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Sky: Children of the Light

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Engaging but strange adventure great for puzzle fans only.

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age 10+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+


That Game Company is an awesome company. Any real money you spend on their app is used to make our planet nicer. You are not forced to spend any real money if you don't want to. There are no ads! It is a clean game that you can do many fun things with. You can talk to anyone after becoming a certain level with them if you choose. If you are not comfortable talking to strangers then you don't have to at all. I have found that most of the people I do talk to on this game are super nice. I have not found any creeps or stalkers on this game.
age 10+


I've been playing this game for over a year now. My 3 children also play. The contents is beautiful and wholesome. Although wasteland and eden can be a little scary for younger children as a "dragon" can come and knock you over. Making you loose "wings". I agree that the chat needs to be monitored but if you have educated your child on game safety then you should be ok. I have litterally hundreds of friends on sky and I've only once had to block a player for bad behaviour. But blocking someone is simple and they then have no access to you. It's a simple game to play so why not load it yourself and hang out with your kids. Hope this helps.

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Is It Any Good?

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The thing about being unique is that not everyone will appreciate it, which is something this strange adventure game illustrates brightly. In the adventure game Sky: Children of the Light, players have to explore a vast, artsy world to find their lost brethren. Doing so requires players to run, fly, light a lot of candles, and just generally explore a beautiful land of deep deserts and lush forests. None of this will come as a surprise to fans of the games Journey and Flower, both of which were made by the same people as this epic adventure.

But then, if you weren't a fan of those games, especially Journey, you might find this to be just as uninteresting. Like that game, this can be a bit slow, especially when you have to cross a great distance. Sure, it looks great, but not if you're someone for whom the journey is not the destination. It's also the kind of game where you're not told what to do or where to go, which is part of the fun for some people, but may be frustrating for those who are more goal-oriented. This also has the added issue of being on mobile devices; clearly, this would work much better with a game controller and a big TV with a nice sound system. But having said all that, if this is your kind of game, this may become your next obsession. The pairing of artsy visuals and haunting music makes it fun even if you just wander around aimlessly, while the puzzles are clever but also fit the environment. That's why Sky: Children of Light is, well, a journey worth taking.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 24, 2019
  • Category: Adventure Games
  • Publisher: Thatgamecompany
  • Version: 0.5.6
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android varies with device
  • Last updated: July 31, 2019

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