Sky: Children of the Light

LQ: 8.5


Brain grade: 7.8
Fun score: 9.2

Game Type: , , ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+ Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: 10+ Thinking Skills Used: ,

iPhone iPad Android Nintendo Switch 

Sky: Children of the Light is a game where you explore a rundown kingdom in order to uncover its mysteries and return the stars to their constellations. Your character wears a cape that gives you the ability to fly and this is the main way you travel from area to area. The character controls their flight with the analog stick or by touching the left hand side of their mobile device. The camera can also be rotated 360 degrees, allowing for a full view of the landscape around you. By exploring, you encounter spirits and other real players from around the world. Spirits will give you the energy you need to expand your cape, meaning that you can fly longer and travel to more realms in the kingdom. 

Sky: Children of the Light is free to play but certain features, such as unique cosmetic items and adventure passes require in-app purchases. It is available now on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch. 

Sky: Children of the Light  helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

Planning: Developing a systematic approach for setting and achieving goals. 

There are multiple in-game currencies in Sky: Children of the Light, and the player needs to be able to manage them effectively, just like they would money in the real world. There are candles, which the user can make by collecting pieces of light and fusing them together. But candles can also be purchased with real money. If the player doesn’t actually want to spend any real money on the game, they need to plan out how they are going to collect enough light to form their own candles in-game. Hearts are another type of currency related to the social aspect of Sky: Children of the Light. You receive hearts for interacting with players or by giving three candles to the in-game spirits. These hearts can be used to purchase cosmetic items to customize the player’s character. They need to budget out these hearts because this game has everything from makeup to outfits to musical instruments that can make your character truly unique. 


Self-Awareness: Caring and connecting emotionally with others. 

One of the unique aspects of Sky: Children of the Light is your ability to interact with other people from around the world in a positive and encouraging way. Players can give each other gifts, unlock mysteries together, and even gesture and chat with one another. This gives players the ability to practice interacting with people in a safe space where, according to the game’s developers, you can meet “like minded people” from around the world. For players who struggle with self-awareness, this laid back game might be a good way to practice these interpersonal skills without a lot of pressure. 

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