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


Features

  • 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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StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(345)
AuthorNot a Sailor Studios
GenreSimulation
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Casual, Horror, Narrative, Pixel Art, Short, Singleplayer, taxes, Unity
Average sessionA few minutes

Install instructions

WINDOWS

  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

MAC

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

Download

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A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes 52 MB
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Development log

Comments

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Fun game!

Perhaps the most accurate game when it come to doing taxes. 

crazy ahh game I love it

This was a very enjoyable experience, thank you for making the game!

bruh

I think i might never be able to do taxes

how did  you make an already scary thing even more scary?

Taxes are scary.

So funny but so scary idk how they did it

THESE AREN'T DOCUMENTS FROM THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

This took a dark turn really quickly. I always knew taxes were evil. Great game!  

A fantastic game with jazzy chiptune and a great art style! I loved the little whispers you would hear throughout the game.

I JUST WANTED TO PAY MY TAXES

Really enjoyed this game! I got so much back on my taxes! 

yep taxes are the best

Do your taxes or the taxes demon will claim your soul.

tax fraud

Was not expecting the twist, short and nice, would and have recommended to a friend.

very funny and puzzling

it was a big ol' surprise when shit went down suddenly lol

spoiler alert

i'm sorr

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i fucking love taxes

Well.. that was more then... wait.. thats right. 
NOTHING TO SEE HERE. (Well Done)

Enough Said - A Game About Literally Doing Your Taxes 

 

Well, it lives up to its title, nothing special here.

Great! I like your game concept.

i did pretty good on my taxes :)

pretty good, i know how to do my taxes now, so pretty good.

wish there was a claim button as well besides download only.

You ever just wake up one day and remember that you're a fully grown adult who has to pay their taxes? Maybe you're not an adult, but you want to experience the joys of paying taxes? Well, look no further, for this game is an accurate depiction of it! 

(***SPOILERS***)
I really wasn't expecting this game to go in the direction it did; the atmosphere was almost too cheery for a game about, well, literally doing your taxes. It wasn't until you start hearing the voices and having reality shift on you that you realize that something is wrong (even though taxes will induce voice hearing and vision loss normally). Once you get to the point of no return and find out that you're in what appears to be an asylum after seeing so many eyes, words, and visions, the story can be interpreted in many different ways: were you there because you needed to be? were you there because you discovered something (hence the constant eyes everywhere)? Regardless of your end decision, the game ends in a way that just leaves you with more questions than answers (as taxes usually do).
(***END SPOILERS***)

All in all, this is a game about literally doing your taxes. Not much more to say except that you should spend 10 minutes playing this amazing tutorial :)

My playthrough:

Okay this game is actually really good and I love the little storyline that the creators put into the game its scary because it doesen't do to much but makes you feel on edge.

yay taxes

so uh is it just me who got a Lil jumpscare after doing taxes?

Weird, amusing, and despite literally doing your taxes, it was a really fun little experience! And the funky lil background tune managed to keep it cool.

The atmosphere was weird-  Almost unsettlingly normal! But the gradual additions of details which crept onto the table were brilliant! Of course, the graphical style is one of my favs too. All around just an excellent, enjoyable time! 
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For some reason, when I tried to download it, it wouldn't download.

This was such as fun experience! Thank you! :DD

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This was alright. Kind of one note, there's one twist and then not much beyond spooky visuals that don't connect to a them and don't explain anything.

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This is a very informative game about literally just doing your taxes. Nothing else. 馃檪


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Shockingly accurate! They should use this game to teach how to file taxes!

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just like the simulations

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Cant download :C

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