Celeste creator Maddy Thorson has confirmed the sport’s protagonist, Madeline, is a transgender lady.
The sport – which is accessible to play on cell through Xbox Game Pass for Android and Google Stadia – had already closely hinted at this final 12 months when an ending display within the sport’s ultimate chapter included Gay Pride and Trans flags on Madeline’s desk, implying a doable queerness on her half.
Players led this to imagine that Madeline was certainly queer, however there was by no means a full affirmation till Thorson wrote a blog post last week confirming it: “During Celeste’s development, I did not know that Madeline or myself were trans. During the Farewell DLC’s development, I began to form a hunch. Post-development, I now know that we both are.”
Thorson goes on to clarify how they personally got here to grasp extra about themself in the course of the technique of writing Madeline’s character: “When I wrote Celeste I sincerely still believed that I was cisgender, but I was nevertheless waist-deep in gender feelings (among other anxieties). When Madeline looks in the mirror and sees her other self; when she attempts to abandon her reflection, who then drags her down the mountain; when the two reconcile and merge to become stronger and more complete… that was all unknowingly written from a trans perspective.”
Thorson then talks much more about queerness in Celeste and clears up any doable questions on its inclusion within the sport. If you may have a spare ten minutes, I’d actually suggest that you just test it out.