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

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

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