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Celeste gets a sequel, but it's probably not what you think

Published: 09:44, 26 January 2021
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Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek
Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek

Developers of Celeste, one of the top games of 2018 and an awesome representative of the platformer genre, said there probably won't be a sequel, and technically - they didn't lie.

To clarify, the lead developer wrote on Twitter, "We said we probably wouldn't make a sequel to Celeste, but we never said anything about Celeste Classic."

If you played the original game, you know that you can unlock Celeste Classic in Celestial Resort. Yeah, the place with the creepy, confused hotel caretaker, whom we're still not sure whether to pity or slap in the face. 

Celeste Classic ran on PICO-8, a virtual device that harkened to the video game consoles of old, but the little gimmick side game actually hides the origin story of the game. 

Namely, Celeste's first version ever was created for the PICO-8 platform, an actual online platform that imposes a set of game-making limitations in order to spur creativity. 

As you could've seen in Celeste Classic, you're limited to 16 colours and 128x128 display, where the "cartridge size" must not exceed 32k.

So, to celebrate Celeste's third anniversary, the team consisting of Maddy Thorson, Noel Berry and Lena Raine made a sequel called Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek. 

Thanks to the aforementioned limitations, Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek can be played in your browser without any issues, although the developer advises using a game controller due to some controls apparently being a bit iffy. 

Matt Makes Games Celeste Classic screenshot Celeste Classic

We played around for a bit and it feels much like Celeste Classic, which we loved by the way, but we reckon that the dev's advice will come into play a bit further into the game, when difficulty ramps up. 

You can find Celeste Classic 2: Lani's Trek here .

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