Hi, my name is Ben Esposito.
You may know me as the creator of Donut County, a cute game where you play as hole in the ground. I worked on it by myself for most of my twenties. Thankfully some friends helped me finish it. The story was inspired by my first apartment in LA where I was harassed daily by raccoons. Don’t worry, I’m doing fine now.
Before that, I was fortunate enough to cut my teeth doing game design for What Remains of Edith Finch (2017) & The Unfinished Swan (2012), two award-winning sentimental bird themed games.
My side project is making illegal games with Arcane Kids. They are the funniest and most talented people I know. Arcane Kids makes unlicensed fan games like Sonic Dreams Collection & Bubsy3D: Bubsy Visits the James Turrell Retrospective. We have no pending lawsuits.
When I’m not making games, I like to write & play music. I was lucky enough to write a few songs for the incredible OK KO: Let’s Be Heroes on Cartoon Network. I’m an Enya fan. I’d love to visit Enya’s castle some day. Anyway I also co-founded Glitch City LA, a co-working and community space built for indie game developers and artists in Los Angeles. Glitch has run events for the community like game nights, micro talks, and themed parties since 2013. You can find me DJing at most Glitch events. Feel free to request any song from Enya’s catalogue.
You made it to the end! Thanks for visiting my website. You can always reach out to me via email, even if you prefer cake donuts.