Papo & Yo is an adventure puzzle with a platforming focus. Indie studio Minority Media developed the game. After the development of Papo & Yo studio has concentrated on developing VR games. It is the only installment in the IP.
The plot revolves around the boy called Quico who is living in the Brazilian suburbs, and his father addicted to alcohol. As told by Vander Caballero — lead game designer, the game represents his experience with his alcoholic father. The ability to open tears to another dimension is like this a particular kind of representing escapism.
The game features platforming sections, and the ability to turn the real world into the magical one is introduced: tools brought out from the latter may aid the protagonist in their quest. The whole magical setting is very much like going into another dimension for the stuff needed. The Monster is also a crucial part of the gameplay — he helps Quico to hop around the gaps. The behemoth can also turn berserk: if he eats too many frogs, he starts crushing everything on its way. It can be calmed down with fruits.