|OT| My Time at Portia (Team 17) , v1.0 out now

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My Time At Portia leaves early access and launches on PC on January 15th 2019!

Start a new life in the enchanting town of Portia! Restore your Pa's neglected workshop to its former glory by fulfilling commissions, growing crops, raising animals, and befriending the quirky inhabitants of this charming post-apocalyptic land!

Armed with your Pa's old handbook and workbench, you must gather, mine and craft your way to being crowned the number one workshop in Portia. Help the locals rebuild the town and uncover the secrets locked deep away beneath it. Be prepared though…it won't be easy!

The town of Portia is full of friendly new faces for you to meet. Make friends, complete requests, exchange gifts, go on dates and let romance blossom!

Inspired by the magic of Studio Ghibli, My Time at Portia whisks you away to a world of wonder that you won't forget. How will you spend your time at Portia?

Key Features:
BUILD YOUR WORKSHOP: Build your Pa's derelict workshop into the best in Portia! Gather resources and craft your way into the hearts of the local community, as you work through daily commissions and villager requests.




RUN YOUR OWN FARM: Grow and nurture your own crops, raise animals and convert the empty woodland surrounding your workshop into a quaint little farm! My Time at Portia offers an innovative approach to farming, allowing you to take advantage of planter boxes and semi-automatic irrigation systems. You can even take your horse or llama out for a ride around the town!




GET CREATIVE: Make your house a home! Apply your personal touch with an exciting range of craftable furniture, decorations and workshop upgrades. Not only will it look great, but each piece will add stat boosts to your character!




JOIN THE COMMUNITY: Become a part of Portia's extraordinary community! Filled with a vibrant cast of unforgettable faces all with energetic personalities, daily routines and exciting stories to share. They go to work, have dinner in restaurants, exercise and interact with each other in lots of interesting ways - make sure you take the time to get to know them all! Who knows, maybe romance could be in the air?



EXPLORE AND BATTLE: Delve deep into the ancient ruins and dungeons of Portia. Grab your pickaxe and Relic Scanner and mine for resources and treasures from the past. Make sure that you equip a weapon, there’s hordes of fearsome monsters and deadly bosses that stand between you and that precious loot!



SKILL UP: Level up your character with a variety of skills to aid you in your adventures. Decide on whether to boost your crafting, combat or social skills depending on your play style.



AND THERE’S MORE: My Time at Portia has something for everyone! Find and explore new lands, take part in regular in-game festivals and many other activities it’s up to you how you spend your time. Why not hone your culinary skills and cook up some tasty food? Take on one of the many mini-games? Or perhaps just kick back and spend the afternoon fishing? The choice is yours!



 
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Sort of tempted to buy it before the release and price increase but I know I wouldn't get to it for months with my backlog + new releases. So it's looking like a steam summer sale purchase. It looks very interesting though.
 
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Sort of tempted to buy it before the release and price increase but I know I wouldn't get to it for months with my backlog + new releases. So it's looking like a steam summer sale purchase. It looks very interesting though.

 

suiko

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still waiting for some nice deal before price increase, time is running out, it's has no discount at humble winter sale at all... I hoped it will
 
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Dammit, i wasn't going to go for this just yet but i can get a Steam key for under a tenner and this looks really relaxing which is what i want from gaming right now.
2019 Resolution obliterated.
 
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It has a 22% discount on GMG so I bought a copy for my gf. I would have grabbed one myself but I don't know when I'll be able to get to it with all these games. I still haven't touched anything from the winter sale really.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Hopefully the new version works for me. I spent an hour last night trying to get past a Unity3D Directx 11 crash and nothing i tried could stop it. After 5 minutes i get a screen crash. The music plays and the sounds of the interface are working but the game screen has frozen and a crash dialog is hidden in the background. I tried forcing Directx9 and single threading but neither seemed to be recognized according to the logs.

I uninstalled it and will try again tonight but i may have to put a support ticket on, damn, first game in years i've had major issues at launch :(
 
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suiko

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can we just turn this into OT?
who else is playing this?

edited: oh and we should name it my time with Portia
it's so meta
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Well a reinstall and starting a game with the default character seems to have fixed the crashing at the character creator. Now to reenable a bunch of things like the Steam Overlay and create a new custom character without a moustache. This build sure does like facial hair! Very odd but whatever...

I'm really tempted to recreate my femshep from ME 1-3 but i'll proably go with a "likeness" as i have zero artistic skills.

Edit: Now it just crashes 10 minutes in. At least i have a save point so i can keep trying things out before submitting a report.
 
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Milena

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I caved and bought the game as well. I've never played something like this, but lately I'm been more interested in relaxing games, so I'll give it a try!
 
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suiko

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the more the merrie Milena

guys, post your characters for starters

in other news, it was late yesterday, I was sleepy and somehow skipped, didn't read a dungeon tutorial... and apparently that was not a thing to skip.
So be warned
 
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suiko

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I have no problems with a game so far? why you can't get it work?

edited: oh yeah, the game is demanding on max settings, but my GPU is old
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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I have no problems with a game so far? why you can't get it work?

edited: oh yeah, the game is demanding on max settings, but my GPU is old
I have an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, 32Gb of Ram and an 8Gb GTX 1070. I should be okay... but it crashes either at launch or 10 minutes in. Either a CTD or the screen hangs but everything is running in the background.

I think my machine is too beefy for Unity. I think it's the old problem of Unity's multi-threading being dreadful especially with DirectX11. I've tried the force DX9 and force single threading command line args and they seem to be ignored. I was really enjoying the first 10 minutes until i had to do them 6 times in a row due to the game crashing DirectX11.

 

Derrick01

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Turns out the deal on GMG for the game was 1 time per account only. The sale is over but it's still listed at $20 and it still won't let me buy it again lol. I'm going to take this as a sign from the universe to stop buying things for a while.
 
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suiko

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I really want fast travel option, hopefully there will be some in a future, Portia is not so small to run around all the time.
Anyway, got some skills, half done with my workshop equipment, things are looking good atm.
Apparently there is sort of farming in this game, but it's very different from usual stuff.
Will do fishing tomorrow, first need to get more bait.

And I'm not making money, what is of concern, as everything as expected is expensive and there are more games to play but again not free.

EdwardTivrusky , have you tried contacting devs, they explicitly say to do so and are active on boards too.

Derrick01 , so what? you are letting universe just bully you?!
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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suiko I'm going to do so tomorrow. I've zipped up the crash/save data folder with a DXDiag report and will look into submitting a report.
I had some more luck today and managed to play about 30+ minutes before a CTD. I don't think there's much more i can do on my side of things so hopefully my report helps.
It's a shame as it definitely seems like the kind of game i'll happily pootle around in for hours. I'm in no rush, I've plenty of other games on the go and i'll happily jump back in again when there's some feedback to test.
 
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Milena

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Got an email from Wingamestore, apparently the price on the website was not correct and they're in contact with Team 17 to decide if they should honor the orders or not. They should have an answer later today. I guess the same happened with Gamebillet.

I hope I'll get my 5$ wallet credit back in case they'll cancel the order, though :thinking-face:
 
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suiko

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This is such a lovable game
Amount of various items is shocking, I must say.

in other news: fishing is no joke in Portia! It's serious business, and big fishies are fast and mean

 

Milena

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Yep, received the same email from WinGameStore.

As I already decided that I would try it, I just bought it from another store. I should finally be able to try it this week-end!
 
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I'm hoping to play the game a bit this weekend. I have been sick for the past few days, so I haven't played anything this week. :(
I backed the game on Kickstarter, but I was waiting for version 1.0, in order to start playing it. :giggle:

Just curious, how does this final, release version compare to, say, Animal Crossing?
I know there is more to this game than AC, like dungeons/weapons/quests, but what similarities are there between the games?
Are there unlockables/collectables in the game like on AC (things like new music, items, ...)?
 
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suiko

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I'm pretty early into a game, so I can't tell you much besides that it has insane amount of content, there are collectibles, called relics, as you get only parts of those, and then combine to get a whole thing, it will be a truly titanic task to get 100% in this game, could be not possible if RNG treats you the way it usually treats me.
I wouldn't say it's like AC, well partly, partly as Rune Factory and there are some similarities with Stardew Valley too.

One thing it's clear, it's such a lovable game, but it's no short fix kinda of a game, I expect I'll be playing this one for months and it's OK.