When can I receive the physical items if I purchase physical pack?
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I've bought the game with beta access($45), does it still show demo version when I open the game, or it's my own problem? If it is, can anyone tell me how to fix it?
Hey there, beta access period hasn't started yet. You can see the top of this page for current expected date.
Since I already have the 29.99 pre-order, do I need to pay for another 45 for the beta access?
I'm pretty sure you'd just need to pay the difference, but I'm not 100% sure on the method of payment you'd use 😅
Beta access: You get to play the game as it is being developed (updated with each love interest route finished) + the final game when it is officially released
Pre-order with no beta access: You get to play the final game when it is officially released
Question: Is there a time limit on the remaining 4 Ranch Employee NPC's? Like, will they be up for grabs up until the 1st beta test, or will they be removed sooner/later than that?
Probably around 2 months before first beta / when I finish up the ranch interview stuff.
Hi I purchased Banana Ranch Game + Beta Access + Fanbook and was wondering when can I get to play them?
When the 1st route if finished.
And when's that? :)
"Current expected release date for beta access (playable until the end, but with only 1 romance-able character) is Q1 2021. Expected release date for the final game is Q4 2022."
You can check the top of this page for any changes in expected date.
I'm playing the demo version and I've met all the characters but hunny?. Is there a particularly location in the game i need to visit in order to see his character?.
You need to go outside town at night & you can meet him at the night bar.
oh I see! That probably won't happened until the full version is released? for the people who bought the $85 tier when will the merch to sent out?
? Ah, no, I mean, you can go outside your room at night. You can do that in demo.
Merch won't be sent out before the game is finished.
Oh really?! So would I just have to click the town map once I'm in my room?. I'm sorry for all the questions but I had one more is the campaign done or is there time to get Haves route to open up?
Will there be a similar amount of h scenes as in Seiyuu Danshi or will there be more?
Probably more since there are more love interest and the game has 3 years instead of 1 like seiyuu did.
I also think there will definitely be more "H" scenes in that there are more love interests, and we just got news via twitter that at least 1 character will have 20 CG's (Moocha), so all love interests might have a bit more CG/h scene content than the Seiyuu Danshi characters.
However, I think the actual length of 1 route will be the same as Seiyuu Danshi--while there are 3 years in Banana Ranch vs Seiyuu Danshi's 1 year, they are broken up into 4 seasons rather than twelve months. So, instead of playing 12 months with 30 days each for 1 year (12 x 30 x 1 = 360 "days"), you play 4 "seasons" with 30 days each for 3 years (4 x 30 x 3 = 360 "days"), so it works out to around the same length ╮(￣▽￣)╭
I really loved Seiyuu Danshi (still do) I played the demo of Banana Ranch so I'm having really high expectation. I sincerely thank you for your hard effort!
Though the game has no offical date guide, I can already tell that Howl is going to be the hardet one to romance
I pre-ordered this for 60$ but never got the email to beta test when does it start?
Next year for beta and the release date is a year after
I'm confused whats going on? so i preordered it and when its released would i get a notification to tell me i can download it? is it the full game and will the new available characters be released with it? im lost help a fellow person :(
The Funding Campaign is over. Beta Testers will be able to play each route as the developer completes them so as to provide bug feedback. The completed game isn't expected until an as of yet determined date. The additional romance routes have, as you'd expect, pushed the release date back by quite a bit.
I would imagine that those who purchased packages that included Beta Testing as a perk will recieve some manner of notification when each route is ready to play.
Just putting this out there for any fellow dummies like me who didn't realize this--Meyaoi has a Twitter account that has many more updates on the development of this game! It appears to get Banana Ranch related posts/tweets pretty frequently, so I'd totally recommend keeping tabs on Twitter as well as here if you want lots of updates on how the game is progressing 😉👍
the chicken-boy laying eggs through his butt weirded me out @_@
aww the last character tho...*sulk* owe well..
Technically, Haves is not the last character. Raion doesn't have his route too. Anyway, i'm already really happy with 12 bachelors that we have now ^^
I feel you lol, I was actually looking forward to his route... I'm still excited about having 12 bachelors tho
LOVE the new character profiles! XD
I wonder, around when is the game due? Any possible dates?
You can see that in Meyaoi's post here: https://meyaoi.itch.io/bananaranch/devlog/134380/its-a-wrap-howl-route-achieved
Basically, beta testing with 1 romantic route will start in around a year-ish (Q1 2021 = Jan-Mar 2021) with the official game release slated for Q4 2022 (Oct-Dec 2022 = approx 2.75 years from now). Hope that helps! :)
I want Lion too... Lions are so lovely and hot in Beastars manga... In anime we almost haven't seen them closely yet.
Beastars! SUCH a great manga, I haven't read it in probably over a year--super stoked to catch up on all those chapters :D
Is there any way or tiny chance Haves can be included as a bonus or something. I may be the only one willing to be a mysterious old owl's lab experiment, but still, he was the most interesting one to me. There has to be a way, please?
No joke, I would pay money to be able to play him after the game's been developed and released lol
WE DID IT, GUYS!!!!! WOOOOOOOO!!! ٩(ᗒᗨᗕ)۶. Managing to raise $46,823 is amazing, and Meyaoi said/implied in her post that this final push over $45,000 was made due to those donating on the last day! So, thank you all so much who gave, you made Howl's route possible!
(For curiosity's sake, does anyone know if any other NPC's we purchased at the last minute? Either the Cat Cafe Owner or the Shop Owner? And I think it's cool that people can still design a few more Ranch employees :D)
I saw that one of the bodyguards was bought last night around midnight.
Is sad. I want Howl to. Want to cry 😭.
I want Howl as a love interest, that's the only reason I bought this game, please make it possible
I want him to honestly (more than the wolf). But sadly, it doesn't look like we'll get him. I do like the wolf though, but Howl is the type I'd love to see in the story. We'll likely get the wolf (about 50/50). Maybe tomorrow Meyaoi will show that we got both? I don't think we did though, at least now Howl =(
Last update was on the 25th so we'll know in time if Meyaoi updates. maybe it's me just being a furry and he's the hottest in my opinion.
Lol, the furry-ness may contribute, but I think he's cool enough that he intrigues a lot of "non-furry's" too--or at least people who wouldn't typically identify themselves as a furry (like, does shipping Nick Wilde and Judy Hopps from Zootopia make me a furry? Like, it's not that I find anthropomorphic animals especially sexy, but I think relationships between them can be interesting? But it's on the same level of interest that I hold human couples or alien/fantasy couples. Does that make me a furry?? I don't know!)
Heh, I'm interested in the Howl route more because I like the fact that he's a police officer who is also the subject of discrimination from what I read? Which could prove to be an interesting storyline. I just hope that me getting the complete physical pack just now helps push it to or over the goal!
Yes, you hit the nail on the head about what's so interesting about him! He's definitely feared by members of the community for being mostly "beast," and is thus fairly mysterious--like, he doesn't appear to have any friends or anyone who knows him well. Also, the police thing is pretty cool--I was pretty stoked when we got Ginger as a Route Character too :). But the fact that he's such an enigma and feared entity in the community but still became the chief of police says he's definitely got a strong character and goes for what he wants, which is admirable :)
Sooooo close! Only $726 left!!!
WE CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
I wonder if Meyaoi will take pity on us since we got so close?
I'm hoping that's the case--cuz if we don't make it, it'll probably only be by maybe $200 at most which is SO CLOSE that 5 more beta access purchases will make up the difference, which will undoubtedly happen in April, so hopefully she'll still give us Howl? Hopefully?? I know a lot of people will be super bummed if we don't get him even though we were so close :(
(But I do admit I'm hoping someone will purchase the Cat Cafe Owner NPC tomorrow, which will definitely bump us over $45,000. FINGERS CROSSED!!!! >_<)
Yes! Another Main NPC purchase! xD. Only $1,350 left to go guys, and we have a little over a week to do it--we can make it! Only 2 main NPC's and 4 Ranch Employees left to go, so grab them up by the 31st~~the physical rewards will still be available after, but not the designable characters, so get'em while you still can ;p. (Seriously, 1 more main NPC + 1 Ranch Employee, and we have Howl in the bag XD).
Also, I hope everyone is staying smart, safe, and calm in this time of upheaval <3. Stay home if you can, catch up on all those movies/books/video games you haven't had time to play, and keep social distancing (2 metres) and wash your hands often if you still have to venture out to work like I do :)
I've been wondering. Can the Creator(s) create a demo, for Android? (apk
I have a feeling that's an ambitious and time-consuming endeavor that they won't do (^_^). Needing to get the game working on a different operating system, on a smaller scale, etc. would be an entirely new project with probably little financial benefit.
So, I'm gonna guess the answer is no.
Does anyone know if the Basic Physical Pack will still be up for grabs after the 31st?
All packs excluding NPC and ranch employee tiers can still be bought after 31st.
I have an idea! What if MeYaoi allowed us to raise the rest of the money for Howl's route when the campaign ends? Since so many people have already given money for his route and are hoping for it. We've already raised almost 2000$ for him and we'll probably raise up to 3000$ by the end of March. But we may not be able to raise all of it...😔
Right? I'm really hoping that most recent Ranch Employee Pledge isn't included in the most recent total--cuz if it is? Ouch :(. Here's hoping for some last minute NPC pledges!
I'm wondering, will there be descriptions for Grizz, Thunder and Sterion and (maybe) Howl?
Bruh, his name be "Grizz," not "Griff" lol ;p. "Grizz" for "Grizzly Bear"
As to your actual question, probably not until after March 31, would be my guess :). Meyaoi may see this question and answer it definitively, tho :)
Played this on my channel a while back. Very impressed with the worldbuilding and number of routes to pursue. Very excited for the full game when it releases!
Im wondering.. when does the beta testing start??
When the first romance route is done. Game will be updated with every time a route is finished.
Aaaaaagh! Both hope inducing and disappointing at the same time! I seriously wish i had known about this project campaign back when it first started. T-T
Welp, you're not quite too late! There's still 3 weeks left to contribute and gain beta access or other digital & physical goodies ;)
Oh, i purchased the $45 tier a little over a week ago. I was just saying that if I had known about this project back when it first started i would've saved more for it.
Gdnarned it, hey? That's awesome that you're part of the beta team now, but I must concur that as someone who discovered the game in around November, it gave me more time to both save money and convince myself to spend it on this game (^_^;). Probably too much, to be honest, but I figured that I have a job and don't really spend my money on much besides necessities, so supporting an indie game developer to create another fabulous game seemed a decent way to spend it ;p
(Seriously--I spent a LOT. Like, it started with the $45.00 beta access [which is really like $60.00 to me since I'm Canadian]...but then a month later, I thought that the Ranch Employee pledge sounded like a really cool way to be a part of the game, and it had the lowest price of that reward tier, so, hey! Why not? But then...once I was communicating with the developer around a month after that about my character design, I found that I loved the process SO MUCH that I wondered how much MORE exciting it would be to design a main NPC!........so yeah, that love hotel couple is mine (^_^;). I probably spent around a total $2,015 Canadian dollars in pledges for this game...all I can say is the process has been super fun, and I'm banking on Meyaoi's good track record on seeing this game thru, cuz it's a legit investment for me now, lol)
Wow! Can't wait to see your characters! So jealous!
I found Seiyuu Danshi by accident about a year ago and decided to try it since I liked the art work and how versatile the gameplay was (which is pretty nonexistent for VNs). I fell in love with the characters almost immediately, and kind of the same thing, I was like "Why have i not seen this anywhere before!?"
And then i saw it wasn't free and was like "oh...that's why".
And then i found Banana Ranch only at the end of last month and was like "Mother ######!"
Then i saw the cat cafe tier and was like "Why did i have to happen to just buy a new car!?!?"
I swear the Yaoi God has it out for me!
Yeah, I'm pretty excited! XD. And ah man, bad timing with the car! I'm living that city bus life, which is a pain but definitely is saving me money for now. And that cat cafe tier was pretty tempting--I almost went for that one, but decided that since it was the actual *designing* part that got me excited, I'd get more bang for my buck with the hotel couple (^_^;).
And wow, my experience of finding Seiyuu Danshi is almost the same as yours, except I pretty much found it the month it officially released. So, I was more like, "Why I no find you in development stage?!"
We can do this!!!!
Can I get an access to the game when i support for it on patreon? And how much at least? There are many options to choose!
Yeah, you also get game access via Patreon.At least $30 accumulated pledge until the end of this month for the game copy only.
After pre-oder, i can buy the game by monthly donating right?
Okie doke, ladies and gents! We're making some good progress, but if we wanna see $45,000 by the end of the month, we need to raise around $1,230 per week to make it! WE CAN DO IT!!! FOR HOWL!!! ୧(ᗒᗨᗕ)୨
(This works out to around 41 new pre-orders per week OR 28 new beta-access purchases per week--and that's not even counting possible Ranch Employee or Main NPC pledges! It's totally achievable guys, we got 'dis! (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧)
I really hope that we can do it! I am disappointed with the new results, but I still hope in the next week pledge will be more successful.
Dude, i'm really scared...We need to raise almost $3,000 for Howl and we only have 2 weeks left ... If more people don’t want to buy more packs (Ranch Empoyees, NPC pledges etc.), then we won't get him T_T Jeez, why, just why T_T
Is there a way to change/upgrade my purchase? I clicked on the first button without realizing the second tier to buying gave beta access? I'd gladly give the difference in cost to upgrade from pre-order to beta if that was an option?!
Currently, there's no way to directly upgrade your purchase in itch.io. What you can do instead is:
- Re-purchase the game at the tier you want
- Then, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for refund on your initial purchase (stating the reason for doing so)
how often do they update the amount of collected funds?
It really varies, unfortunately (^_^;). The patterns I've noticed are either weekly, every 10 days, middle of the month, or end of the month. So, I'd say it will probably be updated next either on the 10th, 13th, or 15th :). There's always a curve-ball chance of Meyaoi updating sooner, but those are my best guesses.
Ugh....Well, let's hope it's at least weekly since this is the last month and all.
Lol, yeah, that's my hope as well...I'm hoping seeing progress (or lack there of) will help motivate people to contribute. I guess we'll find out on Tuesday ^_^
Edit: LOL, looks like Meyaoi beat us to the punch and updated on Monday ;p
It's so cool that we were able to get this goal (40k)! Grizz is so hot and lovely, i love him! Great pledge people!))) Now, I really hope that we can reach Howl. Like centaurs, this character is very unique and very promising! We just have to get him too. We have almost an entire month for that guys, don't slow down ^_^
Right?! I want Howl to be a possible love interest SO BADLY! And if we raised $3,367 in 13 days, we can certainly (hopefully!) raise another $4,195 in 30 days! I'm really hoping people buy up more of the ranch employees & main NPC's as we get closer to the final deadline--the 3 other main NPC's and 3 more ranch Employee's would get us to our goal!