From the creators of the highly acclaimed "Juniper's Knot" comes "Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos". Dysfunctional Systems is a visual novel series featuring Winter Harrison, a student mediator from a utopian world. What is a mediator? A mediator is a person who travels between chaotic worlds, attempting to resolve the issues plaguing them. The first entry in the series follows her second mediation, where she shadows the experienced and aloof mediator: Cyrus Addington. "Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos" features two distinct endings, unlockable bonus art, an animated opening video, and a jukebox of in-game music.

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0 comments by Dani0 on Aug 8th, 2013

Hello everyone!

We're happy to announce that you can now purchase and play Dysfunctional Systems: Learning to Manage Chaos on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (as long as they are running iOS5 or later)!

Be sure to check it out!

Also, I'd like to take a moment to say that we've been doing great on Desura and Steam Greenlight so far. Thank you all for your support!

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dilworks Dec 22 2013 says:

Quite rare (actually, VERY rare) to find a Western VN worth playing (and one that isn't a simple tutorial for NScripter or a Ren'Py demo).

Fortunately, Dysfunctional Systems is one of them. Nice characters, very realistic scenario (if you watch CNN or read the newspapers, you will understand why), excellent art, and decent music. However, I can't understand why Winter is so beyond dumb...

A pleasant surprise from that Groupees Doujin bundle. Well worth the buy IMO.

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Piciek Jan 16 2014 replied:

Yeah, I hope she'll get smarter in the second episode. I think the devs wanted her to be cute that way but, well, she's not.

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ber Jan 20 2014 replied:

Oh no, I just read the latest blog post on the developer homepage. Very bad news there, no more game development from the dischan team because the game did not generate enough money :( Some sponsors should offer them nice deals because they did a great job I think.

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Piciek Jan 23 2014 replied:

That's sad news, though they sad they may resume the development.

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azaptyE Jun 14 2014 replied:

Damn, but they exceeded the required amount of money on Kickstarter by several thousand dollars, I thought that would've been enough. But I'm excited for the Junipers Knot sequel, I liked Junipers Knot a lot.

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Hanamigi Dec 16 2013 says:

Just started playing it, but it has that typical faint screeching sound that you get in menus of games that are super-light for your graphics card. Anyone got any idea on how to fix this? I usually manage to get over it, but here every animation triggers a different screech (e.g. text, moving character, using the menu) and it's extremely distracting. Maybe I'll try without headset or something similar, a hardware solution.
Using win7 64bit home, intel i5 2500, AMD 7870, 8gb ram.

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exactoman Oct 6 2013 says:

I went to the Groupees page (I purchased the bundle a couple months ago), but there's still no Steam key there. What's the problem?

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Gabriek Oct 7 2013 replied:

As far as I know, you have to sync your Desura and Dischan accounts, there you will find a Steam key.

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exactoman Oct 7 2013 replied:

Ah, I got it now. Thanks!

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Released Apr 3, 2013
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Highest Rated (3 agree) 9/10

Great art;
Good music;
Good story. Overall the team improved projecting this tale from Juniper's Knot. If history has proved that this team makes great visual novels I cannot wait for the next.

Jun 29 2013 by Ultimoore

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