Someone’s made Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge from The Simpsons • Eurogamer.net

Missed by a wide Marge-in. 

All the games revealed during last week’s Not-E3 events were exciting, sure, but the real news today is that someone has made a working version of Lee Carvallo’s Putting Challenge: the joke video game from The Simpsons.

If you cast your mind back to the season seven episode Marge Be Not Proud, you may recall the episode features a deliberately terrible golf game that Bart receives as a present for Christmas. According to Simpsons lore, the game did not sell well (and Bart ended up with a copy from Marge because the more popular Bonestorm had sold out). So it’s just as well the real-life version of the game, made by Aaron Demeter, is totally free. It’s even been endorsed by Bill Oakley, who was a showrunner for that particular season of The Simpsons.

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To try the sheer breadth of options in this game for yourself, you can head on over to the Itch.io page, where you can either play in-browser or download the game to get yourself a “scoring pencil” (and leave Demeter a tip for his efforts).

Seemingly taken aback by the popularity of this famously terrible game, Demeter said the response to his game had been “completely unexpected and a bit overwhelming to say the least”. Personally, I think he’s knocked the ball out of the parking lot with this one.

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