Sky: Children of the Light (Switch): all the updates (latest: Ver. 0.20.0 / Next: Ver. 0.25.0)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various updates for Sky: Children of the Light on Nintendo Switch (originally released on June 29th 2021 in North America and Europe, and June 30th 2021 in Japan)!

Click here for more Software updates!

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.25.0

  • Release date: TBA
  • Patch notes:

No patch notes available yet. This update brings the following to the game:

  • the memory lantern will have the ability to recharge

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.20.0

  • Release date: January 10th 2023 (North America) / January 11th 2023 (Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Remembrance Begins Soon

The varied past of Sky’s kingdom has been revealed through realms and Seasons, from glimpses of triumph and harmony, to hints of broken connections and turmoil. Now in Season of Remembrance, we go deeper into Sky’s lore. Journey alongside Spirits who lived through eras of turmoil to press on and rebuild together, and experience the connections of empathy that are at the heart of Sky.

Through Seasonal Quests, Spirits share both their own emotional experiences of the turmoil in the kingdom, and memories of the objects that connect them to their past. As a new element for this Season, help each Spirit by creating a Shared Space for them, so they can take their first steps to start anew. Create the Space using your own ideas, or visit Spaces created by other players to gather inspiration!

Season of Remembrance begins at 00:00 Monday January 16th (all times PST, UTC-8) and continues until 23:59 Sunday April 2nd.The full Season can be enjoyed for free by all players who have progressed through at least Vault of Knowledge. Season Pass holders will also have the opportunity to unlock additional seasonal cosmetics, including the Ultimate Gifts.

Known Issue: The Ultimate Gift memory lantern will not have the ability to recharge in 0.20.0. However, the memory lantern will have the ability to recharge in the 0.20.5 update.


Shared Space Updates

As part of Season of Remembrance, we’ve updated the appearance of Shared Spaces to better reflect their connection to the past. New tutorial images have been added, and UI improvements will make them more streamlined to use. You’ll also be able to join friends and others to more easily view the Spaces they’ve created.

The Shared Spaces in Vault of Knowledge and Daylight Prairie will also include a collection of items that can be placed in those Spaces, even if you don’t already have them in your closet. We hope to gradually add these to Shared Spaces in other levels in future updates, too! (These changes will be visible in the game prior to the beginning of the Season.)


Days of Fortune

From 00:00 January 20th through 23:59 February 2nd, gather ‘round for a reunion with a group of enchanting Spirits! Days of Fortune returns for 2023 to celebrate with fireworks, dance with friendly faces, and express your inner rabbit. 

A Spirit from Season of Gratitude returns as the event guide to begin the festivities. During the first week of the event, Spirits from a past Season will arrive in Home to watch a special fireworks show that will display every hour. 

Once each show ends, keep an eye out for a familiar felicitous figure who will appear to give Sky children some colorful ways to gather Light! The Spirits will gradually leave during the second week of Days of Fortune, though the felicitous figure will still appear periodically.

Everyone is invited to stop by the Secret Area accessible from the ground floor of Vault of Knowledge to enjoy the decorated space and themed spells, not to mention an extra rink for games and skating moves. Meanwhile, all of the Spirits across Sky’s realms will be happy to greet visitors. Relive their memories, and they’ll give a small gift of Light in return!

For players who want to gift something special to friends, the Fortune Gift Envelope will be available. This will be in the Friendship Trees of friends with whom you’ve unlocked the carry (piggyback) interaction and allows you to use 14 Candles to gift 5 Hearts. The Fortune Gift Envelope can be given once a day per person, like regular Heart gifts.

New items will be available as souvenirs for this year’s event, as well as items from previous years for players who prefer those instead. Speak to the event guide Spirit for these in-game currency items:

  • Days of Fortune Rabbit Mask: 62 Candles
  • Days of Fortune Bull Mask: 56 Candles
  • Days of Fortune Tiger Mask: 58 Candles
  • Days of Fortune Lion Headdress: 66 Candles

Interested in creating your own fireworks show? You can use your fireworks staff or perhaps fireworks spells, or head over to the pier, where a small box beside the event guide Spirit will offer special themed fireworks in the shape of 3 different Sky creatures!

  • Days of Fortune fireworks spells: 5 Candles

Other spells available for the event are the Lantern Message Boat and Snowball Spell, both available in the Secret Area!

Themed IAP for this year celebrate the more artistic side of Days of Fortune. These can be found in the in-game shop in the main menu:

  • Days of Fortune Muralist’s Smock: $9.99 (all prices USD)
  • Days of Fortune Enchanted Umbrella: $14.99

For players who have waited for items from previous years, past Days of Fortune cosmetics will be available again, too. Talk to Spirits in the Secret Area who offer IAP from 2021 and 2022:

  • Days of Fortune Orange: $0.99
  • Days of Fortune Fish Accessory: $1.99
  • Days of Fortune Wool Hat: $9.99
  • Days of Fortune Fish Pack: $19.99
  • Days of Fortune Pack: $24.99
    • Includes a themed red cape, double buns hairstyle, and rosy-cheeked mask

Free trial spells of all in-game currency and IAP cosmetics will be available from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant in Home and in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge.

Days of Fortune content is available to all players who have progressed through at least Hidden Forest. 


Days of Love

From 00:00 February 13th until 23:59 February 26th, Days of Love returns, marking a time to revel in the connections of friendship that are woven through Sky. 

Home transforms into a cozy space, and the Season of Gratitude Spirit who appeared during Days of Fortune comes back as the Days of Love event Spirit. Join them on a redecorated pier, where a gentle mist of Light descends. The event guide will also offer a new themed item for 2023:

  • Days of Love Flowery Archway: 100 Candles

This Spirit also offers in-game currency items from other years:

  • Days of Love Flower Crown: 15 Hearts

Gondola and Paper Crane Message spells will be on hand for the occasion, too! Find them in Home on the pier or at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat!

Outside of Home, the Secret Area that can be accessed from Vault of Knowledge also opens back up for everyone to enjoy, with snowball versions of the ball spell available there during the event.

Themed IAP for this year’s Days of Love event will be available from the in-game shop in the main menu:

  • Days of Love Classy Cravat: $4.99
  • Days of Love Serendipitous Scepter: $14.99
    • This item launches glittering heart-shaped fireworks into the sky

For players who have waited for IAP from other years of the event, head to the Secret Area to talk to Spirits there who offer them.

  • Days of Love Mask: 15 Hearts
  • Days of Love Gondola Pack / Seesaw Pack / Swing Pack: $19.99 each (every pack includes 35 Season Candles)

Free trial spells of all in-game currency and IAP cosmetics will be available from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant in Home and in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge.

Days of Love content is available to all players who have progressed through at least Hidden Forest. 


Improvements and Bug Fixes in this update include:
  • Camera transitions for Shared Spaces now fade to black.
  • Adjustments to Eye of Eden before the top of the mountain, including lowered wind intensity and additional places to charge.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some players using controllers from being able to sit or use emotes as a result of joystick drift.
  • Updated the Social Light to Treasure Candles at the “waterfall” in Vault of Knowledge and Hot Springs in Valley of Triumph.
  • Improvements for linking to PlayStation™ Network accounts while on Android devices.
  • Fixed a bug causing terrain to render with black visual glitches on a subset of Android 9 phones.
  • [Switch] Fixed pixelation issues on blue cloth textures in Harmony Hall.
  • [Switch] Added a function to the chat window when using social chat areas like benches, tables, and campfires that allow a player to report or temporarily mute another player using the same chat space.
  • Fixed the camera angle not including all of the Bowing Medalist Spirit during their bow.
  • Fixed an upside down constellation gate from the area near the Hidden Forest temple to the Elevated Clearing area.
  • Adjusted the looped bun hairstyle from Spinning Mentor Spirit from Season of Dreams to prevent avatars’ heads from clipping through.
  • When saving a Shared Space with a Tournament Skyball Set placed in it, it now displays properly as the Tournament version rather than the wooden Casual version.
  • Filled in a gap in the wall around a Constellation Gate between the Battlefield and Shipwreck areas of Golden Wasteland.
  • Crash fixes.
  • The rock found the source of the beautiful songs their friends had been singing. They wrote a diary entry describing their experience:

    JELLYFISH! So MANY jellyfish! Ohmystarryelders, this is the best day ever!!! I got to BE a jelly! And bloop around a cave! I became AN ACTUAL JELLYFISH!! And mantas and birds and fish and butterflies?! AND JELLYYYYYYYYYYYYY […]

    The entry continued on like this for several pages, but we only have so much room in the patch notes. 

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.19.6

  • Release date: December 6th 2022 (North America, Europe) / December 7th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Added improvements that should prevent a player from seeing flashes on their screen when someone else around them spams deep call in a particular way. Note that this visual bug will still be visible to a player who goes through the steps to trigger it on their own screen.
  • Added a function to the chat window when using social chat areas like benches, tables, and campfires that allow a player to report or temporarily mute another player using the same chat space.
    • Because this is a temporary mute, these chat window mutes will be reset when restarting the game.
    • To unmute a temporarily muted player during the same conversation, choose a recent chat message to disable the temporary mute.
  • Camera no longer pans through snowbank when starting game.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.19.5

  • Release date: November 29th 2022 (North America, Europe) / November 30th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of AURORA Concert and Updates

Prepare to be immersed in the Season of AURORA concert! Premiering at 20:30 on Thursday December 8 (all times PST, UTC -8), this unparalleled experience connects thousands of players in one concert venue through a shared musical voyage through the heart of Sky. Everyone is invited to take part—no purchase or minimum Season progress required!

The concert countdown begins on December 8 at 17:00. After the concert debuts the evening of December 8 at 20:30, it will be available from 00:00 December 9 and then every 4 hours for the rest of the Season. The final concert will be held at 00:00 January 2, 2023. 

As the start time for the show approaches, head to the Valley of Triumph’s Coliseum or speak to the AURORA Guide in Home to teleport there directly. Players who arrive early can try a number of new features in the area, including Spirits ready to lend an instrument for a jam session, a room tucked away from the crowd to peacefully help you take in the moment,  and even some Dark Crabs ready for a race.

The limited seasonal IAP cosmetics introduced in 0.19.0 will continue to be available in the Coliseum after completing the 1st Seasonal Quest or through the in-game shop. Additionally, this update includes the remaining seasonal IAP offered specially for this collaboration: 

  • To the Love Outfit: $9.99 (all prices USD)
  • Voice of AURORA: $14.99
  • Giving In Cape: $14.99
  • Wings of AURORA: $24.99


The Voice of AURORA instrument will be in the in-game shop. This instrument features AURORA’s actual voice, brought to the style of the game so that Sky children can sing songs of their own. The remaining seasonal IAP will be in the Coliseum. The Giving In Cape and to the Love Outfit become available at 17:00 December 8, during the countdown to the concert’s debut. 

The Wings of AURORA cape becomes available after completing all Seasonal Quests and taking part in the concert. This item gives the wearer and the friends they hold hands with a special ability to teleport to the Coliseum and view the concert in one of its six time slots, even after the Season ends. The option to replay the concert will be enabled in the expression menu while in the Coliseum. Select that option to be taken to the version of the Coliseum prepared for the concert—the pre-concert activities will be available before the start of the show, too.

By attending the concert during the Season and completing all Seasonal Quests, players will also have the opportunity to unlock special limited seasonal cosmetics from the AURORA Guide’s Friendship Tree using in-game currency. No Season Pass or other purchase is necessary for these collaboration items.

  • Cure For Me Mask: 50 Candles
  • Cure For Me Outfit: 200 Candles


Free trial spells will be available for the new seasonal collaboration IAPs. All seasonal IAP and in-game currency items offered for the AURORA collaboration will be available until the Season ends at 02:00 January 2, 2023. Please note that since all these items are part of a limited collaboration, they will not be available once the Season is over and are not scheduled to return in future years.

For details as the concert approaches, follow our social media channels or go to

Season of AURORA concludes at 02:00 January 2, 2023 (there will not be Seasonal Candles in the realms during these final two hours of the Season, since it is not a full day. Please note that the time the Season ends has been updated from the original announcement for the 0.19.0 patch notes to fit the final concert). The Seasonal Quests that convey the stories of the four AURORA spirits will continue to be available unchanged after the Season ends, and the four Seasonal Spirits will return with their items as Traveling Spirits in the future.

During the concert there are moments of bright and/or flashing lights, including the visual effects that occur when other players use calls and emotes during the show. Please use discretion when choosing to participate.


Days of Feast Returns

Celebrate the end of the year in Sky with silvery snow and familiar faces! From 00:00 Monday December 19 until 23:59 Sunday January 8, 2023 (all times PST, UTC-8), Days of Feast returns with a range of activities to enjoy throughout the realms. 

In Valley of Triumph, new changes have been added to the Village of Dreams and Hermit Valley for the occasion. For example, find a new setup to create a Skyball game with friends, or keep an eye out for the Bearhug Hermit Spirit who will appear periodically in the Village—once you find them, you may discover their magical ability to transform your appearance. 

Players who have completed all Season of Dreams quests will be able to collect Light falling from the sky as the young skating Spirit practices their best moves—after Days of Feast is over, this Light will appear when this Spirit occasionally returns during the week. Meanwhile, in the Hermit Valley area there’s a new permanent race for players with a need for speed, or Light, or both.

Both Home and the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge are part of the event too. The Secret Area is open for all to enjoy themed decor and perhaps some friendly competition on the ice. Home will also be transformed as a blizzard gradually rolls through. Over different phases during the event, players can gather up to a certain amount of Light that falls gently from the sky, or that glows from a cozy fire in a snow hut once it opens up. 

When New Year’s Day approaches, get ready to celebrate the start of 2023 with a brief hourly fireworks show in Home that marks the start of the New Year for each time zone. Fireworks begin at 02:00 December 31, 2022 (midnight January 1 for Kiribati), until 04:00 January 1, 2023 (midnight January 1 for Howland Island).

Players interested in mementos for the event will find new and returning items. Talk to the Bearhug Hermit Event Spirit in Home to for a chance to unlock these:

  • Feast Goggles: 50 candles
  • Snowkid Prop: 120 candles 

The follow items will be in the in-game shop:

  • Tournament Skyball Set: $14.99
  • Cozy Hermit Cape: $14.99

A Skyball Set Spell will also be permanently offered in the Village of Dreams:

  • Skyball Set Spell: 2 Candles

All items previously offered in the past three years of Days of Feast will also be available for players who prefer to opt for a returning item. They can be found by checking with Event Spirits and locations in Home and the Secret Area.

Speak to the Grandma Spirit in Home, or check the shelves of her snow hut, for the following returning items:

  • Ode to Joy music sheet: 10 Candles
  • Winter Feast Pillow: 10 Candles
  • Winter Feast Scarf: 50 Candles
  • Winter Feast Hat: 20 Hearts
  • Snowflake Hair Accessory: $1.99
  • Winter Ancestor Cape: $9.99
  • Winter Feast Snow Globe: $9.99

In the Secret Area, these items can be found by checking in with several Event Spirits:

  • Feast Cape: 65 Candles
  • Feast Table: 150 Candles
  • Feast Necktie: 15 Hearts
  • Days of Feast Pack $6.99
    • Includes Feast Hat and 25 Candles
  • Days of Feast Horns: $14.99
  • Snowflake Cape: $14.99

A free version of the Tournament Skyball Set is set up in the Secret Area for all players to enjoy during Days of Feast. There will not be trial versions of the Ode to Joy music sheet or Winter Feast Pillow, but free trial spells for all other IAP and in-game currency items can be found at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat in Home and a cheerful snowman in the Secret Area!

Improvements and bug fixes in this update include:
  • When hand-holding a friend who is using the skip emote, a bug no longer causes the friend to continue to skip when transitioning to another level.
  • For Spirit quests that require you to carry a Spirit along its route, players can now choose between walking or using the skip emote while moving.
  • Adjusted color of the Ultimate Gift outfit to better match the original outfit it’s based on.
  • Fixed certain AURORA seasonal capes clipping when worn on chibi avatars.
  • Fixes for small visual errors in AURORA seasonal hairstyles.
  • Resolved an issue that prevented the Season of AURORA Runaway hairstyle and outfit from being giftable through Friendship Trees.
  • Updates to English and Japanese lyrics in subtitles of the first Seasonal Quest.
  • Graphics improvements so that the appearance of the ramps in the Valley of Triumph race don’t change when a player is close to them.
  • [Switch] Blue orb no longer remains after dismissing a Spirit that was summoned  from the Friendship Constellation in Home.
  • [Switch] Resolved a crash that occurred in certain cases where players used the carry emote.
  • Slight adjustments to Dark Crabs and shards at the eruption that falls in the Elevated Clearing of Hidden Forest so that it  will still be one of the most challenging Shard Eruption to clear, but a slightly easier one.
  • No matter the mischief, havoc, or even occasional lost Winged Light the Dark Crabs may cause, they did not deserve to be subjected to a bug that caused the Dark Crabs over the Graveyard bonfire in Golden Wasteland to appear to be roasted alive. Thus, in this update we have moved them to a container above the fire instead, where they will not be subject to such callous mistreatment while waiting to be rescued by a merciful passing Sky child. #savethecrabs
  • Adjustments to balance and format of Social Light at locations such as the campfire in Prairie Caves.
  • Shared Memory recordings should now properly display a recorded avatar using the skip emote expression.
  • Players can now have up to seven friend code invites open at once in their Friendship Constellation.
  • Updates to credits.
  • The rock had been spending time with their jellyfish friends over in Hidden Forest, enjoying the soft grass and gentle breeze. But all of the jellies keep singing a lovely melody that the rock had never heard before… Where did they learn it? Who taught them? The rock decided that it’s time to set out on another quest, to learn who created such a beautiful song.
  • Known issues:
  • A bug in the Wind Paths area can potentially cause account issues such as losing Season progress. This happens in some situations of entering Wind Paths through Hidden Forest, then teleporting Home. To be safe, we advise players to avoid the Wind Paths area until a fix is implemented.
  • Flashing issues while spamming deep calling in certain locations.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.19.0

  • Release date: October 13th 2022 (North America, Europe) / October 14th 2022 (Japan)
  • Patch notes:
A Familiar Voice Returns with Season of AURORA
Season of AURORA begins on October 17th! This collaboration features the acclaimed Norwegian singer known around the world for her hits such as “Runaway” and “Cure For Me,” and the ethereal vocals she lent to Frozen II’s “Into the Unknown.” Since Sky’s launch her songs have already greeted players in Isle of Dawn and Eye of Eden, and now she returns to sing life into stories of struggle and hope.    

Seek four Seasonal Spirits who have gathered around the AURORA Season Guide in the Valley of Triumph’s Coliseum. Each brings a story written by AURORA and told through her voice in Seasonal Quests, weaving song and memory to gradually reveal a light from the world’s distant past.

These Spirits also offer a variety of items as mementos of their stories. Within the AURORA Guide Spirit’s tree, too, are other items especially designed for this Season, including music sheets, an outfit, and three extra emote expressions which can gradually be unlocked throughout the Season with Candles or Hearts. Her Friendship Tree also includes a specially themed mask and outfit from the song “Cure For Me.” These will be available after completing all Seasonal Quests until the end of the Season, and can be unlocked with regular Candles.

Separately from those seasonal items, specially themed items created for this collaboration will also be offered as in-app purchases:

  • Runaway hairstyle: $2.99 (all prices USD)
  • Tiara We Can Touch head accessory: $4.99
  • Runaway outfit: $9.99
These will be available throughout the Season. We’re also working on a few more of these items for the second half of the Season coming in 0.19.5, which we’ll announce for the next update! (Please note that since these are part of a limited collaboration, they are not scheduled to return in future years.)    

Season of AURORA begins at 00:00 Monday October 17th (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-7) and continues until 23:59 Monday January 2, 2023 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8). Content can be enjoyed by all players who have progressed through at least Valley of Triumph.

As always, the full Season can be enjoyed by all players for free. Season Pass holders will also have the opportunity to unlock additional seasonal cosmetics, including the Ultimate Gifts.

Known Issue: In this patch, the color of the Ultimate Gift outfit in the Season Guide’s tree is seafoam green, but the correct color should be a darker teal blue. The Ultimate Gift outfit’s color will be corrected to a darker teal blue in the 0.19.5 update to better resemble the outfit in the music video that it’s based on.

Days of Mischief Returns
The Cackling Crab is back! From 00:00 Monday October 24th (PDT) until 23:59 Sunday November 13 (PST), celebrate the time for shenanigans during this year’s Days of Mischief. A cranky cat has taken up residence around the cauldron, which will be overflowing with spells for passing Sky children to try out.    

Meanwhile, there are new ways to explore the area, from the tiniest crannies to the skies above… Once the event begins, talk to the event Spirit who will arrive in Home to get started!

To mark this year’s festivities, players can choose from these spells and trinkets:

  • Witch Hat Accessory Spell: 2 Candles—this hat spell can be worn with any hairstyle!
  • Crab Rock Trick Spell: 5 Candles (or free in event area)
  • Candle Trick Spell: 5 Candles (or free in the event area)
  • Dark Dragon Repellent Spell: 3 Ascended Candles (or 1 Ascended Candle in the event area)
  • Mischief Tufted Hair: 44 Candles
  • Feline Familiar Prop: $9.99
  • Cat Costume Pack: $19.99
    • Includes a themed cape and mask
Spells and items from each previous Days of Mischief since 2019 will also be available to choose from. For those who prefer something from among these items instead, seek out the staff NPCs in different areas of the event area who offer them in their trees once you talk to them.    

From the Mischief Guide in the event area:

  • Mischief Withered Cape: 99 Candles
  • Mischief Witch Hair: 66 Candles
  • Mischief Spooky Dining Set: 33 Hearts
From various NPCs lurking off the beaten path:
  • Mischief Pumpkin Prop: $1.99
  • Mischief Spider Quiff: $4.99
  • Mischief Witch Jumper: $9.99
  • Mischief Withered Antlers: $9.99
  • Mischief Witch Hat: $9.99
    • Note that this item is categorized as a hairstyle, so it cannot be combined with other hairstyles, unlike the Witch Hat Accessory Spell
  • Hungry Pumpkin Hat: $11.99 (comes with 8 candles)
  • Mischief Web Cape: $14.99
  • Spooky Bat Cape: $17.99 (comes with 12 candles)
(Please note that in some countries outside the U.S., prices of these items may be different from previous years due to the recent price change.)    

Days of Mischief is available to all players who have progressed to at least Vault of Knowledge. Spells for players to try all IAP items for free can be found by speaking to Mischief Spirits, or at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat. The boat will have additional Crab Rock Trick, Candle Trick, Dark Dragon Repellent, and Witch Hat Accessory spells as well.

More Updates
  • We’ve added a new map feature to the game! We hope these will be helpful as you explore and seek your way through the realms.
  • Now that Season of Shattering has ended, the Shard Eruptions are no longer falling as they did during the Season. There will be a wide variety of which eruption strength falls on a particular day of the week, and there may be days where no eruptions fall at all. Pieces of shards will continue to appear atop gates in Home to indicate the level where there is an active, fallen Shard Eruption.    

    Shattering memories and Ascended Candles will continue to be available from eruptions with red shards. The specific memory that can be viewed will be randomized. If a player has completed all Shattering memory quests, they will be able to see whichever memory arrives on that day.

    If a player has not completed all the memory quests, they will be able to progress through the quests in order each day there is a stronger eruption. A new quest can be completed with each eruption that a player clears.

  • It’s that time again: Daylight Saving Time will end at 2:00 am Pacific Time on Sunday November 6, moving clocks back an hour and changing the time zone for Sky events from UTC -7 to UTC-8. If your area does not observe Daylight Saving Time then, after November 6 the daily reset will occur an hour later for you. Event notation will be marked in PST instead of PDT.
Improvements and Bug Fixes
Audio & Appearance
  • Fixed camera errors that caused the view to zoom in too far when wearing the chibi mask.
  • Adjusted a glowing ball on the Shattering Dark Plant cape to be centered.
  • Fixed erratic camera movement if player dives underwater after starting to relive a Spirit’s memory.
  • Shared Memory candles are no longer visible while reliving a Spirit memory.
  • Adjustments to prevent cape diamonds from overlapping on capes that are otherwise too short for normal spacing.
  • Tweaks to environment fog effects.
General Fixes and Improvements:
  • Shard Eruptions re-enabled to fall in Hidden Forest again, and fixed some Shard Eruptions that were not awarding Ascended Candles.
  • Grandma is a very generous Spirit who welcomes all to her table, but since the Shard Eruption that pushed its way in did not mind its manners and interrupted those who just wanted to gather ‘round, she let it know that if it refused to behave it would have to stay outside. Thus, the Shard Eruption location in the Elevated Clearing of Hidden Forest has changed, and dinner with Grandma is a little more peaceful.
  • Adjustments to prevent issues due to server merges while clearing Shard Eruptions.
  • Flying shards in Shard Eruptions should no longer be able to hit players in the meditation circle.
  • Daily quest to hold someone’s hand is now completed when a friend takes a player’s hand without the player offering it.
  • Fixed a bug causing shells and flower bouquets to disappear after a shell/bouquet is picked up.
  • Players should now be prevented from merging into instances where the Dark Dragons are behaving drastically different than how they were in the player’s initial instance, to prevent things like merging and the player suddenly being ambushed.
  • Fixed a bug causing players returning to the 2nd and 3rd floors of Vault of Knowledge from the Home Return Shrine more than once to be returned to the start of the level on the 1st (i.e. ground) floor, rather than where they had left off on the 2nd or 3rd floor.
  • Resolved a bug that allowed a blocked player to use the “follow” feature to follow a person who had just blocked them.
  • Emotes from blocked players are no longer visible.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed notifications from blocked friends sending gifts of Light through the Friendship Constellation.
  • Small tweaks to how the “roasting” works when roasting snacks at a fire with the Campfire Snack Kit.
    Fixed avatars wearing chibi mask getting magnetized to the Sunlight Campfire Tent ceiling in certain situations.
  • Fixed a bug causing avatar to be launched from jellyfish and other “magnetized” objects when game is at low framerates.
  • Since tables, swings, and other chat props cannot be seen in Shared Memory recordings, these can no longer be used when starting or during a Shared Memory.
  • Crash fixes, including resolution for a crash that could occur after completing a music sheet challenge in Harmony Hall.
  • Translation improvements.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.18.6

  • Release date: August 25th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
  • Resolved crashing caused by equipping certain combinations of items

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.18.5

  • Release date: August 17th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Shattering
The Season of Shattering continues, and this patch brings some additions for the second half of the Season.     

Shard Eruptions

Several Shard Eruptions have been changed so that stronger eruptions do not occur on the main path of a level:
  • The eruption in the first area of Hidden Forest was removed.
  • The eruption in front of the Forest Temple is reduced in strength and awards Light for regular Candles instead of Light for Ascended Candles.
  • The eruptions in a couple other areas of Hidden Forest are somewhat less intense.
  • To balance the reduction in strength of the above eruptions, a strong eruption has been added to an area of Hidden Forest.
  • In the Golden Wasteland’s Graveyard, the Shard Eruption that occurred along the main path through the area will be split to show in one of two locations off of the main path. Its strength remains the same.
  • In all levels, many of the stronger eruptions now bring shards that are able to swirl through the air. It may be useful to adjust your strategies accordingly!
New Ultimate Gifts in Level Constellations
In the Constellations for Isle of Dawn, Daylight Prairie, and Hidden Forest, a second Ultimate Gift is now available after the first has been unlocked. When worn, they shield the player from a limited amount of damage before they will need to be restored by visiting the Elder who gave them—for example, by going to their Temple.
Since these are Ultimate Gifts, these are optional items within the game, and a player’s progress in the game is not affected by whether they’re unlocked. Each mask provides slightly different levels of protection. [2022/8/17: This has been updated to correct a description that mistakenly said each mask provided the same level of protection.]     

Finally, the next three Seasonal Quests will also become available in the following weeks to reveal new memories from the Void of Shattering. Season of Shattering continues until 23:59 Sunday September 25 (all times PDT, UTC-7).

Days of Sunlight & Lazy Days
A new experience is waiting for Sky children in the dappled light of Hidden Forest. For three weeks from 00:00 Monday August 22 through 23:59 Sunday September 11, Days of Sunlight is a time to revel in the outdoors of Sky’s kingdom. Help a group of baby jellyfish venture into the open for the first time, join a band of familiar Spirits, gather near a fire to “roast” some Light for your Candle collection, or see what you might be able to fish out of nearby waters.
Several new items will also come with Days of Sunlight:
  • Campfire Tent: 90 Candles
  • Jelly Shoulder Buddy: $2.99 (all prices USD)
  • Campfire Snack Kit: $19.99 (comes with 35 Seasonal Candles)
    • Please note: the Campfire Snack Kit does not generate Light to collect
The IAP can be found in the in-game shop, and the Sunlight Guide Spirit will offer the Campfire Tent from their Friendship Tree. Free spells will be available to try all of these items as well. Find them near the pier that will be in the event area in Hidden Forest!
After Days of Sunlight ends, the campfires will lay low for a couple weeks. Home will keep a cozy atmosphere during a Double Seasonal Candle event—Sky kids who venture into the daily realm can collect an extra Seasonal Candle each day.     

From 00:00 Monday September 26 through 23:59 Sunday October 16, Lazy Days is a chance to kick back and take things easy. The bonfire in Home will grow over time and give up to certain amounts of Light each day. Items from two different events held in previous years, Days of Summer and Days of Summer Lights, will be available again too.

An event guide Spirit will offer the returning in-game currency item:

  • Summer Hat: 44 Candles
(Placeables that originally came with Traveling Spirits during Days of Summer and Days of Summer Lights will remain with the Spirits who originally offered them, in the normal Traveling Spirit schedule that will not overlap with Days of Sunlight or Lazy Days.)     

IAP from those previous events will be in the in-game shop, too:

  • Seashell Hairpin: $0.99
  • Bunny Accessory: $2.99
  • Lantern Pack: $19.99 (comes with 35 regular Candles)
    • Please note: the lantern item does not come with additional abilities such as lighting candles
  • Summer Parasol: $19.99 (comes with 35 Seasonal Candles)
Please note that some names of returning items have been changed; however, the items will be the same ones available in Days of Summer and Days of Summer Lights events.
Please note that Apple’s announced price tier update may result in price changes occurring during the event. Please refer to the message sent to all players’ inboxes for further details.
Other Updates in This Patch
  • We’ve been working on improvements for player safety. One of the more visible changes players may notice is that, when reporting another player in-game, there are now report categories to select in the menu.
  • As part of a longer-term focus on issues such as photosensitivity, we’ve introduced changes including:
    • Some adjustments to brightness and luminosity scaling for shards during eruptions.
    • Fades for cutscenes created with certain preset settings switched from white to black, to decrease the number of fade-to-white sequences and reduce visual discomfort. Note that this applies to fades based on that preset, so it will not apply to some existing cutscene fades that are based on other settings.

Improvements and Bug Fixes

Highlights for fixes and updates in the patch include:

  • Resolution for multiple visual issues caused by the fog effect in Wasteland.
  • Adjustments to the Dark Crab accessory to sit better on avatars’ shoulders.
  • A dialog hint now displays when a Shard Eruption ends for players who are in the level where the eruption is happening, except for players in the area of the eruption when it ends.
  • When playing music sheets, accuracy is now shown using a dial.
  • Uniform scaling for prop items worn on chibi and tall avatars.
  • Updates to the “Point” expression and level 2 “Beckon” expression animations.
  • The first three candles in the Trial of Fire recharge players again.
  • Fixed touch detection on instrument keyboard menus so sustained notes don’t release until a player moves their finger beyond the note button area.
  • Slightly widened the area recognized on the screen while tapping a note to play.
  • Added new music sheets to Harmony Hall quest rotation.
Graphics, Audio, & Appearance
  • Updated audio for mountain eruptions.
  • [Mobile] Fixed bugs that cause motion blur on moving avatars, such as when riding the gondolas in Dreams Village.
  • [Switch] Enabled 5.1 surround sound. Known issue: Sound mode will not change when switching console mode from handheld to docked, or vice-versa, until the game is restarted.
  • Did some spot cleaning for discoloration on the neck of the red Season of Performance scarf cape.
  • Fixed a bug causing discoloration of Spirits when in dark environments.
  • Fix for an issue causing placeables to be exceedingly bright in dark environments such as the Treehouse area of Hidden Forest.
  • Cape diamonds should no longer appear grey when in dark areas.
  • Fix for lighting in the entrance tunnel to the Wind Paths.
  • Various updates to shaders, which may result in graphics changes based on device (particularly Android devices depending on chipset).
  • Throwing confetti is a festive way to celebrate, but using the “celebrate” expression while leading a friend holding an instrument would cause them to throw their instrument in the air, rather than confetti. This was decidedly less festive and also a questionable use of instruments, so the bug causing this has been resolved.
  • Props that are being held now hide while activating a spell, and cannot be used while a spell is active.
  • Fixed the backpack appearing to float over avatar’s back when certain props were equipped.
  • Parts of the wall in the cave next to the Dawn Temple should no longer flicker in and out of existence.
  • The Dark Dragons have reverted back to their familiar white shout effect when attacking, noting that black and white is a timeless color pairing, and there was something about light colors they just have a hankering for.
  • Polish for minor visual issues in the Prairie Butterfly Fields area.
General Updates and Improvements
  • Removed dialogue prompt for seeing completed Season of Shattering Quests again despite the option not currently being available. Known Issue: Previously completed Seasonal Quest memories are inaccessible after completing them the first time.
  • Resolved a bug causing placeable items to block damage and hide avatars from Dark Dragons.
  • Burn time for floating Dark Plants decreased.
  • Friendship Tree can no longer be opened while avatar is in a crawling state.
  • When the Season of Shattering horn is equipped, a player is no longer prompted to join music sheets.
  • Reduced proportion of time spent crawling when injured.
  • [Switch] The Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat, and its bounty of spells, now appears in Home. The meditation circle that leads to the thatskyshop website when used does not appear; this is intentional.
  • [Switch] If chat restrictions are enabled, placement of Message Boats and Shared Memory candles is now also restricted.
  • [Switch] Chat log now closes if players opens a menu, to fix a bug that allowed two menus to be scrolled at once.
  • Improvements for the meditation area on the boat that takes players to Forgotten Ark in Golden Wasteland.
  • Fixes for bugs causing avatars to appear to warp when seated at chat tables.
  • Extinguished a bug causing flames (including flames from props) to not recharge a player if a player went into the first areas of Eden and then teleported somewhere else in the game.
  • Handhold should no longer drop when transitioning from the Butterfly Fields to Cave area of Daylight Prairie.
  • Lowered priority of flame icon prompt relative to other icons in certain areas of Eye of Eden.
  • Fixed issues with collision of placeable items not working as intended with blocked players.
  • Chat on the Village Theater stage is now only visible to players sitting the audience seats and on-stage.
  • The Admiring Actor Spirit now stands on a small platform so that players wearing the chibi mask can relive their “blow kiss” memory quest without issue.
  • Fixed the gaps in the Wasteland Temple where players could get stuck in a pit and unable to escape.
  • Bugged window grates in parts of the Hidden Forest Temple have collision again.
  • The stars protested that in all of their eons of existence, they have learned enough to not be fooled by a simple Crab Rock Trick as the Dark Crabs are, and that this mischievous chicanery should not nearly be enough to overpower the magic of the Constellation Gates. Thus, this spell can no longer be used to bypass these gates.
  • Add basic haptics for hug, high five, and fist bump friend interactions. (The specific effect may vary between platforms).
  • Added collision to the backs of the floating islands in Daylight Prairie’s Nest area.
  • Improved Vietnamese and other translations.
  • [Switch] Fix for crash caused by having too many spells in the spell section of the expression menu
  • Fixed crashes from switching between tabs in the emote expression menu too quickly.
  • Other crash fixes.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.18.0

  • Release date: June 28th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Shattering Arrives in Sky
The mountain trembles with ancient memories as a new kind of Season makes its way to Sky. Season of Shattering begins at 00:00 Monday July 11th (all times PDT, UTC-7), and with it, eruptions that threaten the kingdom with Darkness.     

This new Season is different from what players may be used to. For example, in place of emote expressions or Spirits, this Season’s format focuses on Shard Eruptions from the mountain that send remnants of Darkness into the world. Talk to the Void of Shattering whose presence as the Season Guide is linked to the eruptions. They provide access to a special seasonal space where you can approach points of memory that offer this Season’s items.

Each day, shards periodically erupt from the mountain on the horizon, falling into different areas of the kingdom’s realms. Once they descend, join others to clear the Darkness. These will be a challenge to face down, but those who persist will earn something in return.

  • Regular eruptions provide Light for Candles
  • Stronger eruptions provide Light for Ascended Candles and a chance to complete Seasonal Quests
Take note of how these fallen shards appear. Stronger eruptions, for instance, tend to fall farther from the main path through each level.     

The first week features a series of strong eruptions as the mountain unleashes its first wave of Darkness. Eruptions will gradually settle over those initial weeks, until they vary between days that they are strong or more moderate. These will continue to affect the kingdom after the Season ends.

Season of Shattering begins on 00:00 July 11th and continues until 23:59 September 25th, and content can be enjoyed by all players who have progressed through at least Hidden Forest. Players who choose to purchase a Season Pass (Adventure Pass) will also have the opportunity to unlock all items offered in seasonal Friendship Trees as well as the Ultimate Gifts the Season Guide offers.

Days of Rainbow
From 00:00 Thursday June 30th until 23:59 Wednesday July 13th, Days of Rainbow returns for all to revel in the spectrum of colors woven into the Light of the kingdom of Sky. Walk over to where friendly jellyfish await in Home, and two Spirits will appear as the Event Guides to join players celebrating every vibrant hue of our shared skies.     

Fly through the rainbow in Home to temporarily change the color of your flight trails. Every hour it also briefly transforms into a full double rainbow all the way across the sky. Gather around it to collect up to a certain amount of Light each day, and share in the colorful transformation in the air above Home. Use candles to pick up extra color trail spells from the Spell Shop, too!

New items for the occasion can be found by talking to the Event Guides or checking the in-game shop. In the shop we’re also offering a special charity pack. We pledge to donate 100% of the net proceeds from the Double Rainbow Pack to charity efforts committed to diversity.

  • Rainbow Trousers: 95 Candles
  • Rainbow Earring: $2.99 (all prices USD)
  • Rainbow Headphones: $9.99
  • Double Rainbow Pack (charity item): $9.99
    • 100% of net proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to charity. As a token of our thanks, the Double Rainbow Pack includes a small rainbow-colored flower accessory and 40 regular Candles.
Items from last year’s Days of Rainbow event will return as well. Players who prefer these can unlock them in the Event Guides’ Friendship Trees:
  • Rainbow Cape: 175 Candles
  • Rainbow Braid Accessory: 20 Hearts
  • Rainbow Hat: $9.99.
Free trial spells for event items will be available from the Spell Shop in Home. For more details, check out our blog announcement!
Celebrating 3 Years of Sky
Time flies faster than a Sky child in the Wind Paths, and now we’re getting ready for Sky’s 3rd birthday party! Beginning at 00:00 July 18th until 23:59 July 31st, the doors are open for everyone to enter the Secret Area accessible from the Vault of Knowledge. Mark the celebration with a host of Event Spirits sharing something of their own on a specially prepared stage, and Anniversary Staff who offer a variety of mementos for the occasion.
  • Light fence: 20 Candles
  • Balloon prop: 30 Candles
  • 3rd birthday hat: 3 Hearts
  • Happy Birthday Music Sheet: 10 Hearts
  • Confetti launcher prop: 20 Hearts
These may be just the thing to throw your own party anywhere in Sky—perhaps even in Golden Wasteland, where the Dark Dragons will don their best hats for the occasion.     

The Birthday Flag prop from last year will also be available (20 Candles), and Birthday Cake spells are back too. Find the spells at a vendor’s cart 3 Candles each. Most of these cakes are big enough for one or two Sky children, but every so often a spell for a larger cake may appear… Pop by this cart for free TGC Guitar spells, too (read below for more!)

Want to party with us outside of Sky? Stay tuned to our blog and social media channels for announcements for our other plans! We can’t wait to celebrate this milestone with our players.

Thank you for being part of our community, and we look forward to many more birthday celebrations to come!

New Rehearsal Room in Harmony Hall
Looking for a quiet way to practice one of your own instruments? Try the new room we’ve added  in Harmony Hall! Equip an instrument from your closet to practice in a private setting without worrying about passers-by or background music. We hope this makes it easier to get those notes you’ve been working on juuust right!
Other Updates in This Patch
  • The way Sky children respond when injured has also changed in this patch. Keep watch for a new icon that appears as a beacon when others are in need of aid. To recharge someone whose Light has been completely extinguished by approaching them to rekindle their Light with your own. The inside of the mountain has also undergone some changes—experienced players may find that different strategies have different levels of effectiveness in some parts of Eye of Eden.  For more details, see our Improvements and Bug Fixes list below.
  • A new item will become permanently available as an in-app purchase from Monday July 18th: The TGC Guitar Pack. Like the Founder’s Cape, this item features a unique appearance of an item players may have heard elsewhere in the game. Find it by talking to the NPC who also offers the Founder’s Cape in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge.
  • TGC Guitar Pack: $29.99 (includes 115 Candles as a gesture of our gratitude for your support of Sky)
Temporarily available free trial spells can be obtained from July 18th until 23:59 July 31stat the Spell Shop cart that will be in the same area.     

(Please note that the TGC Guitar does not include the ability to enter or bring friends through the gate to the Secret Area; this ability still requires the Founder’s Cape.)

  • The black Tier 2 Heart Cape has been added to the Golden Wasteland constellation! Like all Tier 2 capes, this one is also meant to be a long term goal, symbolizing kindness to others and building long term friendships.
    • Collecting the additional wing buff and Tier 2 Heart Cape is not required for the completion of any of the constellations.
  • We updated the interface in the closets! Neck items including Season pendants have been moved from the Props closet to the Mask closet. These closets now have tabs:
    • Mask Closet: Sort between masks/neck items
    • Hair Closet: Sort between hair/hats
    • Props Closet: Sort between instruments/placeable items
  • Many placeable items now appear as miniature models on an avatar’s back when equipped from the Props closet, instead of as backpacks.
    • Known Issue: Some models will appear distorted when worn on tall avatars or when wearing a chibi mask. This will be resolved in a future update.
    • We’ve updated a couple names:
      • “Adventure Pass” has been renamed “Season Pass”  
      • “Adventure Pack” has been renamed “Gift Pack
This is only a name change and won’t affect the function or any other aspect of the Season Pass. We hope these streamlined terms will be easier to reference for players no matter their experience level in Sky!

Improvements and Bug Fixes

Highlights for fixes and updates in the patch include:

  • Added ability to copy and paste upon button press in the chat logs.
  • Fixed inconsistent speed of burning Dark Plants at different device performance settings.
  • Various updates to avatar behavior when injured.
  • Resolution for a bug preventing players from bending down to burn Dark Plants in shallow water.
  • Fix for Bluetooth and wired keyboards not working with iOS devices.
  • Dark Dragons had long been content with simple fashion choices, knowing confidently that black is always in. But even one-eyed creatures of Darkness could not help but notice how Sky children coordinate, and they became wistful for a touch of color in their own ensemble. As a result, the color of the “shout” effect visible when they roar has been changed from white to red.
Harmony Hall & Instruments
  • Improvements for the “jam session” to play a music sheet with Spirits on the 2nd floor.
  • Certain instruments no longer appear unattached from the people playing them in the Hall.
  • Animation updates to xylophone.
  • Fixed some bugs affecting the Spirits in Harmony Hall, plus other small visual fixes.
Graphics & Appearance
  • Items available during the current Season are now shown in closets with the Season’s symbol.
  • Recharging sequence now has its standard appearance on Season of Performance capes.
  • Improvements to animation for sitting at the Pink Bloom Teaset.
  • Wing meter now returns to the top of the screen when a player deletes a message or other object at a shrine.
  • Some Light particles that were appearing blue despite being above water in parts of Hidden Forest and Golden Wasteland are now the proper color again.
  • Improved rendering of light on water to fix a bug causing visual issues on some Android devices.
  • Fix for an issue that caused clouds to appear jittery on certain Android devices.
  • Visual bug fixes in Daylight Prairie Village, including diamond stones for the 2-player butterfly door that did not move after the door was opened.
  • Fixed two-player emote animations not working properly when underwater.
  • Fixed a small black texture that showed up on part of the Season of Sanctuary undercut hairstyle when wearing a Season of Flight tunic outfit.
General Updates and Improvements
  • Deep calling no longer rekindles a player whose Light has been fully extinguished. (Calling still recharges a player who has lost any other portion of their Light.)
  • Using your own Light to recharge a player whose Light has been entirely extinguished now also helps to recharge your energy too.
  • Emote menu limited during certain parts of Eye of Eden.
  • Now only certain spells/potions are available from the emote menu while an avatar has lost all Light and is crawling.
  • Adjustments to various effects in the final room of Eye of Eden.
  • Fix for Performance Season quest progress not working properly for players in some situations
  • Adjusted max number of music notes and chat messages possible in a Shared Memory recording. If the limit is reached in a recording, the event is now not recorded, rather than ending the recording early without notice.
  • A bug no longer teleports a player into the water near the Enchantment Guide in the Forgotten Ark area of Golden Wasteland if that player loaded into the level after unlocking all Enchantment quests.
  • Updated the Season Pass information card viewable when interacting with the Season Guide.
  • Warp option to another player now appears when using the Serendipity match feature in the Friendship Constellations.
  • Fix for crashes caused when moving a friend with a long emoji nickname to a group constellation
  • [Switch] Fix for crash caused by having too many spells in the spell section of the emote menu.
  • Translation improvements.
  • The rock heard of a new theater and decided to visit. Before long, they were helping put on plays with the local Sky children and watching stories unfold on the stage. So many things were possible. Perhaps the rock could even help organize a jellyfish opera one day? The jellies have such lovely voices!

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.17.5

  • Release date: May 17th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Performance Continues
The Village Theater is a busy place as this Season’s Spirits get their show ready for an audience! Help them perfect their performance in the final weeks of the Season, and use the stage to present a performance of your own. A new shrine for Shared Memories has also been added to this seasonal area for those who wish to show some of their favorite moments to friends.     

Talk to the Season Guide in Home to teleport over to their area nestled in the mountains of Valley of Triumph. They also offers a free Heart after completing each quest, plus several items in their Friendship Tree in exchange for Season Candles.

  • The 4th seasonal quest is available starting May 23rd (all times PDT, UTC -7).
  • The 5th and final seasonal quest is available from June 6th.
Season of Performance continues until 23:59 Sunday June 26th. Be sure to relive all the Spirits’ memories to learn their emote expressions before they leave, and use Season Candles to unlock the items they offer in their Friendship Tree.     

See you at rehearsals!

Harmony Hall
Music lovers, rejoice! With this update we’re introducing a new, permanent location to welcome musicians of any skill level: Harmony Hall. Once Harmony Hall opens on May 23rd, Players will find it waiting for them in the Village of Dreams area of the Valley of Triumph. Players who complete the 4th seasonal quest—which also becomes available starting May 23rd—will unlock an additional back entrance to the Hall from the Village Theater.     

What can players find here? For starters:

  • A daily music sheet challenge that rewards Light! Try your hand at the featured music sheet and receive Light based on a player’s accuracy. The quantity of Light is rewarded in two halves: the first for moderate level of accuracy, and a second for a higher level accuracy. Players can make multiple attempts to complete the challenge if they don’t receive the full quantity the first time. The featured sheet will rotate weekly!
  • Shelves of sample instruments that players can try out for free, including instruments from past Seasons.
  • A Spirit friend standing by to help players learn the weekly featured music sheet.
  • New music sheets available from one of the Hall’s guide Spirits
To celebrate its arrival, Harmony Hall will also have a special 2-week grand opening event. New signs for the Hall will be placed in the Village, and a familiar group of Spirits await to greet players who come inside. One of them will also offer a themed hair accessory in exchange for 50 regular Candles, available until the end of the grand opening period. Players who gather here can also collect up to a certain amount of Social Light that will fall inside the Hall, too.     

These grand opening features will be available from 00:00 Monday May 23rd until 23:59 Monday June 5th.

One of the spots in Harmony Hall will also offer a few instruments as IAP. These will be permanently available in Harmony Hall; they are not time-limited to a particular event.

  • Fledgling Harp: $4.99 (all currencies USD)
  • Rhythm Guitar: $14.99
  • Triumph Handpan: $19.99
The harp and guitar are new visual designs of their counterparts that players may have seen elsewhere in the game. The Triumph Handpan is a reimagined version of a past seasonal instrument with both a distinct sound as well as appearance.     

To try these IAP instruments for free, pick up free trial spells from the table in the middle of the Hall. These free trial spells will be available during Harmony Hall’s grand opening celebration until 23:59 on June 5th.

We have more updates planned for Harmony Hall, but we’re excited to see what you think of it and look forward to hearing your feedback!

Chat translation and updated chat UI
In-game translation is now available for chat messages! If a player sends chat text that is in a different language than what your device is set to, you can use this feature to see a machine translation:
  • Open the chat log by selecting the chat bubble icon in the lower left corner, or by tapping on the chat text above the avatar’s head.
  • Tap on/Select the line of text you wish translate
  • Tap on the “文A” icon that appears beside the text
Switch players in console mode can display translations of chat messages simply by selecting the chat text displayed in the chat log.     

Like Message Candles and Boats, these are machine translations, so they may not be 100% accurate, but we hope it will be another useful way for players to connect even if they don’t share the same spoken language.

Music Sheets
We’ve also made some updates to music sheets that we hope will make them easier and more enjoyable to use.     

For example, try a slower tempo for practicing! A slider bar in the music sheet menu allows players to slow down the speed of their part when playing music sheets. Now, no sheet will be too fast—not even the Bird Whisperer’s!

Please note:

  • The accompaniment music will not play when the tempo is modified from the original speed.
  • Other players will not be able to join in on their instruments with a player using a modified tempo
We’ve also adjusted the colors and highlighting of the square keys on the instrument keyboard to make it easier to understand which notes to play in a song.     

Players will also notice a bar at the top of the screen while playing music sheets. This expands based on how accurately a sheet is played.

For more details on updates to music sheets and instruments, see our list of improvements and bug fixes below.


Improvements and Bug Fixes

We have a lot of fixes in this patch! Here are the highlights:

  • Chat bubbles made lower priority than other in-world buttons.
  • Deep calling reliably charges nearby players and flips Dark Crabs
  • Fix for an issue with candles and shrines where refreshing the displayed candles would not change which ones were displayed.
  • Shared Memory recordings are now disabled in Eye of Eden, and recordings have to be started a little farther away from certain things in a level (Dark Plants, NPCs, Candles, etc.).
  • Players can now scroll back to view more conversation history, and other chat UI updates.
  • Chat bench conversations in the main Treehouse area should not longer be visible to all players.
  • The snowball spells changed into their summer clothes, and they are all now back to being beach ball spells.
  • Players using controllers can now properly replace a star in the Friendship Constellations when selected in edit mode.
Season of Performance
  • Optimization for a performance issue affecting less powerful devices when opening the stage curtain.
  • The Performance Guide realized that the Season pendant would be the perfect accessory for their outfit, and so has begun wearing one.
  • Stopping a music sheet playback now also stops the background accompaniment of that sheet.
  • Music notes no longer sound distorted when repeatedly pressing more than 2 notes at once.
  • Sky children took some music lessons to focus on their playing technique, and as a result we’ve updated animations for a number of instruments, including the drum, piano, pan flute, vessel flute, bugle, handpan, and the string instruments from the Seasons of Dreams and Belonging.
  • Music sheets now use a subtle target box on the next note to make it easier to gauge timing.
Audio & Appearance
  • Fix for text in chat bubbles not being centered.
  • Turtle accessory from the Nature Turtle Pack should no longer squish when wearing the chibi mask.
  • Improved lighting in Sanctuary Islands area of Daylight Prairie during sunset turtle event.
  • Oreo got a bit dirty while he went and played with some bugs, so we gave him a bath that fixed his coat from appearing too dark.
  • Fixed camera bugs and plate rotation issues with the 2022 purple Days of Bloom table.
  • Fixed avatar twitching when lying on a bench or flat object.
  • Fixed radar hints not showing on scavenger hunt prop quests.
  • Fixed pillars unaligned with the floor of one of the shelters in Hidden Forest.
  • Fix for avatars facing the wrong directions after entering certain areas of Hidden Forest, or when spawning in the Prairie Temple area after visiting the area behind the 8-player elevator.
  • Potential fix for graphics corruption on water textures affecting a subset of Android devices, including those with Adreno 500-series GPUs.
  • Did some light landscaping in Home while we were fixing a bug to improve clarity of paths to gates.
  • Music now plays as intended during the cutscene that shows after completing the last Season of Dreams quest.

General Fixes and Improvements
  • [Switch] All Elder cutscenes now include HD Rumble for players who have this setting enabled for their device.
  • Fixes to reduce the frequency of friends getting separated when transitioning from the Wasteland social space to the Broken Temple area.
  • Improvements to prevent disconnections from friends while doing the 5th Abyss quest.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented a handheld player from sitting down in the meditation area on the boat to Treasure Reef if the player who was leading them sat down first.
  • Game now displays a message if a player offers handhold to someone who is in the middle of a quest, informing the player that their friend is working on an activity.
  • Added a dialogue hint if a player can’t save a Shared Space due to not having enough items placed yet.
  • Backflip emote icon appears for all players now when using the Guide Feature to get it.
  • Fixed a bug causing reported, blocked, or blocked friends’ Shared Spaces to appear when someone shared them.
  • Players should now be able to access the Friendship Menu when hand-holding and leading a friend while swimming.
  • Translation improvements.
  • Improved full support for Apple M1 devices.
  • The ghost that watched over Sky children in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge is no longer in their spot. Season after Season it had gazed at the art shared in the area, inspired by the creations it saw. At last, it decided one day that art, not haunting, was its true calling in (after)life, so it has left to try its ghostly hand at creating beauty for others to enjoy.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.17.0

  • Release date: April 5th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Performance Begins Soon
On April 11, get ready for rehearsal as four Season Spirits prepare to share their imagination and passion with an audience! Complete seasonal quests to inspire this team to create something bigger than any one person could achieve alone, and learn how to use the new stage for performances you might imagine, too. Relive each Spirits’ memories to learn their expressions, and gain the opportunity to unlock a series of masks, outfits, music sheets, and hairstyles—not to mention, an instrument that offers a frequently requested feature: sustained notes!     

A new node is also available at the bottom of the Season Guide’s Friendship Tree: Teleporting. Select this option to make travel to the current Season’s area a bit more convenient.

Season of Performance begins on 00:00 April 11th and continues until 23:59 June 26th (all times PDT, UTC-7), and content can be enjoyed by all players who have progressed through at least Golden Wasteland. Players who choose to purchase an Adventure Pass will also have the opportunity to unlock all items from the seasonal Spirit’s Friendship Tree as well as the Ultimate Gifts the Season Guide offers.

Constellation Updates
Based on community feedback about ways to make the Spirit and Friendship Constellations easier to navigate and organize, we’re introducing some changes to the constellations that aim to make them easier to use.
Beginning in 0.17.0:
  • Select the single icon on the constellation platform in Home to show the Spirit Constellations for each level.
    • From there, select the friends icon that displays at the top of the screen to show the Friendship Constellations.
  • More stars and more favorite friends can be displayed at once.
  • Friends who are favorited will be placed in one of several small group constellations. Each group constellation page can display up to 10 stars: eight in the main constellation and two that can be placed near it in the sky.
  • Use the new edit mode to sort and organize stars of favorite friends across group constellations according to your preference.
  • Icons for features such as friend invitations are arranged on a single page in the Friendship Constellations for quick and easy access.
  • Art has also been updated for constellations and stars
We know that these can feel like big changes, and that it may take some time to get used to them, but we hope you’ll soon be navigating and moving between the stars of your constellations more easily and smoothly than ever before!
Shared Memories
This update also introduces a spell called Shared Memories, a new type of magic that allows players to capture a glimpse of their past for others to see. Once Season of Performance begins, these will be available from the Spell Shop in the Forgotten Ark area of Golden Wasteland.     

To use a Shared Memories spell:

  • Activate the spell, then find a spot on dry land to start your recording from.
    • Please note that recordings cannot begin close to things like Candle locations, meditation circles, or Spirits.
  • Select the “record” icon, and then move, dance, fly, or anything else while the spell records your movement.
  • When it’s ready to share, simply give it a name. It will then appear as a candle placed in the world for others to see and replay!
To view someone else’s Shared Memory, just tap on a Shared Memory candle that displays in the area around you. Similar to Message Candles and Message Boats, Shared Memory candles remain in an area temporarily. Players can tap the heart icon when viewing someone else’s Shared Memory to “like” it, and after a certain number of “likes” the person who shared the original memory recording will receive a Heart.     

We can’t wait to see the creative ways players use them to connect with each other! We plan to build on this feature based on player feedback, so please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in our feedback channels on our Discord server or in our Facebook group.

Days of Nature
This patch also brings the return of Days of Nature! From 00:00 Monday April 18 through 23:59 May 1st PDT (UTC-7), players who have completed at least Hidden Forest can celebrate the occasion with other Sky children to benefit life in the oceans within Sky—and in the real world around us through a charity partnership with the organization The Ocean Cleanup.     

A new Light creature will appear periodically in the Sanctuary area of Daylight Prairie—lend them aid and receive Light as a reward. While visiting it in Sanctuary’s crystalline waters, you can also collect the Light it emits, up to a certain amount each day. This creature will become a resident in Sanctuary, so you’ll be able to visit it after Days of Nature ends.

Like the Season Guide, the Event Guide will have a node in their Friendship Tree that allows players to teleport from Home to their island in Sanctuary. Players can also speak to them to see the colorful item they offer for the occasion:

  • Nature Coral Crown Accessory: 20 Hearts
Meanwhile, two new items will be available as IAP in the in-game Shop:
  • Nature Turtle Cape: $14.99
  • Nature Turtle Pack (charity item): $19.99
    • 100% of the net proceeds raised from the sale of the Nature Turtle Pack will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup to support ocean cleanup efforts. As a token of gratitude in return, players who purchase the Nature Turtle Pack receive a turtle-themed shoulder accessory and 75 regular Candles.
IAP from previous Days of Nature events will also return. As in other events, these will be available for purchase in the Friendship Tree of another Spirit, the Chill Sunbather, who will also be part of the event and on the same island as the Event Guide.     

Please note, though, that the Chill Sunbather Spirit will appear also periodically in Sanctuary, at the same time as the Light creature does. To purchase items from past Days of Nature, be sure to talk to the Chill Sunbather while they appear on the island. 50% of the net proceeds from returning Days of Nature IAP will be donated to The Ocean Cleanup to support ocean cleanup efforts.

  • Ocean Cape: $14.99
  • Ocean Necklace: $1.99
  • Earth Cape: $4.99
From lofty skies to deep blue waters, we hope this year’s Days of Nature is an occasion for us all to come together and help make our shared planet a better place.
Updates to the Friendship Tree
Two new friend interactions have been added in this update: handshake and duet dance. After this latest of multiple expansions to the Friendship Tree, we’ve also made some adjustments to its layout. Along with the addition of a new tier, we’ve updated the requirements for unlocking a few parts of the Tree so that there will be room in the future for relationships to grow and better reflect the range of friendships people share with each other, from casual to close.     

Sky Now Available for Huawei Devices
Sky can now be downloaded onto Huawei devices from the Huawei App Gallery! As with other platforms, players using Huawei devices will be able to play with players on iOS, Android, and Nintendo Switch.

Please note:

  • Sky accounts cannot yet be linked to Huawei accounts while on iOS, Android, or Switch.
  • To link a previous Sky account to a Huawei device, please be sure to link your Sky account to an Apple, Nintendo, or Facebook account before opening Sky on the Huawei device. Once you start Sky on the Huawei device, select “Cancel” if asked to create a new Sky account, then sign into the account you previously linked in order to carry your progress over.
For more information on linking accounts, please see our FAQ page here.
For additional details about Seasons, events, and features, be sure to see our blog posts and social channels. We look forward to hearing your feedback, so feel free to stop by our Discord server or Facebook group to let us know what you think!

Improvements and Bug Fixes in this update include:

Audio & Appearance
  • Background music from the Wind Paths stops properly after entering the Starlight Desert area of Vault of Knowledge.
  • Restored instrument reverb.
  • While Dark Dragons are tricky, nefarious creatures, their tricks should not include stealth attacks. As such, the rogue Dark Dragons who had been attacking silently now give proper audio warning in advance.
  • Cape diamonds left behind from other avatars no longer randomly float in the world after level loading.
  • Avatars no longer sink into the sand when they sleep on the shore in Treasure Reef.
  • Avatar holding hands with a group leader doing Levels 3 or 4 of the dance and sparkler emotes now properly imitates their movement.
  • —Meanwhile though, one avatar activating a spell while holding hands with someone else no longer forces the other avatar to imitate the spell activation animation.
  • Removed some floating icons in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge that were leftover from previous events.
  • Fixed scrolling for sheet music page on mobile.
  • Placed items no longer disappear when the owner player burrows down using the Crab Rock Trick spell.
  • Adjusted the lighting in the trench in Sanctuary.
  • Adjusted brightness of light beam from the mountain in Eye of Eden to address discoloration affecting Android and Switch devices.
  • Adjustments to Shared Spaces UI.
General Fixes and Improvements:
  • [Switch] Fixed an issue causing the game to crash when users entered 10 or more lines of characters with certain keyboards
  • Added the white Tier 2 Heart Cape to the Memory Whisperer’s Friendship Tree. The black Tier 2 Heart Cape will be available in a future update. (Unlocking Tier 2 Heart Capes is not required to complete a level constellation.)
  • The Shared Space in the main Treehouse area of Forest is now enabled and accessible by default, meaning that players will no longer need to complete all quests from the Season of Assembly Guide in order to access it. This means that all Shared Spaces are accessible to players who have progressed to at least Daylight Prairie. (Please note that players still need to have at least two placeable props in order to access edit mode for Shared Spaces.)
  • Diving ability is now granted to new players after reaching Hidden Forest. Players will no longer need to go to the Treasure Reef area of Golden Wasteland to obtain it.
  • New Social Light area at the end of Valley of Triumph.
  • The missing Winged Light in the Shipwreck area of Golden Wasteland is back from their subterranean adventures, their ledge newly remade for them. They thank Sky children who tried to visit them, observing “Golly, it sure was dark underground.”
  • The quest to hold a friend’s hand can now be completed by using the follow option to hold their hand.
  • Fixed a bug causing one person to fall from a swing when another person leaves or joins the session.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented players from being able to use the meditation circle at the end of the Trials if another player in the same session hadn’t reached them yet.
  • A player who wants to warp to a friend using piggyback with a third player can now view and use the warp option to that friend.
  • A player riding piggyback on a friend who uses the Crab Rock Trick spell can now dismount from piggyback while their friend is underground without falling out of bounds.
  • Hint text at the resume level shrine no longer says “Leave Home and resume your journey to The Light” when returning to places such as the Secret Areas accessible from Golden Wasteland or Vault of Knowledge.
  • In-game notifications now specify if another player liked your Shared Space.
  • Removed outdated meditation shrine prompt.
  • Fixed a bug where accepting an offer for a two-player emote while being led by the Little Prince NPC would remove the accepting player from the cutscene once it starts.
  • Fixed an issue causing apostrophes to not display correctly in a translated message.
  • Added Vietnamese translations.
  • Other translation improvements.
  • The rock saw a bunch of kids diving into the water. But rocks can’t swim (and might be a little scared of monsters), so instead the wandering stone decided to follow their friend Patch-chan on an adventure! There were so many people, wearing capes and masks and other costumes! They brought beautiful artwork, left kind messages, and took lots of pictures. The rock watched it all from Patch-chan’s cute new bag, peeking out at all of the amazing sights and sounds.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.16.5

  • Release date: February 24th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Adventures Continue in Season of Abyss
Dive deeper into the story of Season of Abyss! The fifth and final seasonal quest becomes available on March 7th PST (UTC-8) as the crew’s pursuit for resources beckons further below. Those who complete all five quests can unlock a new node in the Abyss Guide’s Friendship Tree that offers a mask that boosts the length of time an avatar can hold their breath underwater. Since this is available from the Abyss Guide, it will remain available in the game after the Season ends, and it can be unlocked with regular Candles.     

Meanwhile, in shallower waters the creatures of Treasure Reef offer new ways to interact, and a Shared Space has been added closer to the shores for players to express their creativity. Players who enjoy underwater exploration will also find that the seas surrounding the islands of Daylight Prairie’s Sanctuary now include scenery and terrain to investigate.

Be sure to visit and relive the memories of all four Spirits in Treasure Reef before the Season ends! Season of Abyss continues until 23:59 on March 27th PDT (UTC-7).

Days of Bloom
A time of growth and renewal is upon us as Days of Bloom once again approaches. From 00:00 March 28 through 23:59 April 10 PDT (UTC-7), Spirits from a previous Season return to the Hidden Forest social space to once more seek Light amidst the blossoms of a beautiful tree placed here for the event. Players can join these Spirits and gather to mark a time of new beginnings:
  • The tree is transformed across four phases of bud, blossom, falling blossoms, and finally bare branches at the end of the event.
  • During the two phases that the branches are in blossom, players can collect Light from colorful cascades of flowers.
The event is open to all players who have progressed in the game to at least Hidden Forest.     

Two event Spirits in the Hidden Forest social space offer IAP and in-game currency items from both this year and last year. Spells of these items will also be available to try for free from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat or an event Spirit:

  • Purple Bloom Cape: 105 Candles
  • Purple Bloom Teaset: $19.99 USD (includes 35 regular Candles; available in the in-game shop)
  • Pink Bloom Hair: 20 Hearts
  • Pink Bloom Cape: 70 Candles
  • Pink Bloom Teaset: $19.99 USD (includes 35 regular Candles)
Automatic Translations for Message Candles and Message Boats
Message Candles and Boats now include automatic translations if the original message is different from the language your device is set to. These are machine translations, so we anticipate some imperfections as we continue to build on the feature after this initial rollout. Still, we hope it makes it easier to connect with your friends no matter where they come from in the world!     

Please note:

  • Translated messages will appear with the original message first, followed by a line, then the translated version underneath that line.
  • The chat filter applies to both the original and the translated message. If a translated message is not allowed by the filter, the translation will not be displayed.
  • The machine translator won’t be able to translate a message written in more than one language.
We aim to continue building and improving this feature based on your feedback, so please don’t hesitate to join our Discord server or Facebook group to share your thoughts in our feedback channels!
Shared Spaces Updates
Not only is there a new Shared Space in Treasure Reef, we’ve made some changes to Shared Spaces themselves based on player feedback. Ahead of 0.16.5, the ability to place multiples of one type of placeable (depending on item volume) in a Shared Space has been enabled. With this update, the stones representing them now have a new appearance, and players will see candles around each Shared Space shrine. Similar to candles at Meditation Shrines, these candles represent yours and other players’ Shared Spaces. Other UI additions, updates, and new ways to interact with Shared Spaces include:
  • Giving your Space a name
  • Giving “likes” to other players’ spaces; a certain number of “likes” gives a Heart to that Space’s creator
    • A message will alert a player that their “like” count on their public Shared Space will be reset if they overwrite and remake that Space
  • Temporarily make a Space visible to others around a Shared Space shrine at a given moment
  • The camera no longer moves while positioning a placeable
Similar to messages, a Shared Space must receive three “likes” from a player’s friends before it becomes public to non-friended players.
Kizuna AI Collaboration
One of our hopes in Sky is that players can build ties of friendship no matter where they are in the world. Building these ties has also been key for virtual YouTuber Kizuna AI—whose name in Japanese references connections and love. With these shared aims, Kizuna AI China joined part of our community briefly after Sky’s launch in 2019 for a small collaboration that aimed to celebrate these connections.     

Though this event was limited in its scope, we heard from many fans in our global community also wishing to share in the experience. Kizuna AI will begin her “indefinite hiatus” on February 26 JST (UTC+9), and to help her fans in Sky mark the occasion, a bundle of items will be offered for those wishing for something to remember her by. These items—a hairstyle, a bow, and a cape—will be offered as an IAP bundle ($19.99 USD) in the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge, open to all players during this event, from 00:00 February 25 through 23:59 March 10 PST (UTC-8), with a free spell version of the bow for anyone to try. Kizuna AI aimed to connect with players and everyone in the world, and we hope this will be an opportunity for her fans in Sky to celebrate those bonds of friendship no matter where they may be.

For everyone in Sky, during this period the locations of Treasure Candles and Seasonal Candles will be doubled every day in their respective levels, meaning players will be able to find 4 additional Treasure Candle clusters and forge an extra Season Candle per day.

Other Game Updates
  • Several new Social Light areas have been added. They can be found in Hidden Forest, the Wind Paths above Hidden Forest, and the Vault of Knowledge.
  • We’ve heard feedback from players who have enjoyed the unique shapes of the Message Boats during certain events. In response, we’ve added the paper crane Message Boat into the weekly rotation of spells that are available in exchange for Candles. Players can exchange 8 Candles for three paper crane Message Boats.
  • The game now offers Indonesian language support on mobile platforms.
Daylight Savings Time
You may have noticed some of our patch note descriptions using PST and PDT to specify start and end times—this is because Daylight Saving Time will take effect at 2:00 am Pacific Time on Sunday March 13, moving clocks ahead an hour and changing the time zone for Sky events from UTC-8 to UTC-7. If your area does not observe Daylight Saving Time at that time, after March 13 daily reset will occur an hour earlier for you.     

Please note that due to technical limitations affecting the servers, after reset on March 14th, the clusters of Season Candles and Treasure Candles from March 13th will remain in their level for one additional hour while the clusters of Season and Treasure Candles for the 14th spawn in their respective level. The total number of Season and Treasure Candles available in the game returns to normal at 1:00 am March 14th PDT. We appreciate your understanding.

We’ve prepared a lot for this patch, but of course we always look forward to your feedback on the features and updates in the game. Read below for more about some of the bug fixes in 0.16.5!

Improvements and Bug Fixes in this update include:

Season of Abyss
  • Added a Shared Space to Treasure Reef.
  • A fragment in the Ceasing Commodore quest no longer ceases to appear properly when the Spirit is climbing the tower.
  • Resolved an issue preventing more than one person to collect the second resource when doing the 4th Abyss seasonal quest in groups.
  • Now when tapping on a quest progress status icon, this will cause a player’s avatar to call and thus show the fragments needed for the quest.
  • Fixed a bug that made it possible for a player being led while diving to continue to lose breath when the leading player returned to the surface.
  • Players are now able to offer an unlocked relationship ability to a friend while underwater.
  • Tall avatars no longer lose breath when swimming on the water’s surface.
  • Dive toggle is no longer hidden immediately after a player collects an underwater shell in the Treasure Reef area.
  • We’re not sure about teaching an old dog new tricks, but the fish schools have learned a number of new things for this update. Swim up to them and they might show you what skills they’ve gained!
  • Fixed a bug causing loss of camera control and making players get stuck while swimming around the boat in the Treasure Reef area.
  • Fixed a bug that made friendship interaction nodes appear to be active while a player was swimming/diving at a distance.
  • Enabled Report Player, Block Player and Favorite Player while swimming and diving.
  • IAP gifting node no longer enabled in the Friendship Tree while underwater.
  • Fixed a bug that disrupted collecting the Anxious Angler emote in a multiplayer state.
  • Avatars wearing the chibi mask are no longer able to go underwater before learning the diving ability.
  • The underwater Dark Crabs of Treasure Reef are grim, callous creatures of Corruption—but players who want to hold them close and take them on a swim anyway can now do so.
  • Fixed issue where sometimes the clams weren’t getting picked up properly.
  • Audio updates for the eel-like creature that emits Light.
  • Swimming animation improvements.
  • Adjusted the meditation rock in the manta cave so that when players watch their friends learn the diving ability, they won’t appear to be floating in the air.
  • Adjustments to murals in the 2nd and 3rd seasonal quests.
  • Updated some of the pools in various levels so that avatars swim in them instead of walk underwater.
  • Filled in some holes and performed other building maintenance on the Treasure Reef’s main tower.
  • Hairstyle from the Ceasing Commodore no longer clips through head while avatar moves.
  • Hair should no longer clip when wearing the underwater breath mask.
  • Directional step hoop no longer appears when using the diving toggle underwater
Audio & Appearance
  • Adjusted some of the lighting processes so that now, among other things, the lighting in the out of bounds area of the Coliseum in Valley of Triumph should again appear in twilight colors.
  • Various audio updates for some Sky creatures.
  • Fixed a bug where players joining a sheet music session could enter in the wrong music key.
  • Sound now plays on Android devices during the logo sequence when starting the game.
  • Regular background music should play properly again after removing or replacing the Rose prop.
  • Updated the sound effect and melody for the bell in Home.
  • The bell in Home has also come to realize that it didn’t need to be so insistent for attention in order to be noticed, and now has a smaller “bubble” when it resonates.
  • Animation improvements for 2021 Pink Bloom tea set.
  • Bug fix for certain Spirits showing a corrupt spinning animation after interacting with players.
  • Fixed a bug that briefly shrunk the Troupe Juggler and Festival Spin Dancer’s heads when they blinked.
  • Improvements for prop idle and “take out” animations of grey avatars playing instruments.
  • Improvements to bird behavior when landing or startled.
  • Animation improvement for Flight Guide walking in the initial 4th Season of Flight quest cutscene.
  • Fixed frame delay on Days of Fortune tiger mask.
  • Took the Troupe Juggler’s and red Days of Feast capes to the dry cleaners so that the fur trim no longer appears darkened after the 0.16.0 update.
  • Fixed Troupe Juggler’s hair clipping through certain masks.
  • Fixed issue with goggles hairstyle from Season of Flight.
  • Resolved the gravitational anomaly that caused NPCs and player avatars to sometimes stand on a slant.
  • Clipping no longer occurs when a player being carried on piggyback presses the fly button.
  • Resolved a bug that caused the Valley of Triumph temple to be assigned the wrong material for its appearance, and to not have its snow caps.
  • Adjustments to lighting that caused the entrance slope to the Valley of Triumph’s Dreams Village to appear purplish or pink (however, this coloration may still persist on certain Android devices).
  • Adjusted lighting in Hidden Forest to reduce brightness of some objects.
General Fixes and Improvements:
  • [Switch] Fix for the hug interaction icon not appearing in certain parts of Eye of Eden.
  • Resolution for games set to energy saving mode crashing or sending a player to a broken level when an avatar was launched from an erupting Sanctuary geyser.
  • Resolution for certain crashes occurring on a subset of Android devices.
  • Updated  the description for the “meet a Spirit” daily quest.
  • Fix for a bug that prevented Traveling Spirits from appearing for a player who had created an account while a Season was not active.
  • Improved transition when going to Wind Paths from certain areas of Hidden Forest.
  • Fixed issues that caused a player being led to fall underneath the map when transitioning from Isle of Dawn to Daylight Prairie, or from the Graveyard to the Shipwreck areas of Golden Wasteland.
  • Resolved a bug causing the camera to pan from the Valley of Triumph temple to the Golden Wasteland social area for a player who is led from Home through the Golden Wasteland portal.
  • Players will no longer get stuck on a chat prop if they press the sit button while they’re moving.
  • Fixed a bug causing hand hold to break when a more experienced player leads a newer player to the level link area of the Wind Paths in Hidden Forest.
  • Home is no place for an abyss, so now there’s a floor in the underwater spaces there.
  • Fixed an issue causing handhold and piggyback to be broken when leading others from the Wind Paths to the Forgotten Ark of Golden Wasteland.
  • Resolved a bug that caused a player carrying others with piggyback to float in the air after tapping the other player or follow icon while flying.
  • Resolution for a bug causing piggyback to be disabled when canceling handhold.
  • Follow icon now appears over others when a player and one other person are using piggyback together.
  • While using piggyback, the carrier can no longer warp to the rider.
  • Adjusted a Candle cluster in the Daylight Prairie caves that could sometimes appear underground.
  • Fixed pipe placeable not being, erm, placeable.
  • Fixed a bug preventing in-game screenshots from being saved on Android 8 and 9 devices.
  • Optimization tweaks for picking up orbs of Light.
  • Various translation updates.
  • Other improvements and minor bug fixes.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.16.0

  • Release date: January 13th 2022 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Abyss
Starting on January 17th (all times PST, UTC-8), discover the mysteries and surprises that await in the sapphire depths of Season of Abyss! Meet the Abyss Guide and a crew of four Spirits who braved rugged seas in search of treasures—or venture beyond the shallows for secrets that lurk far below. Relive their memories and complete quests to unlock new capes, masks, outfits, and other useful items.     

As always, the full season can be enjoyed by all players for free! Adventure Pass holders will also have the opportunity to unlock all seasonal cosmetics, including three ultimate gifts.

A new feature also arrives with this Season—players can gain the ability to dive and use this ability to explore underwater and complete five Seasonal Quests. To teach your avatar how to dive, enter the new area of Golden Wasteland created for Season of Abyss and find the location to meditate and learn this ability. To dive once you’re in water, select the dive toggle, adjust your camera angle to aim in the direction you want to go, then tap to propel yourself forward.     

Swimming underwater doesn’t use cape energy, but it does use breath, so keep an eye on the breath meter and sources of air. The function works a little differently from flight controls, but with a little practice, your Sky kid will soon be swimming smoothly alongside creatures and friends alike!

Days of Fortune
A festive spectacle returns to fill the sky with colors! From 00:00 am January 24th through 23:59 pm February 6, guests (who players may recognize!) arrive in Home to reconnect and celebrate this year’s Days of Fortune. A brightly lit pier will be added to the snow and ice of Home, where an Auspicious Visitor will gather with their companions arriving over the first week of the event to join in reunion. During the second week, a fireworks show provides a brilliant backdrop for dance parties and games with friends. Throughout the festivities, a felicitous figure will periodically appear in Home to drop gifts for players to ignite that emit up to a certain amount of Light to collect each day, and message boats will be temporarily transformed into lanterns.

(Note: A known issue for this update will cause Light to be emitted from the fireworks show that can be “collected” but won’t fill candle meters. To offset this bug, and ensure the full amount of Light intended for the event will be available to players, the felicitous figure that will appear periodically in Home will provide an amount of Light equivalent to the combined total of Light originally planned from both sources.)

A special gifting node shaped like an envelope will also appear in the Friendship Trees of friends with whom a player has the “piggyback” interaction unlocked. This node allows a player to offer a gift of 5 Hearts for 14 Candles. This gift option can only be given in-person, and up to once per day per friend. The cooldown is separate from normal Heart gifting, so that while this special gifting feature is available, players can send a maximum of 6 Hearts per day per friend.

Days of Fortune is open to all who have progressed through at least Hidden Forest. Please bear in mind that although the Auspicious Visitor and their friends first arrived in Sky during the Season of Gratitude, they are not Traveling Spirits during this event, so as guests for Days of Fortune they will not bring cosmetics and expressions to unlock from a previous Season.     

A variety of new cosmetics will also be available during Days of Fortune.
The Auspicious Visitor event Spirit on the pier in Home offers a new mask:

  • Days of Fortune Tiger Mask: 58 Candles
These decorative items will appear in the in-game shop:
  • Days of Fortune Fish Accessory: $1.99
  • Days of Fortune Fish Pack: $19.99 (includes a cape and hood that functions as a hairstyle)
And finally, a box on the pier will also offer free fireworks and message lantern spells for the occasion, while the snow-themed Ball Spell can be found in the Secret Area (2 Candles for five spells).
Outside of Home, the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge will be open for everyone to enjoy its wintery rink. Those who wish to focus on Days of Fortune items from last year can talk to the Event Staff there who will offer those items in their Friendship Trees:
  • Days of Fortune Bull Mask (54 Candles), Days of Fortune Lion Headdress (66 Candles)
  • Days of Fortune Orange ($0.99), Days of Fortune Wool Hat ($9.99), Days of Fortune Pack ($24.99, includes Fortune Cape, Blushing Mask, and Bun Hair)
As always, trial spells give players the chance to try event cosmetics and IAP for free. Visit the Sleepy Traveling Merchant for trial spells of 2022 items, and the Event Staff in the Secret Area have a box with free spells to try items from previous years!     

Days of Love
Days of Love follows up for players to appreciate friends new and old. From 00:00 am February 7 through 23:59 pm February 20 (PST, UTC-8) Home changes over to bright hues of pink, message boats temporarily take a new graceful shape to mark the occasion, and the pier is redecorated with floral accents. The Auspicious Visitor will extend their stay as the event Spirit during these additional two weeks, too, as soft, cheerful Light drops up to a certain amount of Social Light for players to gather each day. Head over to the pier to say hello, and to check out spells for the event from the boat-shaped box next to the Auspicious Visitor!

Players can check back in with the Auspicious Visitor to find a new hair accessory:

  • Days of Love Flower Crown Hair Accessory: 15 Hearts
From the in-game shop, a new item allows a player and their friend to chat while drifting gently across the water:
  • Days of Love Gondola Pack: $19.99 (includes 35 Seasonal Candles)
Meanwhile, an assortment of spells round out the items available for Days of Love. Find these spells in Home on the decorated pier, at the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat, or in the Secret Area:
  • Days of Love Gondola Spell: 2 Hearts (this is available in addition to the free IAP trial spell)
  • Days of Love Message Crane Spell: Free (or 6 Candles for three spells from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat)
  • Ball Spell: 2 Candles for five spells in the Secret Area
For other items, such as those from previous years, players can see what’s available to choose from by heading over to  the Secret Area accessible from Vault of Knowledge and chat with the Event Staff:
  • Days of Love Mask (15 Hearts)
  • Days of Love Swing Pack ($19.99, includes 35 Seasonal Candles), Days of Love Seesaw Pack ($19.99, includes 35 Seasonal Candles)
As in other events, trial spells of all items available for purchase and in-game currency are available for free in Home and the Secret Area.     

Translation Feedback Surveys
As we aim to make Sky a welcoming place for all players, we want to be sure that feeling translates across languages. In this update, some players who play in languages other than English may be given the option to fill out a brief survey asking about their perceptions of the translations used in the game. We thank you for your feedback—whether through a survey or through our community channels—as we focus on this aspect of the Sky experience and look for ways to improve it!


Bug Fixes and Other Improvements in this update include:

  • [Switch] Fixed spell placeables not showing up prop…erly for players who spawn into the level after they have been placed. Players who have been holding on to a placeable spell to surprise a friend can now place them to delight their companions who teleport in to the party!
  • [Switch] Resolved known issue: Certain combinations of masks and hairstyles no longer clip when worn by tall avatars.
  • Resolved known issue: Reduced size of eyes with chibi mask to be closer to its original appearance.
  • Resolved known issue: Fixed unintentional shortening of cape length on tall avatars.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed the daily quest to visit a Spirit to be completed by standing near that Spirit’s marker in a social space. The Spirits will be much happier now that they can share the scenery of their level with players.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed NPCs to be pushed up in the air by placing props underneath them, since this bug was unfortunately being exploited to grief other players.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the Prophet of Earth Traveling Spirit to initially offer a placeable item that was not intended to be included in its tree. For players who unlocked this item during its previous visit, the 0.16.0 update will automatically correct it to the Earth Element mural icon from the Season of Prophecy.
  • The openings that lead underneath the Valley of Triumph skating rink now have a thin layer of fragile ice that players can break through, so that players no longer seem to be underwater when going beneath the rink.
  • Button sizes for music sheets now use dynamic sizing to more clearly highlight upcoming notes.
  • In-game events are now open to players who have progressed through at least Hidden Forest.
  • In-world hint icons have been given higher priority over chat boxes to make them easier to select.
  • Fixed the “close” button having lower priority than tab buttons in emotes menu.
  • Hearing aids are now compatible with game audio via Bluetooth. Note that there may be audio lag that varies depending on the buffer size used by the individual device itself.
  • Fixed the quest to rescue a manta in Forest so that players who join in still receive credit.
  • If a player tries to start a Season Quest while they have a different quest in progress, a hint message now displays to explain that the quest in progress must be completed before a new one can be started.
    • Not a bug: Once a Season Quest has been started, Spirit memories are not available to relive until the initial quest is completed or canceled.
  • Fine-tuned hair on tall avatars to be more consistent with historical appearance.
  • Fixed an issue causing the witch hat spell to not work for friends in piggyback.
  • Fixed a bug that caused both avatars to play the spell animation if one player activated a spell while holding hands with someone else.
  • Backpacks used for props that did not originate from Season of Assembly no longer display the Season of Assembly logo.
  • Days of Summer Lights Lantern button is now hidden when the friend menu is open while viewing the Friendship Constellation.
  • Fixed a typo in the Japanese hint text for the return shrine.
  • Slightly increased volume of Season of Flight instrument.
  • Other bug fixes and improvements.
  • In their travels, the rock discovered a brand new vista of floating islands. It seemed like this area was a haven for Light creatures, and the rock was happy to watch them dance through the sky. Whoever lived here must have loved the creatures a lot; they even crafted chimes so the wind could sing with the birds and mantas as they passed through.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.15.5

  • Release date: November 18th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Days of Giving Double Heart Event
For many of us, we’re entering a time of the year where we pause to show gratitude for others. As a way to say thank you, and to make it easier to share those sentiments with friends, Days of Giving returns for one week to double the gifts players send to each other. The event begins at approximately 00:00am Tuesday Nov. 23rd and continues until approximately 11:59pm on Monday November 29 (all times PST, UTC-8). All Hearts and Light Gifts sent while the event is active will be doubled for the recipient.     

Please note:

  • The unique features of this event require it to be manually enabled, which means it can take a short period of time to take effect for all players across the game servers. This means that the start and end may be a little earlier or later than automatic reset times. We appreciate your understanding!
  • Doubling applies only to gifts that are sent or given while the event is active. For example, if a Heart is sent before Days of Giving begins and a player waits to accept it until after it starts, the gift will remain a single Heart.
Days of Feast Celebrations Return!
Prepare for a gathering of Sky kids and friendly spirits to celebrate the start of another year! From 00:00 am December 20, 2021 until 11:59 pm January 9, 2022 (all times PST, UTC-8) the Secret Level in Vault will throw its doors open to all players. Party with friends amidst the festive decor, and take advantage of ample space to practice your favorite skating and hockey moves. Meanwhile in Home, a familiar guide from the Season of Belonging will return as a visitor, and the space will be transformed into its wintery glory right as the forecast calls for a snowstorm.     

Each phase of Days of Feast will bring something new to experience. Snowfall begins with the event and lasts for six days, then builds up into a blizzard from December 26. On January 1, the skies finally clear again into bright sunshine for the rest of the event. And of course, there will be fireworks to celebrate the start of a new year! Fireworks will appear in Home for five minutes at the start of every hour beginning at 03:00 am PST December 31st (midnight January 1st for Tonga, the earliest new year), and they end at 04:00 am January 1, 2022 (midnight January 1st for Howland Island, the latest new year).

Light will fall from the sky to collect during the first and third phases of Home’s weather changes, and during the second phase you can gather near the fire inside a freshly built snow hut to collect up to a certain amount of Light each day. (There are also new permanent Social Light areas in four other levels—see below for more details!) The ball spell returns in a snowy form, too, ready to use for any winter games you might imagine.

In addition to all the ice skating and new Social Light locations, event spirits in Home and the Secret Level will offer options for new and returning items themed for the event. As always, trial spells give players the chance to “try on” event cosmetics and IAP for free.

Items available for in-game currency are:
  • Ode to Joy music sheet: 10 Candles
  • Winter Feast Pillow: 10 Candles
  • Winter Feast Scarf: 50 Candles
  • Winter Feast Hat: 20 Hearts
  • Ball: 2 for 5 Candles from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant boat (or, 5 for 2 Candles in the Secret Level)
In-app purchases to choose from are:
  • Snowflake Hair Accessory: $1.99 (all prices USD)
  • Winter Ancestor Cape: $9.99
  • Winter Feast Snow Globe: $9.99
Items first available during Days of Feast from past years will also be available again for players who wish to focus on those. These can be found by speaking with spirits in the Secret Area:
  • Feast Cape (65 Candles), Necktie (15 Hearts), Feast Table (150 Candles)
  • Feast Hat, aka Days of Feast Pack ($6.99, includes 25 Candles), Days of Feast Horns ($14.99), Snowflake Cape ($14.99)
We hope Days of Feast will be a chance for players to gather with Sky friends, no matter how close or far they may be, as we celebrate the time we’ve spent together and look forward to the year ahead!
New Feature: Gifting In-App Purchases to Friends
We have always wanted Sky to encourage kindness and generosity, but it has still been incredibly moving to hear from players who wanted ways to gift in-app purchases to their friends. Thanks to your feedback and suggestions, in this patch we’re introducing a feature that allows a player to directly purchase and gift IAP to their friends. Here are the basics on how it works:
IAPs that are available in the game can be purchased for another player directly from their friendship menu after you’ve been friends with them for at least three days. To gift an IAP, stand next to your friend in-game, open their friendship menu, and scroll up to the second friendship tier (this tier requires one Ascended Candle to unlock). IAP gifting is a new node next to the fist bump interaction. Select this node to view available IAP that can be purchased for this player, then select the item you want to gift. A confirmation menu will ask you to verify whether you wish to buy this item for someone. This can be considered a direct purchase on behalf of your friend; unlike Adventure Pack Gift Passes, for example, you cannot buy IAPs in the shop and “save them up” in advance to give to friends later, and unlike Hearts, you cannot send them through a star in the Friendship Constellation for friends to receive later.
IAP gifting can be done across platforms, with an exception:
  • Players on iOS and Android cannot gift IAP candle packs or bundles that include candles to players on a Switch (however, players on Switch can gift those items to players on iOS and Android)
For more details, please refer to our blog post:
As with all interactions in Sky, a player always has the option to decline a gift before it is purchased and given, and while we are happy to bring this long-requested feature to players, we also encourage folks to be sure they trust those to whom they may gift IAP. Please note that IAP gifting can be disabled by turning off permissions for in-app purchases in the system settings for the device being used.
Sky Keyboard: A Virtual Keyboard Option for Switch
Although there are plenty of ways to communicate with other players in Sky without using chat, we want to make sure that players can use the chat function smoothly no matter what platform they play on. For Switch players, this update introduces Sky Keyboard, a new feature that allows players to scan a QR code linked to a mobile browser that’s used for sending chat messages. Each session you create for Sky Keyboard uses an OTP (one-time password) so that once the QR code is scanned, only the person who scans it will be able to use it.     

To access the Sky Keyboard:

  • Press the (-) button to display the chat window in the game
  • Press the ZR button to create and display a QR code on the screen
  • Scan the QR code with the camera on your mobile device. This will take you to the Sky Keyboard website on your mobile browser
  • Use your mobile device to type your message as normal! You can use text and emoji, and a button at the bottom of the mobile screen allows you to choose between light and dark mode
  • To disconnect your mobile device from the current chat session, press the ZR button again while the in-game chat keyboard is open
A few things to note:
  • If your game is accepting Sky Keyboard input, the game screen on the Switch displays a mobile phone icon on the top right of your screen that says “Unlink.”
  • Sky Keyboard cannot be used to report players or to enter/update players’ nicknames. You’ll still need to use the Switch keyboard controls for those. If a player tries to use Sky Keyboard to enter a nickname or fill out a report, the text will appear over their avatar’s head as normal chat text.
  • Sky Keyboard has the same character limit as regular in-game chat, 140 bytes. However, this limit also applies to message boats and message candles, which ordinarily have a limit of 256 bytes, so if you write messages for boats or candles, please keep this limit in mind (we hope to resolve this difference in an upcoming patch).
More Social Light Areas
In this patch we’re including four new permanent locations for Social Light, so that players can continue to enjoy the game in their preferred style without having to stick to the same candle run routes. Each location provides up to a certain amount of Light per day, and all locations (including Sanctuary Geyser) have been tuned to give equal amounts of Light so that Sky kids can more freely choose to visit their preferred location.     

Players can gather ‘round a fire in a new spot of Prairie Cave or in the Wasteland Graveyard. The hot spring in Valley of Triumph’s Dreams Village has been tweaked slightly, trading out candles for more emitted Light that falls gently to the water, and for players who enjoy meeting the Grandma spirit, she periodically holds a timed event at the Ancestor’s table of Belonging in the elevated clearing of Hidden Forest.

Music Sheet Updates
We’ve continued to work on improvements for instruments, and this patch brings some small but helpful (we hope!) changes to make it easier to find the music sheet you want. Music sheets that were originally released in Seasons now display with the corresponding seasonal symbol so that sheets will be easier to tell apart, and music sheet constellation icons have been streamlined from six to three. They’ll also display from left to right in the order they were released, starting with music sheets from the level constellations.
Shared Spaces Improvements
We’re excited to share a number of improvements to Shared Spaces! A new Shared Space has been added to the seasonal area, and a clear-all button is available in edit mode to remove everything and start from scratch. Placeable items are now sorted by how much “weight” they use in a Shared Space, listed from left to right. A bar displays underneath the list to indicate how full a Space is before no further items can be placed, and the minimum number of items to place before saving has been lowered from 3 placeables to 2.     

We’re working on more features for future updates and look forward to hearing your feedback as we continue to add improvements!

Adventure Pass Preorders Will Be Discontinued
We appreciate everyone who has used the preorder feature for Adventure Passes and Adventure Packs to share with friends. Unfortunately, due to changes to update procedures and scheduling, once Season of Flight concludes we will no longer be able to offer Adventure Pass preorders for future seasons. Here’s how Adventure Passes will be affected by this change:
  • Passes can be purchased only after a Season begins. Their prices remain the same.
  • The former preorder bonus will now be applied to all Passes, and we’ve expanded this to include Passes a player receives as a gift. This means that all purchased and gifted Adventure Passes will come with a total of 30 Seasonal Candles.
  • For the next Season that begins in early 2022, there will not be an in-game countdown for the start of the Season since that function was connected to the preorder feature. However, we’re working on restoring the countdown in future updates. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye on our social media channels for announcements about the next Season!
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and as always, we appreciate our players’ understanding and remain just as excited to bring you our next Season once the new year is underway!
Season Ends Soon
The Season of Flight is in its final month and concludes at 11:59pm on Sunday December 19, 2021 (PST, UTC-8)! The fourth seasonal quest is currently available, and the fifth and final quest becomes available on Monday Nov. 29th. If you haven’t already rescued the four seasonal spirits, be sure to visit them in the new seasonal area above the entrance of Hidden Forest and use seasonal candles to unlock the cosmetics and emote expression upgrades they offer in their Friendship Trees.

Daylight Saving Time Reminder

Daylight Saving Time in California ended on Sunday, November 7th. Time documentation has changed from PDT (UTC-7) to PST (UTC-8). If your region did not participate in the Daylight Saving Time change on November 7th, the daily reset in your time zone is now one hour later.

Improvements and bug fixes in this update include:

Season of Flight
  • Enabled flight mode changes at the constellation gate entrance to the Wind Paths
  • Resolution for players disconnecting when at a distance from each other in the Wind Paths
  • Fixed handhold breaks when entering Wind Paths from several other levels
  • Players led into the Wind Paths area no longer spawn in the wrong location
  • Various improvements to seasonal and seasonal emote quests
  • Updates to seasonal area candle locations
  • Player can no longer move during the first seasonal quest cutscene
  • Ensured skip button displays when replaying seasonal quest cutscenes
  • Audio and visual polish
  • Music sheets are now labeled with the symbols of the seasons they appeared in, and are listed in the order of the season they came with. The order of the first several music sheets has been adjusted to fit this layout. Constellation designs for the music sheet icons were simplified from six variations to three.
  • Improved guitar and ukulele animations
  • Other people playing instruments can no longer be heard while in editing mode for a Shared Space
General Fixes and Improvements
  • [Android] Resolution for issues causing app to not respond and other crash fixes
  • [iOS] Lines no longer appear around currency icons
  • [Switch] Fixes for handhold breaking at transitions
  • [Switch] Fixes for crashing while unlocking final spell nodes in Lively Navigator and Light Whisperer Friendship Trees
  • [Switch] Seasonal hairstyle no longer clips through avatar’s head when moving
  • [Switch] Fix for players whose spell inventory has exceeded the visible limit, preventing the use of some items such as colored trail spells
  • Fixes and improvements to the piggyback interaction
  • Fixes for handhold breaks when transitioning between levels or areas
  • Fixes for a bug splitting up players after watching the Golden Wasteland Elder cutscene
  • Improvements for meditation circles not working properly in Trials
  • Fixed issues with several missing permanent Winged Light buffs
  • Added a few more candles to the Assembly Treehouse area
  • At the end of a Season, leftover purchased Seasonal Candles will convert to regular Candles that can be used on any platform, not just the platform they were originally purchased on
  • Made the tabs in the emote menu easier to select when tapping on them
  • Placeable objects cannot obstruct meditation area of a Shared Space
  • Players are no longer able to fly outside of a Shared Space when a prompt is displaying
  • Fixed a bug preventing a player from reopening the Shared Spaces prop menu on touchscreen devices
  • Fixed a Season of the Little Prince bug that prevented the Asteroid Jacket cape from working while sitting at a table
  • Fixed the boundaries of time and space clouds in the Secret Area to prevent Sky kids from falling through the map
  • Smoothed over the bumps in the clouds around the Secret Area
  • The stars could not understand how mere humble, rough-hewn woodwork should overpower their radiant magnificence. We acquiesced to the grand order of the Universe, and thus items like tables are no longer able to bypass constellation gates
  • Improved usability and animation of swing and seesaw
  • Return Shrine now gives hint text to tell players which level they will return to
  • Priority for a friend’s name tag text lowered a bit so that it’s easier to interact with other objects
  • On days when the sapling is part of a daily quest, it is now a little larger and in bloom
  • She was a cloned skater girl, I said see you later girl (Only one young skater now appears at the end of the first Dreams seasonal quest in the Valley of Triumph’s Dreams Village)
  • Updates to appearances of other characters that appear in later parts of Eye of Eden
  • The Days of Mischief Vortex is no longer looming ominously in the Secret Area
  • Various fixes for masks making avatars’ eyes look tired or “sad” and hollow. Please note that these fixes resulted in the eyes of the chibi mask being slightly larger than before, and further adjustments are being worked on for a future update to bring the mask back to as close to its original appearance as possible.
  • Fixed visual distortion affecting the appearance of the floating ruins during Isle of Dawn intro
  • Tweaked volume and beginning sound effects in the credits
  • Removed hint from the beginning of the credits
  • Promoted the continued preservation of historic Sky ancestor cave art for future generations by fixing a bug that caused clouds to cover areas inside the Prophecy Cave
  • Fixed some murals that were floating or clipping in Isle of Dawn
  • For Sky kids that like to take in the details of the world, improved visual textures for brick, stone, cliffs, and ice
  • Small tweaks to improve scaling of props and capes when worn by tall avatars
  • Placed props no longer appear to remain on avatar’s back when wearing the Asteroid cape
  • Added some extra particles to Level 4 juggle emote because Sky kids deserve shiny, sparkly things
  • Hid interaction icons that appear above other players while main player is in a cutscene
  • When tapping on an item already unlocked in a spirit’s constellation tree, players should no longer see animation of currency icons moving to that node as if they were unlocking it again
  • We know that the persistent red dots in the emote menu tabs blinking at you incessantly forever and ever and ever and ever no matter what you did to try to make it just somehow go away was one of Sky kids’ most favorite bugs, so we regret to inform the community that this bug has been fixed. Please forgive us if fixing it has caused irreparable disappointment.
  • Translation improvements
  • Background music fades based on activity state in the game (AFK), not movement
    Crash fixes for entrance to Forest from Wind Paths, and other cases

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.15.0

  • Release date: September 28th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of Flight
Distant clouds beckon, and the skies are calling. Starting on October 4th, the Season of Flight brings five new quests and cosmetics worthy of a traveler in the clouds. Join a band of four spirits to experience what they learned together, and discover new paths in the wind. The items they offer this season include capes, outfits, accessories, and a new call and instrument.     

The full season can be enjoyed by all players for free! Adventure Pass holders will also have the opportunity to unlock all seasonal cosmetics, including two ultimate gifts. Preorders for Adventure Passes are underway and continue until 23:59 PDT October 3.

Days of Mischief
Put on your favorite costume and prepare your best tricks and surprises! An eerie new room has been added to the secret area accessible from Vault of Knowledge, open to all players for the three weeks of this event: from 00:00 October 18 (Pacific Daylight Time, UTC-7) through 23:59 November 7 (Pacific Standard Time, UTC-8). Gather with friends around a bubbling cauldron to collect a certain amount of Light each day—and the random spells it emits that temporarily transform Sky kids into mischievous figures of mayhem. (Players must have progressed to at least Vault to access this event.)

NOTE: Days of Mischief ends after the U.S. reverts to Standard Time. Reset will be one hour later if your region does not participate in this time change. We encourage folks to check what time the event will end in their own time zones.
A variety of new items are also available during this event.
From the Spell Shop:
  • Crab Rock Trick Spell: 5 Candles (or free in Days of Mischief area)
  • Dark Dragon Repellant Spell: 3 Ascended Candles (or 1 Ascended Candle in the Days of Mischief area)
  • Witch Hat Accessory Spell: 2 Candles—this hat can be worn with any hair style!
From one of the event Spirits in the Days of Mischief area:
  • Mischief Withered Cape: 99 Candles
  • Mischief Witch Hair: 66 Candles
  • Mischief Spooky Dining Set: 33 Hearts
From the in-game Shop:
  • Mischief Witch Jumper: $9.99 (all prices USD)
  • Mischief Withered Antlers: $9.99
  • Mischief Spider Quiff: $4.99
  • Mischief Pumpkin Prop: $1.99
In addition, Days of Mischief cosmetics from previous years will also be available for players who wish to purchase them. Find two spirits waiting off the beaten path of the new spooky area and speak with them to get access:
  • Spooky Bat Cape: $17.99 (comes with 12 candles)
  • Hungry Pumpkin Hat: $11.99 (comes with 8 candles)
    • Note: The Spooky Bat Cape and Hungry Pumpkin Hat can also be purchased as a bundle in the Mischief Catch Up Pack: $29.99 (comes with 20 candles)
  • Mischief Web Cape: $14.99
  • Mischief Witch Hat: $9.99 (This item differs from Witch Hat Accessory Spell and is categorized as a “hair style,” so it cannot be combined with other hairstyles)
Spells for players to try on all IAP cosmetics for free can be found by speaking to one of the Mischief Spirits. Additional Crab Rock Trick, Krill Repellant, and Witch Hat accessory spells are available from the Sleepy Traveling Merchant’s boat.
Instrument Updates
We hope this patch is music to Sky kids’ ears! We’re excited to bring numerous updates for instruments, from fixes that bring back previous features to new features to improve your experience while using sheet music and playing with friends. For instance, in the Controls menu under Settings, you can now choose whether to see other players’ notes when in free play mode or in joined sheet music sessions. These are on by default, and those notes are displayed in purple.     

The instrument sound toggle in the settings menu can now also be boosted to over 100% (that is, louder than the music or sound effects). This region of the toggle is orange. NOTE: Boosting instruments to over 100% may result in distortion; if this happens, reducing the volume to 100% or lower will resolve it. For more details on changes to instruments, please refer to the list of bug fixes below. We look forward to bringing more improvements in future updates, so we welcome your feedback!

Daily Quests Move to Return Shrine Statue
To make the list of Daily Quests easier to access, this update has moved this list from the Seasonal Spirit in Home to the Return Shrine statue. To view the Daily Quests, simply tap on the icon that appears over the statue. The first time each day the list is displayed, it will also highlight the level where those quests can be completed. The statue takes the place of the daily Quest Giver Spirit who appeared in between seasons. As for the Seasonal Quest Giver Spirit, don’t worry! They will still appear in Home during their season, and their Spirit Trees will continue to display information related to seasonal quests and Ultimate Gifts.     

Controller Updates
A button legend overlay has been added for Switch controls. Certain buttons have been updated for all controllers as well, including:

  • Single step: R button
  • Display controller map overlay: ZL
Improvements and Bug Fixes in this update include:
  • Layout preferences for instrument keyboard now save when reopening the game
  • Gamepad icons no longer show on the instrument keyboard when not using the gamepad
  • Added a hint for how to open music sheets if none have been opened before
  • Corrected labels for controller buttons when viewing button map
  • Fixed a bug preventing interactions while menus were open
  • The Nintendo Friends list refreshes and shows all of the most recent friends who have played Sky
  • Fixed a bug causing some notes to not play when keyboard was tapped rapidly
  • Reduced audio lag after playing notes
  • Fixed issue some notes not playing when multiple keys are tapped
  • Tapping on another player while the instrument keyboard is open no longer opens the Friendship Tree
  • Hint button to join a music sheet someone else has started displays more reliably
  • While playing a non-stationary instrument (e.g. flute), tapping the keyboard no longer causes an avatar to jump
  • Improvements for guitar sound
  • For Sky kids who like to put their guitars on Eleven, instrument volume toggle can be increased beyond 100% (if sound becomes distorted, reducing volume to 100% or less will resolve it)
  • Added “Instruments” option to the controls menu to toggle whether to see notes played by others (in purple) in free play and joined sheet music modes.
  • Polish to keyboard UI and instrument animation
  • Music sheet menu is scrollable
  • Instruments such as piano are no longer invisible when playing if equipped after placing a chat table. However, please do not let this dampen your enthusiasm for playing air piano in real life.
General Fixes and Improvements:
  • Players leading others by the hand can now see the emotes of their group members
  • Sky kids can once again spam emotes with sustained poses, such as shiver, handstand or faint
  • Players no longer fall through the floating floor in Vault when teleporting home or using certain emotes
  • Light from large emitted objects (e.g. geyser) follows players from the same distance as Light from candles and burned Dark Plants
  • Pollution from Sanctuary Geyser erupts correctly
  • Players can now teleport to friends who are above the 8-person elevator in Daylight Prairie
  • Slightly increased the size of saplings to make them easier to find for Daily Quests
  • Fixed a bug that allowed a friend to warp to a player who was in their own Shared Space
  • Collision enabled for props placed down by others if the props were placed by a friend, OR if the props have seats and the player sits on them
  • Fix for issue causing race doors to appear to stay closed and without meditation circles for players who join the room after another person already initiated the sequence to open them
  • Resolutions for crash fixes and bugs blocking progress in various parts of Eye of Eden
  • A player teleporting to friends who are visiting with Oreo will now also be able to see Oreo to tell him what a good boy he is
  • Added haptics for damage and some attacks on devices with haptics enabled. Haptics added for landings on Switch.
  • Updates to Constellation Stone in Home, with space added between the two different Constellation icons to make them easier to select
  • Improvements for using Shared Spaces
  • Fixed a bug that allowed Light to still be collected despite long periods of inactivity, which prevented full implementation of the AFK timer
  • Emote Spirits that are also visiting as Traveling Spirits once again display the proper lens flare
  • Placeable props from others (such as tables) are hidden when a player is in a cutscene
  • Tea set animation fixes
  • Friend’s avatar does not remain in handhold offer pose after taking a player’s hand
  • When a player is leading someone by the hand and spins when calling or leaps when moving forward, the person holding their hand no longer appears to leap or spin a second time
  • Fixes for flickering terrain for Sanctuary cave area and floating islands, as well as a Dreams gondola station
  • Avatars have agreed to practice playground safety and face forward while using the seesaw and swing set
  • Swing and seesaw animate properly when being used by other players
  • Movements and menu input from players using dance or sparkler emotes can now be seen by others
  • Smoother entrance for players being led from Citadel to skating rink area in Valley of Triumph
  • Messages from boats and candles close more quickly after exiting
  • Fixed an issue causing message boat/candle UI to not display while reading them
  • Props are now grouped together in the closet menu
  • Added space between player name and text box display
  • Red dot no longer remains after accepting a friend invite
  • Fixed an issue causing some Season of the Little Prince credits to be outside of the screen in Japanese and Russian
  • Survey window will no longer close if the survey language is set to Korean or Japanese
  • UI polish and improvements
  • Performance optimizations for Golden Wasteland and Eye of Eden
  • Various other crash fixes
  • While napping in the hammock, the rock had a fanciful dream: They explored under the night sky with a brave child and a fox friend, talked to the stars, and played in a garden maze. Waking up and feeling full of inspiration, it was time to set off on a new adventure! But this time, the rock thought they might take more time to stop and appreciate the sunsets along the way.

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.14.5

  • Release date: August 10th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Season of the Little Prince
We’re halfway through the season, and players will soon be able to experience the last three seasonal quests in the story. Players can purchase the Fox prop and the Little Prince Scarf Cape from the in-game shop until the 7th seasonal quest begins on August 30 PDT (UTC -7).     

After the 7th, final quest becomes available, players who complete all seasonal quests have the option of purchasing two new cosmetics: the Little Prince Asteroid Jacket cape and the Sword Suit. While wearing the Asteroid Jacket cape players can teleport to a special seasonal area and can bring friends with them while holding hands.

  • Little Prince Asteroid Jacket: $24.99
  • Prince Sword Suit: 200 candles (available from The Rose quest giver)
These items will be available until the season concludes on Sunday September 19 at 11:59pm PDT (UTC -7).     

Days of Summer: August 12 through 25th
Relax and enjoy the lazy days of summer! From 00:00am August 12 through 11:59pm August 25th PDT (UTC -7), players will have an opportunity to gather Light in new ways and enjoy a variety of themed cosmetics and items to add some summer flair to their Sky kids and Shared Spaces.

Home will set the scene with a beach to relax with friends. Add some Light to your candle meter by finding seashells, and a cozy bonfire provides a set amount of Light as well for players who gather around it. An event spirit will also pay a visit and offer these items in its Spirit Friendship Tree:

  • Summer Hat: 44 Candles
  • Double Deck Chairs: 16 Hearts
These items will also be added to the in-game shop:
  • Summer Umbrella: $19.99 (USD) (includes 35 seasonal candles)
  • Summer Shell Hair Pin: $0.99 (USD)
Beach Ball spells can also be obtained from the spell shop every day after the event begins for 5 candles each, and will remain available through October 3. The spell shop is also where players can find free spells to try out the umbrella and hair pin.     

After the Days of Summer ends, the event spirit will leave and the bonfire will be banked to wait for another event coming later in September—Days of Summer Lights!

Days of Summer Lights: September 20 through October 3
Gather with friends to share memories of summer days past and future with the return of the Days of Summer Lights event. The bonfire in Home will be lit again to emit more Light to collect, and message boat spells will be transformed into the shape of lotuses for the duration of the event. The Summer Lantern will be available for purchase, as well as a new hair accessory to add a bit of playfulness to the celebration:

  • Days of Summer Lights Lantern: $19.99 (includes 35 regular candles)
  • Summer Lights Accessory: $2.99
This event starts at 00:00am on September 20 and ends at 11:59pm on October 3 PDT (UTC -7).
Preorders Begin for the Next Season
Season of the Little Prince is still in full swing, but preorders for the next season’s Adventure Pass will begin at midnight (00:00 PDT) on Tuesday September 21. Preorders include 20 seasonal candles plus 10 bonus seasonal candles for those who purchase them. Seasons can be fully experienced without a pass, but pass holders have the option to receive extra season candles and additional rewards. (Pendants from preorders will initially appear with the symbol from the previous season, but will automatically change to the symbol for the upcoming season once it begins.)     

Traveling Spirits Update
As you may have read in one of our previous blog posts, we’ve been working on ways to offer new props for Sky children to use throughout the game and in their Shared Spaces. Beginning from this patch, Traveling Spirits will now introduce props in their spirit trees. Each spirit will include one prop among the other collectibles players can unlock. We hope that this gradual introduction of new items to use will give folks something to look forward to even if Traveling Spirits no longer have anything new to offer a player who has already unlocked everything in their trees.

More Locations for Shared Spaces
Starting in this patch, players can create additional unique designs in two new Shared Spaces, one in the Butterfly Fields of Daylight Prairie and another in the secret area accessible from Vault.

iOS Users: Be Sure to Update to iOS 12
Starting from this patch, the minimum iOS for players on iPhone or iPad is iOS 12. Older Apple devices that can play Sky, including iPhone 5s, can run on iOS 12, so there is no change to devices that are compatible with Sky.

Improvements and Bug Fixes
  • Players can now replay the final cutscenes in the seasonal Quest Giver Friendship Tree
  • Fixes for an error that appeared on Switch when a player typed 140 characters in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Russian
  • Updated daily quests to specify the levels spirits to relive are located in
  • Fixed idle animations like stretch interrupting during a cutscene or while using emotes
  • Tweaked star spacing on Prophet of Earth cape from the Season of Prophecy (spacing on other capes is intentional)
  • Updates to Guide feature and its hint messaging
  • Handhold no longer breaks if the leader moves while following player uses an emote
  • Restored camera control at message shrines after viewing another player’s note
  • Made icon to display text for message candles and boats easier to select
  • Updates for the instrument keyboard and music sheets
  • Improvements and polish for emote, closet, and other menus
  • Added volume slider bars to audio options
  • Candle count now displays while viewing menus for seasonal Quest Givers
  • All Spirit Friendship Trees now open from the bottom of the tree
  • Added ability to roll and flip when using a controller
  • Improvements for controllers used with Android devices
  • Improved mobility for certain areas of Eye of Eden
  • The Unjumpable Gap along the path in Eye of Eden is no longer unjumpable
  • Players using piggyback no longer disconnect when the carrier switches to glide mode, and can build piggyback towers again
  • Improved piggyback dismounting animation
  • The Season of Prophecy guide has been given no slip shoes so that they no longer fall out of frame after playing their drum when players complete a trial
  • Increased avatar cuteness by ensuring a Sky kid lying down in a hammock will remain lying down when going into AFK mode instead of sitting up
  • Prop spells can now be used without automatically replacing carried props that a player has already set (note: players can still place only one spell prop at a time)
  • Fixed chat from other props showing while using props that shouldn’t have chat
  • Cooldown for props placed from the emote menu adjusted to 10 seconds (cooldown in Shared Spaces is unchanged)
  • Visual improvements to props in Shared Spaces for more consistent color
  • Player no longer appears to be wearing a prop they have placed. However, for now the prop’s shadow still appears on the player’s cape
  • Emotes that emit particles should emit them more consistently
  • Fixed a bug causing errors when players on mobile tried to accept a QR invite from a player on Switch
  • Deleted QR invites can no longer be accepted
  • Fixed a bug preventing a player from sending a QR invite to someone after previously declining that person’s QR invite
  • Fixes for an error caused when sending an existing Sky friend a Nintendo Friend invite
  • You and I STAR pin can be unlinked in the same session it was linked
  • When two players use linked Soulmate STAR pins, the heart particle effect now displays properly
  • Crab STAR pin now reliably flips crabs
  • The Dark Dragon that was illegally attacking Sky Kids by coming through the ground in the Wasteland Graveyard was thoroughly scolded. They promise they have learned their lesson and won’t do that any more.
  • Though the Dark Dragons are not the brightest creatures in Sky, it was inevitable that they honed their skills to work in spite of menu tricks. These can no longer be used to prevent taking damage from Dark Dragons
  • Various crash fixes, including crashes when hit by a krill while using the fireworks prop
  • Fixed crash when changing levels while holding crabs. But try as you might you still can’t kidnap them to other levels
  • The “empty receipt” error message no longer displays on login for Switch users
  • Additional seasonal polish
  • Translation improvements

Sky: Children of the Light – Ver. 0.14.0

  • Release date: June 29th 2021 (North America, Europe, Japan)
  • Patch notes:
Sky has launched on Nintendo Switch!
We’re excited to welcome Switch players to the wondrous world of Sky! Rescue spirits to learn how to communicate using their expressions, forge candles to gain new abilities, unlock cosmetics to express yourself, and make friends with other players to bring your light into the darkness. If you’re a returning player and notice someone who may be new, why not reach out and lend them a hand?     

NOTE: If you already play on iOS or Android and want to play on Switch, please FIRST link your Sky account to a Nintendo account on your mobile device BEFORE opening the game on Switch. You will not be able to transfer your progress if you open the game on Switch before linking your Sky account. To learn how to link your account, you can watch this video tutorial, or read more on our website:

Starter Pack for Nintendo Switch
Players on the Nintendo Switch have the option to purchase a new Starter Pack to mark the occasion. This can only be purchased on the Switch. However, Switch players who also have their progress transferred to a mobile device can wear these items while playing on iOS or Android. The pack costs $29.99 (not including regional tax) and includes:
  • 2 themed capes
  • A hairstyle
  • A vessel flute
  • 75 candles
Please note: Candles purchased on Switch do not transfer to mobile devices. They must be used on the platform they were purchased on.
Pre-orders Available for Season of the Little Prince
We’ll soon be welcoming a royal visitor! Pre-order your adventure pass for the next season in the in-game shop and receive an extra bonus of 10 limited seasonal candles. This season is a special, one-time collaboration for players to experience the magic and heart of The Little Prince cast in the light of Sky.     

Preorders are available until 23:59 PDT on Monday July 5th (UTC -7).

Season of the Little Prince

Our tenth season begins on Tuesday July 6th at midnight PDT! Guide the Prince through the realms of Sky and discover which connections are important. The new spirits introduced in this season will eventually return as traveling spirits, as usual, but the unique nature of a collaboration means that some other things will be different from a typical season experience.
  • Some themed items will be available outside of the seasonal spirit constellations. They will also be available for different durations of the season (prices for in-app purchase items vary depending on region):
    • Little Prince Scarf cape: $14.99 (Available until 7th seasonal quest begins)
    • Little Prince Fox decorative prop: $9.99 (Available until 7th seasonal quest begins)
    • Little Prince Asteroid jacket: $24.99 (Available after completing all seasonal quests)
    • Sword Outfit: 200 candles (Available after completing all seasonal quests)
  • Please note that these items are not planned to return through Traveling Spirits.

Past Seasonal Spirits

Past seasonal spirits will now exist in the world so that all players can enjoy more of the expressions and lore the game has to offer! They will be visible to players who have completed all realms in the game. Those who missed out on previous seasons can now obtain the first level of these seasonal spirits’ expressions. Please note: Additional expression levels and items from seasonal spirit trees can only be obtained through Traveling Spirits.

Coming Soon: Guide Feature

Offering help and teaming up is a fundamental element of Sky. In the weeks after this update, we will introduce a Guide feature to make it easier for newer players to ask for help—and for more experienced players to offer it.     

Once this feature is enabled, a player who wants extra help to find a Spirit can tap a special button in their emote menu. Experienced players who are close by will then see icons showing the locations of Spirits that the newer player is unfamiliar with, and lead the newer player towards them. After completing a Spirit quest together, players will be informed of their success, and the Guide experience will come to an end. Players can then choose to repeat the process, socialize, or go their separate ways.

This is only the first iteration of this feature, and we aim to keep improving it based on player feedback. Be sure to visit our Discord server and share your thoughts in our feedback channel!

Improvements and Bug Fixes
  • Fixed spacing for instrument keyboard layout
  • Improvements for songsheet UI
  • Enabled movement when playing instruments on touchscreens
  • Candles no longer display as being deducted twice when unlocking most interactions from friend trees
  • Relationship menu once again opens at the bottom of the relationship tree
  • Heart icon for message boats and shrines now displays properly
  • Fireworks staff can now throw the full 5-shot fireworks party
  • Star beacon properly displays to hint spirit location during spirit quests
  • Potential resolution for bugs causing Traveling Spirits to disappear a half hour before each daily reset for some users
  • Resolved issue causing emote levels to be usable before unlocking them
  • Fixed issue causing Dark Dragons to rapidly switch between search and lock-on modes
  • Dark Dragons that were silently locking on to and attacking players emit sound again
  • Resolved issue causing some sound effects to still play after sound effects were toggled off
  • Fixed issue causing a player teleporting to friend on the 2nd level of Vault to disconnect them from their friend and put them on the 1st level instead
  • Additional fixes to resolve issues relating to currency after Eye of Eden
  • UI improvements and polish
  • Crash fixes
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • After the crisp air and excitement of the ice skating rink, the rock decided to explore the nearby forest. While wandering amidst the tall trees, they stumbled upon the remains of what appeared to be an old treehouse! Sky kids were running around everywhere, honking at each other and creating fun item arrangements to bring joy back to the long-neglected space. The rock found a comfy hammock and decided that maybe it was time to take a short nap…

How to download updates for Sky: Children of the Light for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Sky: Children of the Light, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


Founder and main writer for Perfectly Nintendo. Tried really hard to find something funny and witty to put here, but had to admit defeat.