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A Kickstarter to finish the Dysfunctional Systems series of visual novels!
A Kickstarter to finish the Dysfunctional Systems series of visual novels!
1,457 backers pledged CA$ 67,450 to help bring this project to life.

Episode 0 Release Date

Dysfunctional Systems: Episode 0 on Steam
Dysfunctional Systems: Episode 0 on Steam



We spent some time rewriting episode 0 of Dysfunctional Systems and finished what needed to be done, with a few necessary omissions.

It will become available on Steam as soon as it's approved (we're aiming for July 24th) and all backers will receive a Steam key regardless of whether or not they received a refund. You should receive your key within the next few days.

Also, I'm pleased to announce that development on episode 2 has restarted, with the art director from episode 1 returning. Please note that the story of episode 2 will be completely different from what was described in the Kickstarter.

Thank you for your patience, and I hope you enjoy episode 0. A trailer for the episode is below. 


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    1. Frederik Wandall Von Benzon on July 24, 2017

      Wow, I did not expect this to come out of the blue. I was actually looking into what combatplayer, the composer of episode 1, was doing at the moment.
      This is excellent. I'm looking forward to episode 2! :D

    2. Emi Enache on July 24, 2017

      Such a pleasant surprise, wow! Really glad to see this make a come back. Best wishes to everyone who was/is involved in this project! =)

    3. Daniel Vasquez on July 24, 2017

      Talk about a blast from the past....I don't believe I ever asked for a refund and now I'm glad I didn't. This was the one project that I was extremely interested in and was so sad that it got canceled. I hope the team (not sure how many people) have learned many important lessons and best of luck with the future episodes!

      I hope there will a more detailed post explaining whats going on, but other than that you got my full support

    4. Jonathan Wheelock on July 23, 2017

      Great news. I'm excited to see the story live on.

    5. Guo Xiu Jin on July 23, 2017

      HOLY SHIT. This came back to life?! I was just thinking about Dysfunctional Systems a couple of weeks ago and found the dischan media site down and everything. Thought it was dead for good, this is a real pleasant surprise.

    6. Arnold Brian Resendez on July 22, 2017

      Nice to see you guys returned to Dysfunctional Systems! I'm looking forward to Episode 2!!

    7. Kaan Genc on July 22, 2017

      I'm really happy to hear that you decided to continue development! Looking forward to playing! (≧▽≦)

    8. Dunan on July 22, 2017

      Wow, I didn't see this coming at all and I'm happy that it's coming back.

      I wish you the best of luck with your journey.

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      Darius Brown on July 22, 2017

      Thank you. The important thing is that you guys are back and have delivered something tangible. I know how difficult it can be to return to past projects after how things ended. I look forward to hearing more from Disachan in the future.

      Keep your head high and keep up the hard work.

    10. Brian Mock on July 22, 2017

      This is so amazing to hear! I'm so happy!!

    11. Kat Suricata on July 21, 2017

      Wow, I had no idea this was being developed still! Sweet!

    12. Sze Howe Koh on July 21, 2017

      Awesome, welcome back! :) I look forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.

      All the best with the revival of Dischan Media!

    13. Romdeau on July 21, 2017

      So what's the story behind this? This is a pleasant surprise but until I see a product delivered color me skeptical. Why the revival now of all times? Your original art guy decided to come back on board as well, interesting.

    14. Maya on July 21, 2017

      I wasn't expecting this to come up for air.

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      Emil Tzvetkov on July 21, 2017

      Awesome! And with Doomfest (that's who you mean, right?) too! Wow! I'm just so happy this is back!

    16. Brandon 'Link' Copp-Millward on July 21, 2017

      I'm not gonna lie, I totally wrote this all off as a colossal failure. I'm so happy that it's being given another go! :D

    17. Headline on July 21, 2017

      YES! So glad to see you guys return! Looking forward to all of this! Keep up the good work! :)

    18. FlamingFirewire on July 21, 2017

      Very happy to see you guys back! I'll be happy to step back into this world next chance I get! You do you whenever you can and I'll come back to see what's next :3

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      Grant Chen
      on July 21, 2017

      Woooo! You don't see too many things make a comeback like this!

    20. Yeshua on July 21, 2017

      Best surprise of the year ! Excited to finally play episode 0 and to hear about episode 2 once again !

    21. Cole Wardell on July 21, 2017

      I'm so excited to see you back, and now refusing to refund has been entirely justified.

      Thanks so much.

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      MOOMANiBE on July 21, 2017

      haha, wow. This was the LAST KS I expected to ever see an update on again. I dunno where you got the money, but damn, congrats. Looking forward to playing ep0. Glad I didn't refund anything now.

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      Kevin Clack on July 21, 2017

      Welcome back! Didn't refund as I see it personally as the risk of Kickstarter. Expenses add up quick in private business! One question if you have time, for those who didn't refund, will the add on items such as credits naming still be live?

    24. Jonathan Robertson
      on July 21, 2017

      Ah! Awesome!!! Super exciting!!

    25. Rose Weitz on July 21, 2017

      This is the last thing I expected to wake up to! I'm so excited!

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      Enzo Monroe on July 21, 2017

      We're glad to have you back, Dischan. Best of luck.

    27. Olivier Lebeau-Paradis on July 21, 2017

      Great news! Welcome back! I'm glad I did not ask for a refund since this series has an interesting setting and great artstyle.

    28. Sinead on July 21, 2017

      Wow, i wasn't expecting this at all. I'm so glad you were able to revive this project. Congratulations!

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      Aminuddin Hakim on July 21, 2017

      Unexpected but I guess the revival of Dischan means that at least this series will have a closure.

      Can't wait for the next update

    30. Shardwing on July 21, 2017

      Congratulations on getting the project going again! Really happy to hear about this.

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      Yeo Wen Xuan on July 21, 2017

      I thought the project was abandoned some time ago. This is a pleasant surprize.

    32. Duffadash on July 21, 2017

      A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!

    33. Sophie Houlden on July 21, 2017

      I'm so psyched to hear this! I was just the other day thinking how much I wanted more Dysfunctional Systems, so it's GREAT to hear you're back at work on it! :D

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      Yeo Wen Xuan on July 21, 2017

      I thought the project was abandoned some time ago so this was a pleasant surprize.

    35. Lopson on July 21, 2017

      I can only imagine the creative struggle you must have gone through for the last two years. It's awesome to see you guys back at it! I'm sure your newfound strength will carry you through this project!

    36. Oswaldo Silva on July 21, 2017

      Well, that came out of nowhere. I'm glad you are back! I hope all the changes improve the game.

    37. Mikuru Beam on July 21, 2017

      Glad to see you back, guys. And lookin forward to meet Winter again.

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      Abril Pinero on July 21, 2017

      Wow, unexpected news, but very good news nonetheless.
      Hope everything goes fine this time.

      Welcome back!

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      Zombii on July 21, 2017

      Amazing! So excited to hear that it's back and with the original artist! Great job and I look forward to seeing the end of this!

    40. Marek Lilleleht on July 21, 2017

      Now this is a project I never expected to hear from again. But definitely nice news here!

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      Jacotto on July 21, 2017

      Cool beans, glad to see this back up and running. Major props for circling back around.

    42. Joshua Cheong on July 21, 2017

      P.S: I quote: "If your pledge tier includes a copy of the game, you will receive it DRM-free for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux."

    43. Joshua Cheong on July 21, 2017

      Welcome back, I'm really glad that your email wasn't false when you said Episode 0 was a real thing :)

      I'd like to ask if it will only be on Steam, or will you provide the exe similar to the last time I bought DS:E1? Because Steam has been giving me a lot of login troubles [and well...A lot of people in my region complain about it.]

      Anyway, much questions! Who is this art director who helped resurrect the project? Is CombatPlayer still the musician behind the soundtracks? Why did the direction of the story change? With this, is Episode 1 still canon? [I'm assuming yes because it's Episode 2, not reboot]

    44. Tristan Sinclair on July 21, 2017

      What kind of zombie-news is this?

    45. BakaLyte on July 21, 2017

      Huh. Super neat. Glad to hear you're doing this again!

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      Austin Wenger on July 21, 2017

      Glad to see you're still around!

    47. John-Paul M. Jeffers on July 21, 2017

      Wow, this came out of nowhere. Not that I'm unhappy to hear this - just never expected to see anything from this series again. I'm looking forward to it!

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      Michael Gallo on July 21, 2017

      Whoa, welcome back.

    49. Jordan Dietrich on July 21, 2017

      Wha. Holy cow you're back! I'm so excited, I didn't think I was going to get any more of Winter :D

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      Kyag on July 21, 2017

      Very happy to hear the news. Despite what initially happened to the project, you kept your word with the refund AFAIK. For that you have my respect, and would be happy to support your new endeavors. Cheers.