Celeste is a brutally difficult 2D platformer which balances out its challenging gameplay with a heartwarming story of overcoming the struggles of mental illness and self-doubt, and the internet has quickly fallen in love with its quaint cast of characters.
You play as Madeline, a conflicted redhead on her spiritual journey to reach the summit of Celeste Mountain, joined intermittently by Theo, a twenty-something heartthrob with a positive go-getter attitude and a passion for selfies and his “InstaPix” account. Madeline’s journey is regularly impeded by her gothic doppelgänger, an embodied reflection of her undesired attributes aptly named “Part of Me.” This trio has captured the hearts of many artists, resulting in a wonderful deluge of fan art.
— meowza (@meowza) January 30, 2018
Madeline, darling, slow down.
— EtherealCoffee (@EtherealCoffee) January 31, 2018
— Stephen Byrne (@StephenByrne86) January 29, 2018
I have been playing Celeste this weekend, just came out on the Switch. The quality of this game from graphics and story to the soundtrack is fantastic. I wish we had more video games willing to talk about depression.@celeste_game #sketch #draweveryday #videogames #indiegame pic.twitter.com/ih9wFz8L9g
— Tim Walsh (@tmwdraws) January 29, 2018
Been playing @celeste_game on the Switch. I really like the game so far so I made a fanart on this two goofballs / FanArt del juego Celeste, muy bueno hasta ahora así que hice un fanart de sus personajes. pic.twitter.com/Sw0iBq8Xpa
— hBruna (@hbrunav) January 31, 2018
— Trudi Castle (@trudicastle) January 25, 2018
— Hugo H. Pereira (@HugoH2P) January 25, 2018
A huge congrats to the #Celeste team, you guys absolutely killed it! @MattThorson @NoelFB @saint11 @amora_b and those handsome devils @PowerUpAudio great work guys! Have some fan art! <3 pic.twitter.com/sXjeKxTd2f
— jesse turner (@jouste) January 25, 2018
— Laura (@itwaspluto) January 30, 2018
A triumph and a new favorite.
— Kyle Labriola (@kylelabriola) January 30, 2018
I just finished #Celeste and I have to say, its a great game. Its not only about climbing a mountain, but the story and characters are fantastic, and it really shows how mentally changeling climbing a mountain or even dealing with yourself can be.@celeste_game pic.twitter.com/Jmu0E5Qe3L
— Gregory Slobodian (@GregSlobodian) January 27, 2018
If you love 2D platform games, you really do need to check it out! pic.twitter.com/AmNkP7JTjQ
— Steve Gregson (@RoboticSteve) January 30, 2018
Some even went outside the realms of illustration to show their appreciation for the game.
Today I finished #SculptJanuary18 and decided to sculpt Madeline from @celeste_game . The final theme was Happiness and this game makes me happy every time I play it :D https://t.co/7JZjB9KcN9 pic.twitter.com/rgYUj52UON
— David Morcillo (@beagleknight) January 31, 2018
Have you heard my remix in @celeste_game? I know you have plenty of times if you played the difficult B-side stage!
B-sides full album: https://t.co/XAH0LuoO0s@kuraine's original soundtrack: https://t.co/ouHumb9TgF pic.twitter.com/lBZjBQVRR1
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If you’d like to see more fan art for Celeste, check out the game’s official Twitter page.