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Planet MiniGolf for PS3: Tricks Trailer and Contest

Zsolt Kigyossy's Avatar Posted by Managing Director, Zen Studios

Hi there all you ZEN fans!

ZEN Studios is revealing another trailer for our upcoming arcade golfing multiplayer game, Planet MiniGolf. This time we’re revealing the coolest tips, tricks and power-ups to help you become the best mini-golfer around! This Tips & Tricks trailer will show off all of the things that will help you get a hole in one. Check out an exclusive sneak peek of the Planet MiniGolf Tips & Tricks trailer below!

This is a small taste of what Planet MiniGolf will deliver. ZEN Studios is also offering a contest to all you MiniGolf fans! You only need to follow these two easy steps to win: head over to our Facebook page and “like” us, and then send an email to: telling us which power-up allows you to control the ball when you hit it. You will then be entered to win a customized Planet MiniGolf golf kit!

Be sure to check out Planet MiniGolf when it launches on PSN next month for $9.99. For more information you can always check out our previous posts on the PlayStation.Blog or visit the official ZEN Studios website!

The following promotion is intended for viewing in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“D.C.”) only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to United States law. Do not enter this sweepstakes if you are not a legal resident of, and located in the 50 United States or District of Columbia at the time of entry.

Void outside the 50 United States and D.C. and where prohibited.

Official Contest Rules

1. DESCRIPTION: The “Planet MiniGolf Giveaway Contest” begins at 12:01 AM [PST] on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 and ends at 11:59 PM [PST] on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. The Sponsor of this Contest is ZEN Studios. The administrator of this is ZEN Studios.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and Washington, D.C. who are at least 18 years of age at time of entry and who have internet access as of the Start Date. Any individuals (including but not limited to employees, consultants, independent contractors and interns) who have, within six months prior to the Start Date, held employment with or performed services for Sponsor, Contest Administrator, ZEN Studios, or any organizations affiliated with the sponsorship, fulfillment, administration, prize support, judging, advertisement or promotion of the Contest (collectively, “Contest Entities”) are not eligible to enter or win. Immediate family and household members of such individuals are also not eligible to enter or win. “Immediate Family” shall mean parents, step-parents, legal guardians, children, step-children, siblings, step-siblings, or spouses. “Household Members” shall mean those people who share the same residence at least three months a year. Void where prohibited.

3. HOW TO ENTER: Head to ZEN Studios Facebook page at and “like” ZEN Studios, then send an email to: explaining what power-up allows you to control the ball when you hit it, this information can be found in the “Tips and Tricks Trailer.” To be valid, entries must be received no later than June 1, 2010 at 11:59pm PST.

All entries must be received by 11:59 PM [PST] on June 1, 2010. Limited to one entry per person. Entrants must provide all information requested by Sponsors to be eligible to win. Incomplete, unreadable, or unintelligible entries will be disqualified. All information provided by entrants becomes the property of Sponsor and will not be returned or acknowledged. Proof of email does not constitute proof of entry.

4. PRIZES: Each prize winner will receive one ZEN Studios Planet MiniGolf golf kit, including: a customized Planet MiniGolf Golf Towel, a custom three pack of balls, and a custom set of Planet MiniGolf tees.

5. WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: 25 prize winners will be selected following the Promotion Period. Winners will be determined by a single random drawing of all valid entries received by Sponsor, whose decisions are final. Selection will be held on or about June 3, 2010. Sponsor will send a notification email to each winner’s e-mail address they use to enter the conest. If any winner does not respond to Sponsor’s notification email within 7 days of the date of the notification email, he/she will be disqualified and a new winner will be selected based on the original selection criteria.. Please allow four to six weeks for receipt of prizes.Prize winners cannot assign or transfer the prize to another person. No cash or prize substitution is allowed except at the discretion of Sponsor. Other restrictions may apply.

6. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION/RELEASES: Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these official rules and the decisions of the Judging Panel, Sponsor and the Contest Administrator, which shall be final in all respects. By participating in this Contest and/or by accepting any prize that they may be awarded, entrants agree to release the Sponsor, Judging Panel, and Contest Administrator; their parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, units and divisions and advertising and promotional agencies and prize suppliers; each of their respective officers, directors, agents, representatives and employees; and each of these companies and individuals’ respective successors, representatives and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, claims, injury, loss or damage arising in any manner, directly or indirectly, from participation in this Contest and/or acceptance or use of the prize. Entrants authorize the Released Parties to use their name, voice, likeness, biographical data, city and state of residence and entry materials in programming or promotional material, worldwide in perpetuity, or on a winner’s list, if applicable, without further compensation unless prohibited by law. Entrants also grant ZEN Studios a perpetual, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use and perform throughout the world their entry materials in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the internet, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Sponsor and/or ZEN Studios and their respective services, all without further consent from or payment to you. Neither ZEN Studios nor Sponsor is obligated to use any of the above mentioned information or materials, but may do so and may edit such information or materials, at their sole discretion, without further obligation or compensation. The Released Parties shall not be liable for: (i) late, lost, delayed, stolen, misdirected, incomplete unreadable, inaccurate, garbled or unintelligible entries, communications or affidavits, regardless of the method of transmission; (ii) telephone system, telephone or computer hardware, software or other technical or computer malfunctions, lost connections, disconnections, delays or transmission errors; (iii) data corruption, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of entry or other materials; (iv) any injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by the prize or resulting from acceptance, possession or use of a prize, or from participation in the Contest; or (v) any printing, typographical, administrative or technological errors in any materials associated with the Contest. Released Parties shall not have any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participating in, or accessing or downloading information in connection with this Contest, and reserves the right, in their sole discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Contest should a virus, bug, computer problem, unauthorized intervention or other causes beyond Sponsor’s control, corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Contest. Released Parties may prohibit you from participating in the Contest or winning a prize if, in their sole discretion, they determine you are attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, hacking, deception, or any other unfair playing practices of intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other players or Released Parties’ representatives. This Contest will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California. Any and all legal actions or claims arising in connection with this Contest must be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction within the United States. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEB SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEST. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, RELEASED PARTIES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.

7. PRIVACY POLICY: Any personal information supplied by you to ZEN Studios will be subject to ZEN Studios privacy policy posted at By entering the Contest, you grant ZEN Studios permission to share your email address and any other personally identifiable information with the corresponding Contest Entities, and you are automatically registered as a member of ZEN Studios web site and subject to its privacy policy posted at As a result, you may receive additional email communication or promotions from the Sponsor as any of their members would. ZEN Studios will not sell, rent, transfer or otherwise disclose your personal data to any third party other than the Contest Entities.

8. SPONSOR: “ZEN Studios Planet Minigolf Giveaway” Winner’s List or Rules, 18711 Tiffeni Drive, Suite K, Twain Harte, CA 95383

9. PRIZE WINNER LIST: For the list of prize winners, available after June 5, 2010, or a copy of these official rules, mail a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “ZEN Studios Planet Minigolf Giveaway” Winner’s List or Rules, 18711 Tiffeni Drive, Suite K, Twain Harte, CA 95383

Add Your Own

badassbr said:

May 19th, 9:16 am

How about new tables for zen pinball?

will this game change zen studios focus on “Zen Pinball” ?

krae_man said:

May 19th, 9:20 am

Did I see controling the ball with Sixaxis after the shot(aka after touch)?

gus_xl said:

May 19th, 9:21 am

You can steer the ball?? That’s definitely different..

krae_man said:

May 19th, 9:23 am

Never mind my first question.

Booooooooooooooooo at the lazyness if not allowing Canadians to enter the contest. That’s all it is, lazyness. Please quit making excuses and start including Canada in contests/promotions.

melchiah_kirk said:

May 19th, 9:27 am

do you have pictures of the prizes???

CrazedPenguin said:

May 19th, 9:49 am

Thanks a lot for completely ruining a good game.
There better be an option to turn off power ups, at the very least in the multiplayer part.

And I was so looking forward to a good minigolf game on PSN…

BalramRules said:

May 19th, 9:51 am

planet mg is just GR8! XD

dragon_frost said:

May 19th, 10:13 am

I hope they have PlayStation move support,3D support & custom music track support in this game because that would totally sell me on this game.

P.S..Also i hope they come out with dlc for it like extra characters,costumes,courses ect..that kind of dlc.


ZENStudios said:

May 19th, 10:55 am

Hi, it is Zsolt @ Zen.

Making other games will never stop us creating great new pinball tables for Zen Pinball – we are pretty passionate about pinball I guess ;o)) – have 3 real machines in the office already.

Yes, Sixaxis is used to steer the ball in certain situations. We have already created some custom courses, which use this feature extensively, and it is major fun!

Planet Minigolf will be among the very first games fully supporting Move from day1. We have already implemented it, great device!! and feels right at home with a golf game.

We are terribly sorry for not being able to run this contest on a worldwide basis :o((

All the very best!

gumi42 said:

May 19th, 11:06 am

looking good, I need a new golf game. Are there going to be trophies in the game, what about custom soundtracks?

CapinChronic said:

May 19th, 11:29 am

I played the Beta for this a few months ago and it was a blast.. I cant wait!! @gumi42 is has custom soundtracks btw

plaztiksyke said:

May 19th, 11:36 am

We love Zen Pinball, but just aren’t as interested in this title. That being said, I’m always interested in buying games that show off the capabilities of the PS3.

1. Does the game render in 1080p native?

2. Does it include 24-bit audio assets? losslessly compressed audio assets?

3. Who did the music? Any live musicians recorded for it?

polo155 said:

May 19th, 11:42 am

i like the game and im still going to support it but i cannot enter because i dont do facebook, so this method is not the best.

WastelandDan said:

May 19th, 11:59 am

Steerable ball…I’m not digg’n that.

Putt putt to me was always lovable wacky courses with the loveable task of seeing how many hits it takes to get the ball in the hole.

You got the wacky courses for sure, but a hole seeking missle of a ball LITERALY kills half of the fun for me.

Cruise84 said:

May 19th, 12:20 pm

At #14 Steerable ball is just of many powerups you can collect on a course. like weapons in cart racers!

DeadCell34 said:

May 19th, 12:34 pm

^^^ Exactly, its just a “helping hand” every once and a while.

el_Quinto said:

May 19th, 12:43 pm

I’m not sure what to think of all the sparkly effects and powerups. I wish it was more of a sim cuz this doesn’t look very good.

F-minus said:

May 19th, 1:26 pm

Cool… ive been waiting to hear more about this game

Also, nice avatar, a globe golf ball, Simple yet says alot

lyndonAP said:

May 19th, 1:31 pm

Hey there Zsolt- great to see you again!

Looking forward to getting this one next month. Just once, though, I would like to see a contest set up for the Canadian PSN members here too!

nutellapr said:

May 19th, 3:03 pm

Looks like a great casual game. Will it support Move?

TITAN04 said:

May 19th, 6:08 pm

gran turismo 5 release date i june 29 2010

lyndonAP said:

May 20th, 1:58 am

@20 Says right in the comment 9 by Zsolt it does have the Move support on day 1 when it comes out.

TLTD said:

May 20th, 6:33 am

The Move looks cool, but I also am enjoying the style of using the controller right now in a Wii like fashion with High Velocity Bowling. Flower will hopefully also build it’s next sequel with this in mind.

Those of you that don’t know, this control scheme is grabbing it in the middle, turning it sideways, and using your thumb on X and your pinky/pointer finger can do the triggers. It’s is awkward for like a minute then it’s fun and easy to do.

Gunwing said:

May 20th, 8:10 am

Sweet! This game looks great! Great job to the developers, and thanks for the PS Move support as well!

Tebeau23 said:

May 20th, 4:03 pm

Hearing it supports move pushed me over the edge to buy this :)

Lemmy_TwoPutt said:

June 3rd, 8:23 am

Great game!! Why no my music support, that is one of the best features in Zen Pinball.

EdgarAllenMo said:

June 5th, 8:10 pm

The custom course design feature allows you to share your designed holes and courses. 2 New holes posted by EdgarAllenMo this week!

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