Thatgamecompany, also known as TGC, announced on September 12, that it will be releasing a new game, their fourth and latest game.
After receiving critical acclaim for their first game, the indie video game developer released Flower and then Journey. This latest game comes after a five years pause, since the latter, which will be broken by the appearance of Sky.
— thatgamecompany (@thatgamecompany) September 12, 2017
The New Game from Thatgamecompany Will Be Named Sky
TGC announced its newest release by posting a statement on its website and social media accounts. These were completed by a series of first images and a teaser video of the game.
Sky will be a social adventure game, which the TGC declares has been “a few years in the making”. The company declares that:
“We wanted as many people to love games, and so we were encouraged to explore this idea at thatgamecompany. Which brings our games, for the first time, to mobile – a platform that many have access to, the world over.”
This is because, in its original release and at least for now, Sky will be available only for iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV users.
The indie developer itself states that it is quite hard to describe this new game. Jenova Chen, the TGC CEO and creative lead described it, during the latest Apple keynote, as being a “romantic adventure game”.
From what has been presented until now, Sky will likely keep in line with the studio’s past work. The video already shows that it will have lush environments that can be explored and probably somewhat minimalist game elements besides it.
In its statement, TGC also included a video conversation with Geoff Keighley, meant to share a further insight into the development process with the users.
An exact release date has yet to be announced, but the game will surely be released this year. However, Sky was presented as being specifically targeted and can be played and shared with the “family and loved ones”.
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