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.


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

This Post Has 89 Comments

  1. John

    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.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      From what I understand, itΓÇÖs mainly costumes that you can live without or keep replaying the game to earn them without paying. Friends can also help by giving you hearts.

  2. John

    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.

    1. AppUnwrapper

      ItΓÇÖs just slow to earn all the different customizations if you play for free, but it shouldnΓÇÖt affect the actual gameplay.

      1. Johan

        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.

        1. AppUnwrapper

          I wonΓÇÖt spend on consumables either, but some people do. It does seem like strange monetization, but I think they had to do it so there would be enough players. Otherwise paying players wouldnΓÇÖt encounter other people when they need them.

  3. Irlan

    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!!!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      ThatΓÇÖs intentional, unfortunately.

    2. Raq

      ItΓÇÖs 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 youΓÇÖre supposed to die by giving your winged light to the lost children. IΓÇÖm return you get Ascended Candles. ItΓÇÖs part of the game.

    3. Vicky

      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.

    4. The cat named Meep

      If your phone dies a lot then IΓÇÖm assuming you loaded the game again, use the shrine at home to go back where you were in eden/orbit

  4. iridisnt

    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

    1. Kate

      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 youΓÇÖve 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 ΓÇ£travel to your friends location?ΓÇ¥ 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.

    2. Kate

      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.

      1. GimpySploosh

        Also there are different servers so you would join your friend

  5. Kate

    Hello! IΓÇÖve been playing Sky for a few days now, and IΓÇÖve noticed many of the Daily Quests require a player to ΓÇ£meditateΓÇ¥ at a certain location. IΓÇÖve had a lot of trouble figuring out HOW to meditate, could you help?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      ItΓÇÖs an expression that looks like prayer. ItΓÇÖs not the kneeling one. Your head is bent lower. You get it in the Hidden Forest.

      1. Kate

        That really helps, thank you!

      2. Kate

        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 donΓÇÖt mean any offence.

    2. Zhos

      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 !

      1. Kate

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

  6. Anonymous

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

    1. Allie!

      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. ThatΓÇÖs 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 thereΓÇÖs no limit to the Ascension Wings you can have!
      (fyi- It takes 6 Candles to make a friend and unlock High-Five and Hug)

      1. AppUnwrapper

        Are you sure the friend Ascension Candles give you wings?

        1. Lee

          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

  7. Nope

    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 canΓÇÖt find it anywhere lol, can anyone help?

    1. Brunk

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

    2. Allie!

      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!

    3. GimpySploosh

      Pray? You find the emote at vault of knowledge but I think youΓÇÖre talking about the one in daylight prairie you find it at a dome shaped place. IΓÇÖm surprised that you havenΓÇÖt found it yet, since youΓÇÖd probably pass by it

  8. Matchtgerequestedformat

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

    1. AppUnwrapper

      ThereΓÇÖs a temporary shrinking spell so maybe thereΓÇÖs one for enlarging too.

      1. GimpySploosh

        ThereΓÇÖs also a chibi mask that you can buy

    2. Meshach

      You will find a spell for increasing height in Forgotten Ark which is located in Golden Wasteland,you will have to buy the spell with a number of 10 Ascended Candles which after can be use through Expression Menu located at the top right Corner on the display.If you want a Chibi height,you can get a Chibi Mask on Constellation Menu or Moreover you can use the Spell to Shrink yourself to Chibi height.
      I hope this helps

  9. Kate

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

    1. AppUnwrapper

      The only way to get it without paying is if a friend who bought the Gratitude Pack gifts it to you.

      1. Miya

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

        1. AppUnwrapper

          Yeah, just meet them in the game and tap on them. There should be a hand either the seasonal symbol on it. Tap it to gift it to them. You might need to be friends first.

  10. Mia Rodgers

    How do I meditate

  11. Mia Rodgers

    How do I mediate

    1. AppUnwrapper

      ItΓÇÖs not a special expression. You need to find a specific spot that has a white circle in front of it and sit there.

  12. Jaelyn

    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?

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Just keep going. If you didnΓÇÖt light any children, you might not get any Ascended Candles, but you still should be able to complete the game.

  13. Vicky

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

    1. Ggde

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

  14. Moon

    Where do you get pray expression

    1. Vicky

      In Vault of Knowledges

  15. Jordan

    What happens when you use ascended candles on friends?
    ItΓÇÖs not working for me

      1. Jordan

        Oh ok I thought it gives you their accessories

        1. Daellus

          I’m stuck at the end. I died and now it’s just me and a glowing figure and nothing is doing anything. I can access my stuff but it’s just THERE.

  16. Jeanie

    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

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Without Eden, you can only get 7 stars on your cape. Once you ascend all your spirits, you can get up to 9 stars.

  17. Fee

    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?

    1. MacKim

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

      1. GimpySploosh

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

  18. MacKim

    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?

    1. auuop

      IΓÇÖve been wondering about that too

      1. Luwu

        Nah I think itΓÇÖs just a decoration

  19. Heaven Blade

    Ok… complicated question… Has anyone figured out how to complete a constellation? I donΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗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 Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║visit the light.Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ What in the world does that mean? Has anyone gotten farther than me? Please help!!!!

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You have to go through Eden again and when you get to the constellation hub there, youΓÇÖll be able to buy a cosmetic from that spirit. You canΓÇÖt see the spirit anywhere else, though. Only at Eden.

  20. Mak

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

    1. Eric

      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.

    2. Kanrui

      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.

  21. Someone

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

    1. AppUnwrapper

      Complete Eye of Eden and visit your constellation there!

      1. Someone

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

  22. Obmar Squibz

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

  23. auuop

    Help please! I completed Eden the first time and I got two stars on my cape. IΓÇÖve 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 donΓÇÖt understand how it works! Are my original 2 stars added to? What happened to the four spirits I gave the candles to? ShouldnΓÇÖt I have got 4 stars? Do you get more stars the more times you go through Eden?

    1. Kanrui

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

    2. The cat named Meep

      Each time you upgrade your cape you will require more stars each time, the more stars in your cape, the more flaps you have, if you remember in isle, when you had no cape you required 1 star for cape, another for 2 flaps, and the more you find stars, the more you need to find and the wing buffs act like normal stars

  24. _.kxsumii._

    How do you get the ultimate gifts in the constellations

    1. AppUnwrapper

      You need to complete all the other stars and then visit Eden.

  25. Kanrui

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

    1. Gracie

      It is called the FounderΓÇÖs 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.

  26. Emmie

    IΓÇÖm confused a little about the constellations I can see in the Home world. Am I supposed to eventually see an expression on every little plus sign?

  27. Rose

    If I get attacked by the dark dragons, is Eden part of the places where I can find the lost winged light or just the six kingdoms?

  28. Anonymus

    im trying to chat in public like say hi or another, but when they will always show only “…………..”, is it normal or my game broken?

    1. The cat named Meep

      No, it is because you donΓÇÖt have chat unlocked or your not friends with that person, you need to unlock chat first by using candles (7 candles total for unlocking chat) and those grey bald people are strangers and if you light a person you have the option to friend them

  29. Anonymous

    Hi, do you know how to get the founders cape.

    1. The cat named Meep

      Ask a friend if they have founders/beta cape, ask them to guide you to the secret area and bring you there and once your in, you can buy the cape yourself

  30. Anonymous

    Hi, how do you know how to get the founders cape

  31. thebluesoleil

    my friend just downloaded the game and she canΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗t enter isle of dawn; the screen says Γò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├║you must complete your adventure before you can return hereΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö¼├æ; itΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s the first time sheΓò¼├┤Γö£├ºΓö£├╗s playing it… we have no idea why is it like that, hope somebody knows what to do

    1. The cat named Meep

      Your friend needs to complete isle first, they can go back there by using the shrine at home space and there is 2 methods of going back home 1=opening emote panel and tapping the portal icon 2=using a shrine usually at social space and other places that have exact location hope this helps

  32. Bababoy

    There is birch light, which the guide to the wasteland needs?

  33. Daellus

    I’m stuck at the end. I died and now it’s just me and a glowing figure and nothing is doing anything. I can access my stuff but it’s just THERE.

  34. Skirrel

    Hey, I think you also had a guide for the different seasons. What happened to it because I can’t seem to find it any more? Also, do the seasons repeat after a while, or are they making new ones every time?

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