Donut County is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole. WHERE TRASH IS TREASURE 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. 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! THE HOLE KEEPS GROWING • EXPLORE every character’s home, each with their own unique environment. • MOVE the hole to swallow up their stuff, growing bigger each time. • COMBINE objects inside for crazy effects: cook soup, breed bunnies, launch fireworks, and more. • CATAPULT things back out of the hole. You can use it to solve puzzles...or just destroy stuff. • DEVOUR everything. The hole won’t stop until the whole county is all gone. Donut County was created by Ben Esposito, designer on What Remains of Edith Finch and The Unfinished Swan. It is the result of six years of solo development, dozens of donuts (for research), and one fateful encounter with a raccoon.
It’s amusing to make things fall into the hole, but there isn’t much here beyond that. There are maybe 3 puzzles across the maybe 15 levels, none of which took me more than a couple minutes to beat. It was funny, but pretty one-note. I could call this a “kids game,” but there are plenty of deeper games for kids. I could call it a “diversion,” but there are plenty of diversions that are more interesting for longer. It’s cute, mildly amusing, and over quickly.
I love this game! Very relaxing right before bed or on my lunch break 😝 characters are all cute and funny and as an added bonus this game is super satisfying and really chills me out on a stressful day! A+++++
After hearing the good reviews I paid almost $5 to buy the game. Finished the whole thing in less than an hour. Most of the game is just reading dialogue between characters, kinda tedious. Very little actual swallowing things with a hole
The game was fun, but the story-telling was more than 50% of the game. I also finished the game in less than 2 hours. Pretty bummed. I wish I could get my $5 back
Super short. Pretty much just clicking through way to much dialogue for a couple minutes of fun. NOT WORTH IT. Game of the year?!?!?! Do better Apple
Part of my sentiment reflects what a lot of 1 and 2 star reviews are saying, but I don’t feel good about leaving a low review on this game. I was *very* surprised at how quickly the game ended (I finished it with sporadic play in one afternoon). But at the same time the game was so wildly imaginative and the characters and dialogue were so charming that the game certainly didn’t deserve anything less than 4 stars. The $4.99 price point for 2 hours of gameplay is certainly on the low end of what we’ve come to expect, but that’s mainly an issue with the app ecosystem and not the fault of the game itself. None of us hesitate paying $12.50 for a movie ticket, so why do we have emotional reactions to game prices, especially when we really enjoy the games? I do agree that what Donut County is missing is MORE of what it already offers, but otherwise the game is phenomenal.
This is such a good game! Would play again. The music is great! The plot is even better! Would recommen!
Money well spent. I had such a good time playing this game. Not only are the puzzles fun, but the story is also very fun. I felt like I got to know the characters well, and the story is very creative. Another amazing part of this game is the music. You cannot play this game without the music, it just wouldn’t be the same. I don’t usually write reviews for games but for this game I had to, because I just had such a good time playing it!
If you’d rather click through mediocre dialogue than actually play, then this game’s for you. There’s maybe 15 minutes of actual gameplay. Game of the year? Seriously, somebody’s got an uncle working at Apple.
Granted, the rating is for 4 yr olds, but even reading and playing this through with my actual 4 yr old, this whole game took just 2 hours of screen time. Editor #1 choice is an absolute gimmick, $5 for the game is excessive. If you want more play of the nearly exact style, but more options - see Hole.io (free!!!). But, like I said - “cute”.