Quico’s best friend, Monster, is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. That said, Monster does have a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,888 reviews) - 94% of the 1,888 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 18, 2013

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January 14

Papo & Yo - Mac and Linux ports now available!

Dear Steam Community,

Since we first ported Papo & Yo to Mac and Linux on Humble Bundle, fans on Steam have been waiting patiently for it as well.

We’d like to thank you for being such passionate fans of this game. You constantly inspire us with your stories and art about what it means to you, and we’re so happy to finally have it available for Mac and Linux on Steam!

We've been working hard on our next game, Time Machine VR, so we’re very sorry for how long it’s taken us to bring Papo to you on these other platforms. Major shout-outs go out to Paul Di Marco, our programmer extraordinaire who took this on and got it done for you. :)

So please, enjoy playing Papo & Yo on Mac and Linux, and be sure to contact us at support@weareminority.com if you have any issues.

Thank you! <3

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Reviews

“… one of the best games to come out this year.”
Kotaku

“One of the top ten games of 2012”

4.5/5 -TIME Magazine

“Papo & Yo, a lyrical tale of a boy and a monster, has set a new and altogether different standard in gaming for representing the world as it is.”
New York Times

About This Game

Quico’s best friend, Monster, is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. That said, Monster does have a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute he sees one hop by, he’ll scarf it down and fly into a violent, frog-induced rage where no one, including Quico, is safe. And yet, Quico loves his Monster and wants to save him.
As Quico, players will build their friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world. Players will need to learn to use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to their advantage if they want to complete their search for a cure and save their pal.

Key Features


  • Real Relationships – Through a unique mix of gameplay and interactive narrative, players explore the complex relationships between Quico, Monster, Lula and Alejandra
  • A Magical World – a beautiful South American favela based in fantastical realism which highlights actual pieces by celebrity graffiti artists
  • A Captivating Original Soundtrack – a soulful sound design created entirely from scratch by Venezuelan-born composer Brian D’Oliveira and La Hacienda Creative
  • Environment-based Puzzle – explore and interact with a world full of whimsical surprises to progress in your journey
  • A Personal Story – inspired by Creative Director Vander Caballero’s tumultuous childhood

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:2.2 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT, ATI Radeon X1800 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows compatible sound card
    • Additional:Game supports Multi-Monitor
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:2.8 GHz quad core or better
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Sound:Windows compatible sound card
    • Additional:Game supports Multi-Monitor
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OSX 10.6 or better
    • Processor:2.2 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT, ATI Radeon X1800 or better
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Additional:OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OSX 10.6 or better
    • Processor:2.8 GHz quad core or better
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Additional:OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
    Minimum:
    • OS:Any linux distribution since 2010
    • Processor:2.2 GHz dual core or better
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce 6800GT, ATI Radeon X1800 or better
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Additional:OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
    Recommended:
    • OS:Any linux distribution since 2010
    • Processor:2.8 GHz quad core or better
    • Memory:3 GB RAM
    • Graphics:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, ATI Radeon HD 5870 or better
    • Hard Drive:4 GB HD space
    • Additional:OpenGL 2.1 Compliant GPU Required
Helpful customer reviews
74 of 78 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Papo & Yo
  • Original Release: 2013
  • Genre Tags: Adventure; Puzzle-Platformer; Atmospheric; Short
  • My Overall Grade: A
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 4-7 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Game atmosphere connoisseurs; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Papo & Yo is a highly atmospheric, third-person puzzle-platformer that will embark you on an imaginative and enthralling adventure. The game is quite short; but it boasts an undeniable charm that makes every hour played, however few, rather enjoyable.

The metaphorical narrative is mostly told through the emotion in the atmosphere and the styles of the puzzles, rather than lines and lines of dialogue. The enchanting soundtrack and imaginative environments serve to create a stimulating atmosphere that tells the story through its interpretation. This approach to storytelling in video games can be hit-or-miss, but I think Papo & Yo is a good example of how it can be quite effective.

The gameplay boils down to three-dimensional, environment-based puzzles that can be solved mostly through exploration and experimentation. Due to this style of gameplay, the game is quite linear. It will usher you from one location to the next, each with its own puzzle to solve. The puzzles are mostly challenging without becoming needlessly frustrating, although some of them can be a little tricky to figure out without any hints or direction.

As I alluded to, the game is fairly short— topping out at a handful of hours, depending on how quickly you can solve the puzzles. To add a little supplemental depth, there is also a decent set of collectibles to search for (i.e.: hats) that can add a little more to the game for players who choose to pursue that. That said, I personally felt the length of the game was perfect and that it helped create a short-and-sweet appeal to the game, instead of allowing it to grow stale.

I thoroughly enjoyed my playthrough of Papo & Yo. I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys atmospheric games and/or puzzle-platformers in this style. Further, I feel this is a game that can also appeal to gamers who don’t normally play this type of genre, due to the fact that it is intriguing and short enough to give someone a taste of something different without overburdening them.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
A simple yet beautiful game with an engaging story line and quirky puzzles.
Although some parts could get frustrating, most of the levels were quite simple so any grievance with the game was short lived once the puzzle had be conquered!
All in all, a great game that can be quickly picked up and played in one sitting as only about 3 and a half hours long. A must play that i reccomend to all.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
I really wanted to be able to recommend this game, even if only as an experience. It ticks all the boxes I look for in an interesting game - It’s developed in a country not known for their dev studios, it discusses a very real and very important question and it’s technically well executed.

But I can’t recommend it as it makes the cardinal error for an interactive experience - it’s plain boring. The theme of parental abuse is overstated and the metaphors crude, but all that could be forgiven if it was only fun to play. As it stands it’s a run-of-the-mill 3d puzzle platformer with unimaginative puzzles with no story telling.

Should be played by hardcore explorers of the modern gaming medium due to the reasons in the first paragraph or if you need to write about it. Otherwise stay away.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2015
This game is far to be a masterpiece: puzzles are not so hard and general gameplay is quite repetitive.
However its level design is really nice, some areas are a real trip and the story behind the whole game is very touching. You will love every character and the final part will leave you speechless.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
My Playthrough
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The Review
Papo & Yo which means father and I, is a very fascinating game. The game is about a boy named quico who escapes into his mind in order to deal with the trauma caused by his father. It's very rare that I play a game this creative and cryptic. While on the surface this looks like a simple platformer but in reality it is a more complex puzzle platformer. If you like games with deep mysterious story and great puzzles then you will have fun with this game.
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