Golf Club: Wasteland dev released a satirical edition of the game priced at $500 million in criticism of billionaires doing a space race for fun.
In a satirical presser, Demagog creative director Igor Simic added a “My Ticket Outta Here” edition for Golf Club: Wasteland. The edition charges a whopping $500 million, noting that he will use the funds to get a “ticket off this doomed planet.”
Demagog game follows familiar story
GC: Wasteland is coming this August and its premise is nothing but a satirical reflection of the world right now. The game follows rich billionaires running off to Mars, coming back to a desolate Earth to play golf.
“The rich fled to Mars but venture back to a desolate Earth for a round of golf. Each hole in the wasteland offers its own little story and possible puzzle to sink the perfect shot,” said the game description.
“Play through destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as neon signs and poignant graffiti take swings at current events, Silicon Valley culture and humanity.”
So far, this reflects all the weird space pissing contest between the world’s billionaires right now. Between Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Richard Branson, these billionaires burning money instead of helping Earth became contentious.
With this idea, Simic had enough and went for the ironic jugular.
Satirical presser shines light on billionaires
In a satirical press release, the Golf Club: Wasteland creative director announced the $500 million edition of the game. This comes with a rather sarcastic language that will make fans laugh out loud.
Nice of @demagog_studio to tell us this via social media. Typical
Now how are we gonna afford our tickets to Mars!?https://t.co/RhMPnT1Syu
— Untold Tales (@UntoldTalesHQ) July 19, 2021
“Golf Club: Wasteland started off as pure satire,” opened Simic. “The ultra-rich playing golf on the remains of civilization after initially fleeing to Mars as Earth crumbled thanks to consumerism, climate disaster, and Silicon Valley-fuelled greed.
“Well, now I’m not laughing anymore. These rocket obsessed billionaires like Musk, Bezos, and Branson are already packing their designer bags, so it’s time I sorted out my own ticket off this doomed planet.”
“To further secure the game’s value and exclusivity, I’ve decided to put this one-off version of the game entirely on floppy disks,” he added. “This method will also allow me to use a custom formatting and copying process that so inefficiently uses computing power, it takes around 7 months to copy data onto one disk.
“This will help maximize the amount of environmental damage my video game can do, since I heard that’s also really important.”
Golf Club: Wasteland is coming this August. The game will come out on multiple platforms, including both PC and mobile.
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