A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
『Discouraged Workers』is an indie adventure kinetic novel created by YGGDRASIL STUDIO. The game is the fifth in the Project DW series, a satirical story based on the popular Korean soap operas-styled plot. It compares Ga-yeon's bleak everyday life to the dark side of youth.
As a hospital coordinator, Ga-yeon fell in love with a doctor at the hospital she was working in and they had an affair even though the doctor was a married man. When the director found out, she was fired. For over a year she tried to find another job, but her mental uneasiness eventually made her give up and she became a recluse.
A year later, in the spring of 2013, her younger sister, Hye-na, and her first love Yunwoo come to her.
A story about the dark side of today's youth and serious life events happening around Ga-yeon.
- The game is a hybrid of kinetic novel and point-and-click, scenario puzzle.
- The episode is adult content. This game contains Violence, Blood, Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language, Use of Tobacco, Alcohol Reference. Not recommended for Children, Seniors or Pregnant, Feeble-Minded Person.
- The game will be moved on mostly through Ga-yeon's point of view and the Archives will be also helpful for you to understand the whole play.
- You don't need to be directly involved in the game – just watch, read, listen, and feel it.
- However sometimes, you may be required to do something to collect some records or scenes.
- Discouraged Workers is played automatically. You can toggle this function.
- A Korean-based densely-plotted story with the gloomy theme.
- The short but intense 120+ minutes, with the real soap opera-like directing.
- The animation-style sprites & CGs, and backgrounds based on retouched real pictures.
- Archives contains 70+ records(Characters and Concept, Diary, Gallery, and Music).
- Archives are granted in accordance with the progress of the game.
- 30 Steam Achievements, full Steam Trading Cards series, cross-platform auto-cloud sync with Steam Cloud.
- Full Controller Support, Steam Controller support.
- SlideDB 2016 AOTY TOP 50
- EMOTIONAL GAMES AWARDS 2016 Nominee
- SlideDB 2015 AOTY TOP 50
- Greenlit on Steam Greenlight
- The second Adult Only title on Steam
- Very first released for Adult and TEEN version on Steam
- Very first native Steam Controller support in Korea, Republic of.
- Funded with Tumblbug
- Participated in the FUCK CAPITALISM JAM(#FuckJam2k15)
- Amazon Top 100 selling Indie Games PC Games #12, Mac Games #4
- IndieGameStand Top Sellers #1 -TEEN version
- itch.io Top games #51, Adventure games #7, Android adventure #1
- SlideDB Popular Games #1(2 times), IndieDB #11, ModDB #45
- App Store iPad Top Paid Educational Games #2, iPhone Top Paid Adventure Games #10, Top Paid Educational Games #1 in Singapore -TEEN version
- Google Play Top Paid Adventure #20 in India, Top New Paid Adventure #7 in Korea, Republic of., Top New Paid Adventure #20 in 8 countries -TEEN version
Discouraged Workers DLCs
Discouraged Workers Demo(TEEN)
- Fixed: Some Korean language.
Recent changes on June 17, 2016, PDT(V188.8.131.52):
- Added: Check for epilepsy friendly in the first run.
- Added: Save names for Bookmarks.
- Added: Reset function for text speed to the Configuration.
- Added: Transitions option to the Configuration.
- Added: Epilepsy friendly option to the Configuration.
- Added: Keymaps screens to the Configuration.
- Added: Calls the save notify screen before an important scene.
- Added: More basic controller support(26 Linux, 8 Mac, 11 Windows).
- Added: Additional information for Archives>Concept>Bridge of the Life.
- Added: Additional information for Archives>Concept>Discouraged Worker in Korean.
- Fixed: Replaced all screens layout.
- Fixed: Replaced in-game layout.
- Fixed: Replaced Slap sound effect.
- Fixed: Parted some dialogues.
- Fixed: Korean translation of some system messages.
- Fixed: Controller bindings.
- Fixed: Update manuals.
- Removed: Second image of the Self-inflicted gallery.
- Removed: Patch for Epilepsy patients.
- Removed: Old unused code.
|Published||2 years ago|
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Release date||1 year ago|
|Tags||Anime, Atmospheric, Cult Classic, Dark, Female Protagonist, mature, nudity, psychological, Story Rich, Visual Novel|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
|Links||Homepage, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, IndieDB, Pinterest, Soundtrack, YouTube, Vimeo|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files: