Chinese indie game developer Pathea Games has announced the sequel to My Time At Portia, titled My Time At Sandrock.
My Time At Portia was a charming farming sim RPG that sold over 1.7 million copies worldwide. My Time At Sandrock will release into Steam Early Access in March 2021, with a full release due on next-gen consoles, PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch in Summer 2022. Check out a first trailer below:
My Time At Sandrock, like the previous game, shares elements with games like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon but with its own unique twists. The player will take the role of a builder who owns a workshop in Sandrock. They will need to complete different commissions from local townspeople and government to learn more about the storyline.
In order to complete their orders, players need to collect different resources through digging, harvesting, scavenging, cooking, and battling. They will also meet lots of brand new interesting creatures, separate from those they met in the ocean town of Portia. All characters in the game are promised to be more interactive, and dozens of NPC will have their own personalities and independent AI. One of them may even become your future husband or wife.
Players still experience the same post-apocalyptic universe and timeline as My Time At Portia, and will encounter a few surprise connections to My Time At Portia, including some familiar NPCs. Pathea Games also added in plenty of new characters, more drama, while players can enjoy transforming a desert into an oasis.
Sandrock is a city-state located in the Eufaula Desert within the Alliance of Free Cities. Water is at a premium in Sandrock, with the only source being the nearby oasis. The hard-working people at Sandrock use wood and metal that they gather from relics to build their own unique buildings and also build railroads that connect with the outside world and turn this place into the traffic hub of the Alliance of Free Cities.
After gathering players’ feedback about the original game, Pathea Games is planning on releasing a new multiplayer mode in the future.
We awarded the first game an 8/10 review, saying “My Time at Portia’s many parts don’t always shine on their own, but together they make for a pleasant building adventure.”