Symposium: Celeste, April 5, 2018

The April Symposium will be on Celeste, with Pat leading the discussion.  Quoting Pat:

This Thursday, we’ll be looking at Celeste, the indie platformer for Steam and Switch.  Specifically, I’d like to look that the odd place Celeste sits in the audience spectrum.  Celeste is, in parts, friendly and approachable.  The easy-to-learn mechanics, narrative and cute graphics suggest a wide, casual audience.   But at other times, the game requires a huge time commitment and a either a lot of skill or a lot of luck, or both.  And there’s also “assist mode” to talk about.  The question I really want to ask is, “Is Celeste challenging its audience in the manner of a lot of great art? Or is it misrepresenting itself and acting carelessly with audience expectations?”

We’ll meet on Thursday at 8:30pm EDT / 5:30pm PDT, voice chat over Skype.
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