Looking for compelling stories coupled with great sexy action? We are BeerBrew and Sharkie of Studio Paper Waifu, and thanks for trying out our game, Ramen no Oujisama (or The Ramen Prince)!

This is a H-visual novel that chronicles the loves and tribulations of a young man who, thanks to a generous benefactor, is starting fresh in a new city and opening a new ramen restaurant. Along the way, he meets an eclectic cast of characters, and eventually must learn to juggle business with pleasure. Can he get the girl of his dreams?




  • 10 planned playable waifu routes with their own unique personalities, stories, kinks, dynamism and interaction with you, the MC.
  • 9 character routes currently available!
  • Animated special scenes that are semi-interactive
  • *Omake scenarios that expand on the stories in the form of short kinky skits, short stories, side stories, and maybe something right out our main character's dreams
  • *Secret Codes to enhance the gameplay experience
  • Available in multiple platforms (Windows, MacOSX, Linux, and Android)
  • Great music!
  • In active development!

*To be developed more later on when we're much closer to finishing up the main character routes.

The game is available for Windows, Mac OSX 10.6~10.8 and 10.9+, Linux, and Android devices. Please download your flavor of choice here or from our Patreon page:


Please don't use your old save games with this version as it may not be compatible.

Testing out HTML5 version with Itch.io. If you encounter nay problems, alternatively, you can play the game in your browser at NewGrounds or GameJolt:

NG: http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/692047

GJ: http://gamejolt.com/games/the-ramen-prince-ramen-no-oujisama-visual-novel/206343


This game is under ACTIVE DEVELOPMENT (consider it an alpha or early access release), and we are constantly bringing in more graphics, story, and sound assets as our vision evolves, so there's always good reason to replay a route for improvements and for extended storylines!

If you like our stuff, and want to see more games from us (or for more updates on this game), please support us on Patreon:


Your support means a lot to us! Please leave your comments below - we'd love to hear your thoughts about our game!


"I won't lie, I was on the lookout for a f*ping game when I stumbled upon this VN ^^''. But, I found myself, 2 hour and half later, still playing, following the story, thinking thoroughly of each decision I was to make having the sake of the characters like prior thought. I find it formidable how it captivated me as quickly as it did( no expert but I liked the naration and the interactions). The music, which I found really pleasant just to listen even presently, as I write from the title screen, added to the quality of this great game althought, as already said, the moment of prolonged silence made me thinked my speekers were defectious ha ha. To finalize this critic/words of appreciation, call it as you may, I would like to thank you, BeerBrew and Sharkie from PaperWaifu Studio, you've made those 2 and a half hour very enjoyable and can't wait to see what's next. To the joy of seeing your futures release."

"The narrative is actually good. Is this real life?"

"Lots of potential and a great game. Such a nice and thoughtful story that really can touch a person. You even forget that this is an eroge in the process. Seriously this thing deserves to be greenlit. Anyway keep up the good work. Can't wait for the other girls and routes."

"Very nice demo, can't wait to see the next chapter!"

"I like long involved storylines and this one is certainly has the pagecount to qualify. :) Almost too long, as others have pointed out I was probably halfway through the game (demo,) and I was still seriously wondering why it had an "A" rating. I did find the storyline entertaining... who knew I could be interested in what makes a Ramen chef?"

Copyright Stuff...
Ramen no Oujisama story, character concepts, and character artwork by BeerBrew and Sharkie. We have acquired appropriate licenses for game assets where applicable. Assets with Creative Commons 0 (public domain, no attribution needed) license used. Fonts with SIL Open Font License also used.



v0.9.0 - 07-29-2019

- NEW! 9th character route finished! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 4 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! 2x special scenes up!
- NEW! Chinese (ZH-Simplified) translation now covers intro area!

v0.8.5 - 05-23-2019

- FIX! Menu-related sound and bugs
- FIX! Sound volume related to loading game
- FIX! Dialogue auto-scroll bug
- FIX! Scenario-related bugs and typos

v0.8.5 - 05-12-2019

- NEW! 9th character route opened! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 2 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! Options menu added!
- NEW! Added global volume controls!
- FIX! Bug setting transition between animations.
- FIX! Event log text now fixed up!

v0.8.1 - 03-31-2019

  - NEW! Quick scroll wheel fix
  - NEW! Updated two special scene recreations from the route, "A Ninja's Tale" 

v0.8.0 - 02-17-2019

- NEW! 8th character route finished! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 4 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! Chinese Simplified translation (Prologue)
- FIX! More bug fixes. New menu system in all versions.
- NEW! Starts in Windowed mode. Fullscreen/Windowed mode In-game Menu toggle.
- FIX! Plot hole fix!
- FIX! FF and Auto bug!
- FIX! special scene variable added
- FIX! Fireworks scene bug
- FIX! Black screen start bug on slow connections (online version only)
- FIX! Fullscreen toggle bug

v0.7.5 - 11-14-2018

  - NEW! 8th character route started! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 2 in the free demo version for now - unreleased)   - FIX! Trying to fix iOS sound problems (online version only)

v0.7.0 - 08-16-2018  

- FIX! More typos and scenario dialogues 
- FIX! Draggable menu list, and sound bug

v0.7.0 - 08-02-2018 
- NEW! 7th character route finished! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 4 in the free demo version for now) 
- FIX! More typos and scenario dialogues 
- FIX! Sound cleaup - stop sound when faded to 0 volume. Might improve performance.

 v0.6.5 - 05-30-2018
- FIX! Gender-related dialogue text transformations

v0.6.5 [05-26-2018]
- NEW! 7th character route started! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 2 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! Added gender feature options. This is a secret feature!
- NEW! Added gender-related interactions to scenes.
- FIX! Improved SE organization
- FIX! 6th character route's plot, added new dialog features to game
- FIX! Gallery and Omake scenarios now apply the last session's name, gender, and pronoun choices.

v0.6.0 [03-15-2018]
- NEW! M Version of the game!
- BUG FIX! Fixed up save game data (May not be compatible with earlier versions)
- M version can only load M save game data. Non-M version can load both, but if M save is loaded, it will act as if it's the M version until player goes back to the titlescreen.

v0.6.0 [03-08-2018]
- NEW! New Quick Start cheat code added for added convenience.
- BUG FIX! Sound test playback and missing BGM

v0.6.0 [03-03-2018]
- NEW! 6th character route finished! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 4 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! New animated characters added!
- NEW! Omake Scenario No.3
- NEW! Updated builds of desktop apps
- BUG FIX! Volume control button should now work!

v0.5.5 [01.11.2018]
- NEW! 6th character route opened! Exclusive to patrons! (Only up to chapter 2 in the free demo version for now)
- NEW! New animated character art for Genius and Ice Chefs
- BUG FIX! Animation speed breaks sync while using FF and Play buttons
- BUG FIX! Club and Multiplex area fix

Install instructions

  1. Download and unzip
  2. Run Executable (Ramen no Oujisama.exe or the .app file if you're on a Mac, nw if you're on Linux)
  3. Enjoy!


Windows (64-bit, v0.9.0)
Windows (32-bit, v0.9.0)
Mac OSX 10.6 to 10.8 (v0.9.0)
Mac OSX 10.9+ (v0.9.0)
Linux 64-bit (v0.9.0)
Android (4.4 and up, v0.9.0)
Ramen no Oujisama v0.9.0 07-31-2019 Android APK (Direct DL) 120 MB

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R U guys going to add a harem ending? After playing every route, I felt bad for the other girls cause they all got it bad for MC

Multiple endings are available for characters whose routes are fully available.

@Harem - ;)

domo arigato paper waifu team

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I can’t buy it my wife won’t let me when will free version be out pls

also I liked it so far

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Are you guys really doing a ren route? I really wanna see her go 😘

Loved the game btw

What is the starting music? Its nice.

Bring Mie back! I cried when she had to leave, its not fair :,(

Also, when can we expect another update?

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Is it gonna feature Voice Acting?

When is the are updates for 

"Plz make 4th character full story"

I created an account solely to plead that the soundtrack for this game get put on iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud...whatever music platform you can. When I came to play this game, I did not expect the music to be full of bangers.

Helloooo! Thanks for playing ;)! I wish we could, but unfortunately, we can't due to our agreement with our music provider. There's a sound test feature in-game for those who like to listen to them though :)

how can i get the full version of this game , not the demo , im new and the patreon thing gets me lost ? i know i have to  pay but where and how?

Hellooooo! Yah, the full version is available for our patrons over at patreon. So when you become a $2 patron, access to post that contains information and where to get the game becomes available to you. Click the link, download, and play the game! If you visit our page:


You will see our different games available. Find the words "Release Post" or simply scroll down to find the link for these patreon posts. You can always turn up, turn down, stop, or continue your pledge at any time!

ok sounds simple enough , thank you.


I see you! Enjoy the game! Let us know if you can't find the link!

Hello has there been a Ren route added yet? Best sim game out there btw keep up the good work 

Thank you! About the butler: I can only give you this emoji --  ;) ;)

Oh man she’s the best character in the game (in my opinion). But at least it isn’t a no and I hope it comes out soon. Or maybe it’s already added and I just haven’t found it out yet 🤔

Haha! Welcome to her fan club! ;)


This is the best Dating Sim ever, can't wait for the game to be finished, highly recommended to anyone who likes dating games and great characters, thank you Paper Waifu for this amamzing game.

And thank you for playing our game!! Glad you really enjoyed it! :)

where can i download this game

Hello!!! There are platform and Android build downloads available here, Gamejolt (gamejolt.com/@PaperWaifu), or our patreon page at patreon.com/paperwaifu

can you guys tell me if it possible to choose ren?


;) ;)

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This one is the best Visual novel game I ever played and unlike many others +18 games out there, this one doesn't throw a sex scene down your throat, instead it shows the characters, their personalities, their likes and etc, I completed all routes for this version and I can't wait for the new one

when is the next update?

I have just come across this and thought what the heck. I like food, cooking and other things what are in the this game. I have played this online and got hooked by the storyline. This has a great story, keeps you guessing and not throwing the 18+ stuff at you straight away. I am wondering if there is still work being done to this.

Every time I finish a story and want to start another story line. Why does my previous load get replaced with the story I am currently playing?

When you finish a game a start a new one when it goes through the Credits Roll -> Titlescreen, you're starting something like a New Game+. Game data from the previous/current session is saved over.

Or are you talking about the first save slot being overwritten all the time? If so, this is because this is the Quick Save save slot, and the game periodically saves to this slot. There are 10 save game slots available. Just drag the list up and down to navigate.

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So if I want to go back to a previous character how would I do that? Will that be via the gallery/omake?

You can load up an existing save game, or continue finishing up the current game, get through  the end, and start a new game when it goes back to the titlescreen. The game is linear in this way.

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Hello! When you load up a game data, it remembers where you are in the game. Now since we update the game often, sometimes we edit the scenario files. When this happens, the save position won't be where it's expected to be. This is why we don't recommend loading game data from a different or older version of the game. Does this answer your question? Other than that it's supposed to function as is. We can look into this just to be sure that the game data is saved and loaded properly.

Now there's something about the special scenes. I think I forgot about their data, so this means that when you save in the middle of a special scene, it might not remember the choices you made and you'll end up somewhere else in the special scene than expected. I'll definitely have to look into that one.

Thank you. This answers my question



anyone know the secret code? Can't figure it out.

every part of this game is amazing holy shit 

I used to play an older version decided to download the latest. It doesnt start and says this: Profile error occurred Something went wrong when opening your profile. Some features may be unavailable. and it gets stuck at NW.JS


Will there be another version that allows you to choose gender? Just saying.

wish you can reply me

oh sry is the alpha version is the fully version or is still not completely done? 

hi, I want to ask do this game on Android got I completely version or is still in beta? And like you game, wich you got new to play 

Hello! Oops! Forgot to login here ;). The version available here on Itch, Newgrounds, and GJ are the demo versions. The complete or latest is available for our patrons and can be had in our patreon page. Demo builds are also available there ;). For now, that version has complete character routes, plus added little bonuses like an Omake Scenario that's not available in the demo version.

The game itself isn't done yet, since we're on v0.5.5 right now. 


I can't download anything

Hello! There are alternate links available in our patreon page ;). You can also try getting the builds from GameJolt.

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Where's the girl on grl action, why no play as wohmen? But seriously, i should probably play the game before saying anything about it.

Hey BeerBrew, I just wanted to let you know of a bug I found while playing Mie's route. Happens in chapter 4 after starting the back alley scene:

Tried reloading the save and restarting the game like it recommends to but unfortunately it still comes up like this so just wanted to let you know about it incase its not just limited to my computer (playing the windows 64bit version I got from your Patreon). Other than that I had no over problems so far and am very much loving this game and can't wait for when the other routes come out to see what other fantastic stuff becomes available.  :)        

Think at the moment Tomone's route is definitely my favourite, love her so much!
Though when Ren pulls this face...

I am unsure if that is the look I'll see in my dreams or haunting my nightmares, laughed so hard when she she did it! It was amazing, can't wait for a possible Ren route.  :D

Hey bro! Thanks for letting us know about this! Yeah, I looked at it and it seems I forgot to update stuff to replace the old scene with the new one. Good catch! Will update all the demo builds later so you guys can enjoy this particular scene ;) ;)

@Ren - All I can give you now is this face...  ; ) cuz when I ask Sharkie about it, he give me this :B lol

Thanks for playing the game and hope you continue to enjoy our stuff ;)

Game has been updated!

Thank you's!  <3

Hey everyone!

It's BeerBrew and... I haven't had much sleep yet. Just wanted to say that thanks to @dickmcscrotes 's bug complaint over at NewGrounds, we were able to finally catch the elusive loading-related bug that's been haunting the game for several weeks now. The online version of the game should be stable now especially when loading up save game files. With this bug, the game can randomly hang so speak. It rarely appears in our dev platform, and shite always hits the fan when we make it available as a web version. We will update the other builds later.

Can you guys give it a spin and see if anyone encounters any game-stopping errors like blackscreen hang, or any sort of hang or crash? Try progressing through a couple of routes, loading a couple of save games... And do use Google Chrome or Firefox (Firefox tends to complain more, so any hangs here will be useful to take note of.)

And the game's been updated to v0.3.5 if you've noticed ;)

Guys! Update incoming! We're looking at within the next few days, maybe within the week ;)

Best 1 hour I've spent on a visual novel.

And thanks for playing ;). We haven't promoted this page yet, and we're glad that despite that, it's being found, played, and enjoyed!