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.
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    • Fixes to level geometry in Low versions of levels.

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“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
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( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Drunk Master.
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( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I played and finished this game with a mouse and this can be a little difficult and sometimes frustrating when moving the character, but overall it's a fun game with a good story and a very important message that gives.
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Daplexed
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
*buys octodad for sale, gets a foil trading card which costs more than octodad on sale itself* gg.
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Doodlemuffins
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This was hilarious, fun, quirky, and I loved collecting ties and the challenge of operating his legs. It's challenging enough to keep you entertained and has plenty of cute, quirky extras to keep the replay value up. I think I genuinely fell for OctoDad and his love for everyone, especially his family. A fantastic game.

10/10
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Storyline: Cute and Dynamic
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10/10 Human physics simulator
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COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
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Just A Regular Guy
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Posted: May 5
The most totally normal game I have ever played, save for the fact a normal human father was being chased around by a chef.
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Special K
( 22.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Destroyed my own house, made burgers off the floor, put the entire grocery store in my shopping cart and threw my ring at my bride and she still said yes. 10/10
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( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Great game, but a update would be nice once half a year or so. Love the physics tho!
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ilovedogs
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
this game is amazing and funny but the only downer is that its way to short and nearer the end its a bit boring but still its amazing :D
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abekline
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I loved this game. It's got a cute story and takes about 5-7 hours for a full play through. Any avid PC gamer absolutely needs to play through this game because it really requires a significant rewiring of your standard pathways to get through
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Michi
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
This game is great. Funny and good. I recommend to play it with a friend, alone it is boring ;)
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ShiroYasha
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
I rate this 8/10
This is one of the funniest games I've played

pros:
comedy
the coop gameplay

cons:
it's fairly short (2-3 hours max), unless you go for all the achievements

I would recomend it to buy it in a sale (like I did)
The game is worth its full price of €13,99 if you look at the levels, story, etc, but it's kinda too short for that price.
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NuikopeaDemon
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
THIS GAME IS LIKE ME

Weird and Out of Control
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Refraction | Trading Knife
( 12.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Why is everyone saying its about an Octopus?
Is it a DLC?
Cuz, All I see is a regular guy wrapping his legs around his Wife...
Helpful? Yes No Funny
Harrison King
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Octodad: Dadliest Catch isn't just another silly casual game with purposely goofy controls and a gimmick that dies out after five minutes.
Octodad is more than that. There's a story behind it, and a pretty nice message too.

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt like I had to for this game because I feel like I could personally relate to it in my own little way. Although this is purely subjective I believe that behind the story is possibly one of the most powerful messages about love and acceptance.

If you want to hear my conclusion of the message behind the story then read the spoilers below.

Throughout the entire story Octodad is trying to hide his identity as an Octopus in his attempt to fit in with the humans and keep his happy family together. All through the game he messes up, he's a walking disaster, he can't do anything without destroying half of the things in his path, you can hear people talking about his "sliminess" and general negative comments, along with the chef constantly trying to kill him.

I think we've all felt like this at times, and maybe even wondered if we're worthy of love if this is all we do and so many people dislike us. but his family still love him. They still love this "Slimy" "disgusting" octopus-man even though nobody else, and possibly himself understood why. They saw the good in this kind and caring being that he most likely didn't and loved him despite his octo-flaws. I guess you could say they also gave him a reason to believe in himself, to defy the odds and ultimately reveal his true self to his family, to love himself exactly the way he is and live that happy life we're all searching for. Ultimately I believe that although many negative comments and hurt may be thrown our way by other people, it doesn't make the good we and others see in ourselves any less real.


I dedicate this review to my wonderful girlfriend, who saved me like Octodad's family saved Octodad.

10/10
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Just caught myself saying, "Oh God! Not self check-out!" Long story short, this game is amazing.
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rex100c
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
REALLY AWESOME!!!! I played it for like 30 mins and discovered how to walk.
Reccomended
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Decimatia™
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best $2.99 i've ever spent. Gotta love Steam sales.
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128 of 154 people (83%) found this review helpful
132 people found this review funny
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Posted: May 3
why you'd want a game where you play a perfectly normal man is beyond me

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64 of 66 people (97%) found this review helpful
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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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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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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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Posted: May 3
Look. This is Tiny Octopus and this is one of my favorite games on Steam. (duh.) If you ever wanted to know the trials and tribulations of walking around on four legs when you should be on eight, or trying to keep from being made into Odori-dun by some psychopathic chef, this is the game for you. Whether Tiny Octopus is hurling apples at people's heads or dumping chocolate milk all over the carpet, this game is as accurate a presentation of what it's like to be a cephalopod out of water.

Keep at it. You can do it. Soon, you'll understand what it is to be an octopus, and when we rise from the oceans, you will be ready to accept us as your cephalopodian overlords. Just, no lemons, and no calimari.
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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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
My only problem with Octodad: Dadliest Catch is how short it is. The rest is stupid fun but actually has an objective and doesn't get boring in 30 minutes like goat simulator (i should be shot for relating goat similator to this game, this game is so much better). The controls aren't that bad at all. Instead of making you rage, it makes you laugh and somehow makes you feel more accomplished with each level. It's not "Press W to walk forwards" it's "manually move you're legs in that direction" which makes you feel more involved in the game.

It's worth 15 dollars but if it's on sale, GET IT.
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Octodad: Dadliest Catch isn't just another silly casual game with purposely goofy controls and a gimmick that dies out after five minutes.
Octodad is more than that. There's a story behind it, and a pretty nice message too.

I don't normally write reviews, but I felt like I had to for this game because I feel like I could personally relate to it in my own little way. Although this is purely subjective I believe that behind the story is possibly one of the most powerful messages about love and acceptance.

If you want to hear my conclusion of the message behind the story then read the spoilers below.

Throughout the entire story Octodad is trying to hide his identity as an Octopus in his attempt to fit in with the humans and keep his happy family together. All through the game he messes up, he's a walking disaster, he can't do anything without destroying half of the things in his path, you can hear people talking about his "sliminess" and general negative comments, along with the chef constantly trying to kill him.

I think we've all felt like this at times, and maybe even wondered if we're worthy of love if this is all we do and so many people dislike us. but his family still love him. They still love this "Slimy" "disgusting" octopus-man even though nobody else, and possibly himself understood why. They saw the good in this kind and caring being that he most likely didn't and loved him despite his octo-flaws. I guess you could say they also gave him a reason to believe in himself, to defy the odds and ultimately reveal his true self to his family, to love himself exactly the way he is and live that happy life we're all searching for. Ultimately I believe that although many negative comments and hurt may be thrown our way by other people, it doesn't make the good we and others see in ourselves any less real.


I dedicate this review to my wonderful girlfriend, who saved me like Octodad's family saved Octodad.

10/10
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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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An amazing game for everyone who likes normal mundane life. nothing strange ever happens, and it perfectly simulates everyday life.

10/10 better than VR
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Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Got this game and had some freinds come over, we took turns swapping controllers. It was one of the most fun nights I've had playing any games in literally years. Everyone was laughing and cheering almost nonstop.
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I loved the concept of the original Octodad student project. This game builds on that with a deeper story, controller support and better controls overall. Finished the game in three hours the first time and speedran it many times since then. Always fun.
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Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
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A classic octopus meets girl kinda story paired with goofy physics and copious amounts of gargling. This game is so ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ charming.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Gotta say, this is pretty funny. Not gonna ask how his wife doesn't realize he's an octopus or how they got "human" babes lol but yeah still a funny game. Enjoyed it!
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Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This was one of the funnest games I have ever played. It has a great little story, the mechanics make the game frustratingly fun, and you get a real sense of accomplishment when you complete a level. Highly recommended to people who want to play something a little different.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
This game is really really fun, It's hilarious and not as frustrating to play as you would think. I haven't really played the whle game YET but I can definitely say that these were one of the most comedic 30 minutes of my life.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Very funny with co-op! This game is hilarious!! :D
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
THIS GAME IS LIKE ME

Weird and Out of Control
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Yeah, this is great and all, but... where do those children come from? Lol
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Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Why is everyone saying its about an Octopus?
Is it a DLC?
Cuz, All I see is a regular guy wrapping his legs around his Wife...
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