About this game
Developer: Ben Esposito
Content Rating: Everyone
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.
Critic Reviews13 Reviews
Ray Porreca — Aug 31, 2018
Donut County is as charming and funny as it is inventive and beautiful. It excels at what it sets out to do --there's never been a better hole simulator in video game history. But underneath its colorful scenery and intuitive gameplay is an experience that feels like its inches away from true greatness.
James O'Connor — Aug 27, 2018
Donut County is a game with fun ideas and a pleasantly relaxed attitude, but it's not the most compelling of experiences. It's easy to control, clever, amusing, and I finished it across a single session without growing bored. But it doesn't offer the catharsis you might expect from a game about wanton destruction, and its lightness and short runtime make it feel inconsequential.
Zee Sheridan — Sep 04, 2018
For folks wanting a quirky, lovable game that’s main focus is on the simple joy of having fun solving puzzles, Donut County is as sweet a treat as the name suggests -- and you don’t have to worry about having a gluten allergy.
Philippa Warr — Aug 28, 2018
Donut County is an entertaining diversion: it’s quirky, simple to play, and doesn’t outstay its welcome. Given so many games-as-service are currently vying for hundreds of hours of your life, small gems like this are a valuable and finite source of relief.
Kyle Hilliard — Aug 27, 2018
Donut County is a short experience, clocking in at about two hours, but it’s a lean two hours free of extraneous gameplay. I enjoyed every level, but the lack of depth means the goofy premise of sucking a town underground piece by piece doesn’t feel fully explored by the end. I wanted to use the hole in larger locations and use its excellent physics to solve more complicated puzzles.
Cam Shea — Aug 27, 2018
It may be a very short diversion, but Donut County is a delight. It’s absolutely brimming with personality, has a killer soundtrack and visual aesthetic, and is based on an irresistible gameplay hook. I’d have loved more, but I guess I’ll just settle for playing through it again.
Rachel Weber — Aug 27, 2018
I remembered the size requirements of Katamari Damacy, the levels I didn't finish on time, the ones I went back to repeatedly, always finding new things to roll up. It's not a fair comparison of course. It's a lot to ask from an indie developer, even one as talented as Esposito, to create an endlessly replayable game. But then one donut is never enough is it? Grab Donut County, settle in for a couple of hours, and enjoy it for the short and sugary delight that it is.
Marcus Estrada — Sep 10, 2018
Donut County presents a simple concept to players: collect objects to make a hole larger until the entire stage is clear. Done poorly, no one would remember the experience whatsoever. Developer Ben Esposito turns something mechanically simplistic into a joy via smart design. The adorable world inhabited by colorful characters is something we desperately need more of in games. Donut County might not be a long experience, but it’s one that players can’t help but cherish.
Roy Woodhouse — Dec 27, 2018
All in all, we have to say that despite the simplistic puzzles, this was a real pleasure. Although it was a bit short and we'd have liked some of the ideas to have been expanded on further, we had a lot of fun. The story and sound really worked well, and the graphics made this feel like a great game to play in your spare time on the bus.
Juan Rubio — Sep 17, 2018
Obviamente, la duración (dos horas que pueden extenderse un poco más con los desafíos/trofeos) puede ser un problema para algunos jugadores, pero creemos que el precio no es demasiado elevado, y no extenderse innecesariamente le permite ofrecer siempre situaciones nuevas y variadas. Si lo que habéis visto o leído os despierta un mínimo de interés, dadle una oportunidad.
Olivier Marlas — Sep 05, 2018
When the credits follow the final explanation, a few minutes after crossing a donut-strewn corridor, Donut County is not quite finished. If the wolverine takes the time to observe, it can rise and literally tutelage the clouds. And there ... we unlock a success. Curtain. As a sign of our previous jokes, this ultimate flight crystallizes both magic, drawn from a lightning simplicity arousing the adhesion, and the emptiness of a title whose idea queen lacks a little material to really shine. Ben Esposito's proposal is nonetheless pleasant, relaxing and singular enough to make its way to the imagination of the diggers.
Thomas Pillon — Aug 31, 2018
Simple et amusant, Donut County est à mettre entre toutes les mains prêtes à lui pardonner sa brièveté : si les plus jeunes se contenteront d'expérimenter un concept amusant, les plus cérébraux siroteront la fine critique sociétale de la gentrification qui se cache derrière ces tons pastels et son ton résolument débile.
Mattia Ravanelli — Sep 02, 2018
Donut County parte da un'idea interessante che prova a portare in scena con una direzione artistica riuscita e amabile. Quello che manca è lo sviluppo vero e proprio del meccanismo di gioco che, così com'è, si rivela troppo esile per divertire e appassionare. Il prezzo rende comunque le due ore di gioco tutto sommato sensate.