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Chapter 1: Forsaken City is the first chapter proper of Celeste (although it is technically preceded by the Prologue). The chapter introduces many of the primary game mechanics and collectables, including acquainting the player with the dash maneuver and introducing both normal and winged strawberries. It also introduces several objects to the game, detailed below. Additionally, this chapter introduces one character: Theo.

Gameplay Edit

Objects Edit

Start Edit

Crossing Edit

The Crystal Heart for the chapter is located here.

Chasm Edit

All objects in Crossing. Does not introduce new objects. The B-Side Cassette Tape for the chapter is located here.

Crystal Heart Edit

Main article: Crystal Hearts Guide

The crystal heart is located in the second sub-chapter, Crossing.

Alternate Sides Edit

The B-Side includes three parts: Start, Contraption, and Scrap Pit, the last of which includes Skull Binoculars, which are not found in the regular version of Chapter 1. The C-Side includes everything from the normal version and the B-Side of the chapter, as well as two objects that are not in the rest of the chapter: Shields and Shield-Activated Platforms.

Winged Golden Strawberry Edit

Forsaken City is the only A-Side that features a hidden secret that can only be found if the player decides to finish the entire chapter without dashing even once. In order to complete this challenge, players need to abuse the game's lenient hitboxes and "coyote frames" in order to perform very tight and difficult jumps. The player also has to learn a technique called "neutral jumping", which will be needed in a few sections towards the end. If the player manages to complete the chapter without dashing even once, a flying Golden Strawberry will appear on the last screen.

Unlike all other Golden Strawberries, the player doesn't have to complete this chapter without dying in order to get it.

Plot Edit

Madeline travels through the titular Forsaken City, finding another hiker, Theo, about halfway through the level. Madeline and Theo converse, and Theo explains that he came to Celeste Mountain to explore and to take pictures, although Madeline avoids explaining why she came to Celeste Mountain. The two also discuss the origins of the Forsaken City, with Madeline explaining that a mega-corporation started building the city, but nobody wanted to live there, although neither of them know why. Madeline also expresses a desire to reach the summit of Celeste Mountain, something that Theo does not seem as interested in doing. Eventually, Madeline returns to climbing Celeste Mountain. At the end of the level, she encounters a memorial (entitled the Celeste Memorial), decides to stop there and make camp for the night, and goes to sleep, thinking that climbing Celeste Mountain might have been a mistake.
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Speedrunning Record ProgressionEdit

On 27 November 2018, Buhbai achieved 1:30 in City B, obtaining the first ever full sweep of a level.


Clear (1A):

Name Time Date Days Standing
Forsaken 1:04.770 12/2/2018 11
Forsaken 1:04.107 23/2/2018 12
Forsaken 1:03.614 7/3/2018 62
DemoJameson 1:02.662 8/5/2018 4
McBoi 1:02.288 12/5/2018 14
McBoi 1:02.135 26/5/2018 4
Hornlitz 1:01.897 30/5/2018 8
Hornlitz 1:01.166 7/6/2018 1
Hornlitz 1:00.588 8/6/2018 5
Hornlitz 1:00.095 13/6/2018 28
Hornlitz 59.867 11/7/2018 81
Jumpyluff 59.755 30/9/2018 6
Buhbai 59.262 6/10/2018 147
UltraMarlin 58.871 2/3/2019 17
FPlush 58.514 19/3/2019 14
Zkad 58.242 2/4/2019 9
Zkad 58.089 11/4/2019 4
Zkad 57.987 15/4/2019 30
FPlush 57.868 15/5/2019 1
Zkad 57.460 16/5/2019 23
FPlush 57.103 8/6/2019 17
Zkad 56.678 25/6/2019 99
Zkad 56.644 2/10/2019 3
Zkad 56.457 5/10/2019 4
Zkad 56.151 9/10/2019 5
Zkad 55.998 14/10/2019 127+
UltraMarlin* 58.140 26/6/2019 0

Note: World records prior to 12/2/2018 have been omitted due to extremely fast turnover. UltraMarlin's 58.1 was briefly the record on 23/10/2019 when Zkad and FPlush deleted their PBs, however, Zkad's 55 was quickly reinstated.

B-Side (1B):

Name Time Date Days Standing
Mr_Bay 2:25.996 28/1/2018 27
Veo_ 1:49.956 24/2/2018 14
Nepsolbee 1:43.853 10/3/2018 1
Nepsolbee 1:40.640 11/3/2018 137
Benteezy 1:40.368 26/7/2018 10
Scrublord 1:36.067 5/8/2018 17
Jumpyluff 1:35.557 22/8/2018 61
Aurora Dash 1:35.404 22/10/2018 26
Problemstrol 1:34.962 17/11/2018 8
Aurora Dash 1:34.486 25/11/2018 2
Buhbai 1:30.406 27/11/2018 1
Buhbai 1:29.420 28/11/2018 1
Buhbai 1:28.995 29/11/2018 154
Zkad 1:28.808 2/5/2019 108
Aurora Dash 1:28.502 18/8/2019 4
Zkad 1:26.734 22/8/2019 180+

C-Side (1C):

Name Time Date Days Standing
Doroco 48.909 27/1/2018 2
Doroco 26.737 29/1/2018 6
TmLuffy 27.557 4/2/2018 20
Veo_ 26.775 24/2/2018 5
TmLuffy 26.384 1/3/2018 2
TmLuffy 25.738 3/3/2018 71
Spirialis 25.568 13/5/2018 1
Spirialis 24.990 14/5/2018 88
Buhbai 22.967 10/8/2018 179
Zkad 22.933 5/2/2019 191
Zkad 22.066 15/8/2019 0
Zkad 21.437 15/8/2019 98
Zkad 18.955 21/11/2019 89+

Full Clear:

Name Time Date Days Standing
Audien 6:34.621 22/2/2018 1
Psychoberg 4:47.657 23/2/2018 28
Chasebeleren 3:39.538 23/3/2018 8
Chasebeleren 3:34.438 31/3/2018 42
Benteezy 3:31.021 12/5/2018 1
Chasebeleren 3:30.715 13/5/2018 7
Buhbai 3:22.385 20/5/2018 87
Buhbai 3:08.377 15/8/2018 258
Buhbai 3:02.954 20/4/2019 58
Zkad 3:01.305 28/5/2019 184
UltraMarlin 3:00.710 28/11/2019 2
Zkad 2:59.605 30/11/2019 80+

Quotes Edit

Madeline: This might have been a mistake.

Gallery Edit

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