Very good game. Good job!
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 hole 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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This is an extremely cool idea and implemented very well. And the music is some of the most beautiful music I have ever heard in a game. Normally I like rock style but this just sounds really quite awesome. You've done a superb job!
Hey, thanks so much for the kind words! We're thinking we might spend 2019 turning this into a full game
An amazing game for 48 hours i mean not normaly what id play but still amazing and i suggest it!
Thanks, I was really pleased with it for the short development time. Any recommendations are very welcome! Thanks for playing
Hey Hey number one by far for 9 holes!
Nice work, I think my best was -11 on 9 holes, although I did have a ridiculous amount of practice :)
Very nice Idea and well executed too. Nice Work
Great little game worth playing! Took a minute to figure out a good technique though.
Thanks for the video, it was fun watching you figure out the best way to play. You landed an amazing shot on hole 16 and I cheered out loud :)
Got -15 on my first attempt ever and -32 with my second attempt, how the hell did i just do this.
While entering my Username i clicked Backspace to change my name in the Leaderboards and my Browser skipped to the previous page. FML
( Still got a Picture on my Phone tho, hah !)
Cool game :) !
-32, nice! I should probably put in a backspace button, as some people seem to have that issue with the backspace key. It seems fine for me though, which is weird.
thats a nice game there, theres should be more level or special level with more chalenge. its my first try, maybe it will helps in the next update
Thanks for the video, I may actually go back to work on this game again one day. I will probably start from scratch though and try to do it right
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!
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
what is that, all hole in ones?
i would never be able to do that, but i can definitely improve. Thanks for the reply, and i will keep trying.
almost got an average of 1 under par on all of them, but on the last one i got par. and i got -15 again.
Not quite, I got a -40. ;-) That's the best I know for sure you can do, but it might be possible to hole-in-one #11 or hole-in-two #8. I'm pretty sure you can't go beyond -42 though.
Really loved this game and the soundtrack, btw. I'll be checking in later to see if it becomes a complete game.
One bug is that typing 'm' on the high score screen will toggle the mute. There's also a glitch where sometimes you putt backwards, but I haven't been able to figure out what triggers it.
Update: I succeeded on getting a hole-in-one on #11, a hole-in-two on #8, and one more improvement. So -43 is theoretically possible. If you consider adding more features I think an expert mode with harder pars would be fun, since it's very easy to hit par currently. I'd suggest 1,2,2,2,1,4,2,3,2,1,3,2,2,2,3,2,1,3, or 38 total strokes, or -34 under the current par. It's possible to get under that par for at least 8 holes.
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!
UR GAMES ARE ALWAYS FUN. U CAN ME SUGGESTIONS OF WHAT GAMES OF URS I SHOULD PLAY
I think the ones with a bit more fun or action are probably these:
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.