In Don't Touch this Button!, players wake up in a mysterious 3D environment unsure of how or why they are there. It consists of a series of rooms, each with a puzzle that must be solved in order to progress. Players must push the correct button or buttons in order to proceed. All the while the game's unreliable narrator actively tries to deceive or confuse players. The puzzles become more difficult as the game goes on, and the level of danger associated with each room increases as well. Played in first person, Don't Touch this Button adheres to a minimalist approach, opting instead to focus on the puzzles and story.