Snazzy Stardew Valley-like city simulator My Time At Sandrock is operating its first open beta for multiplayer subsequent week, permitting house owners of the sport to hop right into a separate multiplayer space set in a “semi-fictional” model of Sandrock’s previous that features “compressed tales occurring 50 years earlier than single-player occasions”. A pseudo prequel is an fascinating kind for a multiplayer mode to take, particularly contemplating that is the pseudo sequel to My Time At Portia.
The beta will run from January twelfth – January twentieth, after which any progress you have made can be wiped.
Builders Pathea Video games embrace extra particulars of their Steam submit, the place a screenshot reveals the multiplayer mode really takes place in a simulation created by Sandrock’s resident nerd, Qi. You will enter multiplayer by utilizing the “particular gear” he offers you.
This open beta follows a closed alpha take a look at from final September, so Pathea’s submit largely talks about what they’ve added since then. They’ve expanded the commerce guild, added farming, launched shared quests by way of the co-op commision board, and improved multiplayer administration so you may kick idle gamers and arrange personal rooms. You can enterprise into multiplayer dungeons this time, too.
Steve Hogarty took to Sandrock life in his My Time At Sandrock overview, calling it “a compelling and lusciously detailed life simulator with an endlessly rewarding mine-and-build loop, and a set of numerous profession paths so richly designed that it’s troublesome to pursue all of them”.
Sandrock is 20% off on Steam till 6pm GMT/ 1pm ET tomorrow, placing it at £16/$20/€17. It is nonetheless in early entry, which the devs have mentioned they hope to go away someday round Might.