Papo & Yo Launches for PC This Month

Papo & Yo Launches for PC This Month

Preorders are available for the former PS3 exclusive, and you'll get a digital soundtrack for the effort.

Papo & Yo is a great recent example of how games are definitively art. Inspired by creative director Vander Caballero's childhood, the game uses adventure-based puzzles to tell a moving story about child abuse, creativity, and innocence. Papo & Yo was originally a PS3 exclusive, but developer Minority has revealed that the PC version is set to launch in just a couple of weeks. Pre-orders are available from various digital distributors at a 10% discount, while the full soundtrack has been thrown in as an early buyer bonus.

Players take on the role of Quico, a young boy whose best friend is a huge creature named Monster. Despite the pair's affection for each other, Monster also happens to be addicted to poisonous green frogs, which transform the kind-hearted pal into a violent, uncontrollable beast. When Quico learns that a shaman might be able to cure the addiction, the pair set out on an adventure to save Monster and their friendship.

The PC version has a few upgrades distinguishing it from the PSN predecessor. The control system, one of the biggest drawbacks in our review of the game, has been reworked and improved. Full controller support will be included via Steam's Big Picture Mode, allowing players to use the controller of their choice. A variety of graphical upgrades been added, ranging from more detailed character animations to improved cinematics. Finally, Papo & Yo for PC supports multiple monitors, although how that will affect gameplay remains to be seen.

Papo & Yo for PC launches April 18th for $15, or you can pre-order now for $13.49. The game can be purchased via Amazon, Desura, GamersGate, and Green Man Gaming, and of course, Steam.

Source: Minority Blog

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I went ahead and pre-ordered it, because A) I support the premise, B) this is a perfect example of an independent developer pushing the envelope, and C) it actually does look really interesting.

REAL Art can also exist on the Xbox 360 :P

While I still have little interest in actually playing the same myself, I am greatly in support of it being available to as many people as possible. In fact, this is the sort of game that should probably be available in schools now that it's on PC.

I really don't think the game is about child abuse, per say. It seems more about alcoholism.

weell this is the first time ive heard of this game,

colour me intrigued

DVS BSTrD:
REAL Art can also exist on the Xbox 360 :P

yeah, but it's all impressionism

I wanted to play this game since it first came out, and I really liked the demo, but it was on PS3. Now I might actually get to play this thing.

I played the demo and the "puzzles" are some of the worst iīve seen in this kind of game, i donīt really see any reason to play any more of the game. Good story or not, the gameplay sucks and thatīs a deathblow in my eyes,

zidine100:
weell this is the first time ive heard of this game,

colour me intrigued

im right there with you. it does look really intriguiging

wombat_of_war:

zidine100:
weell this is the first time ive heard of this game,

colour me intrigued

im right there with you. it does look really intriguiging

Being shackled as a PS3 exclusive, only available on the PSN with zero to no marketing. It's a shame because the game is good and imaginative, is not great but just for tackling the subject gets extra points, also the presentation is excellent.

The Soundtrack was also confined to the PSN store, again quite sad beacuse the soundtrack is great.

Can't wait to finally add this to my PC catalog.
This was right up there with Journey & Unfinished Swan on my list of exclusives I've wanted to see go multiplatform since I found out about them. Preordering as soon as I get off work

 

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