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Discouraged Workers TEEN

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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
  • This is a TEEN version of the Discouraged Workers, takes the form of kinetic novel(visual novel similar).
  • 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 100+ minutes, with the real soap opera-like directing.
  • The animation-style sprites & CGs, and backgrounds based on retouched real pictures.
  • Archives contains 60+ records(Characters and Concept, Diary, Gallery, and Music). Records are granted in accordance with the progress of the game.
  • Steam Achievements, Steam Trading Cards series unlike the original version, cross-platform auto-cloud sync with Steam Cloud.
  • Full Controller Support, native Steam Controller support.
  • Contains soundtrack for the Steam Music Player, Android build, PDF Manual.
Key Records
  • SlideDB 2016 AOTY TOP 50
  • SlideDB 2015 AOTY TOP 50
  • Greenlit on Steam Greenlight
  • The second Adult Only title on Steam -Original version
  • 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 -Original version
  • IndieGameStand Top Sellers #1
  • itch.io Top games #51, Adventure games #7, Android adventure #1 -Original version
  • 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
  • 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
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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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: 630 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
  • Additional Notes: WVGA(800*480 16:9 Wide Screen)
  • OS: Windows XP x86, Vista or 7 or higher
  • Processor: Pentium 4 2.1 GHz 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, Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Linux x86
  • Processor: Intel Celeron 700 MHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Storage: 630 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: WVGA(800*480 16:9 Wide Screen)
  • OS: SteamOS 2.20 Brewmaster, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x64 Precise Pangolin or higher
  • Processor: Intel or AMD 64-bit capable processor
  • 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, 3-Heights™ PDF Optimization Shell

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard x86
  • Processor: Intel processor (IA-32)
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 630 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: WVGA(800*480 16:9 Wide Screen)
  • 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 TEEN reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Too much water and snot in the dialogues, bread in the diet and weak moralizing voice of the party (although it is a game of developing South Korea). Despite The fact that the characters voice their thoughts and feelings, compassion was extremely difficult. It is a bit too formuly (the template, by the way, are typical Korean drama in this case). Heroes rarely get out of their images, described in the menu: Offended-cry, praise-rejoice. I'm not hitting the GL. Heroine-her inner world turned out to be more interesting and understandable, but the rest of the characters-this is generally the projection of people. Yes, to be honest I thought that the content of the novel would be something like Welcome to NHK, but got a typical Korean drama with silly domestic problems and intrigues. The Name of the novel does not correspond to the content! Novella Short (stated in the description), Razvetlenija only at the end, the music is not bad, but nothing special, backgrounds-pictures in the excerpt-Kareche budget, but quite soundly made visual novel and translated into several languages. Localization to Russian leaves much to be desired: a lot of typos, the design of some sentences is wrong (on the street I read on my own), repetition. Either the localizer or the authors themselves lack of speech. I do not want to write a negative review, I just expected another, some psycho-cholic trabl unemployed people, their attempts to find themselves in life, failures and difficulties, and got only a part of everything, because the novella first, very short, and secondly Water on the conversations and leaves the concept a little towards the Korean dram. Strongly not upset, the mood after reading more positive. So I can recommend to take a discount!
Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
Product received for free Visual... No, sorry, the kinetic novella from the Korean developers. For Those who do not see the difference, explain-in comparison with classical visual novels, in kinetic More emphasis is placed on the submission of the original plot without the ability of the player to influence the story. Immediately say that in this novel only 2 scenes that require your participation. The Game tells us about the life of a girl named Ga-yen, which due to circumstances and other personal factors sits at home without work. It'S been a year. But One day she is visited first by sister Hai-on (if you translate the name from Korean correct, it will not be quite censored), and after and does look at her first school love, a guy named Yunwu. The Plot develops gradually, it took me about an hour and a half for the passage. Most of this time takes the story on behalf of Ga-yen, but a couple of times in the role of narrator are other characters. There are also flashbeks, internal monologues, and separate thoughts. If you say a few words, the plot tells us about a cruel world divided into poor and wealthy, on the successful and unlucky, on happy and unhappy. How the loss of your favorite work can hit the desire to fight for your place in life. About how we influence others, sometimes without knowing. And Finally, that you can not always whine in a rag-you can not spend all your life with your cocoon, and that even suicide is not a solution to problems. No matter how harsh our world is, the strongest are surviving in it. Graphically, the game is done nicely, give a real picture of the terrain, which were subsequently processed to get into the footage. The Music here is varied and varies depending on the situation. And If you are on a short leg with the English language, you can generally put on auto-play and watch as a movie. Although I avoided the gloomy words about the atmosphere, it is just like that. Sometimes oppressive, sometimes cheerful; Sometimes depressive, sometimes invigorating. It's like life. Although Sometimes there is a glut of "snot" in the narrative.
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