My Time At Portia launched into early access at the beginning of this year and has already received a wealth of updates to add more content and story!
Want to know more? Here are 10 things you can do in My Time At Portia that just weren’t possible at launch…
Expand your workshop
If you thought your house wasn’t big enough, you can now upgrade it – three times! Each expansion adds new features, including more rooms and a second floor! You can also buy more land to increase the size of your yard and create more room for machines and your assembly station. Speaking of which, you can now upgrade the assembly station to level 3 – which will unlock more blueprints for craftable items! You’ll also want to ensure you have enough space for a stable, a shed and a coop if you want to keep horses and livestock. More on that later!
Visit new locations
Portia is a quiet little town set in a post-apocalyptic world, and since launching into early access, we’ve added new locations for you to visit! You can now visit the desert, where you’ll encounter new creatures and enemies, as well as a new dungeon and ruins to explore. Then there’s the Harbour. You’ll need to help the mayor of Portia rebuild this location in all new story missions! And the most recent location to be added – Starlight Island. You’ll find a new dungeon to explore here, with its own inhabitants to get past!
Attend new festivals
Right back at the beginning of early access, you may have taken part in an annual event in Portia – The Day of The Bright Sun. Since then, we’ve added two more festivals for you to enjoy. The Winter Solstice event brings the citizens of Portia together to make and enjoy hotpot together. You’ll also be able to buy festive decorations for your workshop and yard to mark the occasion! And in the most recent content update, we added the Day of Memories – a festival to remember lost loved ones. The town is filled with decorations, and you’ll be able to participate in some fun new mini games – only available on this date in the Portia calendar!
As we mentioned earlier, you’ll want to have enough space for a stable, a shed and a coop in your yard as you can now keep livestock! Farmer MacDonald has cows, sheep, chickens, ducks and horses for sale, so you can have your very own farm too! Owning a horse gives you an alternative method of transport in and around Portia, and you can train them to increase their stats. You’ll want to look out for the new Portia land race too. This is an annual horse racing competition where you’ll earn badges to spend on things like exclusive outfits! As for pets – you may have already taken in Pinky the stray cat. But if you’re more of a dog person, then you’ll be excited to meet Scraps, Porti’a prettiest pooch!
Visit Portia’s Museum
As one of the builders in town, you can help the citizens of Portia by rebuilding their museum. Any relic pieces you’ve mined can be put back together using the recovery machine found in the research center, and then can either be placed in your workshop for decoration, or donated to be put on display in the museum! Portia has a vibrant history, what will you dig up?
Tame the wildlife
Remember the colourful llama that run around in the fields outside Portia town? You can now tame them! Catch yourself a pet llama to ride around on as a fun alternative to a horse! We’ve also introduced a new kind of llama – the cotton llama. This impressive beast can also be captured and tamed, but it’ll be a little bit trickier to get than a colourful llama!
Fall in love
Portia is a sociable town, inhabited by unique characters you can befriend, and some you can fall in love with! Progress your relationships through talking, gifting, dating, playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ and even through sparring! You can go on social and romantic dates, and play new social mini games to help improve your relationships with other characters. You can now also take your relationship to the next level and get married! Your spouse will move in with you and may give you gifts or help around the workshop. And if things don’t go well, you can always get divorced…
Increase your productivity
To help you be the best builder with the highest ranked workshop in Portia, we’ve added some new features to increase your in-game productivity! As well as being able to upgrade your machines and equipment, you can now build a factory too! This will automate production, leaving you more time for other activities, like catching llama, or mining for relics. We’ve also upgraded the storage box system, so you can store all your items, from raw materials and relic pieces to crafted products and food in multiple boxes and then access and sort your entire inventory from one screen!
Take a photo
There’s beautiful scenery and visuals in My Time At Portia – offering plenty of photo opportunities! The new camera mode allows you to take photos of the landscape, the people, and the creatures of Portia. If you build up your relationship with another character, you’ll be able to take group photos too! You can choose from different poses, adjust the distance and change the angle to get the best shot. Once you have the camera, you’ll also get the photo album, which has spaces for photos of people, places, and creatures! So if you fancy yourself as an amateur photographer – snap away and see if you can fill the whole album!
Create your perfect Portian
We’ve expanded the character customisation options since My Time At Portia launched into early access. We’ve added new hairstyles, new outfits and new accessories. Some of these will add ability perks and look great too! And if you get bored of your hairstyle, you can now visit the barber shop in Portia town for a change of cut or colour!
On top of all this, we’ve added Steam achievements, made changes to the skill tree and fishing mechanics, and added new in-game characters and items! There are many more improvements to come to My Time At Portia, including the brand new martial arts update – look out for it this September!
If you’ve not played My Time At Portia yet, there’s a free demo available on the Steam store right now!
My Time At Portia is currently available on Steam, and will be coming to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 once it leaves early access.
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