Team17 and Pathea Games announced today that their upcoming title My Time at Portia will hit Steam Early Access on January 23, 2018. My Time at Portia is a sandbox game that channels the spirit of Studio Ghibli. Pathea Games cites Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, and Dark Cloud 2 as inspirations for My Time at Portia.
In the game, players will sail to the town of Portia to take over their father’s old workshop. As players bring the workshop back to life, they will meet the townsfolk and begin to develop meaningful relationships with them through social interaction and fulfilling workshop commissions. My Time at Portia offers players a wide variety of activities, from building and managing their very own farm to exploring the ancient ruins that lay beneath the town. The ancient ruins is rich with minerals needed at the workshop, but it also contains monsters to defeat. Those who can surpass its deadly challenges may be able to discover the secret behind the quaint town of Portia.