Survive an office job as the Grim Reaper in Death and Taxes, now available on Xbox.
Here’s a rundown on the sim, and a new trailer:
In this small, narrative-based game you take on the role of the Grim Reaper… as your first (and only) office job. You have to push papers and fill quotas, all the while deciding which people are going to live and which will die! Both the world of the living, and the office you call home are affected by your choices so you better take care, since there’s no second chances… Or are there?
Death and Taxes is a game in the vein of narrative-based indie titles, such as “Papers, Please”, “Reigns”, “Beholder” and “Animal Inspector” – and achieves a difficult task of making paperwork fun and engaging. Withstand the whims of Fate and balance the future of the mortal world on the tip of your marker… or get fired trying!
Armed with a reality-shaping sharpie and Deus Fax Machina (as well as reasonably-priced plundered artifacts of office efficiency) the players will have to keep the world in balance and fulfill increasingly more convoluted orders of Fate – your boss, who seems to be acting more aloof than usual for some reason. Since this game is all about balancing both long-and-short-term choices, the players will need to find their freedom in working for the Keeper of World Order, since even a single choice, too carelessly made – can spell doom for entirety of mankind. And that’s something we don’t want… right?
- 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!