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Lilo's Lair #33: Creators of Journey Make New Game Called Sky. Presented by Saljack Enterprises. Gaming. Animation. Media. Entertainment. Woman Owned.

Hey, everybody! I’m excited to share news of a new game coming out soon. There is no specific release date set for this game though. We will have to wait with bated breath for this upcoming game that is no doubt going to be a beauty.

Back in 2012, a game called Journey hit the scene for the PlayStation 3 (it was also later released in 2015 for PlayStation 4). This game was new and exciting and managed to snag very high reviews. It is considered an adventure and art game. It truly is a beautiful game, not only because of the visuals but also the amazing soundtrack that was uninterrupted by game play.

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IMAGE FROM WIKIA

In Journey, you play as a robed figure who moves through the world towards a distant mountain. While traveling, you can find old pieces of cloth that add to your scarf and give you the ability to float for extended periods of time. During your journey, you can come across other people playing the game online. You can choose to travel together and help each other out. However, the only form of communication possible is a chiming noise you can each make.

Journey has won several ‘Game of the Year’ awards and has been listed as one of the best games of all time. It was the fastest selling game in the PlayStation Store to date when it was released. It won 8 awards at the D.I.C.E. Awards. Journey was also the first video game to be nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 2013 Grammy Awards.

I personally missed out on playing this game since I was an Xbox player at the time and this game was only ever available for PlayStation 3 and 4. However, there was so much hype surrounding it I did actually sit down and watch the entire game be played on youtube. Here is the trailer to give you a taste:

I think this is a great game to watch, especially since the game is only on PlayStation and therefore a whole bunch of us can’t play it. I really enjoyed watching the game and if you think you might be interested then give it a try! The entire game walkthrough is only one hour and seventeen minutes.

The company that developed Journey–Thatgamecompany–has made two other games that came out before Journey. They are Flow (2006) and Flower (2009). Flow is the only game of theirs that is available on more than one platform. You can actually play this game for free on your PC. In Flow, you play a segmented aquatic worm through the sea. It is a simple 2D game with a top-down view. There is no menu–the game just starts right away, and you move around.  Here is where you can play the game for free.

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IMAGE FROM IGN

Their next game, Flower, is only available for PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita. In this game, you go into the dream of a flower where you can control the wind. The aim is to move a single petal around.

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IMAGE FROM SPAZIOGAMES

However, they have not come out with another game since Journey. A shame, really. Until now that is. Thatgamecompany has just announced that they have been developing a new game called Sky. Check out the teaser trailer:

This game so far looks very similar to Journey. Why ruin a great thing? I feel calmer just watching that teaser. These games feel like a meditative guide. Which is a very nice switch up from the adrenaline pumping fast games out there.

The big thing you should know about this game is that it is only coming out for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPad. That is really frustrating to me as someone who missed Journey and has never owned an Apple product. In a tweet, Thatgamecompany used the phrasing that the game was first coming to Apple products. Now, they didn’t mention any other platforms, but I’m hopeful this means they–at the very least–want their game on other platforms. Considering how well Journey did, I can’t imagine other platforms not wanting to sell Sky.

Sky is regarded as a multiplayer game. Up to eight players can connect online to explore together. The multiplayer aspect in Journey was more low-key. You could play the entire game without coming across another person. However, people really enjoyed the anonymous multiplayer that was offered. It was a new experience where you form a connection with someone without any idea who they are and without the ability to communicate. For some, this was the most meaningful part of the game. I think it’s a very good idea that they expanded on this for their new game, Sky.

Sky is designed to have simple controls. Actually, the entire game can be played with one finger using the Siri Remote. Which brings me to the topic of the Apple TV. It is a game console, among other things. Apple sometimes seems to think about ramping it up as an alternative to PlayStation and Xbox–a cheaper alternative. However, they have yet to snag a sizable amount of good games to offer.


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18 thoughts on “Lilo’s Lair #33: Creators of Journey Make New Game Called Sky

  1. marchaching says:

    Well yeah, I was able to play these a couple times and I think it was alright. Not my kind of game though.

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  2. I really loved this game! It’s simple yet addictive. Haha. I will definitely recommend this to my friends!

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  3. A lets review of this game would be nice!!! Looking at the comments it seems a game I can get into so yeah.

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  4. I love the detail and graphics of this game. This is gonna give so much umph to the gameplay. Reminds me somehow of Monument Valley! I got into it because of the graphics though.

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  5. micorobin says:

    Looks like a simple game. It is not bad though. In fact I prefer this types of games as suppose to over the top mechanics.

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  6. This game is amazing, I really like its style – very minimalist. No doubt it won a lot of “Game of the Year” Award.

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  7. russel says:

    Journey itself was a mesmerising game, couldn’t keep myself away from it until my girlfriend threatened to leave me. Can’t wait to try the new game, i pray to god of games that it be as good or better.

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  8. unvrso says:

    A love nature, so these games appeal to my sense. Flower is one that I should try but also sky. The background music if soothing

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  9. All of these games look simple to play. I think they would be great stress relievers. I wish all of them would be available for pc or web so everyone would have a chance to try them. I know I would love to play them.

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  10. wokerful says:

    They are all very imaginative gtames. Even the simplest of games can make a good day filled with fun

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  11. charleenmae says:

    Havent heard of the game but I’ll check on it once its released. I’m pretty excited and surely my siblings will love it too.

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  12. mchesk16 says:

    These look like very visceral games that heighten your senses. The visuals are beautiful and suck you into the changing climates. Thanks for the article!

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  13. luffyzorro2012 says:

    This better not be the next Valley or I will be pissed. That game was bad on every levels.

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  14. Journey is such a terrific game! I imagine Sky to be the same. What’s exciting is that you can already play it in handy Apple gadgets. I can’t wait to play the game!

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  15. kadoyatsukasa123 says:

    Thank god it wont be another Valley. Yes the graphics were good but that game put me to sleep.

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  16. Alma May says:

    This new Journey game seems exciting to play. Knowing it as the first video game to be nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media at the 2013 Grammy Awards, I can envision it’s another incredible game.

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  17. Lorna says:

    It looks like an exciting game to play. I like games designed with simple controls such as this.

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  18. franklindiary says:

    I liked that it is programmed for Apple products. I believe this game (SKY) will be as great as Journey.

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