Cursed to Golf hopes to join the ranks of the several quirky, fun takes on golf that have populated the world of video games over the last few years. In this case, we’ve got a golf roguelike on our hands. We do not know too much just yet, but we do have a trailer and a bit of background info on the game. First, the trailer, courtesy of Thunderful:
And now, here is some background info on the game.
Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Played like a golfinated turn-based 2D side scrolling puzzle platformer, attempt to survive each hole by reaching the flag within the PAR Count; a designated amount of swings you have to reach the end. If the PAR Count reaches zero you’ll get sucked through a purgatorial vortex back to the beginning of the course. While classic golf obstacles like the water hazards and bunkers will make an appearance, you’ll also come across high powered fans, spikes, vines, TNT boxes, teleporters and a whole load more variables that can be a help or a hindrance on your way to the hole. It’s all par for the course in this twisted take on the classic game!
What do you think? Personally, I have to be a bit careful whenever I see the word “roguelike,” since those games very often do not mesh with me, but I am pretty interested in what we’ve seen and read so far on Cursed to Golf. Hopefully it can deliver on the expectations set by its appealing premise.