Indie publisher Annapurna Interactive’s secret weapon is the simple fact that the people there “have really good taste,” as Donut County creator and Neon White director Ben Esposito puts it in the latest issue of Edge magazine.
Esposito says that Annapurna explained its approach to publishing around the time it was founded. “We are not trying to have a genre,” he says of the studio’s message. “We’re not trying to have a vibe. We are just trying to make really cool games with really cool people.”
“Now I understand where they’re coming from,” he adds, admitting that he was skeptical of this vision at first. “They don’t want to be pinned down in that way. They just have really good taste. And that’s it. That’s the only thing that connects all the games.”