Just less than a week after launching globally for iOS devices, the critically acclaimed Sky: Children of the Light from thatgamecompany has now become available for pre-registration on Google Play. The game was originally revealed all the way back in 2017, but was delayed multiple times for various reasons, eventually pushing its release date to July 18.

Sky: Children of the Light Trailer

Still, just after a few days after launch, Sky has already had a huge impact on the mobile scene, with many people believing that it will be a strong contender for the title of Game of the Year. As a result, the news that Android users will be able to get their hands on it soon is certainly an exciting one indeed.

Following the same formula as previous titles from thatgamecompany such as Flow, Flower, and Journey, Sky is an experimental indie game that puts a strong emphasis on empathy, the beauty of nature, and the interaction between people.

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A strong contender to the title of Game of the Year

 

The game sees you embarking on a gorgeous adventure across the kingdom of Sky, a once-magnificent land that is now withering. Your task is to restore this world to its former glory by finding ancient spirits and returning them to their respective constellations. You can enjoy the entire experience by yourself or alongside a friend.

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Play solo or with a friend

It seemingly strives to be as accessible as possible, with incredibly straightforward controls and intentionally low difficulty. Currently, there are 7 distinct realms to explore, resulting in a total of roughly 3-4 hours of gameplay, though completionists will probably take a lot longer if they want to find every hidden treasure and spirit.

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7 realms to explore

In our review of Sky: Children of the Light, we highly praised it for its stunning visuals, heartwarming narrative, and jolly multiplayer. It’s also a miracle that this is a game on mobile, given the demanding nature of its console-quality graphics and open-world multiplayer.

Sky: Children of the Light is available on the App Store right now as a free download with in-app purchases and is now open for pre-registration on Google Play. While still no release date for the Android version is confirmed yet, it is definitely just around the corner. Stay tuned for more updates.