A downloadable pretentious crap for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux

Originally released on 2015-03-31

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.

More information

Published1 year ago
PlatformsWindows, Mac OS X, Linux
PublisherMesmerize Games
LicenseAll rights reserved
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution v4.0 International
Average durationA few minutes
AccessibilityOne button
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Includes a FLAC version of "Theme from Sad Piano" by Tallulah MarsCat.

How to play:

  1. Download the file.
  2. Open the game.
  3. Press W for a long time.
  4. Get to the end of the game.
  5. Question your judgment.

Note: In Windows 7, there have been reports of the game not running correctly. Try using XP Service Pack 2 compatibily mode. Or better yet, not even play this crap at all. Easier.


Walking to Sad Pianos While Pressing W.exe (2 MB)
Tallulah MarsCat - Theme for a Sad Piano.flac (5 MB)