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Celeste is a heartfelt and challenging platformer that you should make time to play

I used to think I was pretty good at platformers, until I played Celeste. Made the creators of Towerfall, Celeste drops you in the shoes of Madeline, whose goal is to climb a mountain. Except, the mountain isn't really just a mountain - it's a metaphor for all the difficulties that Madeline, and you, have overcome, and will need to overcome in the future. It's…

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Celeste outlines the tricks that make its tough platforming feel fair

Have you ever wondered why some platformers feel excellent where others feel, well, not? Turns out, designing some top-tier running and jumping takes a little more work than you'd think. This week, Celeste developer Matt / Maddy Thorson took to Twitter to run through some of the clever deceptions they used to make the nails-hard platformer feel fun and - more importantly - fair.

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Celeste says Farewell as developers move to a mysterious new game

We've had a lovely time, Celeste. But I think it's time to see other platformers. It's not you, it's me. I've perforated my spine on your spikes so much it's starting to worry my doctor, and I've seen all there is to see. What's that? You've got one last update full of levels? You know, I think I can hang around for a little while…

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