Death and Taxes

Placeholder Gameworks’ Death and Taxes is a narrative-based game where you take the role of the Grim Reaper… on an office job, deciding who will live or die. The choices you make, your relationship with your boss and the way you play will determine whether you save the world or condemn it to damnation. Meet a cast of oddball characters, foil plots to destroy the world, keep chaos away and dress to impress, all while experiencing beautiful hand-painted 2D watercolor-style graphics. Rise through the ranks of Reapers all the way up to middle-management!

  • Have a… totally normal… office job
  • Talk to your boss
  • Get monies
  • Buy stuff from Mortimer’s Plunder Emporium
  • Decorate your desk
  • Do some paperwork
  • Pet the cat
  • Stare in the mirror and talk to yourself
  • Don’t let the existential dread set in
  • Listen to that one really catchy tune in the elevator

Death and Taxes has been designed from the ground up to inflict a deep and emotional response in its players, while keeping them safe with a dark sense of humour. The consequences of your choices are yours to bear, while the mystery of your incarnation awaits revelation!


  • Meaningful choices
  • Branching storyline with multiple [SECRET] endings
  • Make-Your-Own-Grim-Reaper!
  • Fully voiced NPCs
  • Original soundtrack & artwork
  • Dialogue options
  • Upgrade shop
  • Twitch integration!

Death and Taxes is available for Windows, Mac & Linux via Steam, and Game Jolt – a FREE demo is available, and the full game is currently on sale at 25% off until February 28th. Visit Placeholder Gameworks’ Death and Taxes website for further information.

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