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Resort Boss: Golf

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Management
Publisher: Excalibur Publishing
Developer: Gus Martin
Release Date: 2019

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'Resort Boss: Golf' Early Access Update Adds Golf Carts, Tournaments, Wildlife And More

by Rainier on May 10, 2019 @ 12:00 a.m. PDT

Resort Boss: Golf is a new tycoon management game which challenges players with building their golf club from a one-hole course to a five star resort.

Paint the land with fairways to create the world class resort required to attract VIP golfers from all over the planet.

Utilise expansive landscaping tools; mould terrain, plant trees and populate your resort with sprawling green hills, seaside cliffs, bunkers and water hazards to create fun and challenging holes.

Build the restaurants, shops and hotels demanding golfers expect from the world’s best resorts.

Strategically transform your business with full control over hiring, firing and shops, while always keeping one eye on balance sheets to see if your revenue is on track as you build a bustling resort!

Ensure that your golf courses are of the utmost quality by taking to the fairways and sneaking in a round or two of golf for yourself.

Following on from the series of enhancements announced last month, today’s update introduces further improvements to the title’s main features that will offer increased gameplay possibilities to players, both on and off the golf course.

For the first time, players will be able to host custom tournaments at their resorts. After setting the entrance fee and prize money, they can either choose to sit back and enjoy the spectacle or enter themselves and see how they measure up against their guests.

There’s also been an overhaul of the on-course gameplay, giving players the opportunity to show their golfing prowess with every swing. The introduction of distance and accuracy meters will add extra challenge and enjoyment to shot-making, while the ability to add spin to the ball will allow golfers to finetune their placement on fairways and greens.

The addition of golf carts will offer players a brand-new method of moving around courses. Not only will it add an enjoyable way for human-controlled players to traverse lengthy fairways, it will also speed up the rounds of AI-controlled golfers and provide an extra revenue stream for resorts.

Today’s update also introduces animals to players’ created courses. On top of adding to the natural beauty and diversity of a resort’s surroundings, the presence of wildlife will also increase difficulty levels for course visitors, who will have to keep an eye out for four-legged obstacles straying into the paths of their shots.

Regular improvements will continue to be made to Resort Boss: Golf for players to enjoy as part of Steam’s Early Access period.

New Features

Golf Carts

Players can now build golf cart garages on their resort, which allows golfers to rent carts for their time on the course, giving you a new potential income avenue and allowing golfers to move through the course faster.

Players can also ride golf carts by right-clicking on the terrain to bring up the new context menu, which allows them to spawn golf carts and enter them (by right clicking on the golf cart).

There are 6 types of golf carts, each with varied handling setup and speed/acceleration attributes. Spawning a cart is free, but only allows you to run around the resort.

Tournaments

Players are now able to host and play tournaments! Tournaments will currently bring in extra revenue if you can make them appealing enough for golfers. They require a course to be setup, and are completely customizable. While the tournament is ongoing, regular golfers won't be able to play on that course. Players can also choose to partake in the tournament, and receive the cash prize and the trophy should they win.

Wildlife

A series of animals were added to the golf course! Buy ducks, turtles, alligators, and more and place them around your resort to beautify and add more interesting points for the golfers! More animals will be added as early access gets underway, as well as expansion of the systems.

New Golf Gameplay

The point and click golf gameplay has been augmented by power bars! Players will still use the old way of dragging the mouse to aim their shot, which will update a marker on the power bar giving players the location of where they should attempt to hit. Players will click once to get the power bar rolling, then click again to set the power, and click again to set the accuracy. There is also the possibility to add spin to your shots!

Golfer Emoticons

Golfers will now express their current feelings via emoticon popups after taking a shot or performing some action out on your resort. These will correlate to the feeling felt by the golfer when they have a thought.

Camera Freedom

Lowered the minimum rotation angle of the camera and increased the maximum zoom in distance so that players can get up and close to the action. Players are also now able to properly see the sky!

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where messages would be regenerated when the listing was clicked.
  • Calendar and date picker now have a today button to bring you back to the correct time.
  • Fixed issue with date picker not closing
  • Fed ducks super food and now they are doubled in size.
  • Ducks will now loiter around properly.
  • Ducks no longer fly in the air like maniacs.
  • Fixed crash that was leading the save game box to not close properly.
  • Fixed autosave freeze when wildlife is available.
  • Fixed a crash when entering the golf cart.
  • Fixed snapping of the ducks. - CONFIRM
  • Improved the loading of the AI.
  • Fixed label on the wildlife menu.
  • Increased the size of the cart UI to make it more readable and fixed spelling issues.
  • Fixed a crash when loading the save game that would cause the resort to not change name.
  • Fixed issue where ratings would be reset when loading a game.
  • Adjusted the layer ordering so that the logo doesn't appear in front of the menus anymore.
  • Disabled right click menu until tutorial is over.
  • Fixed the display of the cost of the visit, and adjusted calculations to be dependent on your current money.
  • Added more information to the golf cart list to let the players know which carts are being rented.
  • Fixed issue when loading the character's clothings that would cause the AI to crash and stop responding.
  • Fixed an issue where the player would not be able to play the tournament they created
  • Tournament data is now properly cleared when opening the panel.
  • Golfers will now properly progress through the tournament.
  • Players no longer able to delete the tournament course before the tournament starts.
  • Increased the speed at which the tournament gathers applications.
  • Fixed spelling errors on the wildlife removal.
  • Fixed spelling error on the What's New panel.
  • Fixed crash when removing a golfer that has finished playing a hole.
  • Fixed issue where golfers would just keep repeating the same first hole over and over.
  • Golf carts now automatically untopple when you reenter them.
  • Golfers that are participating in a tournmanet will now no longer enter the resort until the tournament happens, preventing evil twin syndrome.
  • Fixed display of the resort area label on the Resort Info panel.
  • Fixed issue when saving an AI that had played golf and finished, causing the current hole to be null but still needed to be accessed.
  • Fix issue with the tournament not being cleared when loading a new game.
  • Fix issue where trying to sell a cart wouldn't open the panel.
  • Added text to identify the current state of a course in the course builder (In Tournament, Playable, No Holes).
  • Made the course that is a part of a tournament undeletable.
  • Made the holes that were part of a course that is part of a tournament un-changeable.
  • Tweaked the golfer AI to make them more likely to try to go for the hole in short par 3 holes.
  • Added a label to tell the player what kind of terrain they are on.
  • Balanced the cash generated by golf carts.
  • Added information on golf cart revenue to the shop.

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Attract new guests and act on feedback to hone your resort and deliver the luxury golfing experience VIP guests demand.

Will you be able to take your golf club to the global stage and build a world-renowned resort?

Resort Boss: Golf, previously known as Boss Golf, is currently available on Steam Early Access for PC.


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