Walkabout Mini Golf Is Getting An AR Mobile Game
The developer also announced that it has partnered with Meow Wolf on a mind-bending new course.
Mighty Coconut’s popular mini golf metaverse, Walkabout Mini Golf, is coming to smartphones in the form of an augmented reality (AR) mobile game. The independent entertainment studio revealed the news earlier this week alongside a number of other exciting announcements.
According to the official release, Walkabout Mini Golf: Pocket Edition features a unique gameplay system that uses your smartphone as a putter. Instead of tapping on your screen, you putt the ball by gently moving your device in a natural swinging motion. The unique-sounding AR game also features full cross-play with players on Quest, PC VR, PS VR2, and Pico 4 VR headsets.
“The addition of Walkabout Mini Golf: Pocket Edition really opens up the possibilities for who can discover these worlds and how. With the millions of visitors who come through Meow Wolf’s physical spaces, we’re welcoming in an exponential number of players in 2023 and beyond,” said Lucas Martell, executive producer and head of Mighty Coconut.
“Our goal is to be the first experience for VR/AR everywhere—and the default place to return. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to try out Walkabout Mini Golf, show their friends, and spend time hanging out virtually with loved ones.”
The good news doesn’t stop there, however. Mighty Coconut has partnered with Meow Wolf, a purveyor of mind-bending immersive art installations, on a brand new course inspired by Numina, a central world located at the company’s Denver location. Co-created by Meow Wolf co-founder and senior creative director Caity Kennedy, the course will feature 18 easy mode and 18 hard mode holes, as well as 18 lost balls to collect, a “foxhunt” scavenger expedition, and a virtual, commemorative putter.
“The mechanics of virtual reality are just another set of physics for Numina to play within. Collaborating with Walkabout has given us the opportunity to encounter Numina in digital space” said Kennedy. “Meow Wolf—and Numina—are now everywhere, and we can’t wait for all of our trans-dimensional friends to discover the playful ways Numina has rearranged mini golf to mess with our minds!”
As if that wasn’t cool enough, Mighty Coconut also announced plans to bring the game to various location-based VR arcades—including Synthesis VR, CTRL-V, and The Cave NZ.
Walkabout Mini Golf Pocket Edition is scheduled to launch this summer on compatible iOS devices. For more information visit mightycoconut.com.
Feature Image Credit: Mighty Coconut, Meow Wolf
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