Follow us on:

Posts tagged minority

Double Dragon with diversity in 'Beatdown City'

Game developer Shawn Allen grew up as a biracial black kid raised by a white mom in a mostly Latin neighborhood in Manhattan. Now, as an adult, most people assume he's black, Middle Eastern or Hispanic, while others squint and ask, "Where are you from?" Diana, his wife, is Puerto Rican, and their...

Continue Reading

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....

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

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...

Continue Reading

Papo & Yo sales 'good' on PS3, but didn't cover development costs

Papo & Yo was a top seller when it launched on PS3 in August, and creator Vander Caballero is satisfied with its numbers, even though sales haven't covered all of the game's development costs, he told Joystiq at GDC. Papo & Yo will hit Steam for PC on April 18, and that extra push should...

Continue Reading

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....

Continue Reading

Papo & Yo gets a suit and a new trailer for E3

Our main little man from Papo & Yo got himself a fancy new suit to go with his fancy new E3 trailer, it seems. We'd like to tell him that the new duds are anywhere near as impressive as the sweet new gameplay clip, but that'd be a straight up lie. See both for yourself, just above. ...

Continue Reading

Papo and Yo and dealing with tragedy

Everyone has a coping mechanism for those times they have to endure pain and tragedy. Papo & Yo creator Vander Caballero grew up with an abusive and alcoholic father, and we're learning about it through the game's goals and imagery. Caballero's father is represented by a companion and monster...

Continue Reading

Sony to invest $20 million into PlayStation Network and Pub Fund over the next three years

Sony believes in its Pub Fund initiative and the PlayStation Network, and is putting up the cash to prove it. Over the course of the next three years, Sony will commit $20 million in seeking out independent developers to create games like Papo & Yo, Okabu and PixelJunk Sidescroller. Brandon...

Continue Reading

Papo & Yo preview: O meu amigo, o monstro

If you haven't seen Papo & Yo's endearing announcement trailer, you should probably go check that out right now. Go ahead, I'll wait. All set? Great. Now that you've seen it, you'll understand why it was one of the few E3 2011 games that I made a specific point of going to play, just for me....

Continue Reading


Featured Stories

Image

A mindset to match The Evil Within

Posted on Sep 17th 2014 2:00PM

Image

Hyrule Warriors review: Moblin warfare

Posted on Sep 17th 2014 10:00AM

Engadget

Engadget

TUAW

TUAW

Massively

Massively

WoW

WoW