Garden Ronpa v3 is a Danganronpastyle RP run off Tumblr, Skype, and MSPARP. With 20 players and as many characters, the plot follows the same format as the original Dangan Ronpa, though it takes place in a separate universe.
The year is 2137, long after the original mutual killing between the DENEV AIs and the second mutual killing centered around the Wrwwwlwdian civil war. By now the AI development and the Scuba Gear system that was detailed over the first two games has saturated the world. Humans, AIs, and Augmented that blur the lines between them now interact in a fascinating futuristic environment via the Digital Sea. Hope's Peak as an institution is long gone, but when 20 students wake up on a space station with some assigned talents and a vaguely familiar little girl, it doesn't take long to realize what was once history is now happening again.
Once again, the students are tasked with the age-old question...would you kill another person to go home again?
This game provides examples of:
- Anyone Can Die: On a meta level, any player can volunteer their character to kill or be killed. On a purely in-game level, it really is a free-for-all of murder.
- Any Last Words?: The murderers are usually given a small amount of time to explain themselves before being dragged off to their Public Execution.
- Body of the Week: A game like this would be boring without any corpses to advance the plot, wouldn't it?
- BrainComputer Interface: People need some kind of Scuba Gear device to access the Digital Sea. Sometimes this comes from an external rig, sometimes people choose to get implants. Regardless of whether a character had an implant or not before this, they still can't disconnect now.
- Brain Upload: Technology has advanced enough that ordinary humans can choose to get Uploaded and become AIs. Can overlap with Virtual Ghost if they were uploaded for medical reasons.
- Characters Dropping Like Flies
- Children Forced to Kill: Despite all the violence that the cast gets up to, it doesn't turn into an immediate bloodbath, shockingly.
- Deadly Game: The very premise.
- Dwindling Party: What started as 20 students is quickly reducing down as the game wears on...
- Evidence Scavenger Hunt
- Evil Laugh: Sesesesesesese!!
- Evil Luddite: The anti-technology group Open Air...depending on who you ask. Open Air members themselves might think of it as more of a Space Amish thing.
- Fair Play Whodunit
- Gotta Kill Em All
- Flaw Exploitation: The purpose of the motives is to find these flaws in the students and use them to push them into desperation or despair.
- Inside a Computer System: While the first two Garden games dealt with this, it's only a theory pushed around in-universe as of yet. Although, right now all the characters are unable to disconnect from the Digital Sea...
- Involuntary Battle to the Death
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: All of the students face some degree of this after they wake up on the station.
- Ontological Mystery: Like all Ronpa games. It's especially weird when everybody's in space.
- Teen Genius: Downplayed compared to the usual Ronpa fangames—the students and their talents aren't actually endorsed by Hope's Peak, and most of their accomplishments are less impressive in general compared to usual games of this ilk (some characters are even surprised by their assigned titles). Most of the students are still pretty knowledgeable and badass, though.
- The Corpse Stops Here: Subverted—a body can only be announced if it's found by a certain amount of people who aren't the killer, so the discoverers are usually free of suspicion.
- Villain-Based Franchise: Monopython is back, though different now for being corrupted...and the Helen patch.
- What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Anti-AI sentiments are still alive and well, not just in society but on the station. There are about as many anti-AI bigots as there are actual AI students. However, this time period sees AIs given the same rights as humans in most countries, and the vast majority of the cast sees them as equal to humans.
- Win Your Freedom
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Interactions between humans and AIs are like this. The AI isn't really there, but the mind can be tricked into a lot, resulting in things like AI/human fistfights, complete with real pain!
- You Wake Up in a Room