Dyscourse is an interactive choice-based narrative adventure game where you journey through a stylized world of choice and consequence. Choose wisely.
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Very Positive (18 reviews) - 88% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (301 reviews) - 80% of the 301 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 25, 2015

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“The style and quality of the visuals are top-notch”
Indie Statik

“Definitely worth it”
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About This Game

Dyscourse is an interactive choice-based narrative adventure game where you journey through a stylized world of choice and consequence. You play as Rita, an unfortunate art school grad turned barista, who is now stuck on a desert island with a crew of oddball travelers after a plane crash. That last choice you just made? It may end up being integral to your group’s survival, or it may lead you down a path to murder and cannibalism!

Stories in Dyscourse are emergent, and choices made in the game directly tie to the survival or downfall of the group. As players get to know their fellow castaways and make critical and interpersonal decisions, drama dynamically unfolds, and your choices author your own unique story.

We've designed Dyscourse so that players will end up with vastly different stories forged from their choices - everyone’s playthrough will have a unique story to tell. With over 120,000 words and many hours of replayable content, each playthrough allows players to explore more of the overall “story space” and learn more about the crash and their fellow survivors. There are no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ choices and endings to Dyscourse - how to best survive the island is a decision left up to the player. Choose wisely!

Kickstarter!

Yes, it's true. Dyscourse is a Kickstarter success story! Thanks to over 2,000 backers, we hit our $40,000 goal back in November of 2013.

Special Edition!

We're offering a Special Edition of Dyscourse which includes:
  • The 77-song Dyscourse soundtrack (Yes, 77 unique songs! We're crazy!)
  • Dyscourse mid-development documentary video
  • Digital art-book of the making of Dyscourse
  • Dyscourse wallpaper

Indie Island!

Now available! Indie Island is a bonus story for Dyscourse that features 10 prominent indie game developers stuck on an island together. After a GDC-bound flight took a turn for the worse, these ill-fated indies must now survive together, for better or for worse.

Indie Island contains the likes of Tim Schafer (Double Fine), Edmund McMillen (Super Meat Boy), Phil Tibitoski (Octodad), Alexander Bruce (Antichamber), Ron Carmel (World of Goo), Robin Hunicke (Journey), Ichiro Lambe (Aaaaa!), Adam Saltsman (Canabalt), Will Stallwood (Auditorium), and Rami Ismail (Ridiculous Fishing).

Links

Visit the Dyscourse website: http://www.dyscourse.com
Visit Owlchemy Labs: http://owlchemylabs.com
Follow us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/owlchemylabs
Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/owlchemylabs

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP and up
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.7
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 600 MB available space
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Very Positive (18 reviews)
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Very Positive (301 reviews)
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Tyler3Killer
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great Story!
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St. Duke
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
not worth the $15 price; wait for it to go on sale to get it.

beat it in less than an hour; had one of my characters die off screen without any choices that i could have made to save him which was annoying. game just kinda decided to kill him off.

the characters themselves dont even express a whole lot of emotion for when another character dies, either, they just say something along the lines of 'oh, i miss so and so. well better go to sleep' and then never mention the character again, which is bothersome. the game couldve had great emotional baggage if the characters just expressed something other than being bored all the time.

i dunno. still liked it though. worth the summer sale price of $5 at least.
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Daria Morgendorffer
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
I expected something more
+ it looks nice
- it's too slow
- the choices are too random
- if there is so much talking it should at least be funny
- the characters are not too likeable
- the days are waaaay too short
So, I have no desire to play this game once again, but most people like it, so you should give it a try anyway.
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Sarkoth
( 21.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 11
A story about survivors of a plane crash. Starring: A fight with crabs with a frying pan. A fight a boar with a frying pan. A fight a snake with a frying pan. Killing a fellow survivor for a chocolate bar. Death by kitten-chasing and much much more!

11/10 would let a psychotic guy drown again to save two bags of pretzels.
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≼The_Aschy≽
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 9
Product received for free
Eazy all achivements and cards
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keohookalani
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
In Dyscourse you've crashed landed on a desert island that is full of dangers. Every choice you make has some repercussion. Be careful in what you do and who you send to do other things, because your fate may ultimately depend on it. You're joined on this quest by a cast of zany survivors with their own quirks that make this a very entertaining story.

Dyscourse is a point and click adventure game with a heavy story influence. Everything you do changes the story in some way. Find and discover all of Dyscourses secrets... if you have the stamina to do so.

Sound: The music in Dyscourse is pretty appropriate and I actually enjoyed it: the first 3 runs through the story. After that it kinda faded out and I didn't really notice it so much anymore. Didn't get annoying, just tuned it out.

Graphics: Honestly, I'm not really a fan of the art style in this game. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, it's just not my particular taste. Though the longer I played it, the more it grew on me. That being said, it's still done well even if I don't really like it myself. However, it does seem as if it could have come from a mobile platform originally.

Controls: Simple and easy. Point. Click. Repeat.

Gameplay: The gameplay is rather interesting, nothing that is actually difficult. I played many times to see various changes to the story based on what I chose. There are a couple main branches that are interesting to discover. However, the achievement hunting aspect is really kind of annoying. There is no way to fast forward through the text once you've seen it for the umpteenth time. Sure you can click click click, but only as fast as the dialogue boxes complete their animations. So that's kind of frustrating later on.

Overall: 7.1/10 - This game was definitely fun and enjoyable at first. There is a lot of replaybility, but probably better to do it on different days, rather than in one massive sitting. My annoyance level rose for the above reason relating to not being able to speed through text you'd seen multiple times before. That being said, the characters are vastly entertaining and amusing, and you'll have a good time. Price wise? A bit overpriced in my opinion. Get a discount and you'll be pretty happy.
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Starman
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 7
"One Crash, Countless Possiblilties"

After a terrible plane crash you are left on an island with survivors of their own unique personality and feelings.
You make the major choices in arguments of what the labor of the day should be? Survive or find help.
It doesn't give much freedom with the surrounding but the story line is a great 1+ hour story line were one choice may change about who lives and who dies.

"Choose Wisely"
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Gaghskull
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Dyscourse is a charming little game. I didn't have the highest expectations condsidering the bundle I picked it up in, but it exceeded them in every way. The paper art style is nice. The length of the game is also good considering that it is not particularly deep, but it lasts just long enough. There are multiple ways to end the game if you wanted, which leaves it open for multiple playthroughs. I even liked the characters in the end. Some of them really annoyed the hell out of me at first, but they got better and by the end someone I hated I tried to make sure survived.
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Zerkace
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 5
Try to save everyone or juste yourself. The story isn't long (about an hour) but there's a lot of different choices to make. Nice graphism, nice musics. If you like this kind of games, this one's a must have.
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Pimpollo
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 4
super short, linear, half baked C&C
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
In Dyscourse you've crashed landed on a desert island that is full of dangers. Every choice you make has some repercussion. Be careful in what you do and who you send to do other things, because your fate may ultimately depend on it. You're joined on this quest by a cast of zany survivors with their own quirks that make this a very entertaining story.

Dyscourse is a point and click adventure game with a heavy story influence. Everything you do changes the story in some way. Find and discover all of Dyscourses secrets... if you have the stamina to do so.

Sound: The music in Dyscourse is pretty appropriate and I actually enjoyed it: the first 3 runs through the story. After that it kinda faded out and I didn't really notice it so much anymore. Didn't get annoying, just tuned it out.

Graphics: Honestly, I'm not really a fan of the art style in this game. Don't get me wrong, it's not bad, it's just not my particular taste. Though the longer I played it, the more it grew on me. That being said, it's still done well even if I don't really like it myself. However, it does seem as if it could have come from a mobile platform originally.

Controls: Simple and easy. Point. Click. Repeat.

Gameplay: The gameplay is rather interesting, nothing that is actually difficult. I played many times to see various changes to the story based on what I chose. There are a couple main branches that are interesting to discover. However, the achievement hunting aspect is really kind of annoying. There is no way to fast forward through the text once you've seen it for the umpteenth time. Sure you can click click click, but only as fast as the dialogue boxes complete their animations. So that's kind of frustrating later on.

Overall: 7.1/10 - This game was definitely fun and enjoyable at first. There is a lot of replaybility, but probably better to do it on different days, rather than in one massive sitting. My annoyance level rose for the above reason relating to not being able to speed through text you'd seen multiple times before. That being said, the characters are vastly entertaining and amusing, and you'll have a good time. Price wise? A bit overpriced in my opinion. Get a discount and you'll be pretty happy.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Bouncing around among broad thin choices without much rationale for why I'd pick any of them doesn't feel like a very good use of my time. Dyscourse is basically Lost without any mystery or thrill meets South Park without any humor meets choice-and-consequence storytelling without any meaningful choices or consequences.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Dyscourse is a charming little game. I didn't have the highest expectations condsidering the bundle I picked it up in, but it exceeded them in every way. The paper art style is nice. The length of the game is also good considering that it is not particularly deep, but it lasts just long enough. There are multiple ways to end the game if you wanted, which leaves it open for multiple playthroughs. I even liked the characters in the end. Some of them really annoyed the hell out of me at first, but they got better and by the end someone I hated I tried to make sure survived.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Try to save everyone or juste yourself. The story isn't long (about an hour) but there's a lot of different choices to make. Nice graphism, nice musics. If you like this kind of games, this one's a must have.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
This game might be short, but chances are if you go back to play it, something completely diffrent will happen. The game is a little pricey, but a fun game to pick up and play. And there is even a second story, where you find Indie developers. This is a good game, and if you're in to choices matter, or survival games, then you'll probably enjoy this!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
A story about survivors of a plane crash. Starring: A fight with crabs with a frying pan. A fight a boar with a frying pan. A fight a snake with a frying pan. Killing a fellow survivor for a chocolate bar. Death by kitten-chasing and much much more!

11/10 would let a psychotic guy drown again to save two bags of pretzels.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 7
"One Crash, Countless Possiblilties"

After a terrible plane crash you are left on an island with survivors of their own unique personality and feelings.
You make the major choices in arguments of what the labor of the day should be? Survive or find help.
It doesn't give much freedom with the surrounding but the story line is a great 1+ hour story line were one choice may change about who lives and who dies.

"Choose Wisely"
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
It's good. Yes this is my review.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
70 of 74 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2015
Okay the main thing I think people need to know when they buy this game is that your experience will be comprised of a LOT of SHORT but very, very different play-throughs.
I didn't know that, so when I played it the first time and I finished it in 15 minutes I was like "wow is that really it?", but then I did it again and got a wildly vastly INCREDIBLY different game experience.
So like, it may seem really short and almost bland at first, but that's only because you'll play through the whole game three times in one sitting and every game will be.... an entirely different game.

Great for casual gaming! Laid back. Not a lot of fighting, just a lot of decision-making.
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