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Apr 12, 2001

Sky: Children of the Light, by Journey developer thatgamecompany, is officially launching on July 11 for iOS. The announcement follows last year's launch of the beta version of the game, titled Sky: Light Awaits.


The title was first unveiled on stage in 2017 during Apple's headline iPhone X event. Back then it was billed as an Apple TV-only game that would support single-finger play using the Siri Remote, but the developer's priorities appear to have changed in the interim.

The YouTube video trailer, embedded below, describes next month's release of Sky as iPhone and iPad only, with the game's debut on tVOS, macOS, PC, and console to follow at a later date.

MacRumors sister site TouchArcade offered readers further details on the content and direction of the game:
Sky lets you explore seven different realms to uncover a mystery. You will be matched with players around the world. This bit sounds like Journey, where you would encounter real players, and that experience was beyond special. Sky will also have character customization and gifting that lets you grow friendships. thatgamecompany also announced plans to have seasonal events and keep expanding the realms.
Sky: Children of the Light is currently available to pre-order for free on the App Store.

Article Link: 'Sky: Children of the Light' Coming to iOS on July 11, Now Available to Pre-Order on the App Store


macrumors 6502a
Jan 22, 2003
Without going back and watching the keynote I thought there was supposed to be something earth shattering about this game when announced. Or was that the one finger gameplay and gifting?
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macrumors 6502
Oct 20, 2016
Free? Yikes! :confused:

At this point I viscerally despise games that are free, expecting all the disgusting F2P schemes they're going to pull.

Wasn't this supposed to be on Apple Arcade?
It was announced 2 years ago for Apple TV long before the existence of Apple Arcade
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macrumors 68040
Dec 31, 2007
Milwaukee Area
Yeah but, I don’t get it. What kind of gun do you get to save the world with? Is it an invisible one, because I’m not seeing how you can kill your enemies to accomplish anything.
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macrumors 6502
Oct 29, 2015
Saskatoon, SK
yes this game was shown 2 or more years ago. I know ive been testing it for ages - I started to wonder what was happening lol (they always update it, just was in infinite beta) im glad in a month everyone will have access!
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