MONTREAL – March 26, 2013 – Minority Media, an independent game development studio, today announced that its imaginative adventure hit Papo & Yo will be released on Steam on April 18, 2013. Previously available only on PlayStation®Network (PSN), Papo & Yo is receiving a number of updates and improvements for its next release.
Based on Creative Director Vander Caballero’s childhood in South America, Papo & Yo follows a young boy, Quico, and his best friend Monster, a mostly-friendly beast with razor-sharp teeth. Monster loves Quico but has a serious problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs, which, when eaten, drive him into a murderous rage from which no one, even Quico, is safe. As Quico, players adventure through a mystical world, manipulating the environment to open up new paths and move forward on their quest to cure Monster of his addiction and save him from the greatest danger of all: himself.
“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.”
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About Papo & Yo
Papo & Yo tells the story of a young boy named Quico and his brutish, mostly-friendly pal named Monster, whose most threatening feature is not his set of razor-sharp teeth, but his addiction to poisonous frogs. After devouring one, Monster catapults into a violent rampage from which no one, not even Quico, is safe. As Quico, players must navigate a magical, imagination-fueled world to save their beastly companion from the biggest danger of all: himself. Papo & Yo was released on PlayStation®Network (PSN) in August 2012, with releases on additional platforms planned for later dates.
Minority is an independent game development studio based in Montreal, Quebec. Founded in 2010 by Vander Caballero, former Design Director at EA Montreal, through a partnership with Rezolution Pictures, an award-winning film and television production company, Minority is the home for passionate and experienced creators who could not stand to develop yet another shooter game. To learn more about the team, visit the official website at: www.weareminority.com.
John O’Leary, TriplePoint for Minority