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

Join us on Discord: https://discord.gg/y9zSMv4

PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(536 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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It's a real head banger!

Banger game! I never want to do taxes again. Not that I did anyways.

Thanks for the PTSD

wow! corto y original!! Gracias creador!


Why cant i evade them? Add evading taxes.

I love doing taxe

Who knew taxes were fun.... Maybe

irado, quase infartei

Def a weird one 9/10 from me

accurately represents what doing taxes is like! what a great educational game :))


Did not realize it was horror till the middle of playing it lol. But the atmosphere and story were riveting. Wonderful job for a game made in such a short time 

that was so entertaining yet terrifying LOL did not expect it to be like that at all

didn't expect the story X'D I was frighten

100% did not expect that specific twist, but I liked it! 

nice game! i didn't know it was a horror game but it was a pleasant surprise

Thoroughly enjoyed this amazing game! SO MUCH FUN!

Loved doing my taxes! 10/10

This was pretty cool

Where is my money???

For a 48 hour game jam, this game was really well put together! I still somehow messed up on sorting the taxes, something so simple.


it is broken and wont open on mac :(

great game about doing my taxes 馃榾馃憤

keep up the good work! i love it!!

oh i remember this game! i was searching for it and found it!


This was a very good short horror game, and made in 48 hours? That's impressive! 

Played through this on stream! 

i loved it!!!!

genuinely insane i loved it!

very cool game but the horror part is a bit to quick

Don't screw up when doing your taxes, I love the whole premise of the game


Pretty neat game, nice job!


cannot sex with the voices, practically unplayable

was this a horror game in disguised?

why was there a part where everything got blacked out for split sec-

muito bom

This game got me once! I liked it. I can not believe that it was made in just 48 hours!

I'll pay my taxes, but those bills have got to go!
Solid game, very true-to-life of your average taxpayer.

when i try to download the mac version it just keeps saying that the application cannot be opened, has anyone else faced this issue?

I think you should change your unarchiving software. The Unarchiver is good. Archive Utility didn't work in my case.


Aight didnt read the tags...did not know this was a horror game and my life expectancy has been reduced by 2 years. Cool game!

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