My Time at Portia, a charming farming/crafting/adventure/a little bit of everything simulator, quickly gained popularity among fans of titles like Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon when it initially released in in 2019. A sequel, My Time at Sandrock, was announced shortly after, but was unfortunately delayed several times due to issues caused by the pandemic. It did see a PC-only early access release in mid-2022. However, the sequel now has an official non-Early Access release time frame set for this summer, as confirmed during today’s Nintendo Switch Indie World event.
My Time at Sandrock is described as a sequel to Portia, but features a brand new character and primary setting, making it suitable for players who have not played the first game. You begin by moving into the titular Sandrock, described as a “post-apocalyptic desert town” that has fallen far from its former glory. You occupy an abandoned workshop and dedicate yourself to restoring Sandrock by crafting machines and other items, farming crops, and scavenging local ruins to find still-working parts.
Join the desert town of Sandrock and turn your run-down workshop into a well-oiled facility when My Time at Sandrock (@MTaSandrock) from @PatheaGames and @PMStudiosUSA comes to #NintendoSwitch this summer! #IndieWorld pic.twitter.com/2o1kpQfj4S
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 19, 2023
Developer Pathea Games has promised that My Time at Sandrock will be an even bigger game than the original Portia, featuring more blueprints to craft, more dungeons to explore, and more townspeople to befriend – and possibly even romance! It will also feature stunning graphics inspired by the stark beauty of real-life locations such as the Gobi Desert, which the team visited during the development process.
Currently, My Time at Sandrock has been scheduled for a Summer 2023 release on Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, a specific date was not revealed during the Indie World event, but hopefully will be soon. My Time at Sandrock is also planned to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. A full, non-Early Access release for PC via Steam is also planned.
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All I can say is hurry up and get it released. My Time at Portia is my favourite game hands down, so I am looking forward to My Time at Sandrock.