I thought this would be a relaxing game today...I hate you. I mean, the game is really fun and cool but I got like +25 par or some crap like that. Why must this parallel my real life golf skills!
Self Golf was made in 48hrs for the Ludum Dare game jam, and was originally released in April 2018. It's a platforming golf game where you are the ball, and the only way to get into the whole is to hit yourself with a golf club.
WHY WE MADE IT
The theme for this Ludum Dare was 'Combine Two Incompatible Genres'. Due to scheduling conflicts I made this one on my own, without the rest of the team . This is why this has more of a 'developer art' feel to it. At the start of the jam I had a thought which made me smile, which was the idea of trying to play golf if you were the golf ball. From this I came up with a plan about making a platformer where jumping was only possible by using the golf club. The result is closer to a golf game than a platformer, but I'm pleased with how it plays and I think it fulfilled the theme of the game jam pretty well.
CONTROLS & HELP
All the actual gameplay is controlled with the mouse. To use the standard platforming movement to the left and right, just hold down the left mouse button and you'll walk towards the cursor. To jump or get over obstacles, you will need to take a shot with teh golf club. To do this just hold down the right mouse button, when you let go you will jump in the direction of the cursor. Click the right mouse button for a small jump, or hold the button down for a morepowerful shot
The idea of the game is based around the rules of normal golf - get the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible. There is a local high score table if you want to try and beat your best rounds.
Don't forget you can press P to pause and F for fullscreen.
Sound & Music
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Hey thanks for the video! It's easier if you use the platformer side-to-side movement wherever you can. Some courses are designed to upset you though :)
No ability to look at hte whole course means this is just a memorization game.
yeah! top of the leaderboard with -15
Nice! If you want a challenge then I think the best score it's possible to get is -32
hey.. nice game :). does anyone else has the problem, that one gets kicked back to itch.io game browsing when trying to enter a highscore name?
Glad you had fun!
Wow, you have made so many games and all of them are amazing no less!!!
Haha thanks, but pretty sure they're not all amazing... you should see the ones I don't upload!
Great job, I never get tired of golf games.