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

Why Papo & Yo Should Be Game of the Year

Papo & Yo did something that too few games manage to do: it let me step into the life of another, actual-living-breathing person. And once I did that, I played through an experience that showed me how that person got through a painful relationship and was left with a lesson that I too could pick and use if I needed it. » 1/03/13 11:00am 1/03/13 11:00am

Papo & Yo Is One Designer’s Reaction to Corporate Video Games’ “Culture of Fear”

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

Watch and See How Papo & Yo Might Be 2012's Most Charming Video Game

I've been wanting to get my hands on upcoming PS3 exclusive Papo & Yo ever since hearing how it draws on the bittersweet childhood of designer Vander Caballero. A playable build at GDC gave me my wish and the video above shows the first few minutes of the game from Montreal-based developer Minority. » 3/12/12 1:30pm 3/12/12 1:30pm

Sony Sinks $20 Million Into Exclusive PlayStation Network Games

Not content to run a downloadable games service where players have to wait weeks for repairs in order to play titles already out on Xbox Live Arcade, Sony Computer Entertainment America commits $20 million over three years towards the development of more excellent PlayStation Network exclusive games. » 7/13/11 10:40am 7/13/11 10:40am