Originally released on 2015-03-31
UPDATE 2016-11-02: Version 0.2! Updated, corrected and improved EXE edition, now with HTML5 version for browsers. Also updated the FLAC with correct tags. Why do I bother?

Walking to Sad Pianos While Pressing W is a pretentious waste of time and space. You are some beardman walking around a city. Then it ends. It's got achievements though. Kids like those.

Walking to Sad Pianos was a mistake.

Inspired by such "masterpieces" as Polygon's Game of the Year Gone Home, the actually great Stanley Parable, and the awful, awful, worthless piece of crap created by that non-dev FoldableHuman called Resist, which this game is a parody of, or something. I forgot what I was doing half-way through.


Inspired by this tweet:

Also inspired by this game:

(Just in case there's any shenanigans: The reviews inside the game from Polygon and Kotaku are obviously fake. I shouldn't even have to say this.)


The great guys at lo-ping.org (i.e. the guys who inspired me to make the game in the first place) made this Polygon-tastic video review that's here on YouTube. So go watch that instead:

Also, Michael Campbell (@EvilBobDALMYT) wrote for Super Nerd Land a review of the game, which is here.


WHY IS THERE A TEN MINUTE REVIEW OF THE GAME — WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? I mean, The Button Buddies guys at Digitato played my game recently apparently maybe, so there you go. (Warning: It spoils the entire "game". Did I say "warning"? I meant "pro-tip".)

I feel as if I had vomited over a carpet, and people had stood around to contemplate the stain.

Mesmerize Games
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Authorkid marscat
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityOne button

Install instructions

Includes a FLAC version of "Theme from Sad Piano" by M Janet Mars.

How to play:

  1. Download the EXE file or go to the top of this page.
  2. Open the game, or click on it if you're still here.
  3. Press W for a long time.
  4. Get to the end of the game.
  5. Question your judgment.


Walking to Sad Pianos While Pressing W (0.2) 7 MB
M Janet Mars - Theme from Sad Pianos (FLAC) 5 MB