‘Donut County’ is Here to Fill Your Holes. Or Give You a New One.

by | Aug 28, 2018 | WTF?!

Personally, it’s always been my dream to be the digital embodiment of a black hole that lives and moves along the Earth’s surface, selectively devouring everything in my path. Lucky for me, and most likely you, as well, our dreams are about to come true.

Annapurna Interactive, a mobile gaming development company, has just unleashed “Donut County,” their latest creation. Developed by indie game developer, Ben Esposito, the mastermind behind Glitch City with an interesting Twitter account, has done it again. Known for unique, odd, and sometimes bizarre mobile games, Esposito’s “Donut County” is no exception.

In Donut County, meet BK, a lovable yet murderous raccoon who lives in a town whose economy is solely based on the production and distribution of donuts. BK and his female friend Mira find themselves annoyed by a duck delivery man, whose early-morning honking is too much to deal with. Therefore, he must be taken out–via a hole in the Earth that sucks him underground. Thus begins a violent rampage to obliterate the town. BK’s motives are also self-interested–he’s been promised a special quadcopter in exchange for delivering enough donuts, and in the process, swallowing enough of the surface world.

The hole grows larger the more things you devour, as in this game, you are the hole. Your objective is to suck as many things underground until you are big enough to suck people, cars, even buildings into your hole. Catching some weirdly inappropriate innuendos? So did we, and so did they, as expressed in their trailer.

But it doesn’t end there. The more things you suck up, the more complicated the game becomes. As a recalcitrant BK and Mira try to undo their handiwork of pulling their entire town underground, your missions evolve into physics-based puzzle games, determined by what objects you consume and how big your hole becomes. Apparently, the puzzles aren’t overwhelmingly difficult, as the main objective is here is to tell an exciting story of a psychotic raccoon and his trusty sidekick, a hole in the ground.

Just don’t all go rushing to the app store at once.

Links to purchase Donut County can be found on the website.

Madelyne Ashworth

Madelyne Ashworth

Madelyne is a Richmond native and staff writer at RVA Magazine, primarily covering politics and white nationalism in Virginia. She spent the past four years working and living in D.C., earning her B.A. in journalism and running to the White House every time the President sneezed. Follow her on Twitter at @madelyne_ash.

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