Sky: Children of the Light – Walkthrough Guide

Sky: Children of the Light
By: thatgamecompany

Sky: Children of the Light is the latest game by thatgamecompany, and it’s similar to Journey. It’s a massive multiplayer online game (MMO) in which you can fly around beautiful landscapes and join with others to solve simple puzzles. There are a lot of hidden collectibles, your wings need to be upgraded, and you need to fill your constellations by freeing spirits. In this guide, I’ve included many tips and tricks that aren’t completely obvious the first time you play. I also included videos of my first playthrough, including all the spirit locations. This is a work in progress and I’m still adding to it. Feel free to ask for extra help in the comments section.

Currency Guide | Spirit & Wing Locations | Seasonal Candles | Daily Quests | Eye of Eden Guide | Meditation Locations | Review

Tips & Tricks:

– Tap the upper right corner to access the settings options. This includes the graphics settings, IAP store, bug reports, etc. You can also change the controls to be two-handed.

– Tap the lower right corner of the screen to access the public chat and also to take photos or video.

– Tap the upper left corner to see your daily quests and how many wing pieces you have.

– Collect Winged Light to upgrade your wings and fly higher.

– Seek out spirits and free them from their stone slumber to add an expression to your constellations. You can then summon them back at Home and unlock expression upgrades, spells and cosmetics.

– Candles are the main currency in Sky. You use them to add friends, upgrade expressions and unlock spells. Each spirit you unlock also allows you to buy a heart for three candles. The only other way to get hearts is to receive them from friends. The hearts are valuable because they’re required for cosmetics.

– Red candles and plants that you can burn fill up your candle meter. You can usually get currency from them once a day.

– You can complete the game without worrying about candles or hearts, but you won’t be able to afford the cosmetics unless you either grind for candles or buy candles.

– Don’t rush. Make sure to explore your surroundings and look for hidden items and areas. If you can’t reach something, come back when your wings are stronger. Or go with a friend.

– If you miss things on your first playthrough, don’t worry. You can return to any area from the Home base.

– Try to make friends so you have some people to call on if you encounter a puzzle that requires more than one person.

– In each area, look for the spirits. You earn expressions by freeing spirits, which then get added to the constellations. They’re also needed for accessing new areas.

– Each kingdom has its own constellation full of expressions. If you’re missing one, go back through that portal and check your list of expressions. If one is grayed out, that spirit is nearby. If you have all the spirits in an area, none will be gray.

– From the Home base, you can easily access any areas you’ve been to already, as well as the next one. You can also change your appearance, but first you need to collect the different unlockables. Make sure to also examine your constellations for any new unlockables you can get.

– If you’re having trouble, try asking a friend (or stranger) to hold your hand and take the lead. You can get pulled along for the ride and just enjoy the view.

– Be careful in the rain area and beyond, as if you lose your fire and continue to get wet, you could end up losing a wing upgrade. It will then reappear somewhere as one of the wings you already collected.

– Tap your character to release a call that other players can hear.

– Tap and hold your character to release a long call that stuns crabs. You can also use it to recharge players nearby, even if neither of you have any light. This is especially useful in Eden.

– Beware of the Dark Dragons (aka Krill) in Golden Wasteland. If their blue light lands on you, it will then turn red and you have only a few seconds to hide before they attack you. If they do, you’ll lose four wings and then have to find them again, randomly throughout the world of Sky.

– There are ways to avoid being hit, but they could be fixed at any time. Currently, my favorite way of avoiding losing wings is to open the settings, then tap on the Home button, but don’t actually go home. The krill will hit you, but you won’t lose wings. THIS CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME, so use at your own risk.

– The game does have IAPs, but you can complete it without them. They’re mostly for cosmetics and people who want to collect everything without having to keep replaying the game.

– If you want in-game headphones like mine, I believe you need to have headphones plugged in and recording gameplay or listening to music that isn’t from the game.

– If you have real life friends you want to play with, use the bar code feature to invite them as a friend.

– Make sure to complete the seasonal achievements and find the seasonal spirits to earn seasonal candles and special expressions and cosmetics.

– Each day, one of the seasonal achievements will ask you to meditate somewhere. You don’t need a specific expression for this. You just need to find a stone marker with a white circle in front of it. You can meditate on that circle and then answer a question to complete the achievement.

– The Adventure Pass gets you an extra candle each day, 20 bonus candles, along with pass-exclusive rewards that you earn automatically by unlocking the previous node.

– If you don’t think you have time to get all the seasonal items before the season ends, you can buy seasonal candle packs, $5 for 15, once you unlock the Adventure Pass.

– The Adventure Pass costs $10, but you can also get a pack for $20 that lets you gift passes to two friends (including the 20 bonus candles). There’s also a new option to buy a gift pass for $10 to send to a friend. Any extra passes at the end of the season will carry over to the next season, but they still have to be used on friends, not yourself.

– When you hold hands with a friend, you replenish each other’s light, so that’s another good reason to travel in groups.

– If you go back to an area to look for spirits you missed, make sure you complete the entire area again or you won’t be able to access the spirit’s upgrades.

– Each day, you can send heart pieces to your friends through their constellation stars.

– Press the kneel/sit emote to cycle through different positions like sitting, leaning back, lying down. You can then use the stances lower down in the menu to further adjust your position.

– If you don’t want to deal with the rain in Hidden Forest, repair the bridge. Once the jellyfish start floating up, the rain will stop in the whole area.

– After you complete the Eye of Eden, you lose all your Winged Lights. But you get Ascended Candles that can be used to buy a permanent wing upgrades. This means you need to replay the game over and over and over and over. Uhhh have fun!

– If you get 8 players to catch butterflies at the puppy’s grave, you can resurrect him and ride him.

Walkthrough:

Part 1, Isle of Dawn & Daylight Prairie:

Part 2, Hidden Forest:

Part 3, Valley of Triumph & Golden Wasteland:

Part 4, Vault of Knowledge:

Part 5, Searching for missing spirits and wing upgrades:

Part 6, Collecting more wing upgrades and spirits, including seasonal ones:

Part 7, More spirit collecting:

Part 8, Vault spirit collecting:

Part 9, Wasteland spirit collecting:

Part 10, Rest of the spirits found:

Part 11, The Eye of Eden:

Finding the Puppy:

Note that you need the Pray expression or you can’t participate. Also, all 8 people in the instance need to participate. So if you don’t have the expression, you should leave so someone else can take your place.

More Puppy:

Here are the videos I made from the beta:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

More coming soon!

Currency Guide | Spirit & Wing Locations | Daily Quests | Eye of Eden Guide | Meditation Locations | Review

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John
1 year ago

How does the freemium model affect the game and how does the freemium model works? It is so unclear to me and i dont want my playing experience getting ruined before hand. I cannot find any information on this on the internets.

John
1 year ago

Where is my question about the freemium model?
I want to know how the freemium model affects the game so it doesnt affect my experience when i am half way in.
I cant find anything about it on the internets.

Johan
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

Thanks for your reply. I wonder how they actually make money now since i never pay for ingame stuff especially when its freemium. I rather bought the game for 10,-.
Journey was amazing, made me cry.

Irlan
1 year ago

I’ve died at the eye of eden and now I’m back home with no wing, no access to portals and no access to constellations. STUCK! Help me please!!!

Raq
Reply to  Irlan
1 year ago

It’s called Storm Lock where once you formally enter the Eye of Eden, you must complete it before being able to progress forward. In this level you’re supposed to die by giving your winged light to the lost children. I’m return you get Ascended Candles. It’s part of the game.

Vicky
Reply to  Irlan
1 year ago

We have to die in Eye of eden and then we will be reborn. We will lose all the wings we have. In the storm, you can see children around. You give them your wings light and try to go to the end. Then you will die. After that, all the children you saved will become ascended candle. And you will have permanent wing’s level. First time you will have level 1 permanent. The second time you go to eye of eden you will have level 2 permanent wing. We play again and again. That’s a part of game. Sorry for my bad english.

iridisnt
1 year ago

i cant see my friends at all! i made requests and everything, but i just cant seem to see them in game, is there any way i can fix that? reopening the app wont work

Kate
Reply to  iridisnt
1 year ago

Hello! I was wondering if you had tried traveling to their location? By this I mean opening the constellation map found in your Home, scrolling with the arrows until you find the nickname you’ve set for your friends, selecting the friend, then selecting the button that appears as a person with a dotted line, and lastly selecting the check mark beneath the words “travel to your friends location?” You may need to use a call to find your friends exact location in an area, and manually walk to them, but if you have not tried it already, this will help you join your friends game and travel to their current area. I hope this could be of some help.

Kate
Reply to  iridisnt
1 year ago

Additionally, my game tends to malfunction when my phone reaches too high a temperature. My solution is to close the app for a few minutes and return to it when the device is cooled down.

GimpySploosh
Reply to  Kate
6 months ago

Also there are different servers so you would join your friend

Kate
1 year ago

Hello! I’ve been playing Sky for a few days now, and I’ve noticed many of the Daily Quests require a player to “meditate” at a certain location. I’ve had a lot of trouble figuring out HOW to meditate, could you help?

Kate
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

That really helps, thank you!

Kate
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

I found that the expression I was looking for was not an expression at all. Your character can only meditate when a stone and a glowing white circle appears in the location specified by the spirit that issues the quests. This stone asks the player a question, e.g. What is your favourite hobby? The player responds to this question, and the quest is marked as complete. I appreciate your help! It was kind of you to offer, I thought you might like to know the solution I found. I don’t mean any offence.

Zhos
Reply to  Kate
1 year ago

Actually there are sort of shrines where you have a kneel icone next to it and you’ll see white light completing a shape in it and at the end of it it’ll be done !

Kate
Reply to  Zhos
1 year ago

You’re right! I discovered that myself while playing the game. Thank you for your help!

Anonymous
1 year ago

How many wings can you get? (This is including the ascension wing lights.)

Allie!
Reply to  Anonymous
1 year ago

I found about 73 or so on my first run through, including the ones you find passing thru the Storm into the Eye of Eden. That’s almost enough to have 8 charging bars for your cloak.
Every spirit has a single unlock-able Ascension Wing with between 3 and 8 Spirits in each of the 5 Constellations.
However, once you unlock the Hug expression with a friend, the next node in the tree is an Ascension Wing costing only 1 Ascension Candle to unlock. So, with enough friends there’s no limit to the Ascension Wings you can have!
(fyi- It takes 6 Candles to make a friend and unlock High-Five and Hug)
Good-Luck!

Lee
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
7 months ago

Actually, there are total 119 stars that you can collect in game (including traveling spirits and the non-seasonal spirit shop) which increases your cape meter up to 10 flaps. Hope this helped

Nope
1 year ago

Hi, when you work with the group of 8 to get to the top with the cloud trees, where do you find the spirit that allows you to pray? I can’t find it anywhere lol, can anyone help?

Brunk
Reply to  Nope
1 year ago

I had the same problem.. somebody helpppp . Where are the spirit of prayer?

Allie!
Reply to  Nope
1 year ago

The Pray expression Spirit is found in the Vault of Knowledge, on the first floor, behind a wall in the alcove to the right of the entrance, and it requires 4 players to help open.
Opening the wall requires Levitating all 4 stones in front of the wall.
Unfortunately, the Levitation expression Spirit is found on the 2nd floor of the Vault. It is also behind a wall, and it also requires 4 players to open. Though, thankfully, this does not require any special expression.
Most likely, you will need to complete the vault twice to get Pray because you cannot go back to previous floors once completed.
Hope this helps and Good Luck!
OwO

GimpySploosh
Reply to  Nope
6 months ago

Pray? You find the emote at vault of knowledge but I think you’re talking about the one in daylight prairie you find it at a dome shaped place. I’m surprised that you haven’t found it yet, since you’d probably pass by it

Matchtgerequestedformat
1 year ago

how can i change the height of my character? i’ve seen chibis and those who are higher than standard

GimpySploosh
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
6 months ago

There’s also a chibi mask that you can buy

Kate
1 year ago

Hello! I was wondering if you could tell me if there is a way to earn an adventure pass without paying?

Miya
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

Hey do you know how to gift it to someone? I have no idea how to gift the gratitude pack to domeone

Mia Rodgers
1 year ago

How do I meditate

Mia Rodgers
1 year ago

How do I mediate

Jaelyn
1 year ago

I managed to reach the Eye of Eden but I wasnt aware i needed to give my light to the children, I ended up losing my light completely farther in and now I have no way to give my light so that I can die, Should i just delete my game entirely to fully reset or is there a way past it?

Vicky
1 year ago

How to get the headphone? The comestic looks like the headphone you had at the beginning. I wondered.

Ggde
Reply to  Vicky
1 year ago

Headphones appears when you plug in your very own headphones and play songs from other apps!

Moon
1 year ago

Where do you get pray expression

Vicky
Reply to  Moon
1 year ago

In Vault of Knowledges

Jordan
1 year ago

What happens when you use ascended candles on friends?
It’s not working for me

Jordan
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

Oh ok I thought it gives you their accessories

Jeanie
1 year ago

Hi. How many winged lights can I collect without the eye of Eden. Also the larger diamond shapes on some players are numerous. How are they finding so many wings to get to that point. I only seem to be able to get to one. Thanks

Fee
1 year ago

Hi 🙂
I wonder if my chat isn’t working. I love the game but I can’t chat with anyone. I can write in the chat but when someone else writes something I only see ‘………….’ and I don’t know why. Do I have to unlock the chat somehow?

MacKim
Reply to  Fee
1 year ago

I think you have to be friends with them to chat.

GimpySploosh
Reply to  MacKim
6 months ago

You also have to have a better tier then you unlock it. Or you can sit on a bench with someone

MacKim
1 year ago

Anybody see the bird laying on the alter before entering the place with the spinning golden spheres at end of Valley of Triumph? Are we suppose to do something there?

auuop
Reply to  MacKim
1 year ago

I’ve been wondering about that too

Luwu
Reply to  auuop
6 months ago

Nah I think it’s just a decoration

Heaven Blade
1 year ago

Ok… complicated question… Has anyone figured out how to complete a constellation? I don’t mean just collecting all the expression spirits. In the middle of every constellation there is a star with a subtle ring around it. When you touch that star it gives you a message about an ultimate gift. I have figured out what the next step is. You have to purchase everything from every spirit in that constellation. I did that, but then the center star tells me that I have to “visit the light.” What in the world does that mean? Has anyone gotten farther than me? Please help!!!!

Mak
1 year ago

This may be a strange question but I’ve seen people with different heights.. how do I change my height?

Eric
Reply to  Mak
1 year ago

There is a mask that makes you smaller/chibi. It’s called a small mask, or tiny mask, or baby mask, or anything similar (I don’t think it has an official name). Look it up.

Kanrui
Reply to  Mak
10 months ago

There are gifts/wishes/spells given by spirits as you unlock them in the constellation that can change your height. The effect of the height change spell is random and could make you bigger or smaller.

Someone
1 year ago

I have a question!! I completed a constellation, but it tells me to go to the Light. How do I do that?

Someone
Reply to  AppUnwrapper
1 year ago

Thank you SO much! XD this helped me a bunch!

Obmar Squibz
1 year ago

What do you do with ascended candles once you have ascended all spirits in all constellations?

auuop
1 year ago

Help please! I completed Eden the first time and I got two stars on my cape. I’ve just gone through Eden for the second time and used ascended candles with 4 spirits, but as I approached the final gate I only met two spirits there to upgrade my wings. When I was reborn I now have 3 stars. I don’t understand how it works! Are my original 2 stars added to? What happened to the four spirits I gave the candles to? Shouldn’t I have got 4 stars? Do you get more stars the more times you go through Eden?

Kanrui
Reply to  auuop
10 months ago

Unlocking spirits using the ascendant candles will add more energy to your cape for each one you unlock.

_.kxsumii._
1 year ago

How do you get the ultimate gifts in the constellations

Kanrui
11 months ago

Where do you get the cape for the Easter egg door in the vault?

Gracie
Reply to  Kanrui
10 months ago

It is called the Founder’s cape or Beta cape. To get it you have to be a beta player. Another way is to get a friend with the right cape to take you through the door and access the store from within the office. You should be able to buy it from there.