Acclaimed platformer Celeste turned three-years old this week, and also to commemorate, developer Maddy Thorson surprised followers by revealing a sequel of sorts to the game. No, it’s not a straight follow-up to the game offered on consoles and also COMPUTER, however rather a follow up to timeless Celeste, the initial Pico-8 variation of the game called Celeste Standard 2: Lani’s Track. The very best part? It’s readily available now totally free and also can be played exactly on your web browser.
For context, the Celeste a lot of us know with was born from an earlier variation created on the Pico-8, a virtual system developed to resemble a standard game console. While the innovation is restricted (games leading at 128×128 pixel, 16-color display), Pico-8 is a beneficial tool for making video games without using real equipment. Maddy Thorson and also fellow designer Noel Berry utilized the platform to develop Celeste in simply four days during a game jam, after that increased upon it to produce the brightened version we understand and also like. The original Pico-8 degrees took place online within Celeste proper as gamers can discover and play them at marked terminals.
We claimed we most likely would not make a sequel to Celeste, but we never ever said anything concerning Celeste Standard
— Maddy Thorson (@MaddyThorson) January 26, 2021
Celeste Standard 2: Lani’s Track was made in 3 days, once again by Thorson and Berry along with author Lena Raine. You can play it in your browser via itch.io in addition to download variations for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Raspberry Pi. The sequel can be played using a key-board along with a controller as well as, having attempted it myself, keeps the tight controls as well as challenge of the initial. The soundtrack is also up for grabs on Bandcamp.
Given the quality of the initial video game (we scored it 9 out of 10), I want any kind of kind of repetition. Celeste blends tight platforming as well as a traumatic obstacle with a well-written narrative about a young woman having a hard time to conquer her inner satanic forces (fairly essentially) by climbing Celeste Hill. The enjoyable gameplay and also impacting tale made it among our go-to quarantine video games in addition to a video game that personally motivates me to be a better individual.
Will you be looking into Celeste Standard 2 and also if you have, what did you believe? Let us recognize in the remarks!