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February 5, 2023

Just FYI There’s a Video Game About a Turnip Committing Tax Evasion to Add to Your ‘Accounting and Accounting-Adjacent’ Steam Library

The last time we wrote about an accounting-related video game around here was nearly three years ago when some guy made a quickie called Busy Season that involved a dick awfully phallic-looking bean in various harrowing situations. Given that the Venn diagram of people who understand what busy season is like and people who have the time to create video games are two perfect circles with miles of blank space between them, it’s no wonder we haven’t seen much on the accounting simulator front since.

Well, thanks to my crippling addiction to scrolling YouTube with my thumb while prone on the couch at 3 in the morning in hopes of scraping up the tiniest bit of dopamine, we have another to add to the stable. What does that make, three? We can’t forget 2016’s Accounting, a horrific VR adventure that simultaneously captures accounting perfectly while also having absolutely nothing to do with it.

So what’s next in the ever-expanding library of video games tangentially related to accounting? It’s called Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion and my favorite cult leader gaming YouTuber Call Me Kevin played it for us last week.

The Steam game description reads: “Play as an adorable yet trouble-making turnip. Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, harvest crops and battle massive beasts all in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government!” So really it’s a sovcit simulator. With turnips!


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