thatgamecompany released critically-acclaimed video games such as Journey and Flower. Today, the company announced that its latest title, Sky: Children of the Light, has surpassed 20 million downloads. The game launched one year ago on Android and iOS. It will also get a Nintendo Switch version this summer. It’s a great milestone for the independent game studio. If you didn’t hear about it before, it is a social indie adventure game. It was widely-applauded for its ground-breaking game experience that advocates compassion, friendship, and altruistic behaviors in the game and its community.
Sky: Children of The Light have won many awards
The hit title got many awards such as Apple’s ‘iPhone Game of the Year’ and ‘Apple Design Award’. Furthermore, it also got SXSW’s ‘Mobile Game of the Year’, Game Developers Choice Awards’ ‘Audience Award’, Webby Awards’ ‘Best Visual Design’, Mobile Games Awards’ ‘People’s Choice Award’, among others. To celebrate the first year anniversary, thatgamecompany will hold notable events for existing for the fans. There’s also a new adventure called ‘Season of Sanctuary’ which was designed to deliver a retreat-like experience for fans playing and staying safe at home.
In a press release, Jenova Chen, co-Founder and Creative Director at thatgamecompany said the following about the milestone:
Without a doubt, Sky has been one of the most exciting, challenging, rewarding and heartwarming chapters of thatgamecompany studio. We humbly launched Sky a year ago with the hope that it may emotionally evoke or touch people’s hearts… I don’t think we were ready for the players’ response or that over 20 million fans would get to play it. Its world has truly become the community’s haven to be themselves and to positively connect with others. We can’t wait to grow this space with our fans over this next year!
Try it yourself
You can download the game on the App Store by clicking here or on Google Play by clicking here. On both platforms, Sky: Children of the Light has almost 5/5 rating. From all of us at Mobidictum, congratulations to the team on this great achievement!