The Sky Really Is Falling In Shelterra the Skyworld

By Eugene . April 2, 2014 . 4:31pm


The sky is actually falling in Kemco’s latest retro-style JRPG, Shelterra the Skyworld, and you’ll have to do your part to avert a disaster in the making.



Players are Claude, a regular kid with a talking rock called Ignis, living on the floating continent of Shelterra. However, pieces of this sky world are slowly falling away, and soon the entire place may very well crash down down into the tainted-by-poison Odium land below. Claude figures it probably would be best to resolve this matter after meeting up with the princess Luna of the Orlok regime. The key, he discovers, lies in the power of spirits such as Ignis, who now reside in Artifacts.


During combat, players can summon these spirits to fight alongside them, though instead of simply appearing in a puff of smoke and doing something special, they’ll stick around. The spirits will act on their own choices as set by various tactical options players can choose for them, and stay for as long as players can gain Artifact points by taking their own mundane turns.


Another neat change is how characters will be able to learn skills during the course of a fight. Gaining these skills sounds a little bit like a risk-versus-reward issue though. In order to learn them, you need to smack a foe with regular, normal attacks until you’ve “observed” your foes attack patterns in battle long enough.


Note that, while there are in-app purchases, if you’re the sort who would prefer not to pay cash it’s entirely possible to buy extra content by slaughtering a rare foe called the Lantern. One thing this’ll do is open up the in-game Cave of Trials which have increasingly better rewards.


Shelterra the Skyworld is available on Android now.

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  • MitsukiIX

    You gotta hand it to kemco they sure know how to make an oldschool rpg ^_-

  • Kornelious

    Phone game….of course…..

    • wererat42

      Only platform a game like this is probably even viable anymore.

  • Zero_Destiny

    Looks a bit flashier then their usual fair. Menu interface has been improved, and the sprites look bigger too (or at least bigger then my last Kemco RPG– impossible to keep up w/every single one now lol). Looks like they’re getting better at getting the most out of their graphics. Though backgrounds noticeably still need work.

  • That looks nice, But I have iOS =?

    • Barrylocke89

      It’s Kemco, they’ll make an iOS version eventually.

  • 3PointDecoupage

    Ten bucks says the poisonous land below is a conspiracy.

  • hng qtr

    I’ve seen this somewhere before…

    • fairysun

      Nah, you’re probably mistaken.

  • Ehren Rivers

    What was that? I can’t hear you over the sound of the plot of Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean.

  • TerrenceEncore Jones

    Drats! All the good stuff is on iOS these days.

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