My Time at Portia Giveaway

Hey guys!

I’ve been part of the community for awhile now but only really became active as a poster last year (I was a lurker before that). I started to post more here when I began going through a rough time last year and the community was really warm and welcoming and I wanted to give something back! I love life sim type games. ‘Chore’ games, though they aren’t a chore to play. Games like this are always fun for me, a good time sink where you’re always telling yourself “just one more day” and suddenly it’s 4am on a work day and you’re supposed to be waking up in an hour to start your usual morning routine. Whoops. Anyway! When I’m feeling down feel good games like My Time at Portia (or Animal Crossing, Harvest Moon, Rune Factory, Fantasy Life, Story of Seasons, - the list goes on) are a nice way to still get some gaming in but also relax and destress. I don’t need to focus too hard, the content isn’t stressful, and I’m not locked into one thing I have to do. I can farm. I can go fishing. I can go exploring. I can do whatever! It’s fun, and I’m hoping someone else will find enjoyment with this game in the same kind of way!

Enough of my rambling, here’s the game:

And here are the rules for entry:

  • You must have been a community member since at least February 5th 2020 (basically just have been a member for at least a month)
  • When you reply make it clear you’re entering! I’d like you to submit a story about something that has made you happy/smile recently. It doesn’t have to be long, but that’s your entry fee c:
  • The drawing closes Friday March 13, 2020 (ooh spooky) at 12 (noon) Eastern Time.
  • The winner will be chosen at random using some kind of random name picker website thingy for fairness.
  • I’ll notify the winner privately via PM and give them their key then.

And that’s that! I hope you’re all having a lovely week!

Quick Edit: They key itself is from Humble Bundle. I already had the game before it was in the Dec 2019 Monthly Bundle.


Thank you for this phenomenal giveaway…

…that said, I’m not entering.


I’d like to enter this giveaway for my girlfriend. I don’t have a story about something that made me smile recently, but if I get to gift her this game I get to see her smile and that makes me happy! :slight_smile:

EDIT: Oh and thank you for hosting! ( I always forget to say this but you guys are hosting giveaways are awesome, I’m a poor student so I don’t get to purchase a lot of games.)


Awesome giveaway, @KittiBear :heart_eyes::sunglasses::star_struck:

I got it from Humble. Not entering…But thanks :heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation::heavy_heart_exclamation:


I’d like to enter and here’s my story.I live about 25 miles away from the place where Coronavirus broke out in Italy 3 weeks ago and the absolute psicosis that went down was incredible.Even here,way out of the “red zone” and before countermeasures (school closures,canceling events/public gatherings) were announced or implemented.Pharmacy ran out of surgical masks the day of the announcement.If you wanted to make due with those masks used for spray-painting/airbrushing,gone aswell.
The best tho was the mall.Going there and being surrounded by people with overflowing carts,long lines at checkout,empty aisles while seemingly being the only one that made some “normal” shopping was jarring to say the least.
Maybe it’s kinda morbid to say due to the threat of the virus,and it’s more warranted today now that we had cases closer to us,but back then it was unwarranted and even comedic at times.

TL,DR.I am amused by people overreacting for no reason.Hope to win the game and thanks for the giveaway @KittiBear


I thought about a story for a long time and here is what I came up with:


Nobody I showed it to thought it is funny, but I still giggle every time I think about it. It is my favourite emoticon, since I first saw it.
If you can´t see it: That is what I look like after I had my first coffee in the morning.


I would like to enter, good luck to everyone else!

The first thing that came to mind for me was yesterday when my friend told me that I’m like a big brother to their daughter. It made me smile :smile: Does that count? I hope so lol


Not entering but kudos for creating a super giveaway bear-meow. :heart:


A thing that made me laugh was a Youtube vid juxtaposing a children’s cartoon with a very vulgar song. My sense of humor isn’t very sophisticated. I am entering the giveaway to give the game to my girlfriend - I don’t like “chore” type games, but she loves them! If it’s not allowed, just let me know


This looks like a cute game. I’m entering!

Made me happy or smile…I’ve had runny nose and phlegm for the past 2 weeks so not too much to be happy about.

Kind of happy things that improved my mood were

  1. Watching a stream of FF7 remake
  2. Cough meds
  3. Watching videos of those VR Japanese streamers on youtube playing horror games.
  4. And this.

Actually i have never tried any game of this genre (sort of) so i would be interested in joining your giveaway and maybe if luck is on my side to finally do some digital chores.

What made me smile recently? Hmm, not much lately tbh. Experiecing sort of ‘down’ period lately but cute sloth videos / pictures or any animal in general always makes me smile . As much as i remember myself i always found animals and nature to be so much more enjoyable for me than humans and pavements.

Thank you very much @KittiBear for lovely giveaway :wink:


I was worried, that it took me so long to come up with something that made me smile and the result would be underwhelming to you guys. Turns out I´m not the only one who struggles with that.

Adulting is no fun!


I mean for me all I need to make me happy is to play YouTube videos consisting of YTPs and music. Lately I’ve been listening to some Japanese OP music (no small part to Bandori) and some oldies, mostly the 1980s to 2000s. I’m also still in my comeback (free edition) WoW binge, currently maxing out most of my characters to Lvl 20 and grinding dungeons once the cap reaches. The actual, non superficial happiness for my part is getting something to do in the weekend for once. Also super nervous but should be fun.


I’m an adult and I smile a lot, despite depression issues. Maybe you need to search out a little?


Nice giveaway I definitely want to enter!:smile:

At the moment with my mix of meds I don’t feel much of anything but I recently discovered this guy

And his happiness is so damn contagious that it always cheers me up


This game looks to be something up my alley! I’d like to enter please :slight_smile:

As for something that’s made me smile recently: I’m a computer science major but never touched on physics before (got out of those requirements via chemistry credits). I recently was messing around with a Wii emulator for the PC and I needed a sensor bar. Looking up a whole slew of things on volts, amps, ohms, resistors, capacitors, etc, I managed to create my own USB sensor bar without the IR LEDs burning out right after plugging it into the computer! This was the first time I ever successfully done something like this and I’m really proud of it!

Thanks for hosting this giveaway KittiBear and I wish everyone who’s entering luck!


looks like a cute game. I’m entering! :smiley:


Gonna need a story about something that made you happy or smile recently, them’s the rules hehe


You right dude, you right.


Just poking @naoufel70 cause I want you to officially enter! If you only skimmed the rules, look again! I need a certain story from you to accept your entry <3