The developer of the mountain climbing action game Celeste suddenly distributes Oldeste. As an answer for a grandmother

Canadian game developer NOEL BERRY released Oldeste on Twitter on August 17. It is a mountain climbing action game featuring the character and grandmother of the popular action game Celeste as the main character.

Celeste is a mountain climbing action game that leads the girl, Madelin to the top of Celeste. It is released for PC (Steam/Epic Games Store)/PS4/Nintendo Switch/Xbox One, but there are actually original versions created before this work. That is the PICO-8 version described in NOEL Berry’s tweet. As the name suggests, Celeste was created using the game engine PICO-8. The original version drawn in the dot picture, which is a characteristic of PICO-8, can be played on, and can be played as one of the hidden elements in Celeste.

In the original version, we will use jumping and air dash to go on a stage full of gimmicks. The wall grabs added in Celeste had not yet existed. The operation itself is simple, and basically there is no enemy character, so it can be concentrated on jump actions. The composition of the map, which is the liver, is very exquisite, and the difficulty of falling into a hole or a thorns is continued. It is a so-called death game that progresses little by little with many mistakes. However, the retry after the mistake is speedy and the stress is hard to feel. These designs will be the foundation of the main story.

According to NOEL Berry’s tweet, the question is often asked if there is a grandmother in the original version. This grandmother is one of the characters appearing in Celeste and a character that gives Madelin, who is suffering from her heart. However, there is no story in the original version that is said to be in the main story, and grandmothers do not appear. However, NOEL BERRY responded in an unexpected question. It is the announcement of Oldeste.

The base of Oldeste is an original version made of PICO-8. However, the playable character has been changed from Madelin and has become a grandmother. Like the original version, it can be played on a browser, and it is compatible with keyboard operations that use arrow keys, X keys and C keys, as well as game pads. In addition, in the case of smartphones, virtual game pads are displayed.

The base configuration is the same as the original version because the base is an original version. Strawberry, a collection item that bothering players, is still alive. However, not only the character’s graphics have been changed simply, but the speed of left and right movement, jumping, and falling is adjusted slowly. Thanks to that, the control of the character feels easier than the original version. In particular, the difficulty level due to slow down speed is remarkable, so if the original version has been cleared, it would be easy to reach the top. Also, one of the options for the original version and the Celeste players who play from Oldeste first.

By the way, NOEL BERRY said that it took about an hour to produce Oldeste, and he wants him to take it too seriously. It is just a joke, almost an official work, but it is unrelated to the original work. Unfortunately, the grandmother may not have existed in the original version.


NOEL BERRY is currently developing a new work Earthbrade in EXTREMELY OK GAMES, led by Maddy Thorson, who created Celeste together (related article). There is still little information that has been released, but I just want to wait for a surprise like this.

The update 1.0 reaches Efootball next week


After a disastrous release last year, Konami is finally ready to give us version 1.0 of _ efootball _ next week. The Japanese company has revealed that the soccer game will abandon what was basically its “demo period”, and some of the best that fans have been waiting for months, will finally be integrated.

According to a statement published on the official site of the title, version 1.0 of EFOOTBALL will be available on April 14 . This update will not only correct many more bugs, but will introduce new game mechanics, and has changed a couple of elements of the online, all this to win again the confidence of the players.

One of the main additions is Dream Team mode, previously known as Creative Team. Here, Players can create combinations from their own players and real-life soccer stars. Along with this, several changes related to the way the footballers perform passes, run and do shooting.

Similarly, new options have been added that allow players change formations, Alter the roles of players, use tactics, etc . Finally, Konami has adopted a client-server system to improve online connectivity.

These are some of the changes that will come to efootball with the arrival of the 1.0 patch, which will be available from next April 14, 2022 . On related topics, we remember that the MX league is an exclusive of this title.

Editor’s note:

While this sounds positive, the interesting thing will see how many people decide to return to this title. The patches can arrange the experience, but the reputation is already stained, and it is not easy to win the public’s confidence, it is not impossible, but it is not easy either.

Improved Face ID: Unlock smartphone by mask

Recently, iOS 15.3 has appeared as a collection of some security updates, but Apple immediately does with iOS 15.4 and this should bring some new features again. Two sting than very special because it is features that make life easier in the pandemic a tale.

Currently there are iOS 15.4 only as a beta version for developers. This means that even interested users can not just try this pre-release version for free. This changes when Apple presents a public beta. For most users, however, it is the better strategy to wait for the final version.

Cell phone unlock with mask: New version of Face ID

Mobile phone unlock despite mask, but you can work with tricks or go the detour via an Apple Watch. In iOS 15.4, Apple starts with an additional version of Face ID. Users can choose between two variants when set up:

Unlock iPhone with Face Mask without Apple Watch! (Face ID with a Mask Setup)
* Standard: This type of face recognition know iPhone users for a long time, because it is the version used so far, which works only without a mask, because all facial features are used, especially around mouth and nose.
* with mask: The second version of Face ID is new because it allows wearing a mask. So far it was so that Face ID has recognized a facial mask and then query the PIN code. Apple points out that the new variant is less safe because only the eye area is used for authentication. An additional option allows you to capture the face with and without glasses.

So if you want to open the COVPASS app with the iPhone in the future, this can make this faster despite the mask when the new variant of Face ID has been set up. Of course, this is also practical for other apps that you have to ran with mask on the face and maybe even make an extra face ID check, such as password manager or banking apps. Unfortunately, it seems that the new version of Face ID only works from the iPhone 12 or later.

Certificate soon easy in Wallet

It is already possible today to get the certificate in Apple Wallet. Then it is enough to open the wallet by double-touching the wallet and you need to call Covpass or the Corona warning app no ‚Äč‚Äčlonger explicitly. But until today you have to disrupt something. With iOS 15.4 it should be easier.

Apple writes in the Release Notes that the EU’s digital COVID certificate can now be added to Apple Wallet and also to the Health App. That would clear the way to bring the certificate into the wallet, for example, from Covpass with a finger tip. So far you can make this with the alternative GreenPass EU.