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The Wasteland Franchise

This is a series of games set in the same world. The style of play and exact time period vary but they all share the same post-environmental disaster setting. As you play the different games you get to experience pieces of the story from different perspectives.

Maybe it's visiting the earth as one of the ultra-rich for a game of golf. Or maybe you're a small child surviving after everyone left. Or maybe you embark on an adventure to get to the rockets before everyone leaves. The stories are distinct but also intersect.

After the Great Ecological Catastrophe, the ultra-rich flee to Mars and leave the rest to perish. Decades pass and those on Mars venture back to Earth to do recon. At first they find recreation, but soon they discover the possibility of immunity to the disease that drove them from the planet.

As you play the games you encounter destroyed brutalist monuments, crumbling shopping malls, and abandoned museums as you piece together the full story of how humanity fell and how it might survive.

"We are dealing with wealth inequality, climate disaster, war, and the overall fall of humankind. So in order to make sure this isn’t just one giant downer for the player, we do what we can to make it a little more tongue-in-cheek. All while still making sure these topics aren’t being dismissed in any way. Rather, we’re making fun of how we as a species are reacting to these topics, not the topics themselves."

There have been 3 games in the Wasteland franchise.
The first game was released in 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and the most recent release was Golf Club: Wasteland in 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The most popular game in the franchise is The Cub with 5 likes. The franchise as a whole has 13 likes on the database. Unfortunately, Golf Club: Wasteland is not available on Android, Mac or iOS. However, there are other games similar to Golf Club: Wasteland on these platforms that offer an equivalent experience.

DetailsFranchise Details

PEGI Ratings: PEGI 7 to PEGI 16
Australian Ratings: PG to M
Genres: Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle, Simulation, Sports and Traversal
Release dates: 2021 - 2021
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S
Developer: @Demagog_Studio


Games in the Wasteland Franchise

Golf Club: Wasteland

Release Date: 16/06/2021, updated in 2021

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Golf Club: Wasteland is a golf game in an unusual setting. You play on an earth decimated by an environmental catastrophe. Through beautiful visuals and eerie audio, you piece together what has happened to the planet to cause such devastation. It's an...

The Cub

Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

The Cub is a retro running and jumping game where you play a small child in the same post-environmental disaster as Highwater and Golf Wasteland. It's like playing a classic console platform game but with modern parkour movement and puzzles to bring it...


Release Date: Coming soon

Coming Soon: PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Highwater is an adventure game where you battle to survive the effects of global warming. While the elites of society make plans to leave the planet you explore a submerged and dilapidated world with your gathered crew of survivors. It stands out for...

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