Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster.
Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. However, Monster has a dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The moment 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, you will get to know Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, dream-like world. You will learn to use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to your advantage if you want to complete your quest for a cure and save your pal.
Ryan Clement is a PhD candidate in the University of Waterloo’s Department of English Language and Literature and a researcher with the University of Waterloo Games Institute. He researches emergent narrative through games and possible applications. He is also a tabletop game designer.