51w ago - Minority Media Community Manager Deborah Chantson has shared a video today announcing the Papo & Yo music, soundtrack and sale on PSN tomorrow!
To quote: Just as I wrote about graffiti in Papo & Yo back in July, I wanted to share another story and video diary about how we captured the unique music and sound to transport players deeper into the South American favela of Quico's imagination.
And with the flood of requests we've gotten since launch, I'm excited to announce that the Papo & Yo soundtrack will be available for purchase starting tomorrow on PSN in North America!
As a special release day promotion, it will be on sale for 15% off the regular price (30% off for Plus members) until January 4th.
Over the past few months, some of you may have caught my tweets about our brilliant composer and sound designer, Brian D'Oliveira from La Hacienda Creative.
Fun facts like "Brian D'Oliveira learned about 15 new instruments to play for Papo & Yo!" or "when Monster runs, the sound effect actually comes from hitting a fridge," are just a glimpse of the music's backstory in Papo & Yo.
70w ago - Creative Director Vander Caballero at Minority has posted up a video today announcing that the Papo and Yo adventure begins on PSN next week.
To quote: It's hard to believe that Papo & Yo is so close to launch!
This story has been in my heart for a long time, but thanks to the hard work of the whole team at Minority you all will finally be able to experience it next Tuesday, August 14th.
To celebrate the upcoming launch, we wanted to share something special with all of you. Although we are a small indie studio, we are lucky to have been able to work with the experienced filmmakers at Rezolution Pictures and talented Montreal director Alfonso Maiorana.
They have created an amazing cinematic launch trailer for our game that not only shows the start of Quico's story, but also the inspiration behind Papo & Yo's fantastic world. We hope you like it!
Since we are part of Sony's PSN PLAY promotion this year, PlayStation Plus members can pre-order Papo & Yo starting today for $11.99, and non-subscribers can do the same for $14.99.
You can also get part of that money back if you buy some of the other wonderful PSN PLAY titles from our fellow...
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....
79w ago - Minority Creative Director Vander Caballero has shared a Papo & Yo PS3 E3 2012 video trailer today dubbed The Changing World with details below.
To quote: Hello everyone! As some of you may already know, the wonderful team at PlayStation is giving us an opportunity to show off a brand new demo for Papo & Yo at their booth next week during E3.
We're thrilled to have another opportunity today to give you an early peek at some of what attendees will be playing during the show, as well as a few parts of the game that have never been seen before.
With that, I'd like to present the latest Papo & Yo trailer, which we're calling "the Changing World!"
We hope you like it, and keep an eye out for some great stories about Papo & Yo from Los Angeles over the next week!
83w ago - Minority Creative Director Vander Caballero has made available the first in a series of PlayStation 3 developer diaries spotlighting Papo & Yo dubbed Fantastic Realities below.
To quote: Hello again! Last time I was here I talked about the redesign of Monster - now I want to give everyone an even closer look at the creative and design process for Papo & Yo in our first-ever dev diary.
Please take a look - you'll get a glimpse of Minority's office, some new ways you can interact with Monster, and even see the first prototype I designed for the game!
If you've been following Papo & Yo's development, you know that the game was inspired by my childhood in South America and my relationship with my father.
But I don't want that to be the only thing that people see when they get to play the game. Papo & Yo is also about a child's imagination, and experiencing "fantastic realities" - transforming the real world into a special world that can both help and challenge you.
I feel such joy when I play with my boy and see him imagining his toys coming to life - I hope that everyone will feel this when they play Papo & Yo.