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
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ff8
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
pure garbage
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DarkFrost
( 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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Jade Gryffon
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I like the graphics and I'm interested in the story but game controls are too frustrating for me. I've played the game for 20 minutes and think I'll put this on the shelf for later, I think it's a great concept but .... too wobbly.
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xIslandGamerx
( 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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sysedit
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
No controller support on Linux.
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MightyGamer126
( 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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Tiny Octopus
( 3.1 hrs on record )
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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❉Stay Frosty❉
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
10/10 would octodad again.
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KaryaN.Kikoy
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's the best game I might have played ever! The Fan-made maps kinda lags your compter but, it's okay!
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ConspiracyMan (Sonicmarioboom)
( 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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Ninja
( 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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dash1771
( 24.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
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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Ryzo
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
why you'd want a game where you play a perfectly normal man is beyond me

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Palidian
( 75.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
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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Amin Yashed
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
is ok
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Octodad
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
10/10 Awesome fun game and it's on sale for 3 bucks! Stop reading this and go buy it now!
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jaksonranger
( 2.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
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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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22 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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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
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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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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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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17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
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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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
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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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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Such a charming, wholesome game. Excellent soundtrack too.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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Recommended
24.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 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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4 of 4 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
8 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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