Massive Celeste Strawberry Jam mod looks amazing
Celeste very fun to play when it comes out in 2018 – a perfect pixel platformer, filled with enticing whispers and emotional revelations. After finishing Celeste, all I really wanted was more Celeste. Looks like I’m not alone, as over 350 fans have collaborated on Celeste Strawberry Jam, “the largest collaborative project in Celeste history.” The big mod is adding 111 levels, 5 difficulty modes, and over 8 hours of original music on February 17th.
Strawberry Jam has been in development for over two years and that is evident in the trailer. There are plenty of new biomes on display, such as the famous strawberry jam field, the neon-lit urban area, and some dusty dunes. The more abstract, spacy designs also return from the main game.
The trailer has a bit of a decoy and mid-switch, transitioning from eye-catching biomes to nail-biting platform teasers. Some slick jumps and last-second dashes look almost like Celeste’s C-sides that I’ve never been good enough to beat (I did knock out a few B-sides, though.) Thankfully, there will be many difficulty options are included in Strawberry Jam, which may or may not be compatible with Celeste’s excellent accessibility options.
Some levels seem to be remixing content from the base game, such as magnified mechanical blocks that help you fly. Others look like they’re introducing brand new abilities such as a rose that sends you high and I’m sure there are even more in the 111 new fan-made levels go out.
The music here seems on par with Lena Raine’s incredible soundtrack for the base game, mixing hyperactive 8-bit tunes with sensitive piano passages. You can eavesdrop on other music on Strawberry Jam YouTube channel. The Camping group and streaming revenue from the Strawberry Jam soundtrack will be donated to charity Cross blood vessels.
Celeste Strawberry Jam mod will release on PC via Banana Games page on February 17th and it will be playable through Celeste’s modified API Everest Moutain.