Trash the Planet is a resource-management game that subverts clicker mechanics to serve its narrative rather than manipulate the player.

You play as a group of raccoons who start out collecting trash and end up ruling the planet. Help raccoon society evolve at an alarming rate, marvel as the numbers get bigger, and learn how to manipulate the stock market with absolutely no consequences.

For the best experience, we recommend using Firefox or Chrome. The game may run in other browsers, but be warned: it might get weird.

Press and streamers: please see our press kit.


You'll primarily use a mouse here, but we've baked in some keyboard controls as well. Hold option or ctrl to see hotkeys.

Press Tab to open or close the options screen. This also pauses the game.

Press F to toggle full-screen mode.

In addition to manual saves, Trash the Planet includes an auto-save feature. Feel free to close your browser and come back later, and you'll be able to pick up right where you left off.


Trash the Planet was made by This Game Is Haunted, who are:

  • Nick Cummings – Programming, game design, UI design, production, additional writing
  • Ben Morgan – Game design, writing, production
  • Sarah Morgan – Art direction, additional UI design, additional game design
  • Bryan Brunt – Music composition, sound design
  • Chris Balcom – Art, animation

Thanks for playing!

On behalf of our tiny team, thank you for playing Trash the Planet!  If you'd like to say thanks and help us out, please consider rating our game, following us on itch, or saying hi on our Twitter or Instagram accounts.

If you like the music, please support our composer Bryan by buying the soundtrack on Bandcamp.

This version of the game is totally free, but thanks to everyone who has requested to donate. We're a small team, so we'll fix bugs as we see them and have time. We're not going to offer the option to download the game at the moment, but it's something we might consider in the future.

This Game Is Haunted

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(316 total ratings)
Authorsthisgameishaunted, whymog, Ben Morgan, balcombits, sarah ♡
TagsClicker, Economy, Incremental, Narrative, raccoons


Trash the Planet v2.1.0 for Mac 174 MB
Trash the Planet v2.1.0 for Windows 160 MB

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Good game, had my fun, only problem i had was on the last part where i had to either cheat dices or cheat stock manipulations, but other than that it was a very fun ride.

Sweet short incremental with some story and actual characters, didnt think that'd be a strong point for an incremental. I'm just 100% on the side characters's side in terms of their opinions and views on the situation, where main reason for that is mayor being given to choose ONE MONTH LATER THAN HE SHOULD'VE, i really was expecting some sort of doc/money choice at the end of act 3, but- no, it was at the start of act 4 when it was too late XD

thx to incrementaldb website for tipping me off about this game


incredibly well made game. i feel like garbage now. i am going to lie down

this game is quite additive.. I plan to just take a look but now 2 hours past...
Lovely art and story, and I really like the chapter 3, would be a fun game if extended!


Put me into a depressive episode I have not yet recovered from and likely never will. 10/10, should be mandatory for anyone who touches idle games.

Any possibility to translate this to Portuguese?


The music is so beautiful and also very nostalgic! Amazing work Bryan!


i liked it but i wanted to stay in act 2 because the endgame acts were kind of boring. other than that great game, i just didnt finish because it was late


absolutely adore this game and come back to it every so often! resource-management games aren't usually my type of game, but i truly enjoy this every time i come back to it! i am sending forehead kisses to each of the developers for creating this joyful experience


game is absolutely brilliant, one of my favorites in the last couple years, I recommend it all the time. Really funny, really fun to play with great mechanics, and a totally politically relevant plot that expands beyond what you expect. It's just overall a really great metaphor for the shit we're living in now and how some simple unplanned choices can lead to absolute destruction.


this game is really well-made! resource-management type games aren't usually my thing but i enjoy this one because of the graphics and storyline; it doesn't necessarily feel like a bunch of confusing numbers. i liked the overall message of the game, too.

I really liked this game. I played it a while back and spent a good bit of time looking for it online so I could play it again. Luckily I rediscovered it by searching Reddit. 

I was thrilled to play it again. The art style is unique but still feels classic. The game play is engaging and the dialog witty and charming. I appreciate the effort and thought put into it and really enjoyed how the story progressed. Was not expecting the game play to change like it did through the game, but it made it even more difficult to put down. Fantastic use of style, storytelling and game play. Thank you for making this!

No Linux version for download? :/

Well, anyway, I loved playing this in-browser. Awesome little game.

The game freezes when I try to open the third dialogue (the one that begins with the long-dragged "Hola")


I really liked the concept of the game. Big fan of A Dark Room.

The dialogue though really drags. I think there is a lot of good stuff going on, but the conversations, especially the texting could be made significantly more succinct and to the point. Also forced cutscenes had the annoying popup-ness to them. The ending conversations dragged on as well for me, but probably partially because I opted to skip a lot of the dialogue towards the middle of the game.

The very end and  beginning probably had the best snippets, since they were  more to the point and didn't interrupt the gameplay.

As a side note, I use an ultrawide monitor, which when in fullscreen or maximized, meant there was a lot of dead space in the middle of the screen.

Gameplay-wise, it was pretty good. The stock buying/selling portion could have been better balanced to have fewer pauses in gameplay, especially since it was geared more towards active play and strategy. It actually took me a bit before I realized I had to be more active precisely because of the long gaps where there were no actions I could take.


This game made me contemplate joining the church of euthanasia 10/10


Dude. I loved this so much. Great game. Left it running overnight and just had fun with it for a while.


I appreciate the overall anticapitalist message, but have a few critiques:

1) The ending feels distressingly anprim.

2) The complete inability to reverse course or affect anything even if you actively try feels bleak and overly cynical.

3) Conversely, the idea that we can recover from massive global warming and climate change even if we do nothing to stop it feels naively optimistic.


Yeah primitivism is where anti-capitalism in a capitalist society ends up.


{Susie} I... am trying to wrap my head around that, and whether you're saying it's a good thing, or a bad thing. *Squeak-squish.*

1. This seems more like a personal opinion on anprim.

2. Can you provide any evidence that the raccoons had any ability to reverse course or affect anything if they tried really hard? I know it is really about us, humans, but I could ask you the same question anyway. If you do, please send me the sources. I've been looking into it since 1998. I can assure you everyone who studies human ecology and climate change would love to hear this great news. What seems bleak and overly cynical to most people is actually quite realistic when you face the real data about our ability to revert after we reach a certain point.

3. This I can agree with. It sounds naively optimistic. But to think that we can do anything to stop climate change after we reach the $lol concentration of money, without any solid evidence for it, seems even more naively optimistic. The hope that at least some of us will find a way to survive rebuilding a community similar to what our ancestors had is the only realistic hope we can get after the downfall of civilization.

Overall, your criticism seems to be based on the belief that the situation the raccoons got themselves into "wasn't that bad", as if their science was simply wrong. It seems to reflect your own belief that the situation we're currently in isn't as bad as specialists say. And I wonder if you have what it takes to support that belief.

... You wildly misunderstand my issues. My issue is not that the situation "isn't that bad," but that saying "We can't do anything at all about this, but it'll be okay anyway" seems to be a call for passivity. People *should* be engaging in disruptive, even violent action to mitigate the damage as much as can be at this point and preparing for the catastrophe to come, while the game's ultimate message seems to be to just sit there and hope you're one of the ones to survive.


I'm sorry I misunderstood your first comment. You're right, from a certain point of view it does seem like passivity. From my point of view, I think it's more realistic that the established power, regardless of the warnings and regardless of what we can do individually, will not do anything. The cool teacher actually does something, he goes there and invades the rich people's bunker. My question is, in that situation, what else could be done to "mitigate the damage"? They had already past the point of no return. We have to admit there's a possibility of this to happen, horrific as it can be. I'm not even sure we can even affect the outcome of our situation right now. I have no evidence that we can. Sometimes I have hope, sometimes I don't.

I am 42 years old and have spent over 20 years trying to do something, only to have my struggles commodified to entertain younger generations. So the fact that nobody does anything in this game strikes me as more realistic than a vague hope that we can change something, even if we do resort to radical actions. It's not that there's nothing to be done, it's that nobody in power is going to do anything. I don't mean to sound nihilistic, but I can understand the idea that there's no future. When you can't believe in something without evidence, you can't believe in fighting for a better future without evidence that this outcome is possible, considering the damage we already done and the generalized lack of will to change.


Very impressive though I would have liked some way to affect the ending. Something a little funny is my initials are TK, so I thought for a sec it was pulling from a username somewhere.

this is great

i love all the lil raccoon bois

i wish at the final act it was endless and new stuff


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There's some really good stuff in here, but the ending is extremely heavy-handed and basically just punishes the player for playing at all. Considering TK is your player avatar, having TK be shit on for approximately 2000 words at the end is not a great way to end your game, fellas.

(music is great, though)

the screen is just grey

using chrome

nvm switched to firefox and it works


Seeing the survivors brought a tear to my eye... All that hard work to destroy everthing, and some of them got away! Next time I am using nuclears so those that are not vaporized will die miserably and slowly from the radiation...


I felt sad 


I am finishing the game and this shit is heart touching


really nice


Most of the time, i'm not a clicker game fan but this one is very pretty about the subject and art, audio is very nice too ! Congrats !

The save part is very enjoyable too

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I never thought I would cry during a clicker game. Holy shit this is a masterpiece. Do yall have a way I can donate some money to yall? I’m abt to buy the album on bandcamp but I want to tip the devs as well.

As a tycoon style game must say I do LOVE THIS. Pretty cool; tho I haven't done the "endgame" yet I still had fun with the hour that I spent messing around in it. 

This game is so addictive and fun! But, one small bug, is that sometimes, every single one of your raccoons works on one job. You can't change it, except if you reload the page. Nothing else is wrong. This game is SO FUN! 10/10 


Great game! wondering if theres alternate endings where you as TK can end up with cool teach tho, or is death the only option?


Cool teach romance option when

I need this no


I played the whole game and it is such fantastic game, the characters and storyline are phenomenal! Fantastic job to everyone who made this game. 100% will play this again.



What an exceptional, wonderful game. Thank you to everyone that worked together to make this emotional roller coaster of a game.

Great game, gameplay was engaging, characters were fun, and storyline was well written :'). Thank you!


The game is really fun but there are a lot of boring long periods of time in the third act. Maybe the player should get more texts from the racoons or have some other interactive moment at every milestone (like for every bean or some randomly generated event)


Some tips to speed up the end of civilization that stretch significantly: Money Baby actually gives some helpful advice here. Ignoring the stocks and gambling can get you money pretty fast, as can manipulating the Finance ability. There's no financial penalty to selling shares, so buying greens at the discount and then selling them back at full price is free money. Free, ethical, consequence-free money. 🦝🤑

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so good made me laugh and in my opinion it was a Indie masterpiece 

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