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 1.2.19338)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.19338

    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
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Envy
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
it is on humble bundle right now for $5.85 https://www.humblebundle.com/humble-indie-bundle-17
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Ranch it up
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
Realistic parenting
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King Link
3.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
This is an absolutely brilliant game. Everything in the game works, the theme is brilliant, the story is wonderful, and the gameplay is fun.

The control scheme is interesting, you control two legs and one arm of a octopus in disguise. Each is controlled by a different button (play it with a controller, it's worth it). The controls at first feel a bit like QWOP in difficulty, but by the end of the game I was able to move at a full controlled run, and was having a blast. After a level or two, the controls start to feel natural, and I was surprised at how much fun the game was.

The game is a touch short, about 3 hours to play through the game the first time, however everything about those 3 hours is brilliant. The story is that there's an octopus posing as a human (think "Chicken Boo" from Animaniacs).

While the game is short, the writing in the game is top notch, as the octopus has a family (starting with a marriage at the beginning level of the game and spontaneously having 2 kids after that point, feel free to question that). Each character is brilliant, the wife is loving and caring, the octodad has a ton of emotion even without being able to say a word, and each kid is great, but the daughter steals the show with almost every line she delivers. I couldn't stop laughing because she is piece of comic gold. When ever I was working on a task and she started to talk I paused and listened.

Everything about the game is fun, and my family had a good time watching me play. Then there's the achievements. Dear god. I earned 8 achievements for playing the game, only a couple are not main game related, I still have 24 achievements to earn and the achievements range from challenging to silly. There's a lot of replayability to the game outside of achievements but to "perfect" this game, you're going to have really challenge yourself.

There's a real desire to replay the game, because there's so much more you can do, but beyond that, you have steam workshops, extra levels (future stories), and more. I have to go back and play the future stories, because I want to see what else the game can deliver.

Overall I can highly recommend this game. If you are still unsure, I would suggest it be purchased when it's on sale for those who aren't sure, but Young Horses is an amazing studio and I can't wait to see what they do next.
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30phil1
8.5 hrs
Posted: August 24
A great game to play with kids. Just don't play with friends, you'll kill each other.
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Rhapsody
4.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
I've seen enough hentai
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aanieze
3.3 hrs
Posted: August 23
Just pure hilarious fun. If you enjoy physics based shenanigans, this is the game for you.
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Florens
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
Couldn't find the fun in it. If you want something with floppy controls like this, get I am Bread which is actually challenging.
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Taylien
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
Adorable, hilarious, and fun. It doesn't respond 100% to my trackball mouse though. I think a regular ouse is more suitable.
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simoroshka
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 22
First, I laughed like crazy because the game was so ridiculous. Then, after playing for a while, I got really sad, because I drew an analogy with feelings of inadequacy, not fitting, being awkward at everything you doing, and even depression. And everyone around you thinks that everything is fine with you, you just not trying hard enough, or being silly. No understanding or compassion whatsoever. I thought "wow, the game is deep".
But then, after spending some precious time in the aquarium, I got mad at the game, because hey, they a bit overdid this "life is hard" thing. Was I, as a player, supposed to start hating the game and every single stupid character in it?.. Well, anyway, I did.
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Dzjontn
1.7 hrs
Posted: August 22
Fun short game about an octopus trying to handle life as good as he can.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Physics-Based Story Driven Adventure Game
https://youtu.be/AcVOromb1is
+ The gameplay is ridiculous yet fun. You play as an Octopus who pretends to be human and disguise himself within society. The physics are all over the place as you don't have any bones so you essentially flop around all over the place making even simple tasks like mowing the yard a challenge.
+ Story and characters are great and surprisingly emotional. You can almost feel sorry for Octodad as you know he's trying to so hard be a good father, but no one knows his struggles or what he's going through.
+ Lots of interesting fun environments filled with loads of items to knock over or have a small bit of fun with.

- At times certain levels can be pretty frustrating due to the controls. (One part near the beginning with the frozen pizza is oddly challenging to reach)
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
Product received for free
gave me so much laughter and such a fun game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
It feels like playing a Pixar film, and once you get the controls it's really satisfying to play.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I started playing this game with expecting a stupid and edgy Youtube-bait experience, I was very wrong. While Goat Simulator is an unpolished mess, this one is far from it. It has lots of thought put into, very nice humor in dialogue, lots of references and the gameplay is just super fun. So surprised that this game is this good. Wow, everyone should try this out, it is amazing. But not a game I am able to binge through, it just gets too much for one sitting.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
This is an absolutely brilliant game. Everything in the game works, the theme is brilliant, the story is wonderful, and the gameplay is fun.

The control scheme is interesting, you control two legs and one arm of a octopus in disguise. Each is controlled by a different button (play it with a controller, it's worth it). The controls at first feel a bit like QWOP in difficulty, but by the end of the game I was able to move at a full controlled run, and was having a blast. After a level or two, the controls start to feel natural, and I was surprised at how much fun the game was.

The game is a touch short, about 3 hours to play through the game the first time, however everything about those 3 hours is brilliant. The story is that there's an octopus posing as a human (think "Chicken Boo" from Animaniacs).

While the game is short, the writing in the game is top notch, as the octopus has a family (starting with a marriage at the beginning level of the game and spontaneously having 2 kids after that point, feel free to question that). Each character is brilliant, the wife is loving and caring, the octodad has a ton of emotion even without being able to say a word, and each kid is great, but the daughter steals the show with almost every line she delivers. I couldn't stop laughing because she is piece of comic gold. When ever I was working on a task and she started to talk I paused and listened.

Everything about the game is fun, and my family had a good time watching me play. Then there's the achievements. Dear god. I earned 8 achievements for playing the game, only a couple are not main game related, I still have 24 achievements to earn and the achievements range from challenging to silly. There's a lot of replayability to the game outside of achievements but to "perfect" this game, you're going to have really challenge yourself.

There's a real desire to replay the game, because there's so much more you can do, but beyond that, you have steam workshops, extra levels (future stories), and more. I have to go back and play the future stories, because I want to see what else the game can deliver.

Overall I can highly recommend this game. If you are still unsure, I would suggest it be purchased when it's on sale for those who aren't sure, but Young Horses is an amazing studio and I can't wait to see what they do next.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Trying to fake that I'm a real human father who knows how to raise kids and do human things like mow a lawn and make coffee... this game seems oddly familiar.

Pretty good "my life" sim.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
After playing this game , I wanted to have children !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I was promised an octopus simulator, instead I just got some random guy with brat kids and a ♥♥♥♥♥ wife doing his chores.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This was a blast! It's not a very long game, but I enjoyed every blubbing second of it.
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