Papo & Yo, an indie title by developer Minority Media that was originally a Playstation Network exclusive, is now making its way to the PC via Steam, where it will be available on April 18.
No price point has been announced, and it’s unknown whether this version will differ in any way from its PS3 counterpart in regards to content. System requirements have been revealed, however, which can be found on the Steam store page here. The title is rated E10+ and will be available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese-Brazil.
An artistically daring game, Papo & Yo is an adventure/platformer/puzzle title that casts player as a young boy named Quico who ventures through a fantasy world with the aid of Monster, a usually friendly creature whose addiction to poisonous frogs often makes him enter violently aggressive fits. The game’s story was inspired by creative director Vander Caballero’s childhood, which involved an alcoholic father that serves as the basis for the duo’s relationship.
The game received mixed reviews upon release, praised by some publications while lambasted by others. Its storytelling and visuals were typically regarded as strengths, but reviewers criticized various technical issues, including bugs, as well as some questionable gameplay design that led to bouts of frustrating gameplay.
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