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Sky: Children of the Light

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    About Sky: Children of the Light

    An Introduction

    Sky: Children of the Light is a spiritual successor to thatgamecompany’s award-winning works (Journey, Flower, flOw). The Sky online series is best described as a “social adventure” with a heartwarming story that puts compassion, friendship and wonder at the heart of its gameplay. Like all of the studio’s past works, we focus on emotion-first game experiences that are typically portrayed through art, music and player interactions, with minimal dialogue.

    Children of the Light is the first chapter of an ever-expanding kingdom of adventures to follow. The studio is working towards new areas to each of the seven realms, new characters, new ways to express and build on compassion and friendship, new seasonal quests, ongoing in-world events, and much more.

    Once players reach what will appear to be the end of the story mode, they will be ushered to replay and explore new corners of the realms. This allows the players to redeem every story character, unlock all friendships, constellations and collectibles as the adventures grow and expand with their progress.

    Although Sky is launching on mobile first to reach as many players possible, we will also be rolling out to other platforms as we work hard to provide cross-play and connection with people all across the world.


    In Sky, players arrive as the Children of the Light, spreading hope through the desolate kingdom to recover and return the fallen Stars back to their constellations. The game includes a minimalist art direction, a beautiful orchestral score, emotionally-driven backstory / characters, and an invitation to create enriching memories with your family and loved ones in its world.

    In the kingdom of Sky, you can:
    Hold hands and soar through seven dreamlike realms to uncover the mystery
    Team up with others to adventure into darker realms, save spirits and uncover ancient treasures
    Encounter and socialize with like-minded players from around the world
    Support and protect others with compassion to evolve your character
    Feel free to express yourself with a delightful selection of character customizations
    Gift candles of light to share appreciation and grow friendships
    Enjoy a unique musical experience and create harmonies together
    Join an ever-expanding world with new upcoming attractions, including seasonal events and expansion of realms

    Sky includes:
    Story Mode
    Seasonal Quest Mode
    Social Mode

    Developer: thatgamecompany
    Publisher: thatgamecompany
    Genre: Social Adventure (Online Only)
    Players: Up to 8 simultaneous players (networked drop in/out)
    Launch Date: July 2019 for iOS (new content every 2 months)
    Formats: iOS first (Android, tvOS/macOS, PC and Console announced)