Hmm in hindsight, maybe I should have specified to open the physical present first.
For context: Advice for the Mountain Climber is a reference to raocow raging at level 3C of Celeste, where you have to hop on the equivalent of the Angry Sun to make it across gaps. (That level was slightly toned down since the LP.) While the frustration was understandable, it was just tragic to see him dash away from the very stepping stone he needed.
The dialogue in Not a Farewell Preview is a parody of a scene in Distorted Travesty 3 epilogue content (13:32 to 13:40
) - fitting given that Celeste also got a new epilogue DLC three months ago. It isn't an actual teaser for what's in the new content.
As for 2018 Awards (the one site is right here
if you didn't catch it), Celeste indeed wasn't one of the nominated finalists for Game of the Year in the Steam Awards, and that made me quite disappointed. It wasn't nominated in any of the categories, actually. The nominees and winners for 2018
By the way, the nomination phase of 2019 Steam Awards
is still open for about half a day, if you're into that; there will be votes on finalists later. A major difference this time around is that most of the categories require you to select a game that was out on Steam this year (to be exact, released after the 2018 Autumn Sale which seems to be when the 2018 awards started, also early access games that got finalized in 2019 seem to count)
. This was not the case in 2018, although I don't know whether this applied to the main Game of the Year award. I do think that this would have had an effect on chances of Celeste winning.