Jenova Chen’s indie studio, thatgamecompany, has become famous for its touching and vividly imagined games with titles such as Flower, flOw and especially the highly acclaimed Journey which has left its mark on critics and the general gaming public. 2019’s Sky: Children of the Light was particularly popular, earning over 160 million downloads across mobile and Nintendo Switch platforms, and now the game has inspired an animated project.
Today, attendees of Anime Japan 2022 in Tokyo got their first look at an anime project currently in development by the indie studio. The trailer showed off the whimsical landscape, flora, and fauna familiar to players from Sky: Children of the Light, as well as concept art and storyboard animation that revealed new characters that expand the universe of the Sky: Children of the Light. game. The minute-long video promised more to come at its end.
Alongside the first look at the animated project based on the story and world of Sky: Children of the Light, thatgamecompany has announced several other updates, including new content for the game. These include Days of Bloom, a spring-themed floral gaming event, which will also feature a behind-the-scenes video at the start of the seasonal event, and Season of Performance has been announced to launch on April 11. This latest update will introduce the Village of Dreams Community Theater which will allow players to connect and share their creative passions via an upcoming “Shared Memories” feature.
Sky’s global community project announcements have revealed Sky Assemblies, meaning Sky fans around the world will have the opportunity to organize their own community events to connect with each other through in-person gatherings, and Sky Crafting Corner is a new community initiative to celebrate fan art and craft based on Sky’s seasonal events.
A ‘Video “Journey so far” has collected some of the best moments from the studio as well as those created by Sky communities. Finally, Japan’s famous official influencer, Sky, was introduced. Yuki Kaji, the Japanese actor and singer known for his work on Demon Slayer and Attack on Titan has been unveiled as the game’s official ambassador and influential partner in Japan.
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