Pathea Games’ idyllic, Harvest Moon-stimulated island existence sim My Time at Portia is now to be had on Steam Early Access.
A little bit Animal Crossing, a touch bit Stardew Valley, My Life at Portia opens with your arrival at the titular island, eager to start the recovery of your father’s dilapidated workshop. As is generally the manner with these items although, it truly is extra of a rough place to begin than an absolute aim, and you’re quite a lot loose to do as you please once you have settled in.
There are nearby townsfolk to satisfy, help, or even romance, and a whole island to explore. You can acquire materials, craft device to increase and enhance your dwelling house, explore sunken ruins, store, go adventuring, grow crops, raise animals, and typically fill your days with the sort of soothing busywork that makes these video games so ingesting.
My Time at Portia was correctly Kickstarted closing September to the tune of $146,697 USD. Since then, it is attracted the attention of Team 17, so that you can publish the game, and help guide developer Pathea thru the early get right of entry to system.
Right now, Pathea reckons there’s about 25 hours of things to do in My Time at Portia. It’s anticipated to remain in Steam Early Access for round 9 months, although, and new areas, quests, and story content material may be added as development progresses.
I’ve spend a touch bit of time with Portia already, and at the same time as it lacks some of the charm and personality of its greater well-known genre friends, it’s still a breezily endearing and especially polished revel in, even in its unfinished country. And, promisingly, its solidly compelling crafting and growth loops mesh properly with its pleasantly meandering existence sim side.
Team 17 in reality has huge plans for My Time at Portia, and has announced that the sport will be heading to Xbox One, PS4, and Switch later this yr. There’s no unique launch window for consoles simply yet, but it’s not going to show up earlier than Early Access is whole.
Should you wish to enroll in My Life at Portia’s journey through Early Access, it presently expenses £15.99 on Steam, with that charge predicted to upward thrust on very last launch.