Thatgamecompany – the studio behind the critically-lauded Journey – has revealed that it is releasing Sky: Children Of The Light on Switch this spring.
Described as a "social indie adventure game", Sky: Children Of The Light launched on iOS in 2019 and on Android the following year. It was first confirmed that a Switch version was coming during the Indie World Showcase in March last year.
Thematically similar to Journey, the game sees players exploring a magical kingdom using a cape which allows them to fly. Also like Journey, players can meet in-game, making for a unique social experience.
Since the game arrived on smartphones, it has been downloaded over 50 million times, and thatgamecompany has used its popularity to aid good causes. A "Days of Nature" event was held to mark Earth Day 2020, during players could make an in-app purchase which would result in the planting of a tree – a total of 40,576 trees were planted across the Amazonian and Australian forests as a result.
In the same year, the "Days of Healing" event was held in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During this, another IAP was made available which donated 100% of its proceeds to Médecins Sans Frontières – $1,027,340 was eventually raised.
I will give this game a shot looks good and will be helping a cause.
The peoples looks like The Sims 4 ghosts LOL.
@JustMe to each their own but I adored Journey! What made you not like it? Simply curious.
Looking forward to it!
We can finally play it with proper controls!
I, too, need to ask why you didn't like Journey. Not judging, just curious. I loved it.
@TheLightSpirit @Arkay journey and limbo were 2 of my biggest disappointments when they released when it comes to spending $25 on a game that were critically acclaimed, but to find out they both barely 2 hours and they were both basically just walking simulators with no gameplay and no replay value. Both were over priced and they made me very skeptical of any indie games since, and they are why I wait for sales for all digital purchases.
I downloaded it some years ago and I really enjoyed it but it seemed like a sin to play it on my greasy broken phone screen, and also I hate controlling something with my hands in front of what's happening (also the reason why I'm waiting to keep playing genshin impact: I want it all on Switch!)
@Donutman understandable, I got it for free when it was a psplus game of the month. $25 does seem overpriced for it, but I still think it was a great experience.
Even though thatgamecompany lost many of its key staff, Journey remains one of my favorite games of all time, so Sky is still firmly on my must-play list once it releases on Switch.
Interesting! Thatgamecompany has earned my allegiance with many great titles but bounced off the touch controls on mobile.
@dux feel exactly the same about touch controls, greasy screens and blocking the view. Plus with almost 500 hours logged on Genshin Impact (on PS4/5) I can say with authority - It will be worth the wait.
EDIT: just hoping the game doesn't use the (virtually never used) touchscreen on the Switch for controls.
@Donutman exactly the same here. So overrated. And I suspect people who praise these games over-highly of virtue-signaling as "those who appreciate art." Plenty of games are beautiful art expressions... AND they're fun, satisfying, good games! Not Journey, and I suspect, not this one either.
I literally just downloaded this to my phone for the first time right before learning it’s coming to Switch. Think I’ll wait for the Switch version!
You can really see the Journey vibe on this game. Simply adored Journey so I will definitely check this out on Switch. I'm surprised that Sony didn't grab this considering the success of Journey on PS3/PS4.
I tried to play this on my Galaxy S9 but it looks and runs awful. Very curious to see how it looks on the Switch.
@themightyant I really doubt that.... I hope not, god hahahahha
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