A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

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Overview

『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.

Discouraged Workers 


Description

  • 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.


Features

  • 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.


Key Records

  • 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

Purchase

Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

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:

Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Linux(TAR.BZ2) 195 MB
Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Mac(ZIP) 198 MB
Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Win(ZIP) 190 MB
Discouraged Workers Manual(PDF) 4 MB
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.1 - Disc Labels(ZIP) 12 MB
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.2 - Wallpapers(ZIP) 14 MB
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.3 - Raspberry Pi Build V1.7.9.86(TAR.BZ2) 188 MB
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.4 - Android Build V1.7.9.86(APK) 205 MB
Discouraged Workers Extras - README(PDF) 1 MB

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