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Octodad: Dadliest Catch to Arrive Soon

Octodad: Dadliest Catch to Arrive Soon

A third-person adventure game and sequel to Octodad about an octopus masquerading as a human from indie developer Young Horses


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Who needs Octomom when you can have this far superior game?

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a full-fledged sequel to Octodad, a freeware release about an octopus trying to masquerade as a human from DePaul University’s Team DGE2. Octodad  was a Showcase Winner at 2011’s Independent Games Festival.

Some of the team’s members went on to form Young Horses and are developing a Kickstarter-funded sequel, the silly and hilarious Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

Both games are quite unusual. The sequel will feature improved graphics and a fully developed plot, and be a full-sized, non-freeware game.
The two games could be categorized as slapstick comedy. Octodad’s existence is a struggle as he tries to master everyday tasks using his boneless tentacles while trying to keep his true nature a secret from his human family. To a certain degree, players will have to suspend disbelief in order to accept that no one has noticed what Octodad really is. 

His cephalopodian nature makes Octodad deliberately difficult to control. Players will try to guide him as he lurches and stumbles through the game, attempting to perform different tasks. His controls are similar to those of a marionette. He drags his arms and legs around as his body flops along. 

Anyone who is uncoordinated should have a good time playing Octodad: Dadliest Catch. But it’s also a game about social anxiety, alienation and other serious issues.

The game will be released in early 2014 for PC, Mac and PS4.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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