There are TWO ways you can contribute financially in the campaign.
PRE-ORDER FROM THIS ITCH.IO PAGE ($29.99 for the game, $45 for game + beta access, and $60 for game + beta + artbook). There are also physical & NPC tiers, please scroll down below to "exclusive content" if you're interested in them!
BECOME A PATRON. Second, is to become patron (go to patreon.com/meyaoigames). Price is the same as if you pre-order from itch.io page.
Funds raised via BOTH sites will be added together. You can see banner above to see the current campaign amount (it's updated manually, so it might take several hours for the amount to change). Once the initial goal is achieved, stretch goals for additional features and love interests will be posted ^_^
Banana Ranch is a 18+ dating sim + ranch management game involving romance between two men (MxM / BL / Yaoi / Gay). It’s a fully reversible game, which means all characters can be TOP and BOTTOM!Our protagonist is a country boy who decided to move to Banana Town. However, strange things happened during his way to Banana Town, and he was suddenly transported to a different world. The town he arrived at was still called Banana Town, but all the town citizens have somehow transformed into humanoid animals. Moreover, the ranch he was going to work at was not hiring at all, it was even on the verge of bankruptcy!
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 make Ban be the TOP or BOTTOM in the relationship? It’s all in your hand! 🖐️
Want to see how the game plays out so far? You can try out the demo now ! Scroll down below to find the demo download link :D
* The stretch goals will be announced after the base campaign goal has been achieved *
⭐ REVERSIBLE ROLE ⭐
Like in my previous game Seiyuu Danshi, in this game you can be either top or bottom in the relationship! What is your preference, to be fucked or fuck your guy? Well, it's all your choice!
⭐ FOREPLAY MODE ⭐
Tired of the usual inactivity during sex in other games? In this game, you get to touch & kiss your sex partner as much as you want! Woo-hoo!
⭐ MARRIAGE & KIDS ⭐
What happens after you manage to woo your favorite guy? Will the game just end like that? Nope. In the world of Banana Ranch, gay marriage is 100% legal and you can marry your boyfriend and even have kids with him! (How? Well, play the game to find out ;))
⭐ RANCH MANAGEMENT ⭐
In the world of Banana Ranch, ranch animals are basically employed workers who get paid monthly to produce dairy products. Recruit more ranch animals & negotiate wage with them to gain maximum profit and rescue your ranch from the brink of bankruptcy!
⭐ WEEKEND DATING ⭐
Go on a date with your favorite guy during the weekend to various places in town . Talk to him on various topics, touch him anywhere you want, and give him meaningful gifts that he can wear later on!
⭐ DRESS UP SYSTEM ⭐
Purchase & design outfits to your liking and spend your days hanging out in town looking all stylish!
⭐ 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! (Psst, if you want, you can become one of the NPCs in the game! <3)
⭐ ENHANCED GIFTING MECHANISM ⭐
In this game, you can gift clothes / accessories to a character & he will actually add the items to his wardrobe for him to wear!
On top of ALL digital & physical rewards available, you get to become the God of Love who gets to peep at the protagonist and his lover having sex-- *cough* I mean, who gets to judge whether the love between the protagonist and his lover is true or not!
I just pre-orderd the game for $60.00 USD to get the beta access and the fanbook but I can't download them is it because they aren't out yet or is it a bug? If it is a bug It might have to do with the fact that I live in Sweden but it didn't happen when i bought seiyuu danshi.
I played the demo for banana ranch and it was so GOOD!!! it’s making me excited for the actual game!! Honestly, there were only minor grammar mistakes from what I’ve noticed in the game. Anyways just wanted to ask when the game would be available for beta access?
Just the demo is interesting and I can not wait to play the full game. I would only suggest to put bubbles of the characters on the map of the city to know where they are in the city as in Seiyuu danshi.Other good luck
Hello. My apologies if this has been asked before. I have a question regarding the "name in the credits" reward... Is it only available for the physical rewards purchases? Or also is a reward for the people that purchase the game digitally, like other proyects like this, do... Also, is the game to release only in here? Or also on Steam... Thanks in advance for the responses. ^^;
I see... I ask because in the announcement entry from 4 days ago (Campaign is LIVE + DEMO RELEASE!), it says that the "+30$ The game" also includes the name in the credits reward, but I didn't find where it says that it is a reward only for Patreons, thats why I am confused.
Hi, I'm having problems for the demo for the (Windows & Linux) I tried everything even removing it and re-downloading it again but it just doesn't work. When I start the demo it works but when you get to change the name it won't allow me whhich I thought was fine since it's the demo but when I try to start it won't allow me.
I love the demo so far. It is so cute that I am grinning ear to ear. I have noticed through that despite changing character name it was not integrated into the text during the interviews. I changed the MC to Benjamin but when interviewing Yolkie it still stated name as Ban. However it showed the name change with Cotton.
Just started playing the demo, and found a missing word... Klein says “... Well, I agree that it’s at least than this ghost village.” I assume there is “bigger” missing in this sentence. I play the Mac version.
Haven’t seen much of the game yet but it sounds really interesting
Like most people here, I've been following you since Seiyuu Danshi was first announced, and it's amazing to see how far you've come. I'm really excited to play this demo and wish you all the best with fundraising and development, etc. It's a lot of work, but you're doing really great. Thank you for catering to our fujoshi hearts! xx
Just finished playing the demo~ Ahh, I don't know where to start! I had so much fun! All the characters are interesting and cute in their own way! After getting to know them better, I conclude that my favorite is Ginger, but then I realize that he's not romanceable yet!! Ahhh, I really hope we can reach his stretch goal! Let us unite our wads of cash for this campaign!! For the love of Ginger!! > <)/
Anyway~ other than some minor typos and grammatical issues, the demo is awesome! The characters will be voiced somewhere down the road, right? If so, looking forward to it in the final game! If not, then I'm sad. Ban's VA in that YT intro has such a nice voice to listen to~ ;w;
Oh and, I hope there's a delete feature for saves and loads as well in the final game, like in Seiyuu Danshi! It'd be nice to organize our saves and stuff ^w^ But yeah, all in all~ amazing demo! There are a lot of visible improvements compared to that of Seiyuu Danshi and I am so happy for you guys! You've come so far!! *^*)/ Will there ever be a remaster of Seiyuu Danshi? ;;D
Now, I'mma go and pledge to the campaign~ I know this game is gonna be amazing, so I would happily part with my money! Onwards to Patreon I go~~ >w<)/
EDIT;; lol nope, nevermind. Paypal is being a jackass and won't allow me to do monthly subscription without a credit card. I guess I'll just do a one time payment through here then, sometime next month. Ahh, and here I was looking forward for some Seiyuu Danshi After Stories perks too. Just my luck, I guess. My luck is just rotten this month, honestly, so I'm no longer surprised by this point x'DD
I am so happy for another MeYaoi game. You guys have great humor. I'm already loving the demo as I play. Ugh, I just want to snuggle Finn and Klein and Noir. *Finn runs away* Nuuu!! Get back here you sexy fishy. xD
Yosh. After having met all creatures in the demo...wow, I just want them all. As always, MeYaoi, you find ways to make every character interesting and adorable in some way. I feel like I could easily date every one of them. Though still my heart is most dedicated to Finn, Noir, Ginger, and Klein. <3
a funding goal?? You mean like you have to reach a certain money goal In order to have their route? That sounds a bit difficult but i could be over speculating. I so want to start a little bunny family with Hunny..
Got the email and was like “oh Banana Ranch maybe they’re recommending an animal crossing-like game or smth” and then my dumbass realized it was another Meyaoi game and suddenly I’m confusing my roommate because I’m screeching
"Will you make Ban be the TOP or BOTTOM in the relationship? It’s all in your hand!"
Okay then, you promised~ ;D I'm not looking forward to another one of Haato's case where he gets all uke even though I played a purely seme route, like in Shiba's route during the hot spring date. Any other seme would just calm him down or something, not get all hot and bothered. Either explicitly state the protagonist is a seke or commit to the game mechanics you promised, please.
I like Seiyuu Danshi and I'm so eager to support you guys, so I sincerely hope for further improvement. Best of luck with the game development! ^w^)/
Well, you'll probably be disappointed again then. I'm not really part of the camp that thinks all tops need to act very... toppy? Being top or bottom is only about who's getting it in the ass for me lol. Sadistic bottoms & masochistic tops exist. In my opinion, tops can still get all hot and bothered. Then again, it's only my opinion, but that's how I'm going to implement it in my game (just in case you're hoping for something different, this game's probably not for you) ^^
Fully agree with you, Meyaoi Games, and I'm glad that you play this out in your games! I just bought Seiyuu Danshi and have played through the Shibu and the fudanshi routes... I'm about to start another one now. This game is so addictive! I can't wait until the Indiegogo campaign so I can sponsor you... I love gay VNs and Seiyuu Danshi is on a whole other level.
Haha yeah, I sorta figured. It all comes down to preferences, but since you've marketed it as "It's all in your hands!", I thought it'd be nice if we have player input during the scenes, like in Tocchan's hot spring date where the player can either choose to put it in or being the one done. That was nice, so I was confused why there were no player input during Shiba and Toru's hot spring dates (probably because it's not about actual sex?). I haven't played Hikaru and Shuu's routes up to that point, thus I dunno if they have the options or not. Basically, since you've marketed it that way, I think it's a given to have player input during these scenes. I was disappointed yes, not gonna lie. But I'll still play Banana Ranch because this particular think doesn't impact whether I wanna play the game or not. I just wish the marketing is honest about the top and bottom thing not being a full player input (when it comes to personal dom/sub preferences anyway). If I had known, then I wouldn't have felt confused by the lack of prefences input in Seiyuu Danshi, haha (we have that during/after foreplay mode, so why not in the story itself?). I realized then that SD MC isn't a skin where the player can slip into, despite the player could name him whatever they want.
I hope I got my point across. So yeah, just something to take into consideration. I'll still support you guys regardless. I'm a budding game developer myself, so I don't play for the sake of playing alone. I play games to learn as well. Seiyuu Danshi has inspired me a lot, so I'm thankful for that. Despite being flawed here and there (and I'm not just talking about the dom/sub thing), the mechanics are enjoyable and hold a lot of potential. I'm excited to see how you guys will improve from here on. Banana Ranch seems promising, like seriously, I can't wait for the demo! > w <)/ And I'm already in love with Cotton and Moocha, so there's no way I can leave this game unplayed now ;w;
Again, best of luck with the game development ^ w ^)/