Woo! Octodad 1 Expanded, Octodad 2 Funded

By Alec Meer on August 10th, 2011 at 8:12 pm.

Still looks better in a suit than I do

Glad tidings, cephalopod fans. Thanks to 608 generous people, Octodad 2 has met its funding targets – exceeded ‘em, in fact – which means it’s definitely, definitely go. The gods of gaming absurdity have been kind this day.

To celebrate, devs Young Horses have popped up a new update for the original saga of the undersea patriarch, which adds two new levels to his wobbly adventure. Which, given OD1’s not the longest game, should make for a pretty meaty expansion – plus the new levels apparently lend greater closure to our betentacled friend’s tale. They’re supposed to be pretty tricky, mind. The game’s performance has also been improved in this new version 1.5 – which you can grab from here.

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  1. chills says:

    This pleases me greatly

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    tikey says:

    As one of the few people who hasn’t played octodad this is great news for me (My previous computer couldn’t run it, now nothing is stopping me!)

  3. Conor says:

    GAME FACE.

  4. Raiyan 1.0 says:

    I’m glad the devs have not been snagged by the tentacles of bankruptcy.

  5. sonicblastoise says:

    Octopater was fun. I hope there’s a sandbox mode in this next one (or that one has been patched into the first)

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    Daiv says:

    This is superb news, fellow mammals! What a human like me needs to know is whether we will ever find out more of the backstory behind this improbable human-male-impersonating hero.

  7. mlusby says:

    Why is it so hard to convince my gaming friends to try this? Very happy for the team, can’t wait to try out the new levels. The control scheme is inventive, and the humor brings the game together by softening the frustration of the difficulty of things like walking. Not just fun because it’s different, just fun.

    To all on the fence, please download and try it, you’ll know if you hate it pretty quickly.

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    shoptroll says:

    Excellent news! Looking forward to trying the new version and hearing about the new game.

  9. Musey says:

    The world is a richer place for the existence of Octodad.

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    Stellar Duck says:

    This makes me very happy after just reading that post about Tim Willits.

    Amusingly, to me, I only played the first Octodad last night. I remembered a post about it on this site ages back, decided to see what it was and downloaded it. And I was in for a treat. What a completely lovely and crazy game. I love the premise, the execution, the art and the sound. It’s just one of those games that does it right.

    So more of it can only be good.

  11. moyogo says:

    Worth every penny! Pater Familias in the house.

  12. ResonanceCascade says:

    Octodad is a riot, but it wore out pretty quickly for me. I give it major points for originality though! Hopefully the sequel can keep the momentum going a little better.

  13. povu says:

    Woooo Octodad! Good times.

  14. CMaster says:

    This new version is broken for me. It won’t actually load any of the rooms after the hall. Every time I walk to the door nothing happens.

    • luthyr says:

      Some people seem to be having issues if they had a pre-existing install. Try uninstalling the game first and trying it again.

  15. HardClumping says:

    I am one of those 608!

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    tikey says:

    I’ve finished the game yesterday. After that I played mass effect 2, and kept trying to use octodad’s controls to move shepard.
    It felt empty to use just one key to walk.