Thatgamecompany – the studio is once known for its two blockbuster game titles, Journey and Flower. Recently, they have just released a new product called Sky: Children of the Light. This developer first announced the product in 2017 in the event for iPhone X launch. After a long time of development, we can approach the final version of the game.
Let’s go back a bit! At the end of 2006, a game development company was founded by two programmers named Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago. After a long period of preparation, they decided to choose a very simple name for their studio, Thatgamecompany. If you search for Thatgamecompany products on Google, you won’t see many results. So far, they have only 3 games released exclusively on the PlayStation Store including Flow (2007), Flower (2009) and Journey (2012).
Sky: Children of the Light is the fourth product to be announced and released worldwide a few days ago. However, instead of being an exclusive product, Sky: Children of the Light is available on many platforms, including mobile. Currently, you can download free games from the App Store. The Android version will be available soon. We will also update the download link as soon as it is available. While waiting for the official version of Android to be released, let’s take a look at the outstanding features of the game.
Sky: Children of the Light is set in fantasy in a cloud kingdom called Lemuria. Here, the light is gradually disappearing and becoming weakened by the Dark Queen’s attacks from Umbra and her dark army. Unwilling to see the kingdom collapsed, Princess Aurora decided to find a way to escape to bring back the light for Lemuria. To do this, Aurora had to find the Moon, Sun, and Stars, which were hidden by Umbra. In the game, you will control the main character to go through 7 different worlds in a spectacular journey for recovering the kingdom. You will join with 8 other players to adventure and explore through 7 different worlds, solving puzzles to accomplish common goals.
In addition, your journey will be more fun when a companion is Ignulus – a firefly. With the help of this little friend, you can solve the difficult puzzles in the game or simply find the right way to new locations. Whether Aurora can bring light back to the World and the constellations, it all depends on your performance.
Sky: Children of the Light is a traditional J-RPG with simple and familiar gameplay. You will control the main character named Aurora, move anywhere in 7 worlds, solve puzzles and fight the enemies.
Not only puzzle and adventure, Sky: Children of the Light also focuses on social elements, typically the ability to interact with other players in the vast world. During the game, you will sometimes meet other players, communicate and cooperate with them to participate in the adventure, rescue the souls and search for treasure. To be able to use this feature, your device must be connected to the internet.
Besides, the game encourages players to interact with each other from close friends to strangers. Your character can connect with 8 other players. It’s easy for you to connect with someone. It is just a touch between the characters. Unlike other online games where you have to find friends so that you can play with them, Sky: Children of the Light allows you to connect with anyone on your adventure.
Aiming at the purest gaming experience for players, the developer has minimized the game control system. So you will have the largest screen area possible to observe and play the game. To control your character in Sky: Children of the Light, you just need to use 2 touch navigation keys: one is the move button; the other is to perform actions (flying, jumping).
Also, the game allows you to communicate with other players or take photos and videos while playing games. Flying is the most interesting mechanism in the game. It is not like any product that you have ever seen or played before. With the jumps, you can move among the different worlds. However, there will be limits on the flying force so you can’t make jumps too far. Flying force can be upgraded when you complete puzzles in 7 worlds.
Impressive graphics and sound
Sky: Children of the Light has great graphics and sound. Sometimes, you will have to pause to watch the majestic surroundings. Besides, the game world is designed miraculously with the kingdoms floating on white clouds and beautiful green grasses. Also, the game has gentle background music that makes players like immersed in the fantasy world.
It can be said that Sky: Children of the Light is one of the best mobile games in terms of the graphics at the moment. The shadow effects, the design of plants, deserts, ruin buildings … are not different from a game on PC/console.
We often think that mobile games A-RPG and J-RPG seem to have become a Japanese tradition long ago. But Thatgamecompany has proved that the Western countries can also create excellent J-RPG games. Sky: Children of the Light is a good example. The game offers excellent J-RPG elements such as intense storyline, impressive graphics, and unique gameplay. If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can experience this game right now. Developers said that they will release Android versions soon. If you are an Android user, you need to wait a bit more. We will update the link to download this game as soon as it is available. Thanks and have fun!
Update: Sky: Children of the Light is coming to Android, and you guys can pre-register right now!