MONTREAL - Apr. 18, 2013 - Minority Media, an independent game development studio, today announced that its acclaimed adventure game Papo & Yo is now available for PC through Steam, Amazon and other direct download platforms. Originally released in 2012 for PlayStation®Network, the game, which was inspired by creator Vander Caballero’s childhood, features a boy, Quico, journeying through a magical world to save his best friend Monster from a terrible danger: himself. Monster is addicted to poisonous frogs, and eating one causes him to fly into a fiery rage from which no one is safe. As Quico, players will confront their conflicting emotions about Monster’s problem in a deeply touching, emotional video game experience.
Starting today through April 28, Papo & Yo can be downloaded for PC for $13.50, a ten percent discount off of the game’s official price of $14.99. To purchase the new PC version from one of Minority’s publishing partners, please visit: http://www.weareminority.com/blog/save-10-percent-at-these-stores/. The new and enhanced PC version features improvements to the game’s graphics, controls, cinematics, and character animation, and adds Steam Big Picture Mode and multi-monitor support.
To view the cinematic Papo & Yo trailer, visit http://youtu.be/mk3D1voP_iY.
"Papo & Yo is my personal, emotional story told through a video game,” said Vander Caballero, Minority Creative Director. “For so many years I wanted to make a game about my father, who was an alcoholic, but wasn't sure if the industry was ready for something like this. When I eventually left EA, the help of the Canadian Media Fund, the Sony Pub Fund and the great team at Minority let me use my experience to start creating a magical world that would allow us to reach players emotionally, while they were exploring and solving puzzles. When Papo finally came out, the feedback we got made it clear that gamers want new types of experiences that go beyond killing the next enemy. Now we want to continue to bring fun games that evoke emotional experiences to as many people possible, starting today by sharing Papo with PC gamers!”
For more information about Papo & Yo and Minority, visit www.weareminority.com/ or connect with Minority on Twitter: @we_are_minority.
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. The studio’s first game, Papo & Yo, based on Caballero’s childhood, garnered international acclaim. To learn more about the team, visit the official website at: www.weareminority.com.