“It’s hard to believe that it’s over, isn’t it? Funny, how we get attached to the struggle.”
Join Josh, Brian, Rich and Tony as they attempt to ascend the treacherous peaks of a mysterious mountain while also discovering a bit about themselves along the way. In this issue we discuss how a game began as a simple test of platforming prowess, then evolved into an examination of mental health through game design allegory, which would ultimately lead one of the developers to a deeply profound revelation about their identity. Alongside this, we discuss how the themes and imagery of the game spoke to our experiences. All this and more, as we cover Maddy Thorson and Noel Berry’s 2018 2D platforming adventure, Celeste.
Music featured in this issue:
1. First Steps by Lena Raine
2. Reach for the Summit by Lena Raine
Cane and Rinse 454 was edited by Jay Taylor
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