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GolfTopia brings the golf of the future to the Steam of today

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It's just your typical retro-futuristic golf management sim, tower defense, pinball hybrid. Nothing to see here!

GolfTopia is available on Steam today, courtesy of MinMax Games, the developer and publisher announced today in a press release. The two-man team's previous projects include Space Pirates and Zombies 1 and 2.

In GolfTopia, which until today had been available in Early Access, players turn a small bit of land into a "mega-resort." They can stick to classic attractions, but where's the fun in that when you could just as easily plant a burning ring of fire? And, you know, other such things.

"GolfTopia aims to create a humorous management tycoon experience fused with wacky physics-based golf mechanics," reads a press release, adding shortly thereafter that, "Beauty is only turf deep; as every tree, every blade of rough, every bump and roll of the terrain changes how golf is played."

Of course, you want your visitors to be happy, so they'll return for subsequent outings. You also have to worry about managing foliage and pests, using robotic workers and defensive turrets. Yours will be the golf course that has it all!

Speaking of having it all, here's a list of official game features:

  • Build your dream golf course in a humorous and bizarre alternate future setting.

  • Appease 200 pesky putters, by making changes to fit their specific needs.

  • Peek into the thoughts of every golfer to see their likes and dislikes, and what their preferences are.

  • Move mountains with the course editor and its powerful terraforming tools.

  • Fight against an evolving infestation of ugly weeds that enrage your visitors and break your stuff.

  • Employ worker drones and powerful defensive turrets to secure every hole on your course.

  • Tiger-proof your putting party with crazy devices like fans, bumpers, launchers, and teleporters to push your guests to their limits.

  • You can even play on your own courses, hosting tournaments, and improving your own golf game on the back 9!
Surely you'll have a rough time thinking of other recent golf sims that pack so much in a single package. When's the last time a Tiger Woods or Mario Golf title let you set up defensive turrets?

GolfTopia costs $19.99 USD and is not offered with a launch week discount in place like has become so common in the industry, but that oversight probably won't make playing the game any less enjoyable unless you dwell on it excessively. And why would you do that?

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Staff article by Jason Venter (March 30, 2021)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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