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Celebrate Five Years of Sky at SkyFest!

April 3 2024

We’re just a few short months away from Sky officially turning five. This is a major milestone, and one that would not be possible without the support of all of our players around the world. We knew coming into 2024 that Sky would only turn five once, and that we had to do something that lived up to the moment.

With that in mind, we’re excited to announce SkyFest, our first ever simultaneous in-person and in-game Sky Assembly event!

Sky Assemblies is an in-person fan program led by the Community Team that debuted in 2022. In the last couple of years, we both hosted and worked with volunteer hosts to run Sky Assemblies events all over the world. At those events, we’ve been able to meet players, celebrate Sky culture, and even witness friendships that were only online grow beyond the game into the real world. It’s meant a lot to us to have the sort of community that makes running events like this possible.

SkyFest is, for us, a chance to take all of this experience, as well as the experience gained from running Sky booths at AnimeJapan, Tokyo Game Show, and gamescom, and leverage it to bring players as well as many of our thatgamecompany developers together at our biggest in-person event yet!

With all that out of the way…

There will actually be two in-person SkyFest events: One in China which will be run by our partners at NetEase, and one in Tokyo, Japan, run by members of the thatgamecompany Community Management team. Below are some important details for our event in Japan:


July 13-14 (Japan Standard Time)


Sankaku Hiroba

2-6-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku

Tokyo, Japan


This will be a ticketed event. However, we are planning to make a portion of it open to the general public so that everyone will be able to share part of the experience we're building.

If you're interested in attending the ticketed part of SkyFest, stay tuned to our Japanese social media channels, which is where we'll share detailed information in the future about how to purchase tickets. Ticketed attendees will receive special goodies—we’ll have more details on those in the weeks ahead.

There will be a number of attractions and activities. We’ll have a full list prior to the event, but here’s a short list of what’s included:

  • A recreation of the downtown Aviary Village area

  • Live developer presentations, similar to those we had at the Sky Assembly in Los Angeles last summer

  • A special thatskyshop pop-up shop

  • An opportunity to meet the team behind The Art of Sky: Narrative Writer Jennie Kong, Visual Design Lead Yui Tanabe, and Art Director Cecil Kim

  • The History of Sky art exhibit

  • A number of exciting in-person mini-games

  • Themed photo spots

  • A special mystery announcement about something coming to Sky later this year…

That’s just a taste of what’s to come. We’ll have more information about SkyFest, as well as how to secure tickets, in the coming weeks.

We also know that, for a lot of folks, it won’t be possible to make the long trek out to either of our SkyFest events—and that's why SkyFest will also take place in the game itself. Like when we worked on the AURORA concert, we’re doing everything we can to build a celebratory, connective experience that can be enjoyed by players around the world. It’s important to us that this event meets the moment and honors five years worth of players, stories, friendships, and more.

Keep a watch on our official channels for more in the coming weeks. We can’t wait to share more, and to share Sky’s 5th birthday with all of you.

We’ll see you in the skies!

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