Download and play Moocha's route NOW! (for $45+ backers only)
(Please be warned that the beta is not yet thoroughly tested and your gameplay experience might be riddled with bugs). If you have any bugs to report, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
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Banana Ranch is a Boys Love (BL) / Gay dating sim game, mixed with farming and ranch management gameplay aspect. The story follows Ban (changeable name) who suddenly comes to a world with no human.
The game will involve three years of Ban’s life at Banana Town. As the player, you’re in charge of shaping Ban’s destiny! How will you spend Ban’s days? Can Ban save Banana Ranch from the verge of bankruptcy? Will Ban be in a relationship with one of the eligible bachelors? Who will you marry and have kids with? Will you befriend the cute monster boys in the nearby areas? Well, it’s all in your hand! 🖐️
⭐ REVERSIBLE ROLE ⭐
Like in my previous game Seiyuu Danshi, in this game you can be either top or bottom in the relationship!
⭐ FOREPLAY MODE ⭐
Tired of the usual inactivity during love making in other games? In this game, you get to touch & kiss your partner as much as you want! Woo-hoo!
⭐ MARRIAGE & KIDS ⭐
Marry your boyfriend and have a kid with him!
⭐ RANCH MANAGEMENT ⭐
Meet a wide range of ranch employees that you can recruit, each with their own quirks!
⭐ LOTS OF MAPS TO EXPLORE! ⭐
⭐ BEFRIEND CUTE MONSTER BOYS ⭐
Befriend cute monster boys and let them stay at your ranch!
⭐ DRESS UP SYSTEM ⭐
Purchase & design outfits to your liking and spend your days hanging out in town looking all stylish!
⭐ FISHING / COOKING / CRAFTING ⭐
⭐ NPC QUEST SYSTEM ⭐
NPCs play a very important part in the world of Banana Ranch! NPCs give interesting quests with rewards that you definitely can't miss out!
So I have a few doubts about the purchasing options(because they are so many lol).
So buying at 30$ give you the right to preorder the game right? This mean we can download a beta version of the game already? When the game is finished can we play the finished version normally?
The second option about buying the mocha route... Only if we buy this option can we get to marry and have kids on beta? In the future when the games finish will we have the routes for free(after we bought the game for 30$) or we will have to buy each route when they are updated?
Hm for now it's just these question. I really wanna buy this game but it costs to much for me now (my main currency it's not dollar so). That's why I want to resolve my doubts before I actually purchase it. Thanks "3
love this game so far! one thing though that makes it hard is that, when I go to a rpg map, the creatures can go out of reach, even out of sight, making it really hard to get into battles when I want to. It would be great if you could make them stay within our own walking boundaries <3
Hi! This game so f'ucking amazing and i really want it! but the thing is that i don't really feel to safe buying games in sites likes this (don't mean to offend anyone). So my question is: Are you going to uppload (not sure if this is the right word, sorry english is not my first language) this game on Steam like other games? Really hope so, would buy it from there the moment i find it there.
Banana Ranch most likely won't be approved by Steam, since it has shota characters with 18+ scenes. So, if the game is to be put on Steam, all 18+ scenes will need to be stripped and made into a patch, which is not something I plan to do in the near future.
Thanks for the info Sen ^-^. I will think about it a little more and I was thinking the same as you about the BL games in Steam but att the same time is strange because i buyed the game Uncle Neighbor and it as erotics scenes and others BL games too. And i think Steam let you hace NSfW games there now if i'm not wrong.
hi hi! i just bought the game but the only link provided just says it's preorder, but won't let me download it. not sure if i missed something or just need to wait for the release date? sorry if this is a silly question, it's my first time purchasing a game here haha ^^"
Hello, just bought the game and became a patron. However, I can't seem to be able to download the game. It just says pre-order. Can't find any way to download it via Patreon either. Am I missing something?
hi, i played moocha route and i love it! the game is just SO great, im anxious for finn's route, do u guys have a expected date for it? and i wanna say that i'm absolutely in love with the summer event, the cg was jut so pretty *-*
Hi sorry to disturb anyone but I've been stuck on getting 2 items for awhile, where can I find tough board and black bye stuff bc it felt like forever trying to find it if you can point me the right direction it would be appreciated. Thanks
Tough board is a crafted item, I believe. It's been a while and I have no access to laptop right now so I forgot the way to get the recipe. Black dye is also crafted item (recipe is obtained from doing quests for the spider twins, if I remember correct, with raw materials of black colored grasses you can collect in spooky forest)
Just for anyone's curiosity on possible game release dates:
Originally, the game had been planned to be finished by Q4 of 2022. But that was largely in part due to the smaller (original) amount of ROs. After the stretch goals and the many others that were added, it's become apparent to all of us fans out there and the Dev😆🙌 of this game, that they will actually need more time to create/finish the game, especially due to waiting on art CGs because they have to be worked on and tend to take the longest. Artists aren't vending machines, ya know?
Well, anyways, with that in mind --I assume the Dev can work on 3 or maybe 4 max routes a year? At least until we reach that pinnacle of 12 🥳🙌. So this game is likely to be out by the end of 2024 or 2025 (no guarantees tho, because IRL obstacles can occur) For those that don't wish to wait so long, I suggest the beta access and purchasing it whenever you find it on sale. The routes will be added as they complete, and you can finish them 1 by one. Meyaoi's games also tend to take a while to play through for me, so I personally NEEDED the beta access 🤣.
Side note for anyone interested:
*The Baradise Escape game was actually a game put into motion BEFORE the making of BR. Due to some things, it had to get temporarily shelved. But the artists team is revving to go again on it, and the Dev is ready to work with them and continue this wonderful game🙌🥳!*
Personal note: "It's possible, that even if the Dev only worked on just BR or BE that neither would finish sooner. I think it's because, they still have to wait for things when you work with a team on games such as: BGs, regular CGs, NSFW CGs, sprites, animations, along with coding, etc. This means there will be down times where the Dev honestly can't do anything but wait. So I think it's good that during those times, they can likely hop from working on one game to the next😆🙌"
So just wanted to say: "Thanks for your continuously hard work! And keep on pushing forward 💪🙌😆"
Thanks for explaining it so well! This is basically the reason. Also, I initially didn't expect each route of Banana Ranch to be this long (I wanted it to be shorter than Seiyuu Danshi's route, but it ended up being much longer instead 😅). The CG count for each route is bigger too (SD has around 14-15 CGs per route iirc while BR has more than 20), which causes the artist's workload to be bigger too.
For a small dev, it is actually *very* common to work on multiple projects at once. Even during SD development, I had asked the artists to start drawing for other games when they no longer had task to do for SD, I just didn't announce it back then (and those games unfortunately ended up not getting continued). For Baradise Escape, I'm fortunate enough to get the artist currently working full time for me, so I keep commissioning them for new art now (at a scary rate for like ~15CGs per month) . Unfortunately, art costs money so I have to quickly finish the Baradise Escape demo to gather funds for further commissioning (otherwise, I'll just keep the project a secret project like I usually do lol, because people tend to assume the worst 😅)
Baradise and Banana have different artists, and I still keep commissioning art for Banana Ranch CGs as well (unfortunately at a slower pace due to artist not working full time). It's not like I can ask Baradise's artist to work on Banana Ranch's CGs, their art style is totally different 😅
Anyway, my current plan right now is: Work full time on Baradise Escape demo until 17th March, and hopefully by then Finn's CGs are mostly completed, and I will then switch gears to work full time on releasing Finn's route, then switch back and forth between the two projects like that. If the CG production for Banana Ranch takes too long, I might try hiring additional CG artist (though it can be hard finding reliable artists that are willing to draw 18+ and match art style ^^;)
Yay, I'm glad I could help explain! And I figured as much too. The art style for both games looks different, so I figured you had 2 completely different teams going, and I think it's great you can hop back and forth to work on the games when you have to wait for more art content from another🙌. And completely agreed, most if not all indie dev groups (or smaller game companies) need to be able to work on multiple projects if they want to stay afloat as developers. So I'm very happy that you're able to put in the hard work and dedication to man both teams and keep going, so thank you😘😆🙌! Your work is very much appreciated ☺!
When will all routes be released? I find it weird y'all are starting on a new one even though this game is no where near done with all the other routes, I've been waiting to buy this game once you have all routes released, would like to get with Grizz and Noir.
The post by Le20 up above this comment basically explains the reason why.
The artists for Banana Ranch and Baradise Escape are different. For Banana Ranch, my only workload from now on is writing the scenes then coding in the CGs once they're done. I'm in the phase of waiting for the CGs to be completed (for Finn's route), so rather than idling around while waiting for the CGs to be completed, it is much better for me to work on another game. It is in fact very common for a small developer to work on multiple projects at once. Yes, sometimes more than two at once. Yes, sometimes those projects end up being scrapped before the public knows their existence to begin with.
Each route has more than 20 unique CGs (not including variants), which takes a long time to draw. I don't want to cut corners for any route, so it will understandably take time to finish. Making game takes a long time. If you have pre-ordered the game and do not want to wait, feel free to request refund. I'll happily process them.
first, I love the beta. I Keep chipping away at it. One small suggestion.
The interaction in the ranch needs some streamlining? Maybe either have the worn out employees auto drop from production facilities! And either auto assign unused employees to the sleep room or maybe have a visible on the main ranch screen box that shows all the still unassigned employees. Sometimes I miss a few.
Lastly far be it for me to offer you MORE ways to take my money. But if this game offers post games paid dlc after the fact like your other awesome work….. I’d kill ( or pay $$$) for a sex scene with one or both of your gangster chicken employees >_> hell we don’t even have to be part of it. They can bang each other. >_>. Even if they didn’t get a rivalry Bonus as a ranch owner id make them work together in the hopes they’d hate bang each other. Also a dlc with West the simple country cowboy cow. >_> grants this is after I work my way though Finn and my doggo. Grizz. Klein, And the cranky Kitty in regular play mind you. ^_^ ( actually now that I think about it Klein might not be an in game option. I forget. If he isn’t I’d dlc him too in a heartbeat!)
For the complete one with all the routes... Not sure tbh since the workload for each love interest is not that small and we've got tons of routes to complete. But to give a rough prediction, each love route will take at least 3-4 months to complete.
If you only pre-ordered the game, you can't download the beta version. That's for the $45 tier (currently on discount so $40.5). With pre-order, you'll be able to play the game once it is officially released (with all love interests included).
If you only pre-ordered game recently and don't want to wait, you can still ask for a refund by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hi, the game is great so far, just one issue im having. How do you view more of your employees for assigning tasks? I currently have 7 chickens but could only view and select from 6. There is no scroll bar to view outside the 6.
Ahh thank you very much. Another thing i came across is the reaping of the crops. 4 days passed and i removed the crops but still didnt get the produce. Is it a longer wait or will there be a notification when its ready to reap?
Hope you are well, I'm enjoying the beta but I wanted to asked would you consider an option to stop the white flashes during things sex or cut scenes of the game? I think the right name for this is called "transitions" in games where this happens.
Did you fill in a Google form before? I sent a link to Google form for the Patreon backers some months ago, asking for reward address and credit etc. Do you remember filling that in? Anyway, I think it's best to contact me via email for support: email@example.com as I don't often check itch comments.
Hey "Meyaoi Games", i wrote a mod (Alpha 0.1) translating Banana Ranch (Demo) into Polish.
The translation includes all Texts,Menus,GUI,Textures,etc... with the exception of elements requiring code interference.