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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June 7

Update Released (Version 1.2.19388)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.19388

    Windows
    • Improved performance for laptops with switchable discrete graphics cards.
    • Improved performance for Windows DirectX 9 shaders.
    • Force reduced anti-aliasing for intel integrated graphics to fix Windows 10 crash.
    • Fix an issue with low shadow settings and borderless anti-aliasing.

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May 12

Update Released (Version 1.2.19027)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.19027

    Windows
    • Add anti-aliasing to borderless windowed mode for Windows.
    • Reduce dependencies for DirectX and Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
    Minor
    • No longer require Stacy to travel up escalator to complete Deep Sea.

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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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Rush N 'Em
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Awesome game. Fun to play and not a bad story either. Definitely pick this up, especially when it's on sale for dirt cheap.
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axisst3nT -M-
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Plus:

nice graphics
funny sounds

Minus:

no pornography scenes
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Demonsockz
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Octodaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
Nobody suspects a thing!
Octodaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad!
Octodad!

Hilarious premise, interesting and varied gameplay that revolves around a protagonist that is difficult to control.
Short but sweet. Recommended.
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CheeselyGamer #TeamPyro
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a great game I recently got and enjoyed playing for a few hours. It only took me about 5.5 hours in total to complete the game, but there are still many more acheivements for me to acomplish by repalying the game. The controls are fiddly and hard to get used to, but towards the end of the "Home Sweet Home" section of the game, I had pretty much gotten used to pressing a number of buttons to control Octodad's flailing tentacles. I would recommend this game for just about everybody!
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Noah
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
This was definitely one of the best games I've ever played. The story is great, the visuals are great, and you NEVER get tired of octodad's hilarious way of doing things. I encountered no bugs while playing. I highly reccomend.
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Hatty Hattington
( 43.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
I have never played a game as humoraus and cool at the same time. The mutiplayer is also super fun you have to figure out how to play the game with other people. 60/10 Ign
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MLG LITTEN
( 5.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Who wants to play a game where you just play as a regular guy????
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Master_sword101
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Very nice game that is fun to pick up and play but the ties are so hard to get
*_^;
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(っ◔◡◔)っ Get T.rekt
( 19.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Like skyrim with normal people
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MadPhoenix
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
It just took around 2 hrs to finish but it's really worth it. You'll have a good laugh if you play it with friends :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I find myself listening to the Octodad theme song when I'm not playing..
Who knew being a dad could be this much fun? The simplest tasks are nearly impossible!
I have yet to try co-op mode myself but it looks amazing.
Thoroughly enjoyed this game's main story, love that there's a workshop.
Hoping for a sequel!

If you love silly humour, this is the game for you. 11/10.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Always a good game to play with your freinds!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Would reccomend. took 1 hour to Get the controls down and the next two to actually play the game. 10/10
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
im surprised japan hasnt found this game yet
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
The controls are ♥♥♥♥ and you can barely control your octopus. Amazing game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is great, but I recommend a controller.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Very short, but definitely worth it (especially on sale). The game mechanics are novel and the game itself is funny in a predictable, corny sort of way.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
Bluub blubub blurb blubb blurble blubble blublub bublub blubba blub +TRANSLATION+ Hilariously funny I love Octodad: Dadliest Catch!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
Fun game where you play as a perfectly normal dad spending time with his family. I would recommend this game if you have a controller, if you don't have a controller you might have a hard time playing this with a keyboard and mouse.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This game is a very ingenious set up and play style its extremely fun and funny to play!
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