Episode 2 Plot
We decided that it's perhaps time to reveal some information about the plot, so here we go!
Six months after the extinction of Sule, Winter, along with the rest of... Read more
Episode 2 Sneak Peek + General Update
Since the revival of Dischan, there's been some questions floating around. I'd like to address some of them in this post and then share some of the art from the... Read more
Dysfunctional Systems: Orientation (Episode 0) Released!
It's out! Please check your Kickstarter messages to find your Steam key. We hope you enjoy the game.
Also, expect another post sometime later to address some of the questions floating... Read more
Episode 0 Release Date
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... Read more
Kickstarter Refunds "Complete"
I'm pleased to announce that all Kickstarter refund requests, with the exception of those where I am waiting on additional information, have been completed.
Given that I began accepting... Read more
Hello everyone. Jeremy here. This is just a quick post to answer some common questions.
How do I request a refund?
Send us a Kickstarter message. Leaving a comment or... Read more
Dysfunctional Systems: What Went Wrong
In the post announcing the halting of full-time development on the Dysfunctional Systems series I mentioned that I would write another post detailing what exactly went wrong. This is that... Read more
The End of Dysfunctional Systems
There are two parts to this post. The important stuff and the rest.
The Important Stuff
We are halting full-time development on the Dysfunctional Systems series. We will be offering... Read more
Status of the Dysfunctional Systems Prequel
Please click the link below for a quick update on the status of the Dysfunctional Systems prequel.
Summary: Things are going well, but there’s a slight delay.
Read more here: https://dischan.co/blog/2014/11/dysfunctional-systems-update-the-prequel-approaches/
Hope you all have a great day! And happy thanksgiving to our American backers.
Dysfunctional Systems Halloween Update
It's time for another update! Read more here: https://dischan.co/blog/2014/10/a-very-spooky-dysfunctional-systems-update/.
Summary: everything in on schedule!
Happy Halloween! I hope you all get lots of candy when it goes on sale tomorrow. :p... Read more
New Dysfunctional Systems Update
It's time for another Dysfunctional Systems update! Not much to say this time. We're getting things done and are still on schedule.
Read more: https://dischan.co/blog/2014/10/dysfunctional-systems-update-oct-13/
Dysfunctional Systems Update
It's time for another update!
For simplicity's sake, we've decided to just link to our blog, so we don't have to remake our posts for Kickstarter: https://dischan.co/blog/2014/09/dysfunctional-systems-update/
Thanks for your time... Read more
Dysfunctional Systems: EP2 Update
I think it's time for another update, and we won't just be showing character artwork this time! We'll also be discussing the UI, our writing progress, and our... Read more
Winter and Waverly Revisited: Finding DS:EP 2's Style (Author: Rtil)
My time as lead artist on Dysfunctional Systems: Episode 2 has challenged me to bring my character art and design to a new level. In the first weeks of the... Read more
A Mentor and a Teacher
Here's an update, since it's been a while.
First up is Margaret Hollister, the mentor who you'll be shadowing during the first three mediations of the game. She was also... Read more
Here's Madeleine and Kevin!
The two additional characters provided by hitting our first stretch goal: Madeleine Gaudet and Kevin Grant.
That's them. Madeleine is Irie's friend, Kevin is Ayo's roommate. I like how they... Read more
Next up is Irie, originally posted here.
As you can see, she's had quite the overhaul. Coming up we'll show you guys Madeleine and Kevin, the two characters we... Read more
So, we've started working and first thing we're doing is getting around to final character designs. Several characters are in the works, here's one we finished:
You may recognize Ayo... Read more
Hiring a Designer
Since you are all our valued backers, I wanted to announce and explain a recent decision we have made. Specifically, we are looking to add a graphic designer... Read more
Now that our Kickstarter has ended successfully, it’s time for us to explain our development and reward fulfillment timeline. First off, because we will not receive any Kickstarter funds until... Read more
And a thanks from rtil and the team
We'll soon have a post-campaign update informing you all of what we plan to do, from between now and receiving funds, to development, to releases.
A note should we miss any stretch goals
So, backers, just in case we don't hit any further stretch goals, we should let you know that any extra funds will go right into development. Anything extra would be... Read more
Third stretch goal reached: Winter's First Week of School!
YES! This is great, thanks everyone! This is what we wanted for the series from the start.
Winter's first week should serve as a more proper introduction to the Dysfunctional... Read more
Sunday, March 23 Update - The Final Campaign Update, The Last Day (+Character art!)
We've got about 20 hours to go and we've reached two stretch goals. There's less than $3000 left until we reach our ideal outcome of $64,000. It can be done!... Read more
Second stretch goal reached: More Freedom!
Heck yes, now we can give you guys more places to explore in-game, subsequently allowing for more extra events and variety and such. Otherwise, the worlds may have felt a... Read more
Saturday, March 22 Update - Dischan Development: Ryan "rtil" Miller
Last but not least to be interviewed is Ryan "rtil" Miller, Dischan's new lead artist. Since it's the last of the interviews, this update is one that everyone can read!... Read more
Thursday, March 20 Update - Two Kings Promotional Art
We're really in the final days now and we've been making great progress on our stretch goals. Thank you all for your support so far!
Today we'll be... Read more
First stretch goal reached: More Characters!
Awesome! Thanks, all! Now that we've hit this goal, the game will have 2 more characters to befriend. Also, we'll be able to have more sprites in general, which will... Read more
We know that we said we'd post these when we hit our goal, but we decided to post them early instead so we can get people hyped about what the... Read more
Sunday, March 16 Update - The Final Week
Hey guys, today we don't have any real game-related update information. No new art style or music tracks, no factoids about the setting; all we have is our thanks. There... Read more
Dysfunctional Systems: 40k
Wow, people, this is pretty incredible. With your help we've managed to raise $40,000 so far and have a mere $9000 to go.
We'll have a more proper update describing... Read more
Friday, March 14 Update - A More Concrete Impression of Episode 2 (+Earth information?)
Sorry for the late update today. Here's something weird for you all: it's a calendar for Episode 2, with art from me (OH BOY). This calendar shows who we expect... Read more
Wednesday, March 12 Update - Final Music Track for the Kickstarter Campaign
Hey, people. This is the last track we're releasing during the Kickstarter campaign, probably definitely. It's called "erpaderpaderp loop" for now. Yep. Here it is:
"I have no memory of... Read more
Sneaky Near-Midnight Update - Ryan fixed up the Promotional Art
Ryan immediately reworked some things on the art posted earlier today based on backer feedback. Here is the updated version:
Yep! Alright, night folks.
If you haven't gotten Dysfunctional Systems' first episode yet, now's the time!
Hey guys, another update today!: From today until the 17th we're putting the first episode of Dysfunctional Systems on sale for 80% off on our official store, Steam, and the... Read more
Monday, March 10 Update - Promotional Image and... Earthlock?
So, we've got more art today! Most of you guys will probably note changes in design and color use. Do you like it? Heck, I like it.
"But Terrence," you... Read more
Saturday, March 8 Update - Another Update, Another Song
A nice and easy one, this time around. Close your eyes and let your imaginations run, folks. Try to think about where it'd play, that's what we do!
temporary title:... Read more
Playable Character Concepts + Gameplay Info!
Introducing Ayo Ukaliq, Irie Garrott, and Jack Ferguson: the three other characters you'll be able to play as in episode 2! Link to larger image.
You can meet Irie or... Read more
Tuesday, March 4th Update - More Music
Two songs with this update: one unsettling and the other calming. They are temporarily named "nightmare inductor" and "once before", respectively.
"This started with me playing with sounds as usual.... Read more
Woohoo, 50% funded in 9 days!
You guys are amazing! The turn out of support is hard to believe. Seriously, honestly, wholly we are thankful! Now, let's make that goal!
Sunday, March 2nd Update - The City of Bouchard
Were you wondering what Bouchard, the city of two kings, looks like? Well wonder no more! Here's a concept of it for your viewing pleasure. Click here to view in... Read more
Winter Harrison and Waverly Ayre Expression Sheet
Expression sheets are so nice to look at~. As always, you can leave us feedback on the art. We might not have the time to reply, but we read every... Read more
Dischan: A Brief History
Hey everyone, Terrence Smith (AKA Swiffeh) here, writer and sound designer/director for Dischan Media. I also do social media stuff, but I share that responsibility with Jeremy Miller, Dischan's lead.... Read more
Wednesday, February 26th Update - Music
"I love me some 3/4 rhythm, or whatever it's called. Waltz? I've liked making this style of music for a long time, though I didn't connect '3/4... Read more
New Pledge Tiers!
Hello everyone! We've added some new pledge tiers, mostly at the higher end of the spectrum. Check them out!
$5 - An immediate copy of Dysfunctional Systems: Episode 1 (don't... Read more
New Winter Harrison and Waverly Ayre Style Concepts
Based on feedback from fans, we created these new style concepts. They are more muted, less exaggerated, and closer to the original style. Like it? Don't like it? Leave us... Read more