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Earlier this month, a buddy sent game developer Ben Esposito a surprising screenshot: an Instagram ad for a game that looked a lot like the one he'd been working on for five years. Esposito is nearly finished toiling away on an indie game called Doughnut County, which will be released later this year by publisher Annapurna Interactive. At the tail end of this labour of love, now a copycat game called Hole.io is number one on the iOS store, and Esposito feels the need to say something.

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Desert Golfing might be the most intriguing game of 2014. In the weirdest, arguably banal way, it's such a subversive experience and one that plays with all of our expectations about consequences in video games. At it's centre, a seemingly never ending series of 'holes'. No-one really knows how many holes are in the game, but here are the first 10,000, in order. It's beautiful.

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Desert Golfing is stripped back. Desert Golfing is rudimentary. It is also the most realistic golf game ever played. I've been playing golf games since PGA Tour on the Commodore Amiga and not once have I had a virtual experience that comes this close to replicating the glorious madness that is a full round of golf.