Average Playtime: 7 hours

Discouraged Workers

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OverviewAs 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 WorkersDescription
  • 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.
  • Basically 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.
Key Records
  • SlideDB 2016 AOTY TOP 50
  • 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
Lee Yunseok: Directing, Design, Programming, Music, Sound, Writing, UI Design, Backgournd CGs, Object sprites, Packaging, Movie, Website -From April 21, 2013
Ga Younghee: English translation -From April 11, 2015
Brian Connors: Translation Adviser -From June 3, 2015
YANG: Male sprites, CG sprites -April 8, 2015~September 13, 2015
Adam Patric Kratz: Epilepsy Adviser -November 15, 2015~November 20, 2015

chibilis studio: Female sprites, CG sprite-Eternal Happiness -March 10, 2015~April 6, 2015
Kyle Fawcett: Demo Translation Adviser -June 3, 2015~June 14, 2015
Jeon Junsik: Unofficial demo sprites -January 5, 2015~February 25, 2015Thank You Letter
ACOC, Aiman Sharul, Axel Mertes, Bgame, Brandon Tanimoto, Brian Connors,
BRISAK Kim Doohyeon, cheif.choi, Choi Irang, Choi Jihye, clôture, Danielle Bell,
Edward N Puckering, Gary King, Gwak Jaeryeol, Han Ihyeong, Hoe Namyoon,
Hong Eunki, Hwang Daehoon, Hyojoon, James Emmerson, Jeong Dongwon,
Jeong Wookjin, Jeong Yoonsoo, Jianmin Zhang, Karina Schulze, Keira Val'Azr,
Kim Hanseol, Kim Hyeoncheol, Kim Jaeseong, Kim Jeongwoong, Kim Myeongwook,
Lee Changki, Lee Eunji, Lee Gunhae, Lee Hyejin, Lee Jaewi, Light Twins, Lim Jisoo,
Maddy Wootton, Marshall Proudfoot, Mirumu, Mojaeng, Oh Hyeonjun, Park Hyeonjun,
Park JoonKoo, Rewind, Sander Tieleman, srwss, Sung Chanaul, YottaCho, Zerial.net

Christopher Rice, George Winston, Kim Sooyoung, Lee Illseong, Pixabay, Shin Haechul,
So Reyeon, Tom Rothamel, Valve Corporation

This game was created by you. Yours Sincerely,
Lee Yunseok, Creator of YGGDRASIL STUDIO.
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Age rating
18+ Adults Only

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Linux x86
  • Processor: Intel Celeron 700 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 290 MB available space
  • OS: SteamOS 2.20 Brewmaster, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin x64 or higher
  • Processor: Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA graphics card
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: FHD(1920*1080 16:9 Wide Screen) or higher, Steam Controller or XBOX 360 Controller, 3-Heights™ PDF Optimization Shell

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP x86
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.66 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX compatible card
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 270 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
  • OS: Windows XP x86, Vista or 7 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.1 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: FHD(1920*1080 16:9 Wide Screen) or higher, Steam Controller or XBOX 360 Controller, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard x86
  • Processor: Intel processor (IA-32)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 265 MB available space
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard x64 or higher
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo Yonah processor or higher
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Storage: 1 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: FHD(1920*1080 16:9 Wide Screen) or higher, Steam Controller or XBOX 360 Controller
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Discouraged Workers reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Discouraged Workers Discouraged Workers Is a very simple Visual Novel. There are few Points to decide and history is not for those who have had Experience of Abuse. It is one of the few Visual Novels from South Korea and has made it here on Steam After it didn't get off the Ground any other way. A lot of patched and a lot of work was done on it. So I'm going to split it right away, which I thought was good and what I didn't. Pro: + very dark Story + Several Endings + easy to read (English) + Automatic Mode you can set very well + Good Soundtrack (although mostly gloomy) + Erfolge + collectible cards Contra:-no Uncut Patch (although you can also see quite a Lot for an official Game- Bad Drawings (which is not always all)-Story somewhat Faintly conclusion: This Visual Novel appealed to me a lot, because I have witnessed such a Thing in the Past in the circle of Friends. It's less about a Rape, but an Abuse of the Main Character or ... I don't spend more, because otherwise I would spoil. A Sex Video has been made and disseminated The Story is quite dark And there are several paths to the End as mentioned above. I am still undecided so far as to how to evaluate the whole thing, because more could have been done. I myself believe that 14.99 Are in any Case too expensive. Hoolt it when in Sale. I give a Thumbs up now that I was entertained myself, but I can't advise everyone to do so. You just have to like it and it's quite hard to evaluate. For more Reviews of me Subscribe here and at pleasure also like to join my Group. Aus eigener Sache: ══════════════════════════════════════════════ Zensur in Games? No thanks! Unfortunately, not all Games that are available on Steam and have been censored are marked accordingly. If You want reliable and up-to-date Information on the Censorship Status of Games, check out for UNCUT! Pass and follow the Curator To get humble about Censors in Games. ══════════════════════════════════════════════
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Early Access Review "Discouraged Workers" is one of the endless visual narrative gen/novels at Steam and for me personally it was the first Game of its Kind. Hm, why exactly this one? On the One hand, there should be sexual Content because of the positive Feedback so far and on The Other hand. Curious, as I am, I had to check this directly, not that that would have been the Main Reason. The Story is told (in English, by the way) of a young Korean woman who lost her Job due to an Affair and is now behind. Her Sister and a Friend are now trying to lift her up again. This leads into an Abuse story that I could tell more about if I had read the Text and not just clicked on. And that's kind of the Problem, there's just everlasting Babble that just doesn't want to stop, Interactivity is virtually nonexistent, with a single Exception (two Exceptions, strictly speaking). After all, there are several Ends, which can then be reached quite quickly. The corresponding Achievements pop up Every Second, so to speak. If you read everything very quickly (hust, hust), you are through after a maximum of an Hour. Yes, and now what about the dollen Sex Scenes? Well, first there is only one and it is still largely pixelated. That was it, a lot of hot Pleasure ... Um, Air around Nix. But I have learned by now that you are not allowed To sell games like this one with explicit Content on Steam (but the Developer may officially deliver uncensored patches). And in Fact, there's an uncensored Version of this Game. But not here. The whole Story is Presented with bad Character Drawings and even more Qualitatively cruel Background Images. It is also Seasoned with bad Dudling Music, there are 12 Pieces and one is worse than the other. So I can't recommend the "Game" then after all, but it just offers too little and a serious Story alone can't trigger a Recommendation. Der/the Developers have tried to crowdfund the Game several times, but one has always failed with it. As a result, it has now found its Way to Steam'S Early Access program. Well then ... Good luck. I still advise You not to accept the Purchase.
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