thatgamecompany, best recognized for critically-acclaimed games such as ‘Journey’ and ‘Flower’, has announced that Sky: Children of the Light will launch globally on Nintendo Switch this June. Currently available on AppStore and Google Play, the anticipated social adventure game will be free-to-start and provide cross-play capabilities for players between mobile and console. Additional details on the release will be announced between now and launch day.
Since its original debut in July 2019, ‘Sky’ has rapidly become a fan-favorite thanks to its ground-breaking experience that focuses deeply on compassion, friendship, and altruism within the game and its communities. The game’s innovations have also been honored by organizations, with the title receiving multiple accolades including Apple’s ‘iPhone Game of the Year’ and ‘Apple Design Award’, Google Play’s ‘Best of 2020’ Award, SXSW’s ‘Mobile Game of the Year’, Game Developers Choice Awards’ ‘Audience Award’, Webby Awards’ ‘Best Visual Design’, among others.
‘Sky’ has also expanded its in-game world with the team launching nine adventure seasons, multiple ‘Days of’ campaigns as well as hosting special events to raise funds for non-profit organizations. In 2020, fans were able to raise $1 Million USD in COVID-19 relief funds for Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) during the ‘Days of Healing’ event.
This month, the studio released ‘Season of Assembly’, a new narrative arc that focuses on a lone Scout Season Guide who needs to rebuild an abandoned treehouse alongside their lost kinships from scouthoods past. The season promises heartfelt stories of the characters as well as a cool bounty of new collectibles for the players. Check out the trailer for the Season of Assembly here.