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.

Discouraged Workers


  • Demo is just kinetic novel.
  • The game will be moved on through Ga-yeon's point of view.
  • You don't need to be directly involved in the game – just watch, read, listen, and feel it.
  • Discouraged Workers is played automatically. You can toggle this function.


  • A Korean-based densely-plotted story with the gloomy theme.
  • Short but intense playtime, with the real soap opera-like directing.
  • The animation-style sprites & CGs, and backgrounds based on retouched real pictures.
  • Full Controller Support, Steam Controller support.

Install instructions

How to run:

  • Linux: Unzip> Run the Discouraged Workers Demo.sh
  • Mac: Unzip> Run the Discouraged Workers Demo.app
  • Windows: Unzip> Run the Discouraged Workers Demo.exe
  • Android: Push to your Android device> Install the app> Run the game
  • This Demo contains PDF Manual


  • Fixed: Bottom text color of the Quick menu.
  • Fixed: button size of Interviewer in the Characters Archive.

Recent changes(V2.3.0.0) -June 18, 2016 @ 07:25, PDT

  • Added: Save names for Bookmarks.
  • Added: Reset function for Text speed to the Configuration.
  • Added: Transitions option to the Configuration.
  • Added: Keymaps screens to the Configuration.
  • Added: More basic controller support(26 Linux, 8 Mac, 11 Windows).
  • Fixed: Replaced all screens layout.
  • Fixed: Replaced in-game layout.
  • Fixed: Controller bindings.
  • Fixed: Update manuals.Removed: Old unused code.


Discouraged Workers Demo V2.3.0.1 for Linux(TAR.BZ2) 61 MB
Discouraged Workers Demo V2.3.0.1 for Mac(ZIP) 56 MB
Discouraged Workers Demo V2.3.0.1 for Win(ZIP) 58 MB
Discouraged Workers Demo V2.3.0.1 for Android(APK) 60 MB

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