Celeste Devs Announce Next Game

It’s not much, but after Celeste, I’m all in.
It’s not much, but after Celeste, I’m all in.
Image: Extremely OK Games

The studio behind indie darling Celeste, the Vancouver-based Extremely OK Games, is finally ready to unveil its next game, Earthblade.

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While the devs admit their blog post is more of a “vibe reveal” than a full-on announcement, there’s a lot to be excited for here, due in part to the studio’s pedigree. Earthblade is described as a “2D explor-action game in a seamless pixel art world” with music from the inimitable Lena Raine, who in my humble opinion composed one of gaming’s greatest soundtracks for Celeste. You can listen to a snippet of her work on Earthblade below.

“It took us four prototypes to find Earthblade, and it’s now been over three years since Celeste’s initial release,” Extremely OK Games director Maddy Thorson wrote about developing the upcoming game. “[The] prototypes taught us a lot, but ultimately we ventured way too far from our comfort zone for them to realistically ever get finished. It took a while, but we feel like we’ve settled on the right compromise between the two with Earthblade.”

Extremely OK Games is planning to release Earthblade sometime between now and the end of the 21st century. Stay tuned for more.

Staff Writer, Kotaku

DISCUSSION

jackburtoniii
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I’m a million % here for it, and I have trust in everything Thorson touches. She has always been extremely in tune with the building blocks needed for a fun game, aka the fun-damentals. Also, the OST to Celeste is one of my favorite “things” of media made in the past 10 years, which is to say it would be ridiculously good listening even without the perfect context it had in Celeste.

It’s rare to feel that swelling of excitement I used to get with a new major game announcement back in my childhood, and yet here it is!