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Vander Caballero's semi-autobiographical fantasy gamevella Papo & Yo has emerged on PC today via Steam.
It's on sale for £10.79 / $13.50 this week and will increase to its standard price of £11.99 / $14.99 on 28th April. You can also buy the Soundtrack Edition for £12.99 / $16.99, in case you want to hear some catchy tunes set to the sound of clanking cow jaws.
Previously a PSN-exclusive after developer Minority was selected as the beneficiary of Sony's Indie Pub Fund, Papo & Yo tells the story of a young boy whose best friend is a monster based on Caballero's abusive, alcoholic father. Players solve puzzles, explore a surreal favela, and try to reconcile this melancholy relationship.
All video games give life to childhood fantasy. They send us soaring into space; they mine us deep underground. They propel us far into the future; they return us to the distant past. They take us backstage at the concert; they take us front line in the war. They turn the bullied into the aggressor, the wimp into the champion footballer, and they guarantee we get the girl.
So it is with Papo & Yo, a PlayStation Store game bursting at the seams with innocent wish-fulfilment. Which child hasn't dreamed their favourite toy would spring to life then fly them across gaps and chasms, or carry out those tasks that are just out of reach? Which child never fantasised about plucking buildings from their roots and, with nudge of the hand, rearranging them in whatever order they wish - a god of town planning, a king with the power to widen those boundaries adults impose?
Which child hasn't longed to spear the heart of the monster that was their father's substance addiction?
Eye-catching PlayStation Network puzzle adventure game Papo & Yo launches on Wednesday 15th August, indie developer Minority has announced.
It costs £11.99 / €14.99, although PlayStation Plus subscribers get a 20 per cent discount.
To celebrate the game's impending launch, Minority released a launch trailer, below, created with the help of filmmakers Rezolution Pictures and Montreal-based director Alfonso Maiorana. It shows the start of Quico's story and the inspiration behind the game world, fusing live action and in-game footage.
Update: The European release date will be concurrent with the US launch. It's slated for 14th August in the UK.
Original story: Semi-autobiographic puzzle/adventure Papo & Yo is coming to the US PSN on 14th August for $14.99 - or $11.99 for PlayStation Plus members - Sony has announced.
No European release date has been revealed, but we've sent in a request for more info.
Sony is investing $20 million in PSN exclusives over the next three years, the platform holder has announced.
The cash injection will support both first-party studios as well as Sony's Pub Fund indie outreach scheme.
Minimalist RTS Eufloria, cartoony puzzler Okabu and quirky adventure Papo & Yo are among the first fruits of the programme (the latter two trailered below), with more titles to be announced in due course.
Colourful fantasy adventure Papo & Yo arrives on PlayStation Network in 2012, Sony has announced.
Developed by Montreal-based indie studio Minority, it tells the story of a boy called Quico who lives in a South American slum.
Good news: his best buddy and protector is massive beast called Monster. Bad news: Monster is addicted to eating frogs, which unfortunately turn him into an evil killing machine. If Quico wants to avoid becoming beast chow he'll need to track down a cure for his buddy's affliction.