Sky: Children of the Light
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.
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.
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.
Here are the videos I made from the beta:
More coming soon!