A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes is a game about literally doing your taxes.

Never has there been a game so objectively accurate to the role of an everyday tax payer. The goal of the game is to sort the tax from the trash in order to successfully make it through the week. This experience lasts a total of 7 days, so about 10 minutes. 

This project was part of a game jam and created in 48 hours!

"A totally normal game about doing your taxes and absolutely nothing else."

 -Rock, Paper, Shotgun


  • Life-like sliding physics and arm motion.
  • Silly ads and very very serious looking tax documents.
  • Changing backgrounds.
  • Coffee.
  • A cool pencil.

Controls (Read carefully)

Tax - Left Arrow

Trash - Right Arrow

Pause - Escape

Wear headphones for best experience.

Liked doing your taxes? You might like our latest game we recently released!

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Twitter: @Not_Sailor

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PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(410 total ratings)
AuthorNot a Sailor Studios
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Casual, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, taxes, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes


A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes 52 MB
A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes 56 MB

Install instructions


  1.  Download the .zip file.
  2.  Extract the folder anywhere you'd like.
  3.  Run the file called A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes.exe


  1.  Download the .zip file.
  2.  Extract the folder anywhere you'd like.
  3.  Right click AGALDYT.app and click open.

Development log


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was honestly just a relief to confirm i was not hallucinating the whispers in my ears


i can't stop doing taxes... my wife left me my parents abandoned me and now i'm stuck in some sort of chamber and now imma kms


Was not expecting anything that happened in this game. I enjoyed every second of it.

wow this game is really good and perfectly describes the experience of doing taxes in a normal environment 10/10 would do taxes again


note to self: games that insist that you wear headphones are either rhythm games or spooky games.

i really should've known better.

happy new years

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i dont pay taxes

Mhm doing my taxes i love it ~ 

oh my god it's Areku, hello there stranger !

ayo! man small world :D www


The application “AGALDYT” can’t be opened. 

thats an error on Mac


happened to me to and idk how to fix itttttt

I loved it! I was kind of hoping for a twist but this surpassed my expectations! 

Wow. Didn't think a little game about doing your taxes could be so fun! Keep up the good work!


It is 11:30pm and I was playing it, turns out not just a funny little tax game, and I had to turn it off. Will keep playing later, just not at almost midnight

wow that was so good! i got both endings

Thank you for this interesting experience! Also reminded me to go through my mail!

Super jeu :]

ugh taxes

i hate taxes...


5/5 Little bit WTH experience but I really loved it :)

Hungarian playthrough:

Vibin out to the music. I enjoyed the sound details the most. Just the right amount of wtf and creepy for me :)

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Love it! U guys made an great work on it!


this is such a good little game! very creepy! 

I really enjoyed it. Well thought out game with a reflective message. Well done

This was a weird experience but I really liked it! I kept messing up because I was going to fast lmao

very very good! i enjoyed this game a lot thanks for making it!

This one got deeper than I thought it would.


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who would’ve thought playing this game would be so TAXING…(I’m so sorry for doing this pun.)

I had so much fun doing my taxes. Thanks for such a great game. So many people enjoyed it. Game #2 


people saying this is a horror game is scaring me FOR REAL!!!! please no, i cant do this today I'm alone rn

I haven't payed a single one

I like how i can just throw out all my taxes


is this a horror game? lol cant tell

this game


every time i press an arrow key two things go instead of one


i dont know if this game is game horror :0

thanks for telling me :/

this is an experience, an interesting one for sure, but an experience non the less

when I heard the stop that scared the living crap out of me

This game helped me maximize my tax return!  


loved it nice work


Can i not pay them?/??? my daddy ussaly does this stuff hmp...

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