After a year on consoles on PC, Publishers Graffiti Games is bringing the rather excellently titled Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion to mobile. Originally developed by Snoozy Kazoo, the mobile port has been handed over to Plug In Digital to shrink it down for portability, and this game deserves to be everywhere based on its name alone.
Turnip Boy follows the story of an anthropomorphic Turnip who is described as a menace to society, whose ways catch up to them when the onion mayor evicts them from their house for failing to pay taxes. Turnip Boy must then embark on an epic quest to pay back the sizable debt they have racked up, or failing that, a journey to commit as much fraud as possible. Part of the game allows players to commit even more fraud by ripping up tax documents, with multiple endings based on just how much fraud Turnip Boy manages to commit. A more heroic tale there is not.
Throughout the game, there are multiple dungeons to explore full of puzzles to solve and treasures to find to assist in paying back that overhanging debt. Bosses take the form of massive beasts that terrorise the quaint garden community, and it is down to Turnip Boy to defeat these and protect the cast of quirky food-based characters. There is even the opportunity to grow and harvest plants to assist in the journey, along with the ethical quandary of a sentient plant harvesting other plants to later consume.
The brainchild of independent Western Massachusetts studio Snoozy Kazoo, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is the result of when a game studio takes on the mission statement to make really, really dumb video games as per their own website. Combining this with their goal to make small, short dumb as heck games that focus on the goofier side of life, Turnip Boy is going to be more comical than in-depth, which is never a bad thing. Big studios produce enough in-depth games with important messages, so why not commit a crime as a Turnip once in a while?
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion has already gathered a large number of awards and accolades and will be available on Google Play and the App Store on May 24th for those who missed it, or who want to run riot once more.