and renamed "The backstory"
- Fuel now still recharges when rewind unavailable
- Added new pieces to course creator
- Fixed multiple bugs

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May 21

Update - Custom Course Playlists & Hotfix



Hello Golfers,

What a crazy launch it has been. Thanks to everyone for submitting their thoughts, suggestions, and helping us knock out those weird and wonderful bugs. Today we just released a small update/hotfix that will improve your golfing experience.

It also introduces the ability to create a custom course, selecting holes from the list of Community Holes to create an amazing Community Course Playlist. With more Community Holes popping up every day, we thought it was important to queue them up and play them all in one seamless experience. In case you miss it, here's an image to show you how to get to the new playlist mode:



To that point, we're going to be highlighting some of our favourite Holes in some posts soon, so keep submitting and challenging us to beat your labrinths!

As always, the changelog is below. Enjoy!

Steve - Community Manager

1.1 - 21/5/2015

- Added a Course Playlist creator
- Added community courses to game
- Added sorting to community holes
- Updated HUD gauge to show active club and hole features
- Added hole rules popup when playing online holes
- Added tips to loading screen
- Added unshare feature to course creator
- Increased allowable powers to travellators and scrolling tiles in course creator
- Added more items to Attach menu in course creator
- Removed limits on object movement/rotation in course creator
- Fixed multiple bugs

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Reviews

“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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: 3GB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0GHz CPU
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB graphics card
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
Great. The best Minigolf game ever made.
The ball physics are dead on and he courses are fun to explore.
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59 of 63 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
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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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
Amazingly fun game to sit around and play with friends!
The courses range from easily fun to entertainingly difficult.
Definitely worth a look!
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
This game is unlike anything you'll ever play. I think it is brilliant! It left Early Access and Version 1.0 was released on May 6th, 2015.

Don't expect it to be easy to put the ball in the hole and don't expect it to be stress free. This game is hard core and can be frustrating at first, but with a little in game experience, you'll see your scores getting better. The graphics are really nice too.... Fun game! Buy it now!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
My first impressions of vertiginous golf were something like: "neat, I like minigolf games and that one looks cool." As I loaded up the game, however, I ran into some problems. The game automatically mapped the controls to a joystick I had plugged in, and I spun around uncontrollably. "Okeydoke," I said, "I'll just rebind the controls!" Oh, dear reader, was that ever a mistake. By the time I was done, I had a completely unplayable game on my hands. I didn't even have the option to reset the controls to default, and I was lost.
I was fully prepared to give up on this game, and move on to the next game on my backlog... but I decided to throw up a halfhearted message about my predicament on the steam community boards. I was TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY when one of the developers replied in an hour, gave a solution, and explained the problem!
I've been golfing for about 3 hours now, and I've enjoyed every second. There is a story mode and deep running narrative throughout the game that is a true pleasure to discover. The tale is told in a somewhat odd, disjointed, rambling way which I've decided matches the setting perfectly. The minigolfing aspect is sometimes referred to as "dark souls minigolf" in the threads, due to the complexity and challenge. The art and music are patently strange and elaborate. I've only played the single player so far, but I look forward to sharing the multiplayer with some friends soon!
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