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Apple’s iPhone game of the year is Sky: Children of Light

Apple’s iPhone game of the year is Sky: Children of Light
With gorgeous landscapes, playing Sky: Children of Light is a poetic experience. We tested the game in March. (Picture: thatgamecompany)

Apple announced that its iPhone game of the year for 2019 is Sky: Children of Light. The game comes from from indie developer thatgamecompany, which had a following even before the game was announced at Apple’s Keynote event in 2017.

Thatgamecompany was founded by Chinese game developer Jenova Chen and Kellee Santiago. The company has also released hit titles Flow and Flower and Journey. NetEase is a major backer of the company, as well, and it promised in September to bring Sky: Children of Light to China.

We tested the beautifully-designed game back in March when it was available as a beta. The full game was released in July on iOS, and there are also planned releases for macOS, Windows and consoles.

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