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 4.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorNot a Sailor Studios
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Casual, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, taxes, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes

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.


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

Development log


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Love it! U guys made an grat 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...

love it :)

I did my taxes

This game took the hardest turn iv seen

Its a good game but gets wierd...

Hm indeed a game about literally doing your taxes. With a little twist (;

i love this

Silly demons can't get to me, I commit tax evasion all the time.
Superb game.

Jut uploaded this game to my channel. I had no idea what to expect with this but I'm so glad i tried it. Had lot of fun with it, Didn't expect anything that happens! Great work. Heres my video if interested in watching

i didnt realize this was a horror game and almost shit my pant

You truly managed to make an interesting game about the scariest thing in the world: TAXES

I loved the graphics! Keep up the good work! :)

can i commit tax evasion in this game?

Game begins 5:49

There really was no free money at the end. Still great game and really great graphics 


i used to never get boners ever since karen took the kids, but since this game was made i am now able to get boners the sheer testosterone this game emits is so good damn strong that not only does it give me a boner it gives every man within a 5 mile radius a boner as well, thank you for this game, i will now beat my meat to animal crossing hentai


bro what :)))

yes, this is is cool game

huh. :OO

dis game gaves me da boners zoey

.. i will have to try it then



these irs bitches realy putting the averaje californian trou a lot rn😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

Good game. Especially for one that was only made in 2 days. I enjoyed it.

Thoroughly disturbing.

The audio is fantastic in this game!  Totally made me look around my room!

love the spacial audio

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