Award-winning international games label Team17 partners with China based indie developer Pathea Games. Since My Time at Portia, Pathea’s forthcoming engrossing 3D sandbox RPG is coming to Linux, Ubuntu, Mac and Windows. While taking inspiration from Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon and Dark Cloud 2. As well as the works of Miyazaki for PC and consoles.
Does this game support Linux?
“We’re hoping very much to support Linux, but this will have to wait until the other builds have stabilized. We’ll release more information once we do some testing regarding Linux down the road.”
This information is taken directly from the Kickstarter page. Since the campaign has seven days left to go. Yet the expected Linux release would be part of the release by default. Which seems to be coming later. So it is what it is.
What is My Time at Portia?
Setting sail for Portia, a town on the edge of civilization. Players arrive to find a workshop left to you by your Pa. A place where you can begin to craft a new life. All using the relics from the past to improve life for the villagers in the town.
Gather materials from Portia’s stunning open world. So you will have to cut down trees and forage for herbs. While also mining in the ruins and even grow your own garden. There are many unique areas for you to explore. Including deserts, island, reefs, highlands, marshlands, mines and more. There are even two different types of dungeons. These include 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.
The world of Portia will feel alive as the villagers have their own unique behaviours and will go to school, do their jobs, work out, have fun and have their own stories to share with you. You’ll be able to befriend and romance the villagers within Portia.
My Time at Portia Kickstarter Video
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.”
My Time at Portia is planned to head to Windows via Steam Early Access in early 2018. While coming later to Linux, Ubuntu and Mac, then consoles later in 2018.
The Kickstarter campaign is heading into its final stages. The team at Pathea have a small preview of the forthcoming game in the form of an alpha demo. Which includes 6-8 hours of gameplay, free to download from Steam, Itch.io, IndieDB and GameJolt. Yet only available on Windows, no Linux or Ubuntu support.
To celebrate the new partnership, Team17 will be livestreaming My Time at Portia this Thursday at 18:00 BST or 1:00 PM EST.