An Indie Adventure Kinetic Novel


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


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.

Supported Platforms

Console(OUYA/M.O.J.O), PC(Linux+SteamOS/Mac/Win), Mobile/Tablet(Android/BlackBerry/Fire OS/iOS)

Upcoming Platforms

Console(NVIDIA® SHIELD Android TV Box/Razer Forge TV/Xiaomi Mi Box), TV(Android/Fire OS/tvOS)

Key Records

SlideDB 2016 App of the Year Awards TOP 50Emotional Games Awards 2016 Best Emotional Mobile & Handheld NomineeSlideDB 2015 App of the Year Awards TOP 50

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
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
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

Thank 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,

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.