A Game That Reminds You How Messed Up Bullying Is

Chiwatin isn't your typical video game hero. He pees himself when he gets scared and the snow in the northern Canadian landscape turns yellow under his feet. I wanted to laugh at this the third time it happened, when I realized it wasn't some weird rendering bug and an actual design decision. But then the crows that… » 10/08/14 12:45pm 10/08/14 12:45pm

He Got A Video Game Tattoo To Remind Him To Be A Good Dad

As far as video games that would inspire a video game tattoo, Papo & Yo seems like an unlikely one, right? As moving as it is, Minority Media’s digital release is built on one man’s childhood, specifically the abuse he suffered at the hands of his alcoholic dad. It is an undeniably sad game. But, despite that, one… » 5/24/13 1:30pm 5/24/13 1:30pm

Too Many People Working on This Game Were the Victims of Bullying

There’s no gameplay in this video for The Silent Enemy, the new project being made by the creators of Papo & Yo. But, as you watch the various staffers of Minority Media face the camera or talk about their roles in the game, you realize that there's a good reason that gameplay takes a backseat. » 5/01/13 5:30pm 5/01/13 5:30pm

The Creators of Papo & Yo Are Making A Game About Bullying

Staring today, millions more people will be able to play my favorite game of 2012. Papo & Yo—the semiautobiographical magical realism adventure that explores life with an abusive, addicted parent—comes out for PC today, after months as a PS3 exclusive. The move to another platform will help the critically acclaimed… » 4/18/13 2:30pm 4/18/13 2:30pm

Papo & Yo Is One Designer’s Reaction to Corporate Video Games’…

Not many games look and feel like Papo & Yo. If you need to categorize it, you can call the upcoming PS3 exclusive a magical realism puzzle platformer. It's a game where you put cardboard boxes on your head to get hints and move houses to get across gaps. But, from what I played over the last few months, genre… » 6/14/12 5:00pm 6/14/12 5:00pm