'Sky: Children of the Light' finally reaches worldwide audiences [u]

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited July 18
Once a showcase title for the Apple TV, thatgamecompany's "Sky: Children of the Light" is now finally in wide release, including the U.S., though only for iPhones and iPads. [Updated with Apple TV delay]

Sky: Children of the Light


Players become one of the game's namesake children, exploring seven realms as they work to solve puzzles and return fallen stars to their constellations. Later expansions will include new realms and seasonal events.

The title is highly focused on its social aspects, the idea being that people will run into each other in the world and team up for exploration, saving spirits, and finding treasure. Players can customize their characters, gift each other candles, and even create music.

The game is free to play, but does offer a range of in-app purchases ranging from $0.99 to $49.99, such as bundles and season passes.

"Sky" first premiered during Apple's September 2017 press event, when it was used to demonstrate the power of the Apple TV 4K. It arrived in the Philippines in December that year as "Sky: Light Awaits," but then saw its rollout slow to a crawl. In June 2019, thatgamecompany announced July 11 as a global launch date -- a last-minute delay pushed the timing to July 18. The app is out in the U.S. despite it being the 17th as of this writing.

iPhone and iPad owners must be running iOS 9 or later. The Apple TV version will be available "at a later date," thatgamecompany told AppleInsider.



Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Has anyone been able to use none MFi controllers yet on iOS13 in this game? Nothing seem to happen 😓
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 9
    Gods, why free to play? I liked their previous games but no way I'm going near a f2p title.
    cornchip
  • Reply 3 of 9
    Nottorp... What have you got to lose? It's just as beautiful as their previous releases.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 9
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,398unconfirmed, member
    "iPhone and iPad owners must be running iOS 9 or later. The Apple TV version will be available "at a later date," thatgamecompany told AppleInsider."

    This game was supposed to show developers the power of Apple TV. We needed this game 2 years ago. Embarrassing gaming lineup the Apple TV 4K had.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 9
    macplusplusmacplusplus Posts: 1,888member
    "iPhone and iPad owners must be running iOS 9 or later. The Apple TV version will be available "at a later date," thatgamecompany told AppleInsider."

    This game was supposed to show developers the power of Apple TV. We needed this game 2 years ago. Embarrassing gaming lineup the Apple TV 4K had.
    So, actually it is a failure, since they missed Apple TV deadlines and still cannot deliver !
    edited July 18
  • Reply 6 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,997member
    Seems pretty good from the little bit I played.  Very Journey-like.
  • Reply 7 of 9
    Does the game lose too much if one isn't interested in their kids (13 and 11) doing any of the social aspects of the game?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 9
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,997member
    Does the game lose too much if one isn't interested in their kids (13 and 11) doing any of the social aspects of the game?
    From what I've seen, the social elements amount to offering other players a candle, and your hand in friendship, and you can then go through the worlds together.  Like Journey, there's no audio or text communication.  It has a very nice feeling to it, and I think you'd be missing out on a positive aspect to the game, but the game would still work fine without it.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 1,398unconfirmed, member
    "iPhone and iPad owners must be running iOS 9 or later. The Apple TV version will be available "at a later date," thatgamecompany told AppleInsider."

    This game was supposed to show developers the power of Apple TV. We needed this game 2 years ago. Embarrassing gaming lineup the Apple TV 4K had.
    So, actually it is a failure, since they missed Apple TV deadlines and still cannot deliver !

    Not sure if you're sarcastic but wasn't this supposed to be a launch game? lol

    Things like this have a domino affect and even the best Apple TV games have been taken off the App Store.
    watto_cobra
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