Towerfall Creators’ Next Game “Celeste” Launches in January 2018

Matt Makes Games, the indie studio known for the pixelated bow-and-arrow arena-battle game TowerFall, have announced the release window for their next game – Celeste.

The also pixelated “game about climbing a mountain” will launch sometime next month, in January of next year across PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Nintendo Switch.

Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the game. Here’s a rundown on the game:


Celeste is a platformer about climbing a mountain, from the creators of TowerFall.

Explore a sprawling mountain with over 600 levels bursting with secrets, across 8 unique chapters. Unlock a hardcore B-Sides for each chapter, with completely new levels that will push your climbing skills to the limit.

Madeline can air-dash and climb any surface to gain ground. Controls are simple and accessible, but super tight and expressive with layers of depth to master. Deaths are sudden and respawns are fast. You’ll die a lot, but you’ll learn something every time.

Meet peculiar characters and climb through a character-driven story of confronting your self-doubt to find yourself, set in the present-day Pacific Northwest. Uncover the mystery of the mountain’s power and outrun your reflection on your journey to reach the top.

Brandon Orselli

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  • Mr0303

    The Anita Sarkeesian supporter? No, thanks.

  • sanic

    Another crappy pixel art game with a metroidvania level design? Pass, anita thing is gross too.

  • CoarseHock

    Yikes, that clash between the pixel art and high res text boxes.

  • Jared Bellow

    Gotta love that hideous Steven Universe style character design too.

  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    Another spikes fetish game? No thanks.

  • MonsterGogo

    I have an honest question to the people here.

    Do any of you LOVE these purposefully hard, extremely simple indie platformers?
    I mean not in a “Looks pretty nice, I’ll buy it!” sort of way, but in a “I can’t get enough of these, thank god there’s a new one after I replayed the last one 10+ times!” way.

  • ProxyDoug

    No. I prefer games that feel good to play, wwithout cheap spike deaths and that you can at least tell what the character looks like without checking the official artwork.
    One that I quite like is Cally’s Caves 3 and it’s still great. Legend of the White Witch and Taimu Mari are also two games I’d take over this.