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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...

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Papo & Yo dev's next game is a love story set in the Amazon

Minority Media, the studio behind Papo & Yo and the upcoming Silent Enemy, have announced another upcoming game designed to tug at your heartstrings. According to the Canada Media Fund database, Cali tells the story of Massi, a young boy from the Amazon who becomes separated from his group and...

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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...

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Silent Enemy teaser designs some bullies

The next project from Papo & Yo developer Minority, Silent Enemy, tackles another sensitive topic: bullying. Many of the developers were bullied and that history affected the design and development of SIlent Enemy....

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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...

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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...

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How Papo & Yo takes more than inspiration from South American graffiti

Papo & Yo's gorgeous South American-esque world is punctuated by graffiti – from the cartoonish to the abstract. During a preview at E3, I found myself stopping to gawk at giant birds and other creatures for many moments, often resulting in the game's handler asking if I needed any help....

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