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Farming and Life-Sim RPG My Time at Portia Now Available via Steam Early Access

Team17 and developer Pathea Games have launched My Time at Portia via Steam Early Access.

The 3D sandbox RPG includes the following features in its current build:

  • Crafting: From machines, to furniture, to clothing – gather materials to craft a range of items, and prove your building skills by taking on commissions from the town’s Commerce Guild.
  • Farming, fishing and cooking: Expand your workshop and cultivate your crops, or land that big catch and cook up a tasty meal.
  • Relationships: Make new friends and fall in love. Maintain your relationships to avoid jealousy and break-ups.
  • Explore the Land of Portia: Explore all the locations throughout Portia. Will you wander the desert or seek out the Highlands?
  • Character Customization: Create your builder. Choose from a variety of faces, hairstyles, and features.
  • Battle: Explore abandoned ruins and dungeons, and build your skills to take on even the meanest of foes.

There will be lots of content added via updates in the future, including:

  • New story missions, including the Marriage Life storyline!
  • New locations, including ruins, dungeons, and shops!
  • New items – including projectile weapons
  • New buildings
  • New features – keep, raise and ride animals, photo mode and birthday parties!
  • New mini games and pub games!
  • New seasonal events!

My Time at Portia is planned for a full launch sometime this year, across PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

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14 comments
  1. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 25, 2018 at 9:43 am

    This game could be comfy – it’s the kind of thing I enjoy – sort of a mix of Fantasy Life and Stardew Valley maybe? It’s perfect for the Switch.

  2. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 25, 2018 at 10:21 am

    It’s sad you didn’t bring up Harvest Moon or Rune Factory.

  3. Person Man
    Person Man
    January 25, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Kids these days.

    I’ll just say this right here, Rune Factory >>> Harvest Moon >>> Stardew Valley.

  4. Ax
    Ax
    January 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Damn it’s made with Unity Engine( God knows why any 3d game made with it overheats my GPU and i tried everything from 30fps lock, lowest possible graphics and changing drivers; nothing worked while Witcher 3 and any other game runs fine without overheating) so i have to pass this which is a shame.

  5. Fear Me I Am Free
    Fear Me I Am Free
    January 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    I like the Rune Factory series, but I gotta say that I like the Harvest Moon series more. It’s successor Story of Seasons is pretty good as well.

  6. No_Good_Names_Ever
    No_Good_Names_Ever
    January 25, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I hope they do something about their faces and that they change “at” to “in”.

  7. Kitsune
    Kitsune
    January 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I don’t have any heat issues even at the highest possible graphics The game makes my 1080 Ti get to 60 degrees celsius and stays there, but that’s because the fans don’t even spin until it reaches 60 degrees. Of course it might not be a fair comparison with a 1080 Ti…
    I did see the dev admit there were some optimizing to do and many issues they were aware about regarding GPUs, so I’m sure these’ll be fixed eventually.

    It’s a great game though, really enjoying it.

  8. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 25, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Why would I? I loved Harvest Moon. Loved it. Spent hundreds of hours with the SNES, N64, Game Boy, and Gamecube games but the series became gimmicky and repetitive and each entry worse and worse. The one that just came out on Steam looks like rock bottom.

  9. Person Man
    Person Man
    January 25, 2018 at 8:21 pm

    I just like the allure of so much stuff to do in Rune Factory. I just wish they use the fantasy genre and invent new and weird crops, foods, materials and stuff to farm and create.

  10. Bazzy
    Bazzy
    January 26, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Sounds like you game on a laptop? What about other unity games cities skylines, war for the overworld etc? Would get a external cooler if i were on your place.

  11. Bazzy
    Bazzy
    January 26, 2018 at 1:24 am

    The series went to shit after the gba games, its well known that the original devs left, so why would you bring up a shell of a franchise in 2018. Harvest Moon died more than ten years ago. Wasn’t Story Of Seasons the franchise those devs went on to making after all of this, why did nobody name that.

  12. Bazzy
    Bazzy
    January 26, 2018 at 1:28 am

    I agree and as far as 2d ones goes Stardew was the best game of this sort yet, there is no question in my mind about it. The big question for Porita will be what will they do with the 3d and all the elements they seem to have in there form other series that are not farming games. I loved the stuff they hinted in the alpha demo i played about a month ago with science fantasy and a story focus on otherworldly things. Sounds like something new and a bit more original than other games that involve farming in the past, imo.

  13. Ax
    Ax
    January 26, 2018 at 7:41 am

    No laptop and the airflow is working correctly. this only happens in Unity made games( with very few exceptions like Cuphead and Darkwood) or some really unoptimized ones like ARK, it’s not normal indeed and while my GTX760 is a bit old this should not happen, but it does and it only really affects Unity games.

  14. Jared Bellow
    Jared Bellow
    January 26, 2018 at 11:44 am

    I knew Story of Seasons had some kind of ties to Harvest Moon. The last one I really, really enjoyed was A Wonderful Life. I’m not sure why they didn’t just release that one on PC instead of the slop they chose.