I want Howl as a love interest, that's the only reason I bought this game, please make it possible
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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 email@example.com 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!
If I purchase more than 45 bucks and get beta access, will I be able to play the game earlier than those who purchased less than 45?
Well, you would get it sooner than those who only pre-ordered it since having beta-access means testing the game and giving feedback as it's developed. As for whether some beta-testers would get access sooner than others, I don't think that's how it works. Since we're pledging to have access to early versions of the game to provide feedback & test things, it would be pretty inefficient to release these test versions of the game at different times to different people (￣∇￣")
If you were to pledge more than $45, you get a digital fanbook as well if you pledge $60, and the next jump is to $100 for all of that plus some physical merchandise (and further pledge amounts will net increased rewards if they hit certain target amounts). But no, I don't think you get any added benefit if you pledge, say, $50 instead of $45.
First of all, I want to say HOW MUCH I LOVE YOUR GAMES!! I have been following your work since Seiyuu Danshi was in beta testing and now your already on your second game, SO exciting :)))
I really want to get the beta testing but Im a broke college student :"(, I'll still support by getting the game without beta testing though, but is there a approximate on when the game will be fully released?
According to Meyaoi, "Game estimated release date: Q4 2021 (might be postponed further if more route goals are reached)".
So, it was originally slated for 2 years until release, but we've already added about 4 extra routes since that estimate and we could still add a couple more, depending on how much we can raise by March 31.
In short, I don't think we'll have a proper release date estimate from Meyaoi until the crowdfunding campaign is finished, but at this point I'd probably guess it's around 3 to 3.5 years away ^_^ (but that's just MY estimate, we'll have to wait and see for a more accurate one)
I see thank you so much! Ahhh I can't wait that long, I'll just save up for the beta testing HAHA
Haha, I know what you mean! When the release date is so far away, beta testing is a MUST ;p
Also, if money is the issue, then maybe you should go the patreon route--if you pledge $20 this month and $25 next month (and then end your subscription) you don't have to pay it all at once AND if you donate digitally via patreon you get added to the list of credited backers in the game whereas you DON'T if you just pledge the $45 up-front from this site ;). (I know the video at the top of the page about the game tells you more about the pledge process starting at around 6:55 of the video)
As someone who is part of the Ranch Employee tier, all I can say is that I'm SUPER excited to be a part of this process (I probably got WAY too into designing a character, but hey, that's what I signed up for, right? ;p), and for anyone who comes across this game and has the funds--DO IT. Be a part of this amazing process, you won't be sorry! xD
(For real, if I had more money, I'd be seriously tempted to try for one of the top tier characters as well because if I'm this excited about designing a ranch employee, I'd probably actually DIE if I got the opportunity to design a major NPC. I'm still tempted regardless...uwu, curse my self-restraint and USD to CAD exchange rates! *shakes fist*)
My will is weak...I've probably spent an entire month's pay on this game BUT I DON'T CARE! IT'S WORTH IT!!!
Do the rewards still work on the Patreon page? If I pledge the $45, will I still be able to get the stuff it shows on the page? For the Beta access and all that?
Yeah, it still works.
Ooh I hope we can reach Haves! I'm a softie for that owl <3
Yes please. I really really want to play with all of them!!!
I contributed some money but I can't give more until next month but I want all the routes I can get I really wish they would extend the campaign or something for those of us who so badly want all the character routes we can get from this game
I know how you feel, my dude, but something to keep in mind--the more stuff we try to cram into this game, the longer it'll take to create and the more risks of things running over-time and over-budget, even with the crowd funding, which could potentially stop production :(. I don't think that'll happen based on MeYaoi's track record with Seiyuu Danshi, but life can happen. That being said...I REALLY WANNA SEE WHAT MEYOAI WOULD DO WITH HOWL, AND I'M SO SAD WE WON'T GET TO SEE IT AT THIS RATE!!! ｡･ﾟﾟ･(>д<)･ﾟﾟ･｡
That gives me a lot of peace of mind, thanks! I recently had a sad experience with a game I'm beta-ing ending active production due to a computer break-down (she had the assets saved, but the new computer didn't have and didn't want to run her old programs, making her saved assets essentially useless and putting back progress by roughly 1 year), over-budget issues, and creative burn-out, so I really wanna see Banana Ranch succeed! But like you say, with that fairly generous goal for fundraising + MeYaoi's experience with making a game like this, it is VERY likely that it will succeed :D. I admit to being on the fence on whether an extension of the campaign period or a later release of "expansion characters" is the way to go...on the one hand, we wait longer for a bigger and better game, or on the other we get the game sooner with the option to upgrade (and probably pay more, lol, but that supports the developer so I'm okay with that ;p) and receive more routes. Well, we'll see what happens! Maybe the campaign ends here and there's no expansion options, maybe it'll be extended, maybe there WILL be expansion routes in the future. We'll just have to wait and see ;)
Yeah, i'm totally with you. And to be honest, Howl is one of my favourites and i want to see him as one of the love interests too, i really like this big bad wolf T_T
I don't want to whine, but I still hope for appearing of campaign extension... i want to see ALL routes with all of these characters very much.
How about making extension packs for sale from those that doesnt reach strech goal? I mean im just soo hoping for some of them to be included 🥺🥺🥺🥺
I really wish to reach Howls story at least but i hope it goes all the way to tge Lion
Broke person with no money, but I just wanna say that I hope all stretch goals are met!
While I know there are single capture routes, it irks me that there are no good games with a gay harem route where you can capture everyone (straight guys can have harems and gay guys can't?). Does not have to be this game, but I hope it could be added to this game in a stretch goal.
Ooh im thinking the same! 😍 Like maybe you can change to a route where you can have the 3 person with the most affection be part of your harem 😍😍 Or like seiyuu i hope it can have special episodes later.
Should I sell my body for $950? I think I probably should... Craigslist? Lmfao, my Common Sense side is telling me No, but my Deviant side is saying Hell Yes! I LOVED the demo and I cannot wait for the game to come out. I'm sad. I'm almost completely done with all routes in Seiyuu Danshi.
I soooooo want Grizz next,after Hunny is unlocked. I really hope the campaign gets an extension, because this is an absolute wonderful game that's got me on my toes waiting for the full release. Good luck and love you's :)
It's not gonna be sorted based on the goal locks displayed on the front page :) (I check on comments and such to decide which route to be unlocked next)
I guess Hunny will be the last one until the campaign ends...I'm not telling that i don't like Hunny, mind you. But Grizz, Howl, Haves, Raion, Sterion with Thunder...these guys don't have any time...unless you expand the crowdfunding period. Seriously, it would be such a gift for all of us, please please please ^^
I'm still thinking about the campaign extension. I will wait until the campaign ends before deciding anything, though =)
I really hope you do extend it :) i would love to see all of them get routes
Oh, i see. In this case, i will wait until the campaign ends too:) And i'll keep my fingers crossed for the sake of campaign extension ^^ And thank you for the answer.
I'd like to have Grizz and Hunny as picks. If I don't get the rest that's fine. I'd love to have full set but Grizz and Hunny would be nice
same. Grizz and Hunny are the two left that I want the most :D
I'd be very happy if you extend the time of the fundraising campaign, because i really want all routes to get unlocked, especially the Grizz route.
I really hope the campaign reaches enough money for both Grizz and Hunny to get routes.
Ah, I really want to play a Grizz route, as he's my type. I'll hope that he'll be a 30k goal and it'll get there.
interesting, but the guys are too boyish for me, they all look the same. Even the bear has no hair.
Nice work anyway
This game is nuts in a few ways. I can't wait to play the full thing
I’m so hype for this
I have a suggestion -- if we have kids, have them grow up. I was going through old Story of Seasons/Harvest Moon stuff and have another idea....This came from A Wonderful Life.
When your child hits the toddler/teenager phase, have scenes/options where you can shape their personality/career. Will they continue being a rancher, or will they move into a different career?
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 want this so so sos so sososososososos badly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! horses, DOGS!!!! damn!!!!!!! plEASE GOD PLEASE LET THIS BE FINISHED SOON
Nice it have social SGs but, where are the links to any of them?