UK publisher Team17 and China-based independent developer Pathea Games have today launched their charming sandbox simulation RPG, My Time At Portia, into Steam Early Access. But if you're not a Steam gamer, then the good news is that it will be coming to the Switch eShop later this year also.

In this game you arrive in the enchanting town of Portia, and you get to set up shop in a derelict workshop left to you by your Pa. It’s down to you to gather resources and put his trusty old workshop handbook and workbench to good use, as you craft your home back to shape and make it your own. Then convert the empty woodland around your new residence into a quaint little farm, where you can grow your own crops using clever planter boxes and cultivation techniques.
As well as developing your own workshop, you’ll be able to take on daily commissions and villager requests which enable you to craft your way into the hearts of the local community. The town of Portia is filled with a vibrant cast of unforgettable faces all with exciting stories to share, energetic personalities and individual behaviours. Make sure you take the time to get to know them all - who knows, maybe romance could be in the air.

On the outskirts of town, you’ll discover ancient ruins and dungeons to explore. Here you can mine for resources and face fearsome monsters and bosses that stand between you and the secrets of Portia.
Watch the trailer above and let us know if you plan to pick this up later this year with a comment below.