Papo & Yo’s touching story on loss and alcoholism tackles subjects that aren’t often found in video games, at least not yet. Minority Media hopes to keep pushing the boundaries with their next project, Silent Enemy, a game that weaves in the subject of bullying and is set in the frozen northern region of Canada. The game’s theme and content is also inspired by the culture and legends of the Cree aboriginals, one of the largest groups of Native Americans living in North America. All we know about the gameplay is that you play as an unnamed boy who’s trying bring the warmth of spring back into the harsh winter environment. He collects nature spirits that can manipulate the world around you and shapeshift to get into hard to reach places.
We’ll find out more as development progresses, but for now, we asked Creative Director Vander Caballero and Design Director Ruben Farrus questions about their new game, the reception and reaction to Papo & Yo and where the industry is heading.