A downloadable game for Windows, Mac OS X, 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.
- EMOTIONAL GAMES AWARDS 2016 Nominee
- SlideDB 2015 AOTY TOP 50 Nominee
- Greenlit on Steam Greenlight
- Funded with Tumblbug
- Participated in the FUCK CAPITALISM JAM(#FuckJam2k15)
- Amazon Top 100 selling Indie Games PC Games #31, Mac Games #12
- SlideDB Popular Games #1(2 times), IndieDB #11, ModDB #45
- itch.io Top games #51, Adventure games #7, Android adventure #1
- IndieGameStand Weekly Most Popular Free Games #2(Demo)
- App Store iPad Educational Games #63 in Netherlands, Top Paid Apps #43, Top Paid Games #30, Adventure Games #12, Educational Games #2 in Singapore
- Google Play Top Paid Adventure #20 in India, Top New Paid Adventure #20 in Indonesia, Top New Paid Adventure #20 in Mexico, Top New Paid Adventure #19 in Netherlands, Top New Paid Adventure #15 in Russia, Top New Paid Adventure #20 in Saudi Arabia, Top New Paid Game #39, Top New Paid Adventure #7, Top New Adventure #55 in South Korea, Top New Paid Adventure #19 in Switzerland, Top New Paid Adventure #14 in United Kingdom, Top New Paid Adventure #20 in United States
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||1 year ago|
|Platforms||Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Android|
|Release date||1 year ago|
|Tags||Anime, Atmospheric, Cult Classic, Dark, Female Protagonist, mature, nudity, psychological, Story Rich, Visual Novel|
|License||All rights reserved|
|Asset license||All rights reserved|
|Average duration||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, XBox 360 controllers, Gamepad (any), Joystick, Touchscreen, Smartphone|
|Accessibility||Subtitles, One button|
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: