Sky Children of Light

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Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Open World and Simulation

Released: July 2019. Added to this library 4 months ago, last updated 7 weeks ago.

Overview

This is a huge open-world online game designed to create altruism between players. From the developer of Flower and Journey, it takes you on a social adventure in an ever-expanding world with up to 8 other players.

You soar above the clouds to seven dreamlike realms and work together to find buried mysteries and rebuild a fallen kingdom. It’s more than just a heart-warming flight simulator, though. As you progress you earn new ways to communicate with and give gifts to other players. Players team to adventure into darker realms to save spirits and uncover ancient treasures. Like a day at Disneyland, Sky is designed to bring families and friends closer together.

 
This game is good if you want to harm no living thing, connect with grandparents, dip your toe into online games, inhabit another world, connect and challenge friends, engage your emotions or work in a team to win.

Commitment

Duration: This game will take between 6 hours and 10 hours to complete.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 8 players online. You can play on your own or with up to 8 others online. The game makes it easy to find friends and family you know and ensures safe chat and permission for those you don’t.

The main story takes 6 to 10 hours for the first play-through, but to discover everything and meet everyone will take many of these trips. Purchasing Adventure passes to access new events and characters also extends the longevity of the game, which evolves over time. Players also spend time helping newcomers via the Community hub and earning hearts in appreciation of their efforts.

Costs

This game is free to start playing. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

In-game purchases for candles that are used as currency to give to other players as gifts. There is also Season Pass to grant access to content that changes over time.

Ratings

Rated PEGI 7 with fear, users interact and in-game purchases

This game has been rated ESRB EVERYONE.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Accessibility

System settings: Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more.


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