Have you ever ever dreamed about stealing somebody’s chair and tossing it right into a gap, by no means to be seen once more? What about their lunch, or maybe their automobile or home? I do know I’ve, and because of Donut County, I used to be lastly in a position to dwell out my lifelong dream.
On this thrilling story-based physics puzzle recreation, developed by Ben Esposito and printed by Annapurna Interactive, you get to play as an ever-growing gap within the floor throughout a number of self-contained ranges. Your purpose is to swallow up each single object you may and consider me, Donut County makes this WAY extra thrilling than it sounds.
On this cute indie recreation you begin off enjoying as BK, a raccoon (and the most recent worker of the native donut store in Donut County). BK has been slacking off enjoying a recreation on his telephone; as an alternative of delivering donuts to his clients, he makes use of the app to ship large holes that maintain swallowing the county’s denizens. And their vehicles. And their meals. And their properties. And trash. And animals.
If BK earns sufficient factors within the recreation, he’ll be capable of redeem them for a quadcopter. BK’s habit to the sport reaches a brand new low as soon as he deploys a gap that swallows him up and lands him 999 toes beneath the place he used to dwell, subsequent to the entire lacking property and residents who actually fell sufferer to him. The residents, together with his good friend Mira, waste no time swapping their private accounts of the holes that destroyed their lives (and also you’ll get to change out and play as the outlet for every).
The group, together with Mira, additionally finally ask BK why he prompted all this chaos and try and stage an intervention. BK begrudgingly reveals his stunning causes and, with them, units the remainder of this delightfully mischievous puzzle recreation in movement with the purpose of setting issues proper as soon as once more. Gameplay progresses steadily, bouncing backwards and forwards between BK, Mira, and the holes, and solely takes about 60-90 minutes on common.
Ranges begin out easy, requiring you to devour the whole lot you may. You’ll want to start with smaller gadgets—like cups and grass and pebbles—and work as much as bigger gadgets—together with tables, autos, properties, phone poles, and county residents—as you proceed to get greater. It’s not not like the oh-so-unique recreation, Katamari Damacy REROLL.
Ultimately, more durable puzzle facets start to seem, and also you gained’t be capable of simply mindlessly devour no matter you may see. See these toys floating on the water? You want these, however as a way to get them, you’ll additionally must swallow all that pond water, too; you gained’t be capable of swallow anything except you drain that pesky water, so that you’ll want to search out one thing to take away the water (which is the one factor the outlet can’t devour, for some purpose). You could even must repeat this course of. In a while, you would possibly want to determine tips on how to use a catapult or mix objects to spit them again out or obtain a distinct impact, so be ready to get artistic!
Donut County has a terrific artwork model, enjoyable plot and dialogue, and puzzles that vary from enjoyable to actually thought-provoking. You possibly can play it multi function sitting when you’ve got just a few hours to spare or decide it up and set it down as wanted for those who don’t. It’s straightforward sufficient for players of all ages to play, however youthful children would possibly want extra assist to determine among the late-game puzzles.
In case you’re concerned about enjoying Donut County (and I genuinely hope you’re), it’s obtainable just about all over the place, together with on Steam, GOG, Mac, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation, and Xbox. It’s $4.99 on cellular platforms and $12.99 elsewhere (no distinction in gameplay or options, regardless of the worth hole—I’ve performed it on a number of mediums), making it an inexpensive little Indie deal with with infinite replayability for any time you’re feeling mischievous or the necessity to devour all the world.