Ben Esposito, a designer who worked on What Remains of Edith Finch and The Unfinished Swan, has announced that the passion project that he has been developing for the past six years, Donut County, will finally be releasing on PS4, Steam, and iOS in late August. Donut County is being published by Annapurna Interactive and is essentially a game about controlling an ever-growing hole in the ground as a racoon named BK; you get to meet some rad characters and then proceed to steal their trash, making your hole bigger in the process – it looks more fun than it sounds, just check out the trailer below:
Donut County launches on Aug 28 on PS4 and Steam for the price of $12.99. You can also pick up Donut County on iOS for a lower price of $4.99. A dynamic theme is available for PS4 users if you decide to pre-order the game, which will also net you 20% off, thanks to the PlayStation Store’s Totally Digital promotion. The dynamic theme is titled ‘Throne Room’ which shows a raccoon sitting on a toilet, which is honestly super relatable.
Here’s a little synopsis of the game, courtesy of Ben Esposito himself:
“Donut County is a wacky physics puzzle game, but it’s really held together by a story about a raccoon named BK and his best friend Mira. Before the town gets destroyed by holes, BK & Mira work together at a donut shop that turns out to be a front for the trash-stealing Raccoon Company. While Mira turns the other cheek, BK gets sucked into the job of opening up holes to steal his friends’ houses. And that’s just the beginning. The game didn’t always have a story, though. At the start of development, Donut County didn’t even have a main character. It was just about being a hole. How do you make a game about being a hole? How do you relate to a hole? Is a hole a thing? Your guess is as good as mine.”