Thatgamecompany announces Sky for iOS, Apple TV

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Well, during the Apple event today, Thatgamecompany surprised everybody by making an appearance on stage and introducing their brand new game on the new Apple TV, a "social adventure" called simply Sky. Unlike Journey, which was exclusive to Sony consoles, Polygon explains that Sky will be exclusive to Apple products, meaning you'll only be able to play it on either an iPhone, iPad or Apple TV.

Sky's trailer showed off an art style not too dissimilar from the studio's previous game, Journey. Back then, we only knew of their in-progress project as something vague, mysterious, and blue. But as Chen wrote in the studio's blog, Sky is "a game specially created to be played, and shared, among loved ones and family".

Light and dark are an important theme in Sky. When a new Apple TV with beefed up hardware was rumored earlier this week, we wondered what that might mean for gaming on the device, which has thus far had a hard time taking off since the new Apple TV App Store was introduced a couple of years ago.

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Back in 2012, indie developer thatgamecompany came out of nowhere with Journey, which used unique visuals and accompanying music to gain a massive cult following.

The downside, or upside, depending on where your loyalties lie, is that it's going to be Apple-exclusive...for now. You and your fellow players are "children of the light", charged with "bringing light to where it's needed most".