A Golf Based Roguelike
Thunderful Publishing and developer Chuhai Labs have announced Cursed to Golf. Cursed to Golf is a roguelike golf adventure, and it seems incredibly unique. I’m really excited to see more because strange games like this are the reason I play video games.
Here is an overview of the game:
You play as The Cursed Golfer, trapped in Golf Purgatory after a lightning strike stops you in your tracks just as you are going to take the winning putt in an acclaimed golf tournament! Unfortunately there are no mulligans in life, so to lift the curse and ascend back to the land of the living, you’ll need to play through the 18 dungeon-like holes Golf Purgatory, a feat only possible for a true Golfing Legend. Divided into 4 distinct biomes, each area of the course is governed by a ghostly Legendary Caddie, who will aid you on your quest for redemption and revival. Are you up to par with the mythical challenges of Golf Purgatory…? Will you ever be able to reclaim your corporeal form…? Will you be crowned a Golfing Legend…? Or will you forever be… Cursed to Golf!?
The general gameplay is, surprisingly, golf. You have to go through 18 dungeons and get your golf ball to the hole while avoiding hazards. You have three different clubs, a ball, and a handful of powerups to help you along the way. It also looks absolutely gorgeous. It has some fantastic pixel art.
You have to go through and complete these different courses within the PAR count. If you go over the PAR, then it is back to the begging of the course to try again. Of course, these courses are littered with different hazards such as high-powered fans, spikes, vines, TNT boxes, teleporters, and more.
You will also have a few different things to help you through the course. Use Birdie-Eye to catch a view of the Hole and see what trials lie ahead. PAR Count running low? Luckily, gold and silver Shot Idols are peppered throughout the holes; smashing through them with a cinematic flourish will replenish your shots. Every pro player also has an ace up their sleeve, and in this game, you have a whole deck! Ace Cards will turn the odds back in your favor, offering you otherworldly powers to manipulate the game in incredible ways. Rewind time with a Mulligan, shoot a triple ball Scattershot, slow down time and redirect the ball with a U-Turn, or control the ball in mid-air at high speed with a Rocketball.
Cursed to Golf is set to release in 2022 for PC and the Nintendo Switch.
Source: Press Release