Picontier is now available in Early Access for PC via Steam for $19.99, publisher Flyhigh Works and developers Skipmore and Kan-Kikuchi announced. It features English, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese language support.
The Early Access version features up to the sixth quest and will receive four major updates leading up to the full verison’s release sometime before June 2021.
Here is an overview of the game, via its Steam page:
Picontier is a story of mystery and fascinating events that occur on an island as the main character, who awakens from a long sleep on the magical island, resumes life from scratch and meets many intriguing islanders. It is a ‘slow life RPG’ that unravels and reveals surprising twists.
The hero awakens from a long sleep to find that the appearance of the island is quite different from their memory. Start your life in the town “Magmail” in the center of the island, making your way with help from the caring AI character “Aila.”
In your island life you can craft items and weapons; you can also fish in the sea and grow crops on the ranch. Use newly created items and weapons to interact with the inhabitants of the island, and as you get to know each other the conversations will change and you will receive crafting recipes.
Materials are required for crafting, and these are collected both in and out of town. The monsters that appear on the field change between day and night, so check recipes for what you want to make and find the right monsters for the job.
By advancing the main quest the story of the entire island will progress and evolve. You’ll learn about the mysterious substance “Piconium,” that exists only on this island, and the strange “black fog” that holds the key to the “incident”—including the mysterious disappearance of Professor Jeda after our hero’s awakening. Experience a wondrous story on a mysterious island, where magical things happen!