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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"A horribly frustrating yet enjoyable physics-based try-not-to-fall-on-your-arse simulator, starring a perfectly normal man."
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October 20

Update Released (1.2.12787 )

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.12787

Bug Fixes

  • Added missing Polish translations of Shorts.
  • Added additional blocking volumes in Hospital for stability.
  • Remove first church tie as ghost tie.
  • Fix a bug where Objects that were previously jointed respawned,
    they would respawn objects they were previously jointed to.
  • Fix a bug where reset objects would have incorrect rotation.
  • Fix a bug where ragdoll body may disappear.

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October 15

Update Released (1.2.12737)

Octodad: Dadliest Catch, Version 1.2.12737

  • Fix for Medical Mess Unicode character Watermelon Objective issue (German, Polish, Korean)
  • Fix for Russian subtitles not loading in Shorts

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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

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
    • 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:
    • 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
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
529 of 635 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
I really don't understand. Why would I want to play a game where I'm just a normal, boring dad? The dude doesn't even look interesting.

They should replace him with an octopus.
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98 of 104 people (94%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Octodad is a game about an octopus. But not just any octopus. He's married. He has children. He wears a stylin' suit. He's Octodad! The player will control Octodad as he goes about his "normal" life, undertaking seemingly mundane tasks for his family.

Its sounds very simple, but the controls....the controls make it a huge challenge. And that's where this game shines! The controls make for some hilarious moments, and that's what this game is all about. It's not meant to be serious, but more of a fun, relaxing adventure full of laughs and mishaps. It has a very lighthearted story, and you come to love the brave, fatherly octopus. Don't ask how he had 2 human children though...

The controls are...well, atrocious. You use the mouse to manipulate his arms and legs. Pressing Spacebar toggles between moving your arms or legs. You press and hold the right mouse button and move the mouse in the direction you want the arm/leg to move. It sounds easier than it really is because the mouse is very sensitive, so a slight move will send his arms/legs everywhere, toppling everything nearby over! Be careful how much commotion you cause, as a bar across the bottom of the screen fills up when you are nearby any people and they see you knocking stuff over. When the bar is full, that's it! Your disguise is blown, and you restart from your last checkpoint. After a little while the player should get used to the sensitivity of the mouse and be able to complete most tasks in a relatively short time...just expect several tries as you go!

If you liked and enjoyed games such as Surgeon Simulator 2013, Probably Archery, or even Ampu-Tea, you owe it to yourself to give Octodad: Dadliest Catch a try. The antics you will get into is well worth the pricetag.

9/10, Recommended!

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147 of 191 people (77%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Apparently it matters more if someone sees you screw up than if you hit your kid over the head with ketchup.
10/10
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125 of 170 people (74%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I played this during work today. Today I was paid to play Octodad for two hours. Today was a good day.
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87 of 118 people (74%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
"I've seen enough hent-"

no im not going to make that joke.

This game include:

-Octopus Simulator
-Wedding Simulator
-Shopping Simulator
-Dad Simulator
-Segway Simulator
-Titanic Simulator

Mosty breezy, with a few frustrating moments that will probably make you rage a bit. No violence, just weird-ness. Recommended, tho not really worth fifteen bucks.
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34 of 36 people (94%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
One of the funniest games in the last couple of years! Yes, it's a 3D comic game. Yes, it's colourful. Yes, it's also funny for kids. Yes, the story is far fetched. Yes, the music is cool. Yes, it's not too easy but also not too hard. Yes, it's many hours of hilarious fun. Yes, the physics are good.

But you know what? The control of Octodad is a blast! YOu have 2 control modes which you switch with the middle mouse button. One is walking ... sometimes sliding ... by pressing left/right mouse for the left/right leg ... erm ... arm. The other mode is just for controling your right arm ... errr ... just another arm. While in control of your legs/arm, you move the mouse to stear it in the 3D room. The controls are really intuitive after you get used to it. Much easier than e.g. in Surgeon SImulator 2013.

Octodad is always in motion - well, it's not that easy to "stay" on 4 arms to somehow hide your appearance in a human trouser. It's a little slimy, slippery and jelly like movement. You can grab/hold things by usiong your vaccuum arm. The arms are also quite elastic and can stretch about twice it's size when holding unmovable things. You can also throw obstacles around. You also swim totally nacked just like a real octopus in the water. And have to solve lots of puzzles and quests.

I bought this game for my children, but it's so much fun, that I had to play it, too. If you like to have a good time - palay Octodad! :-)
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79 of 110 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's just a normal game about a normal man. I don't know what all the hype is about.

10/10 eight tentacles up
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57 of 77 people (74%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I couldn't find the milk, so I destroyed the whole fridge, tossed shit around and pummeled my daughter with crayons. I'm still a better father than Chris Benoit. Wait, I'm supposed to say if you should buy Octodad? Oh, sure, go ahead and buy it, it's a really good game.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
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 for, 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.
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49 of 69 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
You play as an octopus who somehow manages to breath on land, raise human children and interact with his wife in a series of blubs and still make sure she understands him.
He is gaming's greatest hero.

11/10 IGN
420/360 MLG
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Life as a family man is good. You have a lovely wife, two childrens and wounderful house. Life is easy!..or it should be, but it's not, because you're an Octopus, but no one suspects a thing!

This game's controls for PC version, is wanky. That is why it's recomented to use ps3 or xbox controller, but sadly, I don't own one. So for the PC people, it's hard and frustrating sometimes to pick up coffe beans, pour some milk, or try to climb up slippery stairs. Some levels are easy, and some hard, but like every level in the game, has some difficulty spickes. And everytime when you just fail to do one simple thing more than 5 times, you just want to conteniue, and then you just randomly do it.

The look is cartoonish, and it looks pretty. Also the humor is good. And the game has it's moments. So if you like fun cartoonish games with good story, I recomed to buy this. PLUS the DLCs are free, but a bit short. Still, it's worth of every penny.
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62 of 99 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Real human simulator

10/10 would human again
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Synopsis: Will you be able to successfully blend into the human world even though you are really an octopus?

YEA!
-Fun to play
-Loveable characters
-Controll Scheme is hard to use and master, but a blast anyhow

MEH!
-How they not know your a octopus!
-Better yet how did they reproduce?
-Some things are a pain to accomplish

BLEH!
-Too short

The Lowdown:

In octodad you play as as, well a octopus who must hide the fact that he is an octopus from his family. Yes, an octopus married a human and somehow had human kids! Doing so is not easy though as you must complete your every day chores and activities without raising suspicion. The control scheme involves you independantly moving your arms or feet to move accross the area and grab things. Sounds easy but ends up being difficulty to master. Neverless it is entertaining resulting in hillarious situations or screenshot moments.

The story is quite short and only will take a few hours to complete, But it makes up for it in all likeable characters, from your reporter wife who is too dumb to know your a sea creature, the loveable daughter who is the only one with a brain who knows your a sea creature. Then you have the main villain the sushi chef who wants to make you into his main course! Oh yea there is a son in there but he is the lame forgetable one...


Verdict: Will keep you entertained through its short playthrough that should be picked up at any sale price
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32 of 47 people (68%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
WHERE DO THE KIDS COME FROM!?!!?!!?!??!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
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

Update , Octobor 17th , new update in the game adding 2 new levels one is a romantic dinner the other takes place in a hospital, both fun and takes about 1 hour to finish both, its good to see they are still adding stuff to the game

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
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
in this strange-♥♥♥ game, you are not only a husband and father of two. . . you are also an octopus. . . and even your family does not know that, if you are into a Chaplin-like gaming experience, then by all means PURCHASE THIS GROUNDBREAKING GAME!!! just make sure that nobody suspects a thing
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23 of 35 people (66%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Im an octopus in a suit... I wear nothing over my head and yet my family can't tell im an octopus.
10/10 for the blind family.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
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.
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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
Don't understand the hype for this game, you just play as a normal guy in his day to day life
Still way pretty fun 10/10 would blub again.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
The greatest Normal Human Father simulator of all time. The only problem is that very early on the father develops a bone disease that makes them very flexible. This makes for some creative slapstick humor that only you will experince.

Also I got stuck under an air hockey table.
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