Golf on Mars - Desert Golfing on Mars

Woke up to a nice surprise this morning: the sequel to everyone's favorite two-tone minimalist golf sim: Desert Golfing!

In the true spirit of "bigger, better, more badass" it takes place on Mars, over 800 years in the future! It also includes over 25 billion with nine zeroes holes?




Description below:

For centuries, philosophers and mathematicians have gazed up at the night sky and wondered:

"Is there Golf On Mars?"

The year is 2866. Mars is 35% terraformed, finally enough to allow the playing of the game of.. Golf!

Golf across an infinite* rocky Martian surface. Discover golfing obstacles that make us Earthlings gasp in awe!


*Infinity is impossible to represent on any non-quantum computer. In actuality there are roughly 25,770,000,000 golf holes in this game.

In 2020, NASA will launch the Perseverance rover to search for life and golf on Mars. The journey there will take 200 days,
If you were to play one hole of Golf On Mars every 30 seconds during that journey, you would only be able to complete 0.002% of the game (576000 holes).

If you were a paleolithic hunter-gatherer gazing up at the Red planet one night during your traversal of the ice bridge connecting Russia to Alaska
at the last glacial maximum 24515 years ago and a time traveler brought an iPhone for you and your tribe to ritually play a hole of Golf On Mars every 30 seconds,
it would take until the present day to complete all the holes.

But this is not a realistic simulation.

For example, if the ball is 16 pixels wide on your screen then the typical hole will be 1200 pixels away.
Scaling this to the size of a real ball (1.68 inches), it's as if the hole is only 3.5 yards away!

A realistic 18 hole golf course where the fairways are 3.5 yards away would only require about 1300 square feet of land.
However, gravity on Mars is 38% that of Earth's gravity, so you could hit a ball 7 times farther, or roughly 1400 yards for a good player.
This 18 hole course then needs to be to 64000 square feet. You could cover the entire surface of Mars with 241 billion of these golf courses.

Therefore, you could easily fit all the holes in Golf On Mars on the surface of Mars.

Mars is par 3, so aim to finish in under 77 billion strokes

I am only on hole 80 or so, but the terrain is very abstract! And I have already seen one alien looking object.

i love it! it‘s much more enjoyable than the original imho. the lower gravity gives more suspense to each shot, and the ball doesn’t disappear and respawn when it goes off screen anymore, instead the camera just pans to the right and follows it. this removes the furstration of failing at the exact same shot over and over again. also it seems less concerned with making each hole possible to do in one shot, which makes for more varied level geometry. i will play this for a long time.