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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc looks like its coming to Linux

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Update: Looks like it's real and will be announced soon!

Danganronpa looks like an interesting anime styled detective game. With a lot of mystery, interesting quirky characters and a little case of death. The characters seem to only be rendered in 2D but environments seem to differ between both 2D and 3D.

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The current Danganronpa Steam page doesn't show Linux support, but if you go to SteamDB it shows Linux file names in the history.

Quote413413/config/oslist: linux
413413/encryptedmanifests/ag_dev/encrypted_gid_2: C96314AB95A673D69E4CA6281CA40912
413413/encryptedmanifests/ag_dev/encrypted_size_2: 7D9A74561AD07EE819D8B7F80E675C4B
413413/name: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Depot (Linux)
440400/dlcappid: 440400
440400/manifests/public: 2636537917979704778
440400/maxsize: 319387801
440400/name: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - Soundtrack (440400) Depot


Don’t get to excited yet. I bought the game and downloaded it excitedly but got the dreaded “Missing executable” error, and found out it only downloaded the music. I checked SteamDB again and checked Depots, Mac and Windows have a file size of about 2-3gb's, where as Linux has no size and the extra info tells us it's encrypted.

SteamDB only shows Windows and Mac, but only showed Windows until a couple of days ago, but has had the "linuxclienticon" for several months.

Either way it looks like it'll only be a matter of time before its out on Linux even without any public announcement of it coming yet.

About the game:
Hope's Peak Academy is home to Japan's best and brightest high school students—the beacons of hope for the future. But that hope suddenly dies when Makoto Naegi and his classmates find themselves imprisoned in the school, cut off from the outside world and subject to the whims of a strange, murderous little bear named Monokuma. He pits the students against each other, promising freedom to anyone who can murder a fellow classmate and get away with it. 
It's up to you to find out who Monokuma really is, and why you've been taken from the world you once knew. But be careful what you wish for—sometimes there’s nothing more deadly than the truth... 

This game also has an anime series and the sequel is coming soon!

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Keyrock 18 Feb, 2016
Oh man, please let this be true. I've heard a lot of good things about the Danganropa games and I love murder mystery games. I mean, I'm not usually into visual novels, but this series kind of goes above and beyond a typical visual novel.


Last edited by Keyrock on 18 February 2016 at 7:42 pm UTC
sakurazuka 18 Feb, 2016
Now this is BIG :D
Yasser 18 Feb, 2016
go go go
coolbober 18 Feb, 2016
Hmmm.... Not for me....
Ignis 18 Feb, 2016
Oh?
ChloeWolfieGirl 18 Feb, 2016
I also want to add, I asked about linux on twitter, and got this reply
QuoteLinux version is feature complete! We’re just testing a plethora of rigs before release for a smooth ride
https://twitter.com/AbstractionGame/status/700444074936045569
sakurazuka 18 Feb, 2016
Yay! Then first - day buy!
adolson 19 Feb, 2016
What is the appeal of this game? I'm being told it's a visual novel; ok, well, I don't care to read books on my TV screen. Then I'm told it's a murder mystery, and then I'm interested... But wtf is that thing talking in the trailer?

Why do visual novels have to always have such whacked out characters and insane art? I don't get it.

A lot of anime does this kind of thing too. So and so is a school boy who is hunting down his father's killer but he is also a demon and has an arm that is made of wood and he can fly and blah blah blah blah... Ta-da! Visual novel / anime of the week.
flesk 19 Feb, 2016
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I'm not sure what to make of this either, but I'm very intrigued. Thanks for writing about it, ChloeWolfieGirl.
adolson 19 Feb, 2016
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: adolsonWhat is the appeal of this game? I'm being told it's a visual novel; ok, well, I don't care to read books on my TV screen. Then I'm told it's a murder mystery, and then I'm interested... But wtf is that thing talking in the trailer?

Why do visual novels have to always have such whacked out characters and insane art? I don't get it.

A lot of anime does this kind of thing too. So and so is a school boy who is hunting down his father's killer but he is also a demon and has an arm that is made of wood and he can fly and blah blah blah blah... Ta-da! Visual novel / anime of the week.

It is a murder mystery and visual novel. The thing about visual novels is that they are interactive stories, their appeal is that you get choices that can change the outcome of the story (kind of like in these oldschool text-only games from the glory days of well.. text-only gaming, it's pretty fun when done well) but since it's also a murder mystery it has some murder mystery style interactive play.

This VN is a bit special though, very artsy, unique artstyle, etc, it's one of a kind. What the bloody bear is, would be a spoiler if I recall correctly, not a major one though (I like the japanese voice actor for it way better though, doesn't sound as annoying).

You can see an example of the gameplay here (basically you need to solve the murders or die). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-rqbQkzTyQ

This game has no demons or flying people... well, flying people maybe but... not flying for long, if you catch my drift.

This is a uniquely well crafted visual novel, but it is not quite a typical visual novel (it's a rare breed) so enjoy it if you're interested, and don't watch the anime cus it has tons of spoilers (or as I said earlier, spoils the whole game). And there's no such thing as always bro, have you tried watching some of the less insane stuff like Monster (everyone's perfectly human), or Clannad (anime or game, nothing so extreme, at least not demons and shit), or even fullmetal alchemist brotherhood? I mean that last one gets pretty creative, but you might like it because most of the characters are quite believable.

The reason they are not, in this visual novel is actually explained, I could spoil it for you, but where's the fun in that?

Well, thanks for the informative reply.

I am really not an anime fan, but when I saw this pop up on SteamDB I looked at it and wishlisted it anyhow because I am a big murder mystery fan... I watched part of the video you linked, and I don't fully understand what is going on, exactly, but it seems like it could be interesting. I don't know that I would spend the asking price on it, but perhaps in the future in a sale or maybe if a demo comes along that could convince me.

As far as animes that I do like go, I like the Ys series and the English dub of Attack on Titan (though I haven't watched it all yet). At one point I went through the descriptions of all the available anime series on Netflix Canada and tried to find ones that sounded appealing, but came up short (AoT was on there, but only subbed.. I don't like reading while trying to watch a show at the same time). I had a couple other suggestions in the past and haven't found them yet, but I'll stick your recommendations on my list of things to look into.

There are some good book-games out there outside of the visual novel genre, too. Tin Man Games have made a few of the Fighting Fantasy books into video games, and they're nicely polished - but they're literally the books made into digital form. I grew up with those kinds of books, mostly the fantasy genre AD&D ones. I enjoyed them at the time. But seems like a different ballgame than most of the anime-style VNs on Steam.

Oh, I also like Long Live the Queen...
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