It was just about a year ago — at GDC 2012, in fact — that we had a chance to check out Papo & Yo from TriplePoint client Minority. For the uninitiated, Papo tells the story of a young boy and his monstrous friend who struggle against addiction and co-dependence against the colorful backdrop of a South American favela. Since our preview, the game saw its full release on PlayStation Network, and went on to win critical acclaim. So, if the reason you’re still uninitiated is because you don’t have a PS3, good news: Papo & Yo is coming to the PC by way of Steam.
From the press release:
“My goal with Papo & Yo was to tell my own personal story, but in a way that anyone, whether or not they had a similar childhood, could have an emotional experience through a video game,” said Vander Caballero, Minority Creative Director. “When we started, we had no idea what would happen. But after Papo finally came out, we got so much positive feedback that we knew Minority needed to continue to bring these experiences to as many people as possible, starting with Papo coming to Steam, and beyond, through new stories in new games.”
Do yourself a favor and keep watch for this one.