A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

The killing game between hope and despair continues...

10 students are trapped in a mansion, with only one requirement for escape, to kill each other.


Danganronpa: Lapse is a non-profit kinetic novel based on the series Danganronpa, by Kazutaka Kodaka, and bears no affiliation with Spike Chunsoft.

DR:L is being developed by an individual, Cynthia.
If there are any issues, please comment on this page.


It's Chapter 1, chock full of questions, answers and more questions, oh my!


  • Prologue to be experienced before this chapter!
  • Guide for those who simply want to experience the story.

Additional content:

Version updates:

  • 1.1: Added a line to assist a trial question.
  • 1.0: First release.
Updated 17 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS
GenreVisual Novel
Made withRen'Py
Tags2D, Crime, danganronpa, Mystery, renpy, Text based
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial v4.0 International
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
AccessibilityOne button

Install instructions

Download the file and run executable.


DanganRonpaLapseChapter1 for pc 402 MB
DanganRonpaLapseChapter1 for mac 384 MB


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I absolutely love this fangan so far! Me and my sister played both the Prologue and Chapter 1 in one day, and it was super fun (and really sad)!

Keep up the  amazing work! 

Thank you, I'm happy to hear you two enjoyed it so much!

& thanks for your support, I'm doing my best to get this story out for the world..! 😊


I absolutely love it! Such a great job! Keep going sweetheart !

Thanks much, I hope you can look forward to the second chapter!


This game is excellent! I love this chapter, and I can't wait to see how the story progresses! The twist was quite sad, but the culprits backstory was great, kindof reminds me of DR1-2 in a way. Thanks for making such a great fangame! 

Thank you so much, I'm glad you enjoyed it!
I hope you can stay tuned for Chapter 2- there are more sad twists to come for sure...!

Hey I am still not able to get past the part of the story where I need to ask the other students about the motive question. Trying to select the option to talk to Lyle still brings me to Sei's dialogue

I'm so sorry about the issue- can you walk me through your selections?
The intended method of continuation is to talk to Sei, Kanon and Forte at least once before selecting Lyle.

Please let me know if that still doesn't work and I can walk you through the process of deleting the persistent data that might be causing the problem.


Hey I was able to finish the chapter now! This really is an amazing project, and I hope you have fun making it. :) We love it!!

I'm glad you were able to finish it! & thank you for your words of encouragement, I appreciate your support! 😄


I really enjoyed this chapter ! Looking forward for the next one ! 

Thanks so much for playing! Chapter 2 is in the works at this very moment! :D