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The abuse of a child by a parent is one of the worst betrayals a human being can face. Our families are meant to be the one guaranteed bit of love we have in this often cruel world – people who will support and embrace us even when the rest of creation has turned its back. But the tragedy of an abusive parent (usually driven by alcohol, drugs, or their own trau...

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Games for Health 2014 includes keynote by Papo & Yo dev

Vander Caballero, the creative director at Papo & Yo developer Minority Media, will be giving a keynote speech at this year's Games For Health conference. Caballero's speech will focus on his work creating Papo & Yo - which was based largely on Caballero's experiences growing up with an abu...

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Papo & Yo dev replies to fan's 'moving letter'

Let it never be said that the developers at Minority Media - the team behind Papo & Yo and a studio you should get to know - are out of touch with their fans. After receiving a handwritten, 5-page letter sent in by an anonymous fan, Community Manager Rommel Romero posted an open letter response...

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Humble Indie Bundle X offers up Joe Danger 2, Surgeon Simulator, and more

Who's humble and ready to bundle? Is it you? Are you sure you're humble enough? The tenth Humble Indie Bundle launches today, offering up to six DRM-free, cross-platform PC games for a buyer-chosen price. All bundle buyers will receive Steam-redeemable copies of Hello Games' motorcycle stunt sim...

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Beyond, Heavy Rain creator David Cage loves games with 'soul'

Since he's answered so many questions about Beyond: Two Souls, and since the PS3 game comes out next week, I decided the time was right to ask Quantic Dream CEO David Cage about some other games. Specifically, the ones he admires and that emotionally affect him. "I love games where I can feel th...

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Steam weekly: They Bleed Pixels, Papo & Yo, Shuggy, Waking Mars

Steam's weekly deals kicked off yesterday, but players in the US were probably too busy lounging poolside with a plate full of hamburgers to notice – and hey, Steam users outside of the US could have been doing the same thing. It's cool; we don't judge. This week's Steam deals last until J...

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PSN Tuesday: Sleeping Dogs free on PS Plus; Papo & Yo on sale

United Front's open-world action game, Sleeping Dogs, is now available for free to PlayStation Plus members as part of Instant Game Collection. Papo & Yo is available for $9 this week (or $12 if you want the soundtrack tossed in), while Retro City Rampage is down to $7.50. Fatal Frame 2 joi...

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Papo & Yo's howls, grunts, steps and chirps are straight out of Panama

"I can watch any five-second clip and think about the amount of hours that were put into it to make it sound just that way." Papo & Yo Sound Designer Brian D'Oliveira isn't exaggerating – he traveled to Panama to capture unique, authentic sounds for the game, with a pledge to not use an...

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Exclusive launches are sometimes necessary, Papo & Yo creator says

Papo & Yo cost developer Minority Media $1.5 million to make, and its exclusive release on PS3 in 2012 earned back some of that cost. It came to Steam last week, and during GDC creator Vander Caballero told us the PC launch should "cover the whole cost of the game." If it weren't for Sony and t...

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Pre-order Papo & Yo PC for discount and free soundtrack

Though Papo & Yo deals with larger, more important issues, it doesn't hurt to give a bit of thought to saving money when planning to play even such an affecting, personal game. The PC version is up for pre-order now on several download stores, including Steam, Amazon, GamersGate, Green Man Gami...

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Papo and Yo devs confront more monsters in next game, Silent Enemy

Minority attempted to make its next game a departure from the emotional, draining experience of its first project, Papo & Yo, by crafting a hunting-survival, documentary-style game set in the harsh tundra of Northern Quebec. Somewhere along the development process, that turned into a game about...

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