E3 2021: Earth becomes a Golf Club Wasteland this August
Yeah, this checks.
In the “inevitable future,” 99% of human life has been wiped off the face of the Earth. I’ll give you one good guess as to who comprises the 1% that successfully fled to Mars. Here’s a hint…they love to golf.
Golf Cub Wasteland is a new (and rather disturbing) post-apocalyptic golfing adventure coming to the Nintendo Switch this August from Demagog Studio and Untold Tales. Players will take on the role of a lone golfer who returns to Earth for one final round, piecing together the fall of humanity between holes. Was it consumerism that led to this? Silicon Valley culture? Ecological disasters?
Here are all the sad, sporty details:
Urban Wasteland Adventure Golf
The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot. Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums all as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture, and humanity.
Three Stories Make a (W)Hole
Piece together the full story of how humanity fell through three distinct sources. Details from the lone golfer’s story, mysteriously back on Earth for one last game. The Radio Nostalgia From Mars broadcast gives a glimpse into the lives of those who escaped, and the narration of a “secret spectator” watching you from a distance.
The 1% Killed the Radio Star
Be accompanied by a purposefully composed soundtrack as well as personal stories broadcasted on Radio Nostalgia From Mars. The station caters to citizens of Mars, nostalgic for Earth as they listen to music from the 2020s, and dial in to share their memories of the planet. A smooth voiced radio DJ keeps the show flowing with updates and announcements hinting to a not-so-glamorous life on Mars.
Fits Like a Glove
Three distinct modes mean every golfer can find something for their tastes. Casual players can focus just on the story and a relaxing scenic round of golf in Story Mode. Those looking for an extra challenge can beat each hole under par using skill and puzzle solving through Challenge Mode. While the total pros can try Iron Mode, where there’s almost zero room for error. Easy to grasp controls and a minimalist UI underpin the whole game, so anyone can easily pick up and play at their own pace.
That’s a Keeper
Included with every copy of the game is the digital Golf Club Wasteland Official Soundtrack plus a Graphic Novel Art Book that further expands the backstory of the lone golfer Charley in stunning visual format.
Golf Club Wasteland is planned for release sometime in August 2021. Until then, you can learn more (and schedule your tee time if you wealthy enough) at golfclubwasteland.com.