Lazrhog has just released a mini golf game called Neverputt ME [App Store]. Readers may remember that Lazrhog is the developer behind many prominent Jailbrake ports including Noiz2sa and Neverball.

Neverputt ME is a miniature golf game that uses the same rendering engine as Neverball. The $0.99 game offers seven full mini-putt courses (over 100 holes) to play and uses a unique control system to line up your putts. Sliding your finger left/right rotates the course while sliding up/down adjusts the strength of your putt. Once you've lined up your shot, simply press the Putt button on the top right. The game allows you to play against your friends with up to 4 players (by passing the phone around, no network play).

There are a few interface issues with this first release. Picking a course doesn't quite work as expected, there's no sound and there is no resume functionality. But for a $0.99 release, it offers a lot of play and we can easily look past some of these issues.

The developer offers this video of an early version of the game. The final game is nearly identical with the exception of some user interface differences:

Both Neverball and Neverputt were created originally by Robert Kooima who has authorized the release of this port. Lazrhog let us know that Kooima himself is planning on bringing a version of Neverball to the iPhone.

He also revealed that given Apple's lifting of the NDA, both Neverputt's and Neverball's source code will become freely available (once both are released).

App Store Link: Neverputt ME

  • dude

    I wonder who or how they'll split the profits?

  • dude

    I wonder who or how they'll split the profits?

  • Nagromme

    I liked the Mac version of this (free--download the open source Neveball and Neverputt comes with it) but it had too few holes. Sounds like this has more.

    For .99, more holes is almost more important to me than frilly extras!

  • Nagromme

    I liked the Mac version of this (free--download the open source Neveball and Neverputt comes with it) but it had too few holes. Sounds like this has more.

    For .99, more holes is almost more important to me than frilly extras!

  • Josh

    why do they release unfinished games. I feel ripped off. I usually steal apps and I bought this one expecting quality. They let me down. It should be flick putting and multitouch adjusting. No sound? Wow...

  • Josh

    why do they release unfinished games. I feel ripped off. I usually steal apps and I bought this one expecting quality. They let me down. It should be flick putting and multitouch adjusting. No sound? Wow...

  • http://www.fregger.com Brad Fregger

    While I would call this version an early beta, it is well worth the .99 I hadvto spend for it. The ball physics work very nicely and the variety of courses is excellent. Not to mention the gameplay interface which has been designed and implemented perfectly.

    Even I'm it's current state I will highly recommend it to friends.

    Once you fix the three major bug and feature issues that you are aware of, this will be an outstanding application.

  • http://www.fregger.com Brad Fregger

    While I would call this version an early beta, it is well worth the .99 I hadvto spend for it. The ball physics work very nicely and the variety of courses is excellent. Not to mention the gameplay interface which has been designed and implemented perfectly.

    Even I'm it's current state I will highly recommend it to friends.

    Once you fix the three major bug and feature issues that you are aware of, this will be an outstanding application.

  • http://www.fregger.com Brad Fregger

    I wish I could edit those, blame the iPhone mistakes in my post.

  • http://www.fregger.com Brad Fregger

    I wish I could edit those, blame the iPhone mistakes in my post.

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    @Josh So you usually steal apps... I'm sure developers care deeply about what you want.

  • http://www.alex-hardy.co.uk Alex

    @Josh So you usually steal apps... I'm sure developers care deeply about what you want.

  • Lazrhog

    LOL Alex. Yeah I thought that too. However, I will be planning an update to this app once I collate the comments from the web, and the 20 odd Appstores !!

    In the meantime, hopefully I will be uploading a free game to apple at the weekend. Either Noiz2sa or rRootage. can't decide yet ....

  • Lazrhog

    LOL Alex. Yeah I thought that too. However, I will be planning an update to this app once I collate the comments from the web, and the 20 odd Appstores !!

    In the meantime, hopefully I will be uploading a free game to apple at the weekend. Either Noiz2sa or rRootage. can't decide yet ....

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    I really like your game dude! keep up the good work.
    I cracked up after the first hole when I got a nice screen that said...
    "That Sucks!"
    hahaha the different insults are a nice touch

  • http://myspace.com/battlebornmusic Battle Born

    I really like your game dude! keep up the good work.
    I cracked up after the first hole when I got a nice screen that said...
    "That Sucks!"
    hahaha the different insults are a nice touch

  • Lazrhog

    Thanks.

    The first version wasn't so polite, but I had a change of heart :)

  • Lazrhog

    Thanks.

    The first version wasn't so polite, but I had a change of heart :)

  • Lee

    The bug needs fixing where as if you phone locks/ gets a message/ battery low pops up, it crashes, soon as thats fixed will be great

  • Lee

    The bug needs fixing where as if you phone locks/ gets a message/ battery low pops up, it crashes, soon as thats fixed will be great

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  • themacmeister

    I am unaware of the explicit license the original PC game was released under, but I am quite sure it is at least GPL 2, and the original is completely open source. This app should be free. Don't waste your money and play the open source version when it arrives...

  • themacmeister

    I am unaware of the explicit license the original PC game was released under, but I am quite sure it is at least GPL 2, and the original is completely open source. This app should be free. Don't waste your money and play the open source version when it arrives...