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Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Genre: Action, Adventure
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Players: Single-player
Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:24am
Jan 30, 2014 @ 5:30pm

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Release date: January 30th, 2014
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the sequel to the splash hit, Octodad! This time, our cephaloprotagonist has gotten himself in a bind between his wife’s mounting mistrust, and a disastrous trip to the local aquarium! Are you dad enough to control the titular octopus father as he strives to hide his nautical nature from his family while keeping his tangled tentacles intact?

The FIRST Octodad is still available FOR FREE at This game on Greenlight is THE SEQUEL and will not be free as we are putting much more work into making it a great/full experience.

A third person adventure game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood.

The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about a day of his life. His existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

The player controls Octodad like a marionette, dragging his arms and legs around while his body flops along. The player’s goals are often simple household chores made interesting by the flailing, tenuous control they have over Octodad’s body. Being an octopus also has its strengths. Octodad can slip through tight spaces, grab objects with his suckers, and knock things around with tremendous strength. But if the player does things too out-of-the-ordinary, Octodad’s family will grow suspicious and realize what he really is. If they do, it’s game over for Octodad!
Originally posted by Ben Kuchera - Penny Arcade Report:
The game is both fun and funny, but that only gets you halfway. Whether it’s imposter syndrome, social anxiety, hiding something, or just feeling like sometimes you give something your best and it’s not enough… Octodad taps into a deep primal fear of being something that’s “other” and trying to hide it. When you combine innovative controls, pleasant aesthetics, with a universal sense of fear you end up with a great game. I can’t wait to play the whole thing.
Originally posted by Holly Green - Destructoid:
...come PAX time, a stroll through the Indie Megabooth has the power not just to restore faith in the creative direction of the industry but also to find the gems that allow us to become fanboys again. This year, that game for me was Octodad: Dadliest Catch...
Originally posted by Marty Silva - 1UP:
Regardless of its inspiration, Octodad might just be gaming's first slapstick comedy. You can't help but smile as you watch your fish-man stumble around a chapel as he tries to remain inconspicuous during his own wedding.
  • Improved fluidity for controls that retain the original wacky feel.
  • New visual style inspired by the American 1950's aesthetic, but with futuristic twists!
  • Brand new full-length story.
  • More physics toys to play with. Jointed objects, springs, slippery surfaces, and more!
    Awards and Recognition for Octodad 1:
  • Independent Games Festival 2011 Student Showcase Winner
  • Fantastic Arcade 2011 Spotlight Game
  • IndieDB's Top 100 Indie Games 2011
  • Gamasutra's Top 10 Indies of 2010 Honorable Mention
  • G4TV's Best Free Games 2010
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