News – Papo & Yo revealed for PSN

June 6, 2011 by  
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Minority, a Montreal-based independent developer, are working on a new game for PSN. Papo & Yo, due for release in 2012, actually takes inspiration from Creative Director Vander Caballero’s traumatic childhood.

The game stars Quico, a boy who lives in South America. Joining Quico in the game is Monster, a rhino-like beast that shows great affection towards the young boy, although he’s also addicted to frogs, which turns Monster into a nasty and destructive animal. With Quico seeing both a good side and an evil side to his friend, he seeks to cure him of his addiction.

On the American PlayStation Blog, Caballero talks of his childhood troubles, of which led to the creation of the game:

“Well, the tale told in Papo & Yo is about myself and my father, a good man but also an evil one. 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.”

More information should be forthcoming from E3.

Source: US PlayStation Blog