My Time at Portia enters Early Access; coming later this year to consoles
24 Jan, 2018
My Time at Portia has you tending to the crops and raising animals much like Stardew Valley, but in 3D. It’s not finished yet, but you can try it already!
Farming game My Time at Portia is now available on Steam Early Access, and has been announced for PS4, Xbox One and Switch. No final release date has been announced, but the development team expects to finish the game in 9 months’ time. Publisher Team17 Digital (the creators of Worms) have announced that the console release will take place sometime later this year.
My Time at Portia is a charming-looking 3D adventure inspired by Studio Ghibli’s works. Your character is starting a new life in the post-apocalyptic town of Portia (don’t worry, it’s not quite Mad Max), and must restore your Pa’s abandoned workshop. To do this, you will have to farm crops, raise animals, chop wood, explore mines, do battle and befriend the town’s community. You also get a house to customise your way, if you are so inclined.
In its present stage, My Time at Portia is described by the developers to be in a ‘polished’ state. There is about 25 hours of gameplay to be experienced if you snap up the game right now, according to the devs. New content planned to be worked on before release includes new areas, side-quests, story content and mini-games.
Developed by US and China-based developer Pathea Games, My Time at Portia is priced at $19.99 on Steam right now. According to the page, the price will go up when the game ultimately launches.
Have a look at the Early Access trailer here:
The biggest name in farming game in recent years has to be none other than Stardew Valley. Check out our coverage of the game here. My Time at Portia isn’t the first game to transfer the formula to 3D, however. Do check out Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles.