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This time, on May 26, 2022, the developer Pathea Games released early access to PC (Steam/Epic Games Store) “MY TIME AT SANDROCK” ** I would like to deliver the contents of.

What is “Kimi no Town Sandlock”?

Life simulation set in the deserted desert city “Sandrock”. Players will be a rookie builder who has settled in the city, and will revive the city while enjoying various ways of playing, such as craft, agriculture, and interaction with residents.

This work is a sequel to “MY TIME AT Portia” released in 2019 (Steam early access is 2018). Like the previous work, many mysteries, including various technologies, archeological sites, and monsters, are hidden in the world 300 years after the catastrophe is almost lost.

The Kickstarter campaign started on October 26, 2020. It has achieved a target amount in just one day, and ultimately supports about $ 520,000, which is much higher than the $ 100,000 of the target. Various additional content has been determined by stretch goals and Steam Wish List registration campaigns.

In addition, this work was scheduled to launch early access in STEAM in March 2021, but it has been postponed because the license for rating authentication in various places required for online sales will not be issued as expected. It continues to develop with the beta version, and has the background of the early access version released.

Approach the actual content of “Kimi no Town Sandlock”!

First is the character creation. Gender, appearance, voice, etc. can be set, and the appearance can be changed finely in a slider format. The parts can be used regardless of gender, so make your own builder as much as you want.

The game begins with the scene where the hero gets on the train and reaches the sand rock city. At the station, there is “Mian”, the same rookie builder as you, and will guide you to the city. At the entrance of the city, he meets Yang, the head of a commercial guild, and the protagonist will take over the workshop of his predecessor builder.

From now on, you will be asked to produce a tutorial, the first tool of the builder, “Stone Tsuruhashi”. Tree and stones are required to make vine, so we will collect materials around the workshop. If the material is gathered, access the workbench and craft it safely.

After that, reported to Yang and successfully finished the first quest. After that, I will meet many characters, such as the girl “Jasmine”, the potter’s “Amira”, the Leader of the militia, “Chihon”, which is investigating the ancient civilization while strolling around the city. Interaction with people is an important point of this work.

By the way, when I cut down the cactus with a stone ax at the first quest, I was preached that it violated town ordinance . He was forgiven because he was the first offense, but next time he was warned that he was fine and strict eyes from the people in the city. Speaking of which, Yang said that, but wouldn’t you explain it first!

A sand rock town that suddenly shows a harsh surface on the first day of moving. In this way, the first day of the rookie builder was so joyful and anxious… (unless you cut the tree).

Let’s get along with the residents of Sandrock!

The builder life that started this way. The basic flow of this work is to “receive a request from the residents → delivery and deliver it”, so the request is a main quest with a story, as well as a subquest and commercial guild requested by residents. I am.

There are many shops such as bars, tailors, and blacksmiths in the sand rock town, where you can purchase materials and tools. You can also check the city’s events by purchasing a newspaper. In addition, there are game centers, combat training areas, and drugstores, and unique residents are waiting.

The liking gradually increases through daily conversations, gifts, achievement of requests, and seasonal events. You can get along with the residents and change the relationship to “friends” or “partner”, etc., and you can also receive benefits such as status changes and discounts for shops. Some characters can develop to love by getting closer.

Sandlock life is separated by calendar for 30 days in each season, and various events are prepared for each season. At the event, you can get a dedicated coin through mini-games, etc., and can be exchanged for furniture and costumes. In addition, residents may increase their liking by giving results at the event.

In addition, the rally held by the city hall and church tells you about future policies and events in the city. Most of the rally can be used to gain a good feeling in conversation, so it can be used to deliver it to residents receiving commissions.

Basically, this work is not easy to increase the liking of residents. If you get along with the residents you aim, you need to give a present or concentrate on requests. Indeed, it’s all about cutting trees ignoring the ordinance.

I’m a builder! Manufacturing is the main business!

There are two types of facilities, such as a workbench that produced a vinehashi first, is available, such as a workbench that produced a vinehashi, and a “one that can be made as soon as the material is made,” and a “one that puts ingredients and wait for completion”. You need to be careful during production, as time-consuming facilities require fuel.

Like the previous work “Kimi no Town Portia”, there is also a large craft that uses the “assembly station” in the workshop. The material is completed by putting the material into the target item prepared, and most of the production facilities and quest items of this work are completed using the station.

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For example, in order to complete the “recycle” facility produced in the quest, a “stone bowl”, “wood”, and “grinding saw” are required. The wood is the same, but the other two must be processed based on the material. Inevitably requires a large amount of ingredients, so when you have plenty of time, collect the minimum material. Production recipes are available at commercial guilds and research centers.

In addition, in this work, water is an essential resource for moving the machine. However, water is valuable in the sand rock, a desert city. The only way to get it is to buy it at the water tower, or to collect the “dew” that can be obtained by destroying grass and stones. By the way, be careful as you get angry when you enter the oasis in the city.

There are many things to collect materials, secure water, and buy recipes. Of course, life will gradually improve as the facilities are enhanced little by little. If you work, the protagonist will level up and improve your abilities, so a steady life will eventually bear fruit.

Adventure in a vast world! Free mining and agriculture

In this open world work, you can explore various areas around you as well as sand rock towns. In the desert, many materials are available and wild creatures inhabit. Some of them are dangerous creatures that attack the hero, so be careful when collecting materials.

By proceeding with the story, new areas such as mining where you can get a large amount of ore and machine parts and areas where monsters are waiting will be opened. The new area also offers new materials and quests, so it is important to make the sand rock life comfortable.

In addition, the protagonist will be able to agriculture in the workshop as farms can be used. It is difficult in the early stages because water is needed for agriculture, but crops are reliable in cooking and gifts. Above all, the “moisture” of increasing green in the desert city is essential for life.

If you make money, it is important to buy and expand the land around the workshop. There are also new livestock huts and shops that allow you to add new livestock huts. This work is very easy to recreate the facility, so you can renovate your house as you want.

Of course, almost all elements introduced so far are never forced. The main quest is basically not fixed, so you can proceed slowly at your own pace. What kind of life to send in sand locks is the player’s freedom. Nevertheless, it is necessary to enhance the facilities while proceeding with the quests.

“Kimi no Machi’s Sandlock” introduced so far. From the previous work “Kimi no Town Portia”, you can enjoy a fulfilling and fulfilling builder life, including the foundation of craft, etc. Although it is a game that is often done, the difficulty is not too high, and there is no urgent time for the main story.

Immediately after the early access release, reports such as “the load time is too long”, “the game is too heavy”, and “freezing”, but at the time of this article, the patch distribution has been considerably improved. I haven’t had any problems yet since the latest patch, but it has been reported in forums. I also feel that the quality of Japanese translation still needs to be improved.

At the time of early access release, you can experience some of the main stories and basic game play parts. In the future, the main story will be added, the NPC quest will be expanded, new systems and items will be added. The multi-player function is currently under development.

Although it is an early access, there are some unstable parts, but it is a recommended work for players who want to collect materials in the open world world and enjoy manufacturing and interact with NPCs. “Kimi no Town Sandlock” is being distributed early access to PC (Steam/Epic Games Store).