Donut County

Annapurna Interactive, the publisher behind the stellar likes of What Remains of Edith Finch, Florence, and Gorogoa, has announced that gloriously off-beat physics puzzler Donut County will be coming to PS4, PC, and iOS on August 28th.

Developed by Ben Esposito, Donut Country is openly inspired by Keita Takahashi's classic video game oddity Katamari Damacy, evident in its vibrant low-poly art style and quirky ambience. Instead of attempting to engulf the world by rolling it into a ball however, Donut County casts you as a hole and tasks you with swallowing up everything you can.

Starting out as a tiny opening, barely big enough to consume a pebble, objects you swallow increase your size until you're able to engulf the likes of towering skyscrapers, and more.

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We're happy to announce that Donut County will be available on Steam for PC and Mac in just a few weeks - August 28th, to be exact! The game will be available for $12.99. We'll share more news and updates as they come in!

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Donut County

Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game about raccoon and a hole in the ground that steals people's trash, and based on that description alone you can probably tell whether or not it's something you want to play. If it is, then you'll be happy to hear that publisher Annapurna Interactive announced today that it will be released to one and all on August 28. 

The Steam page explains what Donut County is all about, sort of: "Raccoons have taken over Donut County with remote-controlled trash-stealing holes. You play as BK, a hole-driving raccoon who swallows up his friends and their homes to earn idiotic prizes," it says. "When BK falls into one of his own holes, he’s confronted by his best friend Mira and the residents of Donut County, who are all stuck 999 feet underground… and they demand answers!" 

Mechanically, you'll explore homes, each one providing a unique environment to bang around in, steal stuff and combine it into different, weirder stuff, and then fire that stuff back out of the hole to solve puzzles, or maybe just because you like breaking things. The ultimate goal is, apparently, to swallow up the entire county. Because that's what raccoons do, man.

It sounds weird, and I like weird, but what makes it noteworthy is that it's being developed by Ben Esposito, a level designer on The Unfinished Swan and design consultant on What Remains of Edith Finch. That suggests that there's at least the possibility of more going on in the game than a raccoon, a hole, and smashing things for kicks. Maybe there isn't, too, but I'm anxious to find out. Donut County will also be available on GOG, but isn't listed there yet.   

Donut County - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Stealing trash is all fun and games until someone loses a town, as Donut County will demonstrate when it at long last launches on August 28th. Greedy racoons with remote-controlled holes are sucking up trash, see, but we get a bit carried away with it and… turns out, trash pandas can be a real force of nature when they’re bored on the toilet fiddling with their iPad. The curious object-swallowing puzzler is coming from Ben Esposito, of Arcane Kids fame, and a new trailer below introduces us to the consequences of this mischief. (more…)

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