Golf is Hard is a game releasing on Wednesday that is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin. From developer Colin Lane, and featuring art by Folmer Kelly of Superhyper ($1.99) fame, this is a 2D golfing game that can be kind of described as a cross between Desert Golfing ($1.99) and Super Stickman Golf 2 ($0.99). It’s a side-scrolling golf game, where you have to set the angle and power to launch at the hole. The problem is that you’re playing on a course with draconian rules – you can’t actually walk on the course if you don’t get a hole-in-one. So yeah, good luck with that. Better master the mechanics, buddy!
The game kind of winds up being the anti-Desert Golfing, as it features a static 18-hole course that can be played over and over to try and master it and get better scores, along with the ability to play random holes. Compare this to Desert Golfing‘s endless, procedurally-generated thousands of holes. It’s definitely a different approach, though I hope more holes get added in later on. The game will be free to download, with a $0.99 in-app purchase to remove ads, and will be available on Wednesday, December 17th.