V1.7.9.86 Major Update

Hello Guardians,
Long time no see. I am Lee Yunseok, creator of YGGDRASIL STUDIO. Discouraged Workers has been major updated on itch.io, from the last June 2016. I write down the details here:

Update from Ren'Py Engine:

  • Version Update: 6.99.8 > 6.99.13
  • Added: New GUI
  • Fixed: Problems opening a DirectInput gamepad or joystick in exclusive mode could prevent Ren'Py from starting.
  • Improved: Ren'Py will query the Steam overlay and redraw the screen when Steam asks for an update. (This should increase the FPS of the Steam overlay.)
  • SteamOS: Works as normal like the old version.
  • Linux: Works as normal like the old version.
  • MacOS: Sierra support available.
  • Windows:
    1. Improved: HighDPI mode is detected properly when displaying the presplash.
    2. Fixed: A bug has been fixed that caused fullscreen windows to be displayed at the wrong side on the Microsoft Windows platform when system-wide DPI scaling is enabled.
  • Thank you for PyTom and Ren'Py peoples.

Update from Discouraged Workers:

  • Version Update: >
  • Fixed: All screens and GUIs. Latest Ren'Py's New GUI was set in Discouraged Workers.
  • Many graphical assets has been added or replaced:
    • Characters and CGs, backgrounds, objects, even animation. A lot of things have changed.
  • Added: Russian support by Roman Koledin. Now available on Russian.
  • Fixed: Controller support and Steam Controller support:
    • Now it's easier and simpler to control the controller. We have removed the complicated things that players can't remember.
    • We also tried to follow the Ren'Py basic in this version.
    • The Steam Controller is easier to control than other controllers.
    • If you set the controller in the basic settings, the button images will be displayed on the screen.
  • Added: New Steam Achievements and Medals.
  • Added Ester-Eggs:
    1. This will change the ending.
    2. This will remove mosaic or blur in some scenes.
  • Fixed: Now the epilogue can be seen in your progress directly, not the concept archive. -Because many people have missed it before.
  • Added: Some very simple text in the "Madness" part, it will give you a hint of the Ga-yeon's psychological state.
  • Added: Sketch-arts in the Ga-yeon's diary.
  • Added: Replay screen.
  • Added: Unlocked screen.
  • Added: About screen.
  • Improved: Now the Archives will display your collecting status and medals.
  • Improved: Now the window-title will display your current language title, also immediately when you change the language.
  • Improved: The Steam sync and Reset features have been added to the basic settings as legacy features. For details, see here.
  • Added: Steam Workshop Support.
  • Improved: Reduce program size. -Many things have been added. Nevertheless, I've reduced 30MB!
  • Removed: Steam-DRM. -This significantly reduces the likelihood that an executable will be false-positive as malware in anti-virus engines. 
  • Update Licenses.
  • Update Manual.
  • The source code of Discouraged Workers is covered by the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License v3.0, and it can be found here. It is currently based on V1.7.9.751. I will update it as soon as possible.

Beta features:

  • Spanish support: Now available but inspection is not complete yet. Project Gamer Japonés, our Spanish translation team is working hard.
  • Blind-friendly support:
    1. Blind-friendly support has been added but it need more test from actually blind-gamers for each languages.
    2. For the play, it need someone's help in the first run.


  • Update: Disc Labels.
  • Update: Wallpapers.
  • Added: Raspberry Pi build V
  • Update: Android APK(V > V
    • From the Ren'Py engins update:
      • Fixed: A failure to preload a library prevented Ren'Py from starting on some Android devices.
      • Improved: The Android build system has undergone a rewrite, adding support for x86, while retaining and modernizing support for ARM devices.
      • Fixed: A memory alignment issue that could result in a SIGBUS crash on ARM-based Android devices when playing video has been fixed
    • Changed: Android System Requirements.
    • BeforeNow
      MinimumAndroid 2.3.3(Gingerbread)Android 4.2.1(Jelly Bean)
      RecommendAndroid 4.0.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)Android 5.0.0(Lolipop) or higher
      1GB RAM2GB RAM or higher
    • Changed: Android Build SDK Version.
    • Changed: android:targetSdkVersion.
    • Tested: Motorola Defy MB525(CM10 Jelly Bean), LG Prada 3.0 KU-5400(CM10.2 Jelly Bean), Samsung GALAXY Note II SHV-E250S/K/L(Android 4.4.2 KitKat), Huawei Be Y VNS-L62(Android 6.0 Marshmallow), Samsung Galaxy S8+ SM-G955K(Android 7.0 Nugaut)
    • Result: No crashes occur now.
    • Result: On some devices, there may be a lacking animation in Riding Style and Bridge. The Video animation was relatively fine.
  • Update: README

Thank you for your time. It is late, but happy new year.


Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Linux(TAR.BZ2) 195 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Mac(ZIP) 198 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers V1.7.9.86 for Win(ZIP) 190 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Manual(PDF) 4 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.1 - Disc Labels(ZIP) 12 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.2 - Wallpapers(ZIP) 14 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.3 - Raspberry Pi Build V1.7.9.86(TAR.BZ2) 188 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Extras Vol.4 - Android Build V1.7.9.86(APK) 205 MB
Jan 16, 2018
Discouraged Workers Extras - README(PDF) 1 MB
Jan 16, 2018

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