It’s currently being backed by the thousands over at Kickstarter but today Team17 have confirmed that they’ve teamed up with Chinese indie developer, Pathea, in order to bring My Time at Portia to console and PC.
Inspired by the likes of Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon and Dark Cloud 2, the 3D sandboxer will see you setting sail for Portia, a town on the edge of civilization. You’ll arrive to find a workshop left to you by your Pa – a place where you can begin to craft a new life, using the relics from the past to improve life for the villagers in the town.
Prepare to spend time gathering materials from the stunning open world; cutting down trees, foraging for herbs, mining the ruins and growing goodies in your own garden.
With plenty of unique areas for you to explore including deserts, island, reefs, highlands, marshlands, mines and more, the world of Portia promises many delights. There are even two different types of dungeons including abandoned dungeons filled with important resources such as relics and ores for you to harvest or more hazardous dungeons where you’ll be able to encounter and battle monsters!
You can be sure that the world of Portia will feel alive as the villagers deal with their own unique behaviours – going to school, doing their jobs, working out, and having fun. They also promise to share their own stories with you. You’ll be able to befriend and romance the villagers within Portia.
Debbie Bestwick, MBE, CEO of Team17 said “We welcome Pathea to the Team17 label and it’s exciting to work with a talented studio in a region with an emerging indie development scene. We’re thrilled to be supporting them in their development roadmap and the bringing the game to multiple platforms in 2018.”
Zifei Wu, President at Pathea Games added “My Time at Portia is a huge passion project for the team here at Pathea games and we’re excited to be working closely with Team17. We’re hugely grateful to the support and enthusiasm of the backers of our campaign so far and the Alpha build we shared was just a very small taste of the world we’re going to create in partnership with Team17 in bringing My Time at Portia to PC and consoles.”
Don’t forget to check out their Kickstarter campaign too, especially as it heads into its final stages. If you wish to know even more about the game then Team17 will be livestreaming this Thursday at 18:00 BST – watch it at https://www.twitch.tv/team17ltd