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DF Game Club: Papo & Yo

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DOUBLE FINE GAME CLUB: Papo & Yo (starting 11th of October)

The Double Fine Game Club is a community run weekly event where interested gamers play through and come together to discuss what they do and don't like about a particular game (sort of like a book club, but for games). We usually aim to play one or two hours a week, and we normally have somebody streaming the current game so that those who don't have the game or don't feel like playing it again can still feel involved.

Discussion takes place here in the forums and on the Double Fine Game Club home page. Game Club is a very informal weekly chat, and everyone is welcome!

Previous game: Stacking

Next Game: The Journey Down: Chapter 2


» » » CLICK HERE TO JOIN « « «


- 11th October, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 1st game session and general discussion (log)

- 18th October, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 2nd game session and general discussion plus devchat (log)

- 25th October, 09:00PM UTC (click for your time zone): 3rd game session and general discussion (log)


- Rommel Romero (@we_are_minority)


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.

Note that Papo & Yo touches on alcoholism and domestic violence and may not be suitable for all viewers.


- Papo & Yo (Linux, Mac OS, Windows, DRM free, Steam key)

- Steam (Windows)

- Desura (http://www.desura.com/games/papo-yo)


- Double Fine Game Club home page (with webchat, stream and session countdown timer)

- Game Club IRC: #DFAdventure on irc.foonetic.net (use the link above if you're not sure)

- @DFGameClub on Twitter (keep track of announcements)

- Game Club planning thread

- Game Club F.A.Q.

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Fixed URLs after forum upgrade

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I've just gotten word that we should be having someone from Minority Media (the developers of Papo & Yo) join us. It was also pointed out that this month is Bullying Prevention Month, which ties into Minority Media's most recent game, Spirits of Spring, so there's another point for discussion over the next couple of weeks!

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We've just been joined in chat by special guest Rommel Romero from Minority Media and we're not far from going live. Hop in and join us :D

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The chat log from today's session is up! Big thanks to Rommel for joining us!

One of the things that came up in chat was that the graffiti seen in game are real works which have been licenced from graffiti artists. There's a blog post about it here.

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My Rating:

Story: 0-10 7

Usability: 0-10 8 (Played with a controller. Considering the design was originally for a console, it seemed a natural fit)

Gameplay: 0-10 7 (Played like a traditional 3D platformer throughout. Never felt like I was fighting the controls. Some of the puzzles were tricky but none were extremely difficult)

Assets: 0-10 9 (The authentic graffiti, the audio and visual cues for minor objectives, the color shifts to set mood and the look of the Latin American environment were all wonderfully done)

Impact: 0-10 8 (Despite knowing in advance that Monster was a metaphor for Quico's alcoholic father, the emotional weight of the game was not lessened for me)

Overall: 0-50 39

Completed: Yes

I just wanted to note that I am not a fan of numerical scoring systems.

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I really loved both playing and streaming this game. The dark and powerful themes and imagery mixed with excellent level/puzzle design and effective animations and art design combined into a fantastic over all game that will remain as one of my personal favourites. Really looking forwards to playing Spirits of Spring when it is released for pc =D

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