Sky: Children of the Light sounds as great as it looks, so it's great to hear that thatgamecompany has now released the game's original soundtrack digitally. It was scored by Vincent Diamante, who you might remember also composed the OST for Flower.
So much of the game's uplifting mood is achieved through its rich soundscape that you as a player can add to by playing instruments of your own. The soundtrack here was performed by FAME's Macedonian Symphonic Orchestra with a 47-piece ensemble. You'll hear a mix of traditional orchestral and ethnic wind instruments throughout.
"To work on Sky was to be inspired every day by our Creative Director, Jenova Chen, and the whole development team at thatgamecompany. It was entirely too easy to be moved to write music based on those initial big ideas: the beauty of flight, the wonder of the world, and the joy of companionship," said Diamante.
"Equally inspiring was watching players come to the game, even in its early days of development. The way they played the game, lived in the world of Sky, and contributed to the soundscape with singing and musical instruments really created excitement for what Sky could become, and helped inspire many of the game's climactic moments."
During its first anniversary celebrations earlier this month, the game saw a massive jump in sign-ups – over 15 million new users in less than three weeks. This took it beyond 35 million installs, which is a number set to shoot up once again when the Nintendo Switch port arrives later this year.
You can purchase or listen to the 30-track first volume album via this link. And if you're yet to give Sky: Children of the Light a go, you'll find it available for download over on the App Store and Google Play.In need of some top-tier multiplayer games? Here are 25 of the very best for iPhone & iPad