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...
User reviews: Very Positive (3,421 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 30, 2014

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"A horribly frustrating yet enjoyable physics-based try-not-to-fall-on-your-arse simulator, starring a perfectly normal man."
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June 26

Introducing... Octodad: Dadliest Catch Shorts

Greetings, fellow normal humans! Did you have enough fun playing Octodad: Dadliest Catch? Of course not, you can always have more fun playing Octodad: Dadliest Catch! But instead of yelling with your friends into a Youtube camera, now you can have fun that is officially sanctioned by the Young Horses. Behold new content, Octodad Shorts!

Octodad Shorts are DLC levels we’re releasing for FREE, which explore new scenarios in our tentacled father’s life. New levels were our number one most requested feature (next to making the game free), so we’ve been hard at work doing what you all tell us to!



But why look at screens when you’ve got bullet points!?

  • Over 40 new objectives!
  • Over 20 breakable plates!
  • Over 0 unconscious ragdolls!
  • An unspecified amount of new octopus sounds!
  • Probably a pizza!
Want to see all this and more? Just wait in front of your computer for a while (weeks) until the new Octodad content washes over you like a summer breeze. Don’t have Octodad: Dadliest Catch to enjoy this content? Well, you can buy the current game on Steam right now (hurry before the Summer Sale ends!)

Visit our Shorts-related site to see a bit more at http://octodadgame.com/shorts.

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April 25

Mac OS X Hotfix Released (1.0.10811)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.0.10811 (Hotfix for 1.0.10738 issues)

Change List
  • Some mouse events no longer disabled if trackpad present.
  • Right click no longer mistakenly grabs in some configurations.

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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, DirectInput, and XInput controllers which all can be remapped to any configuration a player may want.

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

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Mac
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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 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)
    • Hard Drive: 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:
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 2.8Ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 450, AMD Radeon HD 5670 or better
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Absolutely fun and hilarious. The maps are fun and the controls are wonky and amazing, it's basically a rag-doll physics game and you Octodad, are trying to hide your identity of an octopus. The tasks are hard and stupidly hilarious when you try to get used to the controls. Awesome game, and you'll understand more when you buy it.
Posted: June 22
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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Overall, I liked this game. It was well-scripted and had some nice action scenes. A few small issues though:
1. Animation. The protagonist looks like an octopus. I think this is a glitch.
2. Voice acting. Overall, pretty good, but the main guy's words are always garbled and unintelligble. I thought at first this was intentional as some sort of weird joke, but the other characters understand him!
3. Controls. I press buttons and my legs and arms kind of just wind and wiggle all over. Game is still beatable, but much harder than if I could just walk and jump like if it was working.
It's good enough that I would still buy it with this issues, but fix these and it's a no-brainer!
Posted: June 26
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
There's something magic about this game!
It's not only the "dumb" little indie game it looks like.
The game is actually fun, and the main character is lovable.
Everything is at the right place, the characters, the whole silliness, the comic factor, the slapstick, the challenges ecc...
Octodad is fun and lighthearted, with a challenging, yet rewarding, control system.
I'd say it's a littel gem, with its only problem being that is, unfortunately, a SMALL gem.
The longevity, as a matter of fact, is the only downside of the game.
When you think the game is going to reach the climax it ends, ...it can even be completed in less than 2 hours, by a skilled player.
The very small price you can buy it at, though, highly compensates for the duration of the experience.

Pros:
- Charming, in every single way
- Happy
- A Billion Easter Eggs
- Nice Control System (and quite precise)
- Many things to do
- Nice characters
- Amazing level design, accomplished with a modest graphics engine
- Fun Achievments
- Really funny and comic

Cons:

- There are occasional parts of levels which are too "dry" (talking about graphics)
- Very Short (even though it encourages at least one replay for the achievments)

In the end i would love to see a new, longer and complete chapter, with the same features, but an expanded gameplay.
For now it's a well promoted experiment.
Posted: July 24
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
A cute and charming game. The controls are frustrating at first but with enough time, patiences, and practist, its not hard to beat the game. Most of the fun happens while you are still learning. Things going wildly out of control is the hallmark of this game and by the end, thats happening less and less because you know what you are doing.
Posted: August 31
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
A very fun little game , i really really enjoyed it.

the story is hilarious and does not make sense at all but that what makes it funny.

A colorful world and great level designs.
This game has a lot of great features, such a graphics , Soundtracks, gameplay , hidden features, level design, characters, story, Physics.
You are the father of 2 children and with a lovely wife living a normal life ( No spoilers ) And then it gets complicated, and they tell you how it all started ( Kinda ... i am not really satisfied with the ending but whatever)

I really enjoyed playing this game with a controller since it works probably on all controllers.

NOTE : when they say Local coop , it does not mean a friend playing with a different character, ah no you just control a limb of the octopus , 2 legs 2 arms , 4 players each controlling on of those , or 2 players controlling 2 limbs at a time, it can all be configured and customized, i tried it and its really fun

This game outdone itself in a lot of aspects.
Pros :
1 - Colorful world and wonderful level designs, and characters and graphics.
2 - Unlike most Physx game this is very light on the PC so no "HELL FPS DROPS"
3 - Great Physics, and fun gameplay trying to control the arms and move around doing stuff and quests
4 - Funny story that makes no sense.
5 - Great soundtracks , and character voicing.
6 - Level editor AND Steamworkshop for some crazy more content by the steam community.
7 - 3 hidden secrets in each level, and achievements and trading cards adds the toppings to the game : )
8 - Game customization, such as Physics threads control, difficulty, Physics quality ( reduce to increase game performance ) and many more visual/game features


Cons :
1 - notice i said " fun little game " its great but finishes kinda quick... 3 hours and i finished it
2 - I kinda hoped for an open world (Goat simulator style) in freeplay menu turns out it was just repeating levels to get the hidden items which is great but yeah i wanted open world :| hopefully i'd find it in workshop
3 - Uh an octopus has 8 limbs and some ( 6 arms and 2 legs as scientists insisted on that ) but this character has 2 legs and 2 arms, dont get me wrong its great but more wouldv been funnier and harder

Overall a wonderful calming gaming experience that is suitable for all ages, a game to play with your family and have a lot of ridiculous fun times 9/10
Posted: September 7
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992 of 1,121 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
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(Translation: This is a wonderfully realistic simulation of being a nice, normal human male with absolutely nothing strange about him. Just a simple story about one man's plight in the face of fatherly duties and mundane tasks-- which he, of course, finds completely easy and by no means complicated in any way-- and his struggle with living in a world of judgmental peers who obviously harbor envious feeling in regards to his most gentlemanly fashion sense. So many ties! Such fancy hats. And many references to cultural icons that a man who lives on top of the land and never takes off his suit would definitely recognize. Not sure why everyone is so tickled by this video gamery. Maybe they should have called this Totally Human Motor Skills Simulator 2014?)
Posted: January 31
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