『Discouraged Workers』 is an independent 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.


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


+ This is a TEEN version of the Discouraged Workers, takes the form of kinetic novel(visual novel similar).
+ You 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.
+ You don’t need to be directly involved in the story – 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 hand-drawn sprites & CGs, and backgrounds based on retouched real pictures.
+ Archives contains 90 records(Characters and Concept, Diary, Gallery, Music, and Replay).

What’s New

Version 1.8.0

Update: Version >
Update: Ren'Py Engine Version >
Improved: Set parameter values on some screens.
Fixed: Ga-yeon's walking animation on the bridge.
Fixed: Renamed function for the latest Ren'Py engine.
Fixed: A bug that could cause a transparent, black, or gray line to appear on the bottom line of a screen during a dissolve has been fixed.
Fixed: A case where rolling forward would fail is now fixed.


Lee Yunseok
220.9 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Korean, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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