[PC,MacOS,Linux,RasPi] Free Game - Celeste Classic 2: Lani’s Trek @ Itch.io

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To celebrate the third birthday of Celeste a sequel, Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek, is out now and free to play!

According to The Verge, "Celeste was one of the most acclaimed games of 2018, but what you may not have known is that the tightly designed platformer was an expanded version of a smaller project developed in four days at a game jam. Maddy Thorson and Noel Berry created the original Celeste for the Pico-8 platform, and now that version has a sequel called Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek."

"…you can download Windows, Mac, Linux, and Raspberry Pi versions for free from Itch.io, or play it in your browser at that link."

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  • The dev behind this game - Matt Thorson - also has another great game which has solo and couch co-op modes: Towerfall Ascension

    • You mean Maddy Thorson. Yes, he identified with his character in Celeste enough that he became her (Madeleine).

  • +25 votes

    A bit disingenuous to post this as a deal under the name 'Celeste 2' when really it should be called 'Celeste Classic 2' which is what it's listed as on itch.io and fully explains that its a sequel to Celeste Classic - which has always been free, not Celeste (2018). Posting this is like finding any free browser based game and posting it as a deal, which it really isn't.

    Not even something like Deltarune Chapter 1 was posted as a free deal when it came out and that game is a legitimate sequel lol.

    • Just a tad misleading then

    • I was gonna say, how did Celeste get a sequel and I wasn't aware of it? Reddit would be full of hidden gem memes.

    • Apologies, that was unintentional. The deal page refers to the game as "Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek" in the screenshot, and the download files are "Celeste 2". original article also refers to it as Celeste 2: Lani’s Trek. The only reference I found to "Celeste Classic 2" was in the page title.

      It's more than just a browser based game as you can download it as an app for four operating systems so it's still a good offer…..and free!

  • Was the review by the same"Verge" that build epic computers??

  • I upvoted this deal just to raise OzB awareness of pico-8! It is such a cool product, an all-in-one retro fantasy console and IDE. I have built (95%) a plug-and-play arcade stick for playing the "roms", which are shared freely as .png files with the games in the header. I have the parts en route to build a C64-style retro pc/keyboard from a raspi zero w. I got it with the itch.io racial justice bundle last year.

    • Noice! Are you going to release it?

      • hey sorry if I mislead you, I'm not a dev or anything, just a fan. I have used some arcade buttons and a joystick to make a plug-and-play hardware console of Pico-8. I can post a pic if anyone is interested, but it is still covered in painters tape. I need to order a badge or sticker or something to finish it off…

    • Oh pico-8 is a real thing? I just thought it was the fake system used in the game

    • Pico-8 is an “imaginary” console.
      The dev released a software emulator that runs on windows/Mac/Linux and includes some programming tools.

      It is reminiscent of running an old 8-bit system on an emulator. It is fun to program because it has limited complexity compared to a modern system, again seeking to recreate the feeling that came with a c64 (or a vz200 in my case) where you could have a go at writing your own games.

      If you like playing retro emu games check it out. If you think it would be fun to write programs it is worth playing with.
      A licence is about $20.

  • According to The Verge

    According to the verge you need a swiss army knife that you hope has a screwdriver on it to build a PC.

  • I'm not sure free indie games that were made in 3 days can really be classified as a "deal". There's literally thousands of freeware titles that could be posted, but I don't really think OzBargain is the place for it.

    • It's free. It's made by the makers of one of the best indie games of 2018. And it's got the upvotes to show. Length of development time alone isn't a sign of a good game…..look at Cyberpunk 2077 for proof.

      • Rofl. Another of the "if people vote for it on OZB it must be good" crowd. Sorry, it's still not a bargain.