Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion is a thrilling, hilarious single-player adventure packed with petty crimes, adorable characters, and massive beasts roaming through dungeons. Players take the role of Turnip Boy, whose goal is to overthrow the corrupt vegetable government after committing tax evasion.
We learned about Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion while attending PAX East earlier this year. One of our booth workers insisted we meet his classmates who were working on a fun game that had recently won the grand prize at the MassDiGI Game Challenge.
His friend turned out to be the founder of Snoozy Kazoo, the small, independent development team behind Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion. Although the team is young (they didn’t even have a studio name when we first met), they have consistently impressed us with their skill level, creativity, and feel for creating a fantastic blend of gameplay and storyline.
The Turnip Boy story begins after you’re evicted from your home for failing to pay your taxes. As punishment, you must repay Mayor Onion by working as his personal assistant. While working through the game’s puzzles and dungeons, you meet a diverse cast of food-based characters and discover just how corrupt the government is.
Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion borrows heavily from classic 2D titles like the Adventures of Zelda and Stardew Valley. Thanks to its complex blend of gaming elements, Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion offers surprisingly detailed gameplay.
While you’re free to explore the town and the surrounding forests, players progress through the game by exploring dungeons packed with unique animal- and plant-based enemies, uncovering secret items like bombs growing in the soil and defeating unique bosses like the King Pig. While many dungeon crawlers rely on a wide collection of weapons like swords, bombs, and arrows, Turnip Boy depends heavily on his trusty watering can to influence his surroundings and uncover new resources.
You can grow just about anything in Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion! In Turnip Boy’s personal garden, you’ll find you can water and harvest a wide selection of new hats for Turnip Boy to wear during his adventures. Gardening also lets you grow weapons and tools, so the watering can you pick up early in the game is as valuable to your overall success as any sword or bomb.
Tax evasion is at the heart of the story. Although Turnip Boy is in trouble for tax crimes, you can help him destroy tax documents and guides as you progress.