A downloadable trash for Windows

Winner of the Virtual Pet Jam

DISCLAIMER: Drag files from your computer to feed your trash bin monster. The files aren't being uploaded or read, only its metadata is detected.

Do you ever feel nostalgic about the good ol' times when you were a kid and had a little tamagotchi? No? Well, uhm, okay. This short game actually has a story and an endgame, be sure to play until the very end!

Take care of a cute little trash bin monster and feed it files in order to grow up and not starve! You can even pet it, and scold it when it refuses to eat. Just remember, you can't feed it the same file twice.

With nostalgic imagery and music, you'll feel thrown back on the arduous task that was raising a virtual pet. Just be mindful of what files you feed it... Anyway, have fun and don't take the garbage out!

This game was a submission to the Virtual Pet Jam by rousr.

With thanks to...

Juju Adams

The /r/GameMaker Discord Server


The game source can be found here and the console source can be found here.


Art | @i_am_thirteen

Code | @AndrewBGM

Music / Console Code | @tophtacular

Rated 3.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Authorstopherlicious, thirteen, AndrewBGM
Tags8-Bit, chiptune, Virtual Pet


TrashBinMonsterWindows.zip 54 MB
TrashBinMonsterMac.zip 57 MB


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I'm still amazed how much of a meta narration you were able to implement in a Tamagotchi style game! Whenever the little pet got more and more knowledge, I felt a bit like it'd be really speaking to me instead of a general player. I admire your writing skills and I hope you'll continue to make such extraordinary games! Thank you for that. :) For anyone interested and still undecided if they should play this jam entry or not, I wrote an article about this game and also made a short gameplay video. Give it a try! <3

Best wishes,