Olympus News

These are the Celeste modding news that appeared in Olympus, a mod manager and installer for the Everest mod loader. The news feed is managed by touhoe and cellularAutomaton (touhoe and cellularautomaton on Discord), and published through the GitHub repository of the Everest website.

This news feed is also available in JSON format and as an RSS / Atom feed.

Throwback Thursday 019 - Gauntlet (Re)Revamped

Published on April 11, 2024 Percussive, the developer of String from Spring Collab, developed the orginal Gauntlet map over 6 years ago & revamped it a year later in Gauntlet Revamped, a small hub of short, cycle-based challenges with plenty of different environments! Today, FasolTheBean has revamped it again, making it a bit more accessible & clean yet still undeniably classic, old-school cycle gameplay! Check it out in the link below!

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The beginning has just begun!

Published on April 5, 2024 Finally coming out after an extended development, the Beginner Collab will have you jumping for joy! Get ready to dive into ravines, scale skyscrapers, and underground your rainforest in 20 new maps for new players. Complete with classic amenities like Mini Hearts and Journals, the collab also features exciting new concepts like Purple Maps, which aren't beginner, along with nearly an hour of new music! Go check it all out at the link below!

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Please, listen to the wind.

Published on April 2, 2024 The Road to Purgation is a new 10+ room Grandmaster+ map based on the song "The Road to Purgation" from Final Fantasy X. Having placed over 30,000 decals, Sapphire_Xer0 crafts a chillingly beautiful atmosphere in this very demanding, story-driven map that is snow-packed with some of the cleanest and most flowy wind gameplay to date. Download it with the link below!

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Prep Your Ponchos For A Set of Sprawling Ruins!

Published on March 29, 2024 2 new incredibly beautiful maps just graced this upcoming weekend! Advanced players can rejoice with 50+ rooms of Drizzle, a journey through mossy ruins soaked in complex climbing, custom mechanics, & lore! For grandmaster bounce helper fanatics, prepare to get awed by the equally stunning, 30+ room aerial odyssey that is Wonderland Vale, which you can find on the front page of GameBanana! Drizzle is linked below, check ‘em out!

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Catfish Collab Has Been Released!

Published on March 24, 2024 Do you like cats? How about fish? Well, in this quirky collab, you'll come to love both! Choose your pick of the litter among 11 Cat-Themed maps, or swim among a school of another 11 Fish-Themed maps. With 22 custom-made songs, the soundtrack adds up to about an hour of banger tunes! Get comfy and become one with nature by downloading the collab in the link below!

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Don't lose your footing in this topsy-turvy map!

Published on March 24, 2024 Strap in and buckle up for a new standalone collaboration between ABuffZucchini, Kazt, and goopvendor: swingswung! Despite being 99% techless, this advanced vanilla map still throws plenty of tricky, fishy moves your way that will keep you wondering: "which stallion made THIS banger of a room???" Check it out with the link below!

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Halloween Came Early This Year!

Published on March 9, 2024 Explore an eerie abandoned mansion in this new beginner map inspired by Little Nightmares! Created by NotPhobos, the atmospheric exploration through the facility contains over 15 berries! Download it with the link below, but be warned, there is a lot more than meets the eye…

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tobyaaa's Mapping Prompt 2!

Published on March 6, 2024 This next two months' mapping prompt is "Cutting Corners"! There are a ton of ways to interpret this, so if you need a map idea, there's plenty of potential in this one for both story & gameplay! Here's a link to all the standalones created for the last theme, "Locked Away":

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3 In 1 Standalone Special!

Published on March 3, 2024 Skqw kicks off March with a bang(er), releasing 3 substantial maps in 1 day! Spanning over 40 rooms, there is 1 intermediate, 1 expert, and 1 grandmaster map, each with impressively distinct styles. Go check them out with the link below!

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This is Nyan, Signing Off

Published on March 1, 2024 Hello everyone! I am stepping down from the Olympus News writer position. If you would like to read it, a full message is available with the button below. Have a great day!

First Flight Collab!

Published on February 22, 2024 Check out Mr. Oshiro's new establishment: A cutesy museum of maps all created by novice mappers with fresh new gameplay ideas! This long-awaited collab features 12 maps ranging from intermediate to grandmaster. Thanks to the format of a collab, this tight-knit development team was able to create a network of support, collectively learn map-making tools together, and polish each other's maps thoroughly in order to craft a truly special project with plenty of new strong artistic voices! Go check it out in the link below!

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Gallery Collab 2024

Published on February 7, 2024 Celebrate Chinese New Year with a stunning new collab in a grand gallery! Featuring over 20 maps ranging from beginner to grandmaster, face new mechanics as you wonder "how did they make Celeste look this good?" Play it now with the link below!

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Take Flight in BC: Gold

Published on February 3, 2024 This sparkly new map by mapper CoryD_ takes the exciting new Elytra mechanic and wraps it up in 20+ bite sized rooms! Discover interesting tech as you soar through this tricky map. If you can play advanced maps, you should be playing BC: Gold! Link below!

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Throwback Thursday 018 - Alice's Gay Week

Published on February 2, 2024 Throwback Thursday is the series that features maps older than a year that newer players may have missed. This issue features Alice's Gay Week by sunsetquasar which released July 9th, 2021. The world changed when Alice's Gay Week first came out and many packs soon followed its 1 map a day for a week structure! This pack, solely created by sunsetquasar, features 7 short maps that anyone can enjoy!* *If you can play at least advanced that is! Play it now with the link below!

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Throwback Thursday 017 - Jelly Metropolis

Published on January 26, 2024 Throwback Thursday is the series that features maps older than a year that newer players may have missed. This issue features Jelly Metropolis by Kazt which released October 14th, 2022. If you like jellies and cities you literally have no reason not to play this slimey map! It has pufferfish too! It's awesome. It has 25 awesome rooms with grandmaster spice. Play it now with the link below!

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Feeling Jaded?

Published on January 12, 2024 Olympus News apologizes for the delay in covering this map; we were on a 2-month vacation... In any case: Explore a seemingly magical island and uncover the mystery of its existence in this promising first entry in the "Missions from M.A.I.D." series! This beginner map from the creator of Mt. Steep features a charmingly vanilla-esque gameplay style, custom deco, and an engaging original story. Your very own "journey of a thousand jade-green spinners" can start with a single click on the link below!

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Celeste Skill Rating C-Side!

Published on January 7, 2024 Celeste Skill Rating C-Side is out with 250+ new custom maps to play! You can find the C-Side as an extra tab at the bottom of the sheet. For those new to it, it's not actually a 'skill rating'. This is a personal event that allows you to play through hand-picked Celeste mods sorted by difficulty at your own pace, and feel a sense of accomplishment once you beat them! Check it out with the link below!

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Tobyaaa's Mapping Prompt January 2024

Published on January 1, 2024 It's time for the first mapping prompt! We're going to be doing these every other month, as a low-stakes version of a contest theme. For the month of January, if you're in need of a map idea, try and build something based off the theme "Locked Away". Perhaps this means a map with a lot of locked doors? Or maybe it ties into the story? Feel free to interpret this however you want! If you have questions, contact tobyaaa or touhoe on discord. For the info video, click the link below!

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Winter 2023 Celeste Community Direct

Published on December 25, 2023 A new Celeste Community Direct is out now! Check out the link below for over 40+ minutes of Celeste reveals!

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Throwback Thursday 016 - Sunset Skyway

Published on December 14, 2023 Throwback Thursday is the series that features maps older than a year that newer players may have missed. This issue features Sunset Skyway by BossSauce which released May 18th, 2022. Enjoy a short sunny treat by BossSauce featuring 5 rooms of advanced gameplay! It is very good take my word on it. Play it now with the link below!

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