Happy 2nd Anniversary, Sky!
Another year has passed, and we can hardly believe that it’s already time to celebrate Sky’s second anniversary! We’ve been preparing festivities for everyone to enjoy this month, and you might even be surprised by just who is joining in the fun.
The birthday party starts at 00:00 July 12th and continues until 23:59 July 25th PDT (UTC-7). During these two weeks, a friendly Spirit will usher all Sky children through the barrier outside the entrance to the Secret Area. If you’ve never been there before, head on over to the ground floor of the Vault of Knowledge to find the hidden entry—no need to wear the special cape that’s usually required. Once you’re inside, talk to the birthday Spirit in the Secret Area to grab some festive flags, a new birthday hat, and a slice (or two, or three) of cake!
After you’ve gathered your party supplies—read below for more details—you can set them up in the Secret Area, or take them with you out into the rest of Sky and create your own party for others to jump into.
Everyone—and we do mean everyone—is taking part in the celebration this year, and we look forward to seeing you there! If you want to show any 2nd Anniversary fanart and videos on social media, please tag them with #thatskygame to share your creations with others.
Birthday Hat - 3 Hearts
A new birthday means it’s time for a new birthday hat! Although last year’s cone hat won’t be returning, you can dress up with this birthday beret created specially for this occasion!
Birthday Flag - 20 Candles
These colorful flags can be used to deck out your shared spaces, combined with the flags other friends bring to mark out a dance floor to get your birthday boogie on, or for any creative decorating purposes you can think of.
Birthday Cake - 2 to 4 Candles
Treat yourself to some birthday cake! Several different sizes of this spell are available at random. Similar to the pinwheel, you can decorate an area with this delicious-looking prop. It could even be a good side dish to bring to a barbeque...
Sky Anniversary Screenshot Challenge
A good party means it’s time to take pictures. Starting July 12th we’ll be hosting another screenshot challenge, so get ready to show us your most convivial birthday-themed screenshots for a chance to win a Candle Pack with 20 regular candles and three of the new Cake Spells! Wear your snappiest outfit and pose in any birthday activity you can think of: among the birthday decorations in the Secret Area, with your best party items in your new Shared Space, or anywhere else you celebrate! There are tons of possibilities, and players are welcome to get creative and use whatever items they feel are the most celebratory.
Once the anniversary event begins at 00:00 PDT (UTC-7) on July 12th (with the daily reset), players can enter the screenshot challenge by sharing their themed screenshot on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #Sky2ndAnniversary. We’ll remind everyone about the screenshot challenge later on, but make sure to mark your calendars to join in on the fun!
Four lucky winners will be randomly selected from qualifying entries. A fifth winner will be chosen by the thatgamecompany team based on creativity (30%), storytelling (30%), and quality of execution (40%). Entries can include friends, but they must feature your own Sky character to be counted. Please note that only one entry will be counted per person. Entries will close on July 19th at 23:59 PDT (UTC-7). Winners can expect to be contacted and announced by the end of July 23rd PDT. Best of luck!
It’s been a truly amazing two years. Our community of players has made it possible for the world of Sky to keep unfolding, and we’re so thankful to everyone who has been a part of it with us. We look forward to many more celebrations and adventures with all of you. See you in the skies!