Posts Tagged ‘Octodad 2’

Nautical But Nice – Octodad: Dadliest Catch

By Adam Smith on March 5th, 2012.

He is a flailure of a father

I know what you’re thinking. Not another game about grim men shooting each other in the future. However, Octodad: Dadliest Catch is actually the kickstarted sequel to Octodad, the tale of an octopus attempting to hide the tentacled truth of his being while living in suburbia with a wife and two children. There’s a trailer now and some details on the plot, which involves a family trip to the local aquarium. That’ll go well. If I ever stop enjoying the almost liquid collapse of Octodad as he attempts to brush the teeth he doesn’t have or sentimentally caresses a family portrait, I’m convinced I will no longer be able to enjoy anything.

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Woo! Octodad 1 Expanded, Octodad 2 Funded

By Alec Meer on August 10th, 2011.

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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Lend A Few Squid To Octodad 2

By Alec Meer on July 12th, 2011.

I wish he was *my* dad

Oh, Octodad. Your mere existence makes me happier than I could ever truly describe. So happy, in fact, that I’m willing to break the unofficial ‘no posting about Kickstarter projects unless/until there’s playable proof of concept’ RPS rule. Octopad, I think it’s safe to say, has very much proved itself. As any game simulating the life of an octopus who is also the father and husband in a human family naturally would.

So what comes next? Well, some money, hopefully. The devs deserve it. And once they have that money, they can make Octodad 2: bigger, better, octopusier. Rather than going down the Octodads route, they’re exploring more of the strange, wobbly life of the original Cephalopod patriarch.
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