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『Discouraged Workers』 is an independent progressive kinetic novel created by YGGDRASIL STUDIO. The episode 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.

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Discouraged Workers updated on Steam and IndieGameStand, itchio, and Humble Widget!

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Thank you for your visit. I'm Lee Yunseok, creator of YGGDRASIL STUDIO. I've updated the Discouraged Workers Beta(Early Access) and Demo on July 25th, 16:00, PDT.

3rd Major Update

I've updated Discouraged Workers on Humble Widget and IndieGameStand, itchio, and Steam. The recent changes:

  • Added Blink effect.
  • Added Bridge of the Life part.
  • Added Flowery Mornings and Moonlit Nights part.
  • Added new Backgrounds: Bridge, Daehangno, Wall.
  • Added new Gallery: Bridge of the Life, Growing, Self-inflicted.
  • Added new Objects: Drawer, Nebulizer, Pencil holder.
  • Added new Sprites: Blood, Bridge of the life, Diary, Ga-yeon's side, Glasses, Growing, Self-inflicted.
  • Added Self-inflicted part.
  • Added Steam Achievements.
  • Changed all menu screens style.
  • Changed dialogue window style .
  • Changed quick menu position.
  • Controller support for Mac and Linux.
  • Fixed autoplay function(fully completed).
  • Fixed Characters profile on Characters Archive: Fully completed.
  • Fixed Characters Archive layout.
  • Fixed Gallery Archive layout.
  • Fixed Parts: Parts division.
  • Fixed some grammars.
  • Fixed Sprites: Integrated all the sprites.
  • Fixed Steam Achievements.
  • Fixed some typos.
  • Fixed sub Archives screens preference to modal

New Features

Self-inflicted

It was included in the next part to Grasping Reality. Now you can decisions. Dead, or Alive. And in this part, you can get a certain condition. You can view any ending, or your decision will be effect on the future.

Bridge of the Life
It was included in the next part to Ga-yeon and Yunwoo. Now you can decisions. Dead, or Alive. Also, this part will be effect on the future.

Flowery Mornings and Moonlit Nights
This part is the true ending of the game, and finally come here. Now, the game has a total of four endings. Accident and Game Over, R.I.P, and this part.

V0.9.84 Update Detail

Screens

This is a new part screen with slide dissolve effect.

This is a new Bookmarks screen.

This is a new Characters Archive screen. But it is Demo screenshot. In the Beta(Early Access), It's a little different.

This is a new sub screen of Characters Archive. And now, you can see the fully completed characters information. Some characters need any your effort.

Gallery Archive was renewed.

Ingame

It was changed to the same as the demo.

Objects and decision for interaction
I said the basic mechanics of the game is kinetic novel. And in the past, I said I will provide minimal options for players. I added new Objects to the Grasping Reality. In this most important part, you must be some effort. Of course, any important scenes it need your decision.

Fixed the Dialogues

I fixed several dialogues. Also, Demo was updated. the details:

Before: The doorbell wakes me up.
After: The doorbell rings and wakes me up.

Before: Then, I welcome them and dish up dinner for my friends… then, my friends go back to their houses far away.
After: Then, I welcome them and dish up dinner for my friends…, then, my friends go back to their houses far away.

Before: Huh, Why is he being so insincere?
After: Huh, why is he being so insincere?

Before: Hello, We'd like to pay a phone bill.
After: Hello, we'd like to pay a phone bill.

Before: You know the old saying, "pudding rather than praise?" Let's go grab something to eat. I haven't had a bite all day.
After: You know the old saying, "Pudding rather than praise?" Let's go grab something to eat. I haven't had a bite all day.

Before: But she looked awkward… like a… hmm… what should I….
After: But she looked awkward…, like a…, hmm…, what should I….

Before: It looked like… well, it looked like she had gone clubbing that night.
After: It looked like…, well, it looked like she had gone clubbing that night.

Before: Do you like me?
After: Do you like my body?

Before: My poor Hye-na…. what should I do for her?
After: My poor Hye-na…. What should I do for her?

Before: Honey? What do you… mean…?
After: Honey? What do you…, mean…?

Before: No – it's just bullshit. I don't believe it. Why…. why is this happening to me?
After: No – it's just bullshit. I don't believe it. Why…. Why is this happening to me?

Before: Is what I'm donig really so bad? I've met a nice guy who likes me, and he gives me money.
After: Is what I'm doing really so bad? I've met a nice guy who likes me, and he gives me money.

Before: And one day…. a new doctor, the Director's brother-in-law, started working in the hospital.
After: And one day…. A new doctor, the Director's brother-in-law, started working in the hospital.

Before: Well…. she shows more maturity than I have.
After: Well…. She shows more maturity than I have.

Before: Without Eunyoung and Ga-yeon, I would probably have given up long ago. And I might have been a career solider or just a manual laborer.
After: Without Eunyoung and Ga-yeon, I would probably have given up long ago. And I might have been a career soldier or just a manual laborer.

Before: No, I just…. because it's so late.
After: No, I just…. Because it's so late.

Before: For a short moment, I can hardly breathe, Then it passes.
After: For a short moment, I can hardly breathe, then it passes.

Before: So…. now, I'm going to make Yunwoo's pamphlet thing.
After: So…. Now, I'm going to make Yunwoo's pamphlet thing.

Before: Wow, You've already done that? So quick!
After: Wow, you've already done that? So quick!

Before: Oh, my god…. no…. shit….
After: Oh, my god…. No…. Shit….

Before: Well…. it's been eight years that I've lived here.
After: Well…. It's been eight years that I've lived here.

Before: As soon as I press the call button, I can hear the very familiar voice - my mom.
After: As soon as I press the call button, I can hear the very familiar voice - my Mom.

Before: Then…. hasn't she come home?
After: Then…. Hasn't she come home?

Before: But the truth is…. she has received help from the hospital.
After: But the truth is…. She has received help from the hospital.

Before: It seems not just graffiti, but a message from someone.
After: It seems it's not just graffiti, but a message from someone.

Currently I am making the trailers. We started the translation of the Archives(Concept, Diary). And I changed status of Early Access. Please see the store page. Thank you for playing this work!


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