Minority Media made a huge splash in 2012 with the release of their intensely personal project titled Papo y Yo. The game took players on a journey into the imagination of a young boy from a Brazilian favela whose father is a raging alcoholic. The young protagonist escapes into an imaginary dreamworld where he can exert some control over his surroundings and embarks on a journey to cure Monster, the embodiment of his father. Back in 2012, Papo y Yo tackling such subject matter was seen as radical. It placed the game at the forefront of the emerging empathy game genre. It also faced many technical hiccups upon release.
Does Papo y Yo's gameplay and bold approach to weighty topics hold up five years later?
Outro music: Ilomilo 'Iso ilo' by Birgitta Susi and Eino Keskitalo (http://ocremix.org/remix/OCR03380)
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