Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan...
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Release Date: Jan 30, 2014

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November 24, 2015

Update Released (Version 1.2.17060)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.17060

    Windows
    • Touch controls updated to work again and match iOS / Android.
    Minor
    • Fixes to level geometry in Low versions of levels.

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Reviews

“Smartly built, endlessly entertaining, and unexpectedly heartwarming, Dadliest Catch manages to turn an utterly ridiculous concept into one of the most surprising games in recent memory.”
9/10 – EGM

“Octodad is a great example of a game that conveys a message through gameplay. In conjunction with its story, characters, and setting, the controls offer an empathetic look into the life of an extreme outsider trying to fit in and trying to do right by his family. I love that. Gaming is growing up, and Octodad is some of the best evidence of that.”
91/100 – VentureBeat

“Octodad: Dadliest Catch has one of the great comic premises ever attempted in video games...For much of Dadliest Catch's playtime, everything works in a kind of chaotic harmony, creating comedy out of every day situations that are, unsurprisingly, ludicrously challenging for a cephalopod in a suit.”
4/5 – Giant Bomb

About This Game

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's 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.

In this sequel to the splash hit Octodad, 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?

In Octo-ber 2010, a group of university students released the original Octodad into the world. Despite everyone being convinced that the game was about a normal human dad, the game was a cult hit, gained critical acclaim, and was an Independent Games Festival Student Finalist in 2011. Octodad received enough attention that the team decided to run a Kickstarter, form the game studio Young Horses, and create a bigger, better, more polished game about Octodad. Two and a half years after beginning production, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is ready to flop awkwardly into your arms.

Key Features

  • Octodad’s wacky physics create hilarious moments that are different every time. Be surprised by the randomness of Octodad’s flailing or express your own sense of humor by making Octodad do silly things.
  • An all-new adventure that explores Octodad’s world, relationships and backstory.
  • Complete Octodad’s sartorial style by collecting and wearing a variety of hidden neckties.
  • Gather family members and/or friends to control Octodad's limbs in co-op mode with 2 to 4 players. Up to 4 times the limbsanity!
  • Gain access to the (Windows Only) level editor that the Young Horses used to create Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Create your own ridiculous levels for Octodad to squish and flop through and submit them to Steam Workshop.
  • Play mod levels created by the Steam community and the creators of Octodad on Steam Workshop. (PC/Mac/Linux)
  • Experience Dadliest Catch’s unique control scheme with various control inputs, including X360, DualShock4, Mouse + Keyboard, Mac multitouch trackpad, Windows 8 touchscreens. For gamepads, XInput is best supported, as DirectInput requires manual remapping in most circumstances.

Soundtrack

Written and Produced by Seth Parker.
Artwork by Chris Stallman.

You can find more music from Kozilek here.
Ian McKinney's Bandcamp is here.
and more of Whitaker Trebella's tunes are here.

If you purchased the soundtrack DLC the files will be placed in your Octodad Dadliest Catch folder in the Steam Directory: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\Octodad Dadliest Catch\Octodad Dadliest Catch Original Soundtrack\ (Right click Octodad Dadliest Catch in the Games list -> Local Files -> Browse Local Files).

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, NVIDIA 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950, NVIDIA Geforce 7050
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, Nvidia GeForce GT 330M, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better (ATI Radeon X1600 NOT SUPPORTED)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GT 650M, AMD Radeon HD 6750M or better
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer, other unsupported distros may work
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel Core HD Graphics 3000/4000, NVIDIA 8800 GT, ATI Radeon HD 4850 or better (Open Source Drivers NOT SUPPORTED)
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: lib32-alsa-plugins or libasound2-plugins:i386 and libasound2-plugins-extra:i386 may be required.
    • Additional Notes: NOT SUPPORTED: ATI Radeon X1600, Intel GMA950, NVIDIA Geforce 7050
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
Customer reviews
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Esteban
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Why did I waste my money on this game?
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thoma004
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
OMG - people like this????
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Vape Bleach
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
u r squid but u cant be kid so 10/17
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eillothebadger
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
My girlfriend doesn't play games, she played this one. 2 hours went by and we had fun all the time. Excellent co-op game for excellent price.
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Pier
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The game is awesome in itself, but much more when played in local coop.

At this point you probably already know what the game is about so I won't go into that.

Very recommended.
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Salmo Pedwar
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Pros:
Original gameplay
Comedy
Varied levels
Solid exploration of game mechanics

Cons:
Fairly short game (About 2 hours)
Camera views can be a bit obnoxious to work with

Overall, I'm glad that I bought it, but you should probably wait for a sale considering how short it is.
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Taddy Mason
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Thanks to this game, I learned how to be a better father.
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Madcap
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Octo Dad is a metaphor for fatherhood. You start out having no clue what you're doing but you bumble through it for years until you suddenly realize you're pretty good at it.

Great game!
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Octonat
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Dont do octopus kids
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Prone To Fail
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Scariest ♥♥♥♥ing game. So scared I'll rage, I've barely played it.
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Celestial Canoe
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Such a charming, wholesome game. Excellent soundtrack too.
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DOOMJESUS
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
the one thing you should take notice of while perusing all the numerous rave reviews for this game is the amount of time the people who wrote the reviews have played the game.
it seems that even the most ocd of players have no more than ten to twenty hours in the game, tops. keep this in mind.

for a normal kid, this will probably keep them occupied, for about fifteen minutes to two hours. and i feel like i'm being generous here.

spend your money wisely.
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MasixMcgee
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
SImple but fun.
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Cevan
( 6.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This game will show you what it truly means to be a father. It has forever changed my life, and I will be certain to use the valuable parenting skills I learned while playing Octodad later on in life.
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{CRG} josh
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
alright but when you get stuck on something it gets annoying and also its not as funny when you do it for the first 10 mins but alright for the money
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CyCreeperDude
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
I highly reccomend this game. It is great in the fact that just moving around the world is fun, do to the floppyness of Octodad. I thought the controls would be hard to master from the Let's Plays I watched, but I flew right through areas that YouTubers spent ages on.
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Reah_LMS
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
literal waste of money
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Justa cute Coco
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
No one suspects a thing :)
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MonkeyFeet343
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Awesome little Indie game. Played the original and was excited to see they'd made another. Short and fun, difficult to get all achievements.
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harvestmoon7
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Hahaha!!! Hilariously fun game! Can be quite tricky. It is very silly and would be great for anyone of any age! Highly recommended!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
The game is awesome in itself, but much more when played in local coop.

At this point you probably already know what the game is about so I won't go into that.

Very recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
My girlfriend doesn't play games, she played this one. 2 hours went by and we had fun all the time. Excellent co-op game for excellent price.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
An octopus with 4 tentacles.

Pros:
Funny at times.
Cute characters.
Theme song is great.

Cons:
Very short game.
Camera is very obnoxious.
Music is repetitve just like the gameplay.
Controls are difficult on purpose, however, it's still frustrating.

Overall Rating: 5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Pros:
Original gameplay
Comedy
Varied levels
Solid exploration of game mechanics

Cons:
Fairly short game (About 2 hours)
Camera views can be a bit obnoxious to work with

Overall, I'm glad that I bought it, but you should probably wait for a sale considering how short it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Such a charming, wholesome game. Excellent soundtrack too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This game will show you what it truly means to be a father. It has forever changed my life, and I will be certain to use the valuable parenting skills I learned while playing Octodad later on in life.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Octo Dad is a metaphor for fatherhood. You start out having no clue what you're doing but you bumble through it for years until you suddenly realize you're pretty good at it.

Great game!
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Thanks to this game, I learned how to be a better father.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
To this day, I'm still not quite sure if whether Octodad had on the perfect human disguise or if everyone else was just blind.

This game is so much fun. The cutscenes are cute and make you smile every now and then. Yes, Octodad is a ragdoll physics game, but unlike other ragdoll physics game, this one is story-driven, so you won't get bored within the first 30 minutes of playing it. In each scene, you are recquired to complete a set of tasks. As the game progresses, these tasks get a little harder to complete, but they're never impossible.

I've seen some people complain about the controls. I use a mouse (don't have a controller), and while it was hard to move Octodad around at first, you do get used to it. However, if you want to play the local co-op mode, you'll need a controller.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Absoultely delicious. The sweet story and ridiculous gameplay are great, I've enjoyed playing this with my wife and kids:)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19
Nobody suspects a thing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Beautiful, just beautifu;

100 out of 10 would cry again
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
It was a game about a normal dad doing normal dad things. The twist surprise was that he was an octopus the whole time.

I didn't see it coming.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
WOW, this game is good, very hard to use though, you should get it.
but just so you know, it has given me headaches every time i play.
6/10
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Hard working, middle class father sim
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Fun playing 2 hours. I guess...Worth it?
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
great game! i love it!! although having hard controls, i found it pretty easy. of course i was on normal mode. i hope there's going to be another one!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
55 of 61 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2015
Don't let the "crappy goat simulator-type game with no redeeming qualities" impression fool you, this is like, an actual legitimate video game. With a story, custscenes, controls and everything. No purposeful glitchiness, no pewdiepie-tier memeosity. It looks like just another crappy simulator fad that nobody will remember 2 weeks from now (I am bread, goat simulator i'm looking at you) but it's anything but. The community workshop allows you to make, share and download your own levels and skins to your heart's content. While the main story is admittedly really short, it's more than made up for with the endless community content, acheivements, extra shorts and even some cute easter eggs here and there. It's on sale for only $4 as of now, so I HIIIIIGHLYYYY reccomend you pick it up before the sale ends. 9.3/10
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