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Looking for the next indie darling? Good money is on Papo & Yo to get some big attention at E3 next week. An intriguing new game was announced late this week by Minority, a new studio based in Montreal. The game revolves around a young boy named Quico, his robot Lula, and a giant, rhino-headed monster named, well, Monster. Monster is addicted to poisonous frogs, and when he eats them, he turns from Quico's best friend into a deadly enemy. Papo & Yo is set in a favela of South America, where Quico must try to find a cure for Monster before he destroys everything around him -- including Quico. Creative director Vander Caballero had some fascinating insight to share regarding the game's creation in a post to the PlayStation Blog."Well, the tale told in Papo & Yo is about myself and my father, a good man but also an evil one," Caballero shares. "Like many, he used alcohol and drugs to cope with a challenging life, and I was caught in the middle of it. The emotional core of this game is ultimately a fable about my relationship with my father.""I remember playing videogames in my difficult childhood days. I remember how the unpleasant world of adults loomed around me and made me feel vulnerable," Caballero continues. "But I did not feel like that when I was playing as Mario: I felt powerful and in control of a fantastic world. I loved defeating bosses that were larger than life to me, and today I thank you Miyamoto; now is my time to give back."Pretty remarkable stuff to try and communicate through a video game. We'll be watching Papo & Yo closely in the coming months. In the meantime, check out the first trailer for the game below.
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This sounds pretty interesting
Looks very fun and original.
This game looks really beautiful and seems to have some interesting gameplay mechanics. I'll be keeping my eye on this one.
looks different kinda odd but that might not necessarily be a bad thing
looks cool, weird, and downright awesome.
I'm very interested by the story behind this. Hefty material to try conveying through a game. I will definitely be checking this out. Looks like it'll be good.
This looks really good.
lol that monster is a toad licker he's tripping so hard thats the reason he chases the guy cuz he's freaking out HAHA
Holy crap... astonishing graphics!! Light rendering looks amazing!
Looks like a spore creature
Oh I get the name, it's in portuguese to mean "Papo and you". That was tight how he used the cardboard boxes.
That seems like a cute little concept for some fun gameplay.
I'm starting to like the more abstract indie games that are coming out lately. Keep up the weird work guys!
This game looks awesome all around i dont know what it is about it but it seems extremely appealing