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 man… » 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

Minority Media’s Papo & Yo—the semi-autobiographical magical realist platformer that was my favorite game of last yearwill be available on Steam on April 18th. If you wanted to play Quico and Monster’s story but don’t have a PS3, you can finally experience what’s so charming about the game. » 3/27/13 11:45am 3/27/13 11:45am

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

Woman Hopes PlayStation Game About Her Abusive Dad Can Help Others

Magadly Caballero knew that her brother Vander was making a game about their alcoholic father. She'd lived through his scary rages alongside Vander. But she still wasn't ready for how Papo & Yo would make her feel. » 8/17/12 2:30pm 8/17/12 2:30pm

Papo & Yo Might Just Have the Prettiest Video Game Graffiti Ever

Graffiti's played an important part in video games since early days, especially on console. Who can forget Jet Grind Radio's neon-colored spray paint? And, of course, Marc Ecko's Getting Up centered its entire essence on the politics around graf writing. » 7/31/12 8:00pm 7/31/12 8:00pm

A Video Game That Feels Like A Dream

While standing behind the demo for Papo & Yo yesterday at a Sony event, watching the game in action as I waited for my turn to play, the first thing I noticed was that the main character doesn't walk up stairs. He just sort of glides. » 7/19/12 3:30pm 7/19/12 3:30pm

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

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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