Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sup Holmes & Vander on Papo & Yo, minorities, and more

This week on Sup, Holmes? we welcome former EA developer and current Minority Media Inc. creative director Vander Caballero to the program. Vander's first game with Minority, Papo & Yo, bravely takes on issues that most other developers would shy away from. We live in a time when our mainstream culture still sees videogames as the stuff of children's fantasies, not appropriate for dealing with serious issues. Vander and his team made a game about the fantasies of a child who is processing some very serious issues, including coping with the addiction of a caregiver. It's a subtle, subversive, beautiful, and affecting game that's well worth talking about. Read more at