I spent an excessive amount of time playing My Time at Portia; it’s a sim/RPG about starting a new life in the enchanting town of Portia. There’s lots of building, both things and relationships. Its sequel, My Time at Sandrock, is set to be released for most platforms next month (more on that later). This time players move to the desert town of Sandrock. Today, a new gameplay overview trailer was released that shows off multiple aspects of the game, including crafting, fighting, and befriending.
Sandrock is filled with friendly and welcoming townsfolk, though they lead an increasingly challenging life in the desert. Resources are becoming more and more scarce, and outside threats are more determined than ever to make an impact. Players join the town as a builder, taking on the crucial role to revive the town. The story is an adventure filled with exploration, uncovered mysteries, crafting, danger, and heartwarming relationships.
Start off by customising your character. Get your workshop up and running, and start upgrading. You’re not an average Builder, though – you’re a bit of an adventurer too. Sandrock is the perfect place for this, as it’s brimming with secrets, resources, and an expansive narrative. Your trips will be integral to unlocking and upgrading tools, skills, and abilities.
With exploration comes danger, so beware. Treacherous monsters are lurking, waiting to take all your resources. You’ll have a wide array of weapons to master in order to keep yourself (and your stuff) safe. It’s not all fighting, though. There’s some relaxing down time of shopping, petting animals, and playing mini-games. Talk with the townspeople, find gifts to impress them, and complete quests to form special bonds. You may even find love along the way.
The trailer also shows off the Collector’s Edition, which includes a Pensky plush toy, a wooden workshop to assemble, a 40-page comic book, standees of Logan and Nia, a builder’s license, a digital copy of the game for Steam, and two cosmetic items (a costume and a swimsuit).
Developed by Pathea Games and published by Focus Entertainment, My Time at Sandrock will be released for PC via Steam/Epic, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series, and Xbox One on November 2. Of course I had to back the PlayStation 4 version, because that one is delayed an unknown about of time. Frustrating. The game was actually originally set to be released in September, so it’s a bummer that the delay time isn’t partially to play catch-up with the PS4 version.