A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
『Discouraged Workers』 is an independent progressive kinetic novel created by YGGDRASIL STUDIO. The episode 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 basic mechanism is based on a Kinetic Novel.
- The episode is adult content. The program contains Violence, Blood, Strong Sexual Content, Nudity, Strong Language, Use of Tobacco, Alcohol Reference. Not recommended for Children, Seniors or Pregnant, Feeble-Minded Person.
- You 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 story.
- Basically you don’t need to be directly involved – 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 hand-drawn sprites & CGs, and backgrounds based on retouched real pictures.
- Archives contains 90+ records(Characters and Concept, Diary, Gallery, Music, and Replay).
- 30+ Steam Achievements, full Steam Trading Cards series, Steam Workshop, cross-platform auto-cloud sync with Steam Cloud.
- Full Controller Support, Steam Controller support.
- Blind-friendly 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
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Release date||Sep 16, 2015|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Adventure|
|Made with||SDL, Audacity, pygame, GIMP, Ren'Py|
|Tags||Anime, Atmospheric, Cult Classic, Dark, Female Protagonist, mature, nudity, psychological, Story Rich|
|Code license||GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0 (LGPL)|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Languages||English, Spanish; Castilian, Korean, Russian, Chinese|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button, Blind friendly|
|Links||Steam, 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 $3.44 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:
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