It’s simple, it’s silly, it sold me; I don’t know what it is but the Donut County Trailer has eagerly anticipating its release.
Ahead of the PlayStation Experience, publisher Annapurna Interactive released the Donut County trailer and will be demoing the game at PSX booth #84. Donut County is a physics adventure where you play as a hole in the ground that grows as things fall inside it. The game was created and developed by Ben Esposito.
I watch a lot of video game trailers, most tend to fall into the category of “Woah, that looks cool!” Most trailers don’t stray from the attention-grabbing highlight reel style, which isn’t a bad thing. However, unique presentations are risky, but sometimes it just really works, and Donut County is one of those times.
The game gives off a strong Katamari vibe, the hole consumes things and gets bigger like the ball absorbs things and gets bigger. However, it still feels unique. The art style is simple yet appealing, much like Katamari but with its very own style. The color palettes are also similar, but other than that the games look very different. The two things really sold me are the fire hole expanding the hot air balloon and the raccoon asking if the game has “up dog.” That shows me this game has some serious puzzles and personality.
The game is set to release in 2018, and not having an exact date is upsetting me.