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!


  • 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.

Updated 14 days ago
Published 18 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
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


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very nice

I knew I hated taxes but I never knew they were THIS scary lol! Really creepy and a good message about getting stuck in a rut! 

If only taxes were this easy. I enjoyed the surprise horror aspect of it.

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I stopped playing as soon as I realised that it was acctually probably a horror game...


My favorite part of the game:

omg i was actually terrified

Was not expecting that, but it was great. I can't imagine making such a great game in so little time. 10/10 would recommend. Also, yes, it's better with earbuds//headphones.


Was an interesting experience. Got through it in 12 mins (Perfect video length, so that made me happy.)
Didn't learn how to do taxes like I had hoped to, but I guess the real taxes, are the friends we made along the way.

...Wait that doesn't make sense...


This game is very fun! I saw one youtuber name Bijuu Mike play this game. When I play it, I started to like the game a lot! Keep up the good work :)


very good game. i didn't expect the ending. awesome!

btw here is my video


Free iPapi


made a vid love the game

I must say, the ending took me for surprise. Not going to spoil it, but holy crap...I just loved the whole experience of the game. My only problem with it was the game being too short.


Made a video

Was a very interesting game with a very interesting ending which i did not expect. Feel free to watch my video on it. 

Fuck me, i didn't think it was a horror game. Closed the game on the first jumpscare. Still good.


This was was really cool 10/10 would play again


uff men sigan asi este juego es una joya sigan asi y traten de meterle mas cosas un juegazooo 9-10


Very well done game! I never knew fiscal responsibility could be so fun!


Clever game. I thought it was a joke at first.


I Was wondering what the twist was, enjoyed finding it.

Awesome game! But is it just me or is the theme music familiar? I swear to god that I have herd it some where! 

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There really are only the two endings, huh? I guess that means it doesn't matter what I... oh that might be the point.

wait I did the math, title screen 0

days 1-7 ending 8 other ending 9 the heck is level 10 for?


DUDE!  This is great!  A+


I did not expect the twist to this at all. This game was really well done, especially when you consider it was completed in 48 hours.


Wow! I didn't expect this game to just be about sorting taxes and trash! I loved the free coffee and pencil too! Can I also keep the calculator too!? Jokes aside, I really like this game. I'm not that old yet, so I don't really know the horrors of doing my taxes yet. I guess taxes do suck a lot. The "bad" ending was a little bit confusing for me though. I did like the fact that my trashy PC was able to run this game without much lag! Such a fun game! Thank you so much and keep up the good work! 


wow just wow love it


Really good game, didn't expect that ending at all! 


should I try it?


alright, here we go

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wait....did you make it
? I cant get it it


The game was everything expected and then it was unexpected haha! Had lots of fun with it!!


Very cool.


Game seemed interesting so I tried it out!  


OMFG this game... ;-;


The horror of doing Taxes plus the extra horror on top of that? I may never recover


I thought I was just going to be doing my taxes... Then I was surprised when I thought the twist was going to happen... but it didn't and the second I was sad the twist didn't happen BAM! perfect timing.

Nice game really intresting and almost like DDLC if I can say because the game desc dosen't tell about most of the game like DDLC does.

This was quite an experience in financial responsibilities. I had to play it twice to see if I missed anything.



A fun short game with great audio and graphics.  Really gets me in the mood to do some taxes!


This was so much fun! Had a lovely time reliving tax season and avoiding problems with the IRS! Nothing strange happened at all! Everything is totally normal! Loved the pencil, by the way! Here's my playthrough: 

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