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Posts tagged “Papo & Yo”

Larkin About: Papo & Yo Available For $1

Papo & Yo is a personal game, using the tale of a monster and a boy to touch on creator Vander Caballero's upbringing. It's a story of affection, protection, alcoholism and abuse, set in a dreamlike favela. Nathan found the experience powerful: "That relationship, then, lies at the heart of Papo & Yo, weaving an extremely personal thread through both story and gameplay mechanics. But…

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Papo & Yo Creator’s Next About Bullying, PC-Bound

Papo & Yo's tale of parental abuse, coping, and giant rhino dogs that appear to be made of chewing gum might not have been perfect, but on the whole, it was a marvelously powerful, important experience. Honestly, if you haven't already, I really recommend giving it a try. Plenty of games tell great stories, but rarely do they teach us to understand and empathize with…

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Harsh Surreality: Papo & Yo PC-Bound On April 18th

Unfortunately, this one flew right by us during all the GDC madness, but it's still hugely worth noting. Papo & Yo, you see, is a tale of one man's real-life childhood relationship with his abusive father, told by way of a giant pink rhino flesh wad creature. It's exceedingly personal for a game of its scale (originally, Sony chipped in; thus an initial period of…

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