Celeste developer has a new name â€“ and a new game in the works
Celesteâ€™s developer just announced that the gameâ€™s (free) final chapter, Farewell, is on the way early next week, with over 100 new levels to get stuck into. This was also packaged with another surprise announcement - developer Matt Makes Games is technically no more, now replaced with a shiny new name: Extremely OK Games, or EXOK, for short - and itâ€™s working on another game.
In a news postÂ chock-full of revelations on its website, newly-renamed studio EXOK says â€œHello, and Farewellâ€, offering some exciting details about Celeste Chapter 9 and of changes to the studio. Celeste dev Matt Thorson introduces the new game studio, EXOK, which is based in Vancouver and made up of the previous team's newly-relocated devs, saying that the gameâ€™s success has â€œallowed us to set up a lot of things that will make our work better, faster, easier, and more fun.â€
And it sounds like some of this streamlined and fun new work is already in the pipeline - the studio says itâ€™s already working on its next title, but details so far are scarce. Itâ€™s currently codenamed EXOK1, but thatâ€™s about all the studio is giving away right now. EXOK says itâ€™s â€œstill in a very exploratory phase of development, sussing out what this thing wants to beâ€ but adds that itâ€™s â€œexcited to share more about it when the time is right.â€
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