My Time at Sandrock is the highly-anticipated My Time at Portia Sequel that provides you with exploration, mining, crafting, and a bit of farming, too. If you're a fan of games like Stardew Valley, this is definitely something you want to check out -- and our My Time at Sandrock Guides are here to help you get started on your adventure!
Quicklinks: Guides | Character Guides | Starter Guide | F.A.Q.
My Time at Sandrock Guides
- Map and Locations
- Refining & Upgrades
- Workshop Ranking
- Ruin Diving
- How to Get a Horse
My Time at Sandrock Character Guides
My Time at Sandrock Starter Guide
If you've never played My Time at Portia, our My Time at Sandrock Starter Guide will help you figure out the basics. Let's dive in!
My Time at Sandrock is not really a Farming RPG like Stardew Valley; it puts a greater emphasis on mining and crafting over farming crops.
That's not to say there's no Farming -- while the Farming system isn't as fleshed out as some other games, it does exist and can be used to turn a profit.
Mine, Craft, Build, Repeat
The core gameplay loop of My Time at Sandrock is to gather items, craft those items into something, use those crafted items to make something even bigger, and then move on to the next Mission or Commission. Don't expect to have much in the way of passive income -- you're going to be very active!
Restoring Stamina is Hard (Until You Start Cooking)
Unlike most Farming RPGs, this game is stingy with Stamina restoration items. You shouldn't expect to be able to regularly restore your Stamina until you've started learning Cooking -- and you'll probably want to start Farming, too.
3:00 AM is the End of the Day
A day in My Time at Sandrock ends at 3:00 AM. No matter where you are, you'll pass out and wake up at home the next day. Try to make it to bed before midnight!
Making Money With Commissions
Eventually, you're going to want to start making some real money. Unfortunately, the best way to make money is by fulfilling Commissions at the Commerce Guild -- and as a general rule, you can only do one of these per day. That said, some of the later-game Commissions can pay 5,000 Gols or more for some of the more complex items.
Maximize Your Workshop Ranking
You should pay special attention to your Workshop Ranking -- this is an important game mechanic that can earn you some extra money and items. Rewards are given out to the top three Workshops in town based on their ranking every month and a bigger reward is given out at the end of the year as shown above. Additionally, the best of the best can unlock special crafting recipes like Chromium Bars.
For some tips and tricks on improving your workshop, check out our Workshop & Workshop Ranking guide!
Crafting Takes Time -- Always Have Spare Parts on Hand
You may find yourself short on some parts while playing. It's a good idea to keep at least 5-10 of every item type in a chest, just in case you need it. There are plenty of resources to go around!
Take Your Time Progressing the Story, But Watch the Clock on Missions
My Time at Sandrock lets you move through the story at your own pace most of the time. However, some Missions have strict time limits and it's actually possible to fail them. Keep enough items on hand to quickly fulfill these timed missions and take a break from the story to stock back up if you're running low on resources -- you don't want to waste precious time running around in Ruins rather than crafting items!
My Time at Sandrock F.A.Q.
What is My Time at Sandrock?
My Time at Sandrock is a Farming RPG and Life Sim from Pathea Games that also serves as a sequel to My Time at Portia.
Is My Time at Sandrock Multiplayer?
My Time at Sandrock will not have multiplayer for its Early Access launch, but Pathea Games is working on developing multiplayer features.
Is My Time at Sandrock a Farming RPG? Is It Like Stardew Valley?
My Time at Sandrock has many similarities with Stardew Valley, but it has a greater emphasis on mining and crafting and a weaker focus on farming.