Death and Taxes

Entrant 2021

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Death and Taxes puts the player into the role of the Grim Reaper - Death - on an office job. The choices you make, your relationship with your boss and the way you play will determine whether you will save the world or condemn it to damnation. Meet a cast of oddball characters in the underground bar, buy stationery from a pirate skeleton, foil plots to destroy the world and dress your Reaper to impress, all while experiencing a world in beautiful hand-painted 2D watercolor style spiced with jazzy tunes.

Death and Taxes is a serious story based game that explores the topic of death in a safe and fun environment. It makes players face their moral choices and touches on subjects like philosophy and psychology. It is a fully voiced, heavily replayable game where choices really matter.