71w ago - Minority Creative Director Vander Caballero has confirmed today that grafitti is part of the experience in Papo & Yo for PS3 on PlayStation Network.
To quote: Hey everyone, Vander here. In my development career, I have never worked with authentic artists from the game's locale.
The project's art director is usually instructed to mimic what he can find from reference pictures. But in Papo & Yo, I didn't want to do the same thing.
I wanted it to be genuine. And I wanted local artists on the other side of the continent to have access to the beautiful canvas of video games.
Here's the full story from Deborah Chantson, our community manager.
As you might know, Papo & Yo is a metaphorical, semi-autobiographical story of Creative Director Vander Caballero's tumultuous relationship with his alcoholic father.
While the game's storyline will draw players into an emotional journey, we also designed the environment to help immerse the player in a surreal Latin American setting. There's a high level of authenticity on display, from the landscape to the music, style, and graffiti.
In North America, graffiti is changing to include more artistic works such as murals, but it's generally associated with spray painted tags and defaced walls....