Over the years, I have found many farming sims that I have adored. I have also found a few I was not a fan of, particularly My Time at Portia. I could not get into the controls on PC and just had some difficulties with the game overall. However, I know plenty of people that enjoyed it and felt compelled to share the sister game My Time at Sandrock.
My Time at Sandrock is set in the same world as My Time at Portia and considered a follow-up story by the creators Pathea. Players explore the Eufaula Desert within the Alliance of Free Cities. Water is a hot commodity, it hardly rains in this biome, and players will have to navigate these challenges. The PC holds the Builder title, like that in the previous game, and the workshop is still the home base. Players will gather materials from all around the world. The most significant change from My Time at Portia is the multiplayer option. With the help of the Kickstarter campaign, Pathea is working on a multiplayer mode that would allow four players to work, fight, and dungeon crawl together. Also, the multiplayer mode would have unique storylines and missions.
While I was not a fan of My Time at Portia, My Time at Sandrock appears to address some of my concerns. I like to take on a farming role when I play a game of this type. According to Pathea, farming elements have been revamped, so there is some benefit from growing crops. I also think the idea of playing with friends to be a bonus. With these changes in mind, I would give My Time at Sandrock a chance and boot it up when it becomes available.
Odds and Ends
My Time at Sandrock is currently on Steam Early Access, with a full release anticipated in spring 2022. Pathea also plans to release the game on GOG, Epic Store, WeGame, and other PC platforms around that time. Finally, it will also be released on PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and next-gen consoles in summer 2022.