Celeste was one of the most acclaimed games of 2018, but what you may not have actually known is that the tightly created platformer was an expanded version of a smaller sized project established in four days at a video game jam. Maddy Thorson and Noel Berry produced the original Celeste for the Pico-8 platform, and now that version has actually a sequel called Celeste 2: Lanis Trek.
The developers, now consisting of composer Lena Raine, state that this video game took just three days to make. The release is to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of Celestes release.
If youre not knowledgeable about Pico-8, its a “virtual console” that offers developers a framework to develop games as if it were real hardware with defined technical abilities. Games are limited to 128 x 128 resolution, for instance, and a particular 16-color palette, which leads to a distinctive appearance. Games can be accessed through the Pico-8 front end itself or distributed individually.
In Celeste 2s case, you can download Windows, Mac, Linux, and Raspberry Pi variations for free from Itch.io, or play it in your internet browser at that link. (I would highly recommend using a controller, given that the keyboard controls are … difficult.) The soundtrack is likewise offered on Bandcamp.
We said we most likely would not make a sequel to Celeste, but we never ever said anything about Celeste Classic– Maddy Thorson (@MaddyThorson) January 26, 2021