Sky: Children of the Light is an open-world adventure game. The game is available in iOS and Android devices, and is quite popular worldwide. But what makes the game stands out is the noble cause the developers are into. The game donates 100% of its event in-app purchases to charity.
Not everyone donates their income, and we seldom find a game company do so. Thatgamecompany, the makers of Sky, supports charity and also features in-game purchases to do so. According to the developers, every penny players spent during the events went to charity. During the time the world was struggling against COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Sky featured a “Days of Healing” event. In this event, all the money acquired through in-app purchases went to the Doctors Without Borders organization.
In its “Days of Nature” special event, the developers used the in-app purchases to plant trees. with one tree per purchase. The event was released to celebrate Earth Day. A total of 40576 trees were planted in Amazon and Australia, where trees were damaged in forest fires.
The game reportedly donated $1027340 to help the doctors during the 2020 pandemic situation. The game continues to be popular among mobile open-world game lovers.
About the Game
Sky: Children of the Light released on 18th July, 2019 and for Android on 7th April, 2020. The game releases on Nintendo Switch in June 2021. Players can roam around in an open world, and can fly using a cape. The game also features social interactions, where players can roam and befriend others in the map. Collectibles and items are found in the map and are also available in the in-game store. The seasonal events in the game has a different currency and can be played to acquire new items and collectibles.
The game received positive reviews and Metacritic awarded the game number one shared iOS game in 2019, and the most discussed iOS game of the year. The game received multiple nominations from organizations like the 18th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards and The Game Awards 2019. It won the Pocket Gamer Mobile Games Awards for the Pocket Gamer People’s Choice, and also the Webby Award for the Apps, Mobile, and Voice: Best Visual Design – Aesthetic.
The game deserves mention for working for noble causes. It also announced the #PlayApartTogether movement, bringing players worldwide online and allowing them to play together in times of social distancing.
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