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Watch a raccoon ponder the nature of holes in the Donut County reveal trailer

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I admitted back in July that I didn't know anything about Donut County, one of the new games on the slate at What Remains of Edith Finch publisher Annapurna Interactive. The reveal trailer released today helps improve that situation somewhat: Now I can say that it is a game about a hole, that may or may not involve a talking raccoon. 

It's possible that the raccoon is only there to narrate the trailer, although he does appear in the Donut County Twitter avatar, too. Whatever role he plays, it won't be as the game's lead character, because that responsibility goes to a hole. The hole moves around on the ground, growing in size as it swallows objects, and spitting them back out in various combinations to solve puzzles. That's not much to go on but it looks cute, and Annapurna has so far demonstrated a real talent for picking winners.

Donut County is being developed by Ben Esposito, who has previously worked as a level designer on The Unfinished Swan and a design consultant on Edith Finch. It's expected to be out next year, and in the meantime there's a mailing list you can sign up for at donutcounty.com.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.