My Time at Sandrock – Tips and Tricks for New Players

A quick reference of hints & tips for new players to the My Time series.

Beginners Tips


For those of you who are new to the My world series welcome!

Sandrock is a wonderful game, so much to do and explore…

I’ve played and researched Sandrock for many hours and keep finding things I’d previously overlooked.

Here are some starting recommendations and info I would like to share.

Notepad & Pen

  • To note things “to check out later”.
  • Sometimes there’s a lot going on and easy to forget details.

Game Speed

  • Go into Menu/Options and change game speed from default 2 to 0.5.
  • This slows the speed of the clock so you get more time to do things before 3am when you are forced to sleep.

Pause Game

  • Need to think about a potential action and want to stop the clock?
  • Press [ESC] to get to the main menu to gain some thinking time.

Hit Tab button to quicksave, use planting kit, etc.

  • It brings up a new directional menu. Has quicksave, camera, planting kit, etc.

Treasure Chests

  • These are scattered around the map. They contain interesting and useful items to help you on your way.
  • There are also white chests in the various caves.

Don’t Rush

  • It’s not a competition. Take time to enjoy the atmosphere and explore. There is so much that can be missed by rushing through the day.
  • The daily commissions have a limited time to be completed. They are easily do-able with some care in choosing and planning.


  • Very quickly you will run out of inventory/backpack space.


  • Pay to open more backpack slots.
  • Buy a Storage Chest from Arvio at the General Store in the first week.
    He gives a discount
  • Make Storage Chests on your Worktable.

You do you

  • We all have different game style preferences.
  • In Sandrock there is a lot to do and explore, find your own path and allow yourself to be immersed. The important thing is to have fun!


  • Each time you sleep an auto save is done.
  • Manual saves can be done at anytime with the option to rename/delete them for ease of reference.
  • Consider doing a save as a restore/load point after arriving at Sandrock. Then you can have look around, get used to the controls etc before doing a reload of that save to really get into the game.

Watch & Listen

  • Watch the cut scenes closely and listen to the other characters dialogue.
  • There are lots of clues and brilliant humour to enjoy.

Need help?

There are various ways to seek guidance and information.

  • Look at the in-game tutorials via the main menu.
  • Our guides.

Want more commissions?

  • Put a weekly ad in the local rag – Tumbleweed Standard.
Egor Opleuha
About Egor Opleuha 6908 Articles
Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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