Developer: Placeholder Gameworks
Porting & Publishing: Pineapple Works
Platforms: PC (GOG), Nintendo Switch
Release Date: February 20th, 2020 (PC), September 10th, 2020 (eShop)
Links: Nintendo eShop, GOG, Presskit, Merchandise
Assume the role of a Grim Reaper and decide who lives and who dies… as an office job!
In this small Indie, narrative-based gem, you take the role of the Grim Reaper… on your first (and only) office job. You have to decide which people are going to live and which will die. Your choices affect the world around you, as well as the world of the mortals. Keep the chaos away or foil plots to destroy the world and rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to MIDDLE-MANAGEMENT, wow!
Death and Taxes is a game in the vein of narrative-based indie titles, such as “Papers, Please”, “Reigns”, “Beholder” and “Animal Inspector” – to name a few. The consequences of your choices are yours to bear, while the mystery of your incarnation awaits revelation!
- Multi-layered choices that shape two different worlds simultaneously!
- Multiple endings [some of ’em VERY secret]!
- A mix-and-match customizable Grim Reaper!
- Quality voice acting for every NPC!
- Phenomenal writing, beautiful visuals and a smooth, atmospheric soundtrack!
Pineapple Works has ported and released this project on the Nintendo Switch! We’re also the game’s publisher on GOG.
BUGS MARKED “DIE”: ~30
TAXES FILLED: YES
TIMELINE VARIATIONS ACHIEVED: 15/15
LEMONS SLICED: ~70
PINEAPPLE LOVERS ON LOCATION: ALL
IMMORTALS KILLED: 1 (MANY TIMES)
GRIM BREW CUPS EMPTIED: ~130
TOY GERBILS SACRIFICED: 5
DARKSOUL COINS EARNED: ~500.000
PUNS SUFFERED: ~20