Posts Tagged ‘Octodad’

Your Whole Keyboard Controls One Sad Spider In Spidren

By Nathan Grayson on March 26th, 2014.

Parenting!

Spidren is the spindly, web-spinning Train Jam spawn of Octodad programmer Devon Scott-Tunkin, and that kinda makes perfect sense when you think about it. It’s about an oft-misunderstood owner of too many legs and one lonely heart just trying to scrape by as its brood of children wreak havoc on its life. Difference is, while Octodad plucked out a gentle, family-friendly melody on heartstrings, Spidren does anything but. If you fail to protect your multi-segmented legs by flailing about using almost your entire keyboard, your bizarrely adorable younglings will STAB YOU TO DEATH WITH YOUR OWN FEET. Let this serve as a lesson, folks: it’s not easy being a spider, and it’s even harder when you’re a single spider mother whose children are unrepentant murderers.

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Father (Dis)Figure: Octodad – Dadliest Catch Out Jan 30th

By Adam Smith on January 16th, 2014.

It’s been a long weight but the the besuited cephalopod is finally ready to raise a ruckus. And his family. The day that I take the brilliance of Octodad’s premise for granted is the day that the new chief around these parts will demand that I hand in my RPS badge and gun. Sure, the gun only fires silly string but I’m fond of it, and I’ll be damned before the authority sticks me behind a desk with a clipboard and a stress ball. Thankfully, it’s impossible to take Octodad for granted and I my tentacles are all aquiver as I await the release of Dadliest Catch on Jan 30th. New trailer below.

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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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Wife And Two Squids: Octodad Again

By John Walker on November 26th, 2010.

But it's just a regular guy? I don't get it.

I’ve heard this terrible rumour. Apparently there are one or two readers who didn’t download Octodad when Quinns posted about it two weeks ago. Well, look, we’re giving you a second chance. There’s a new trailer, packed with in-game footage, and we’re asking you to watch it, apologise, then download it. In case it’s unclear, it’s a game about an octopus pretending to be a human, a husband, a father of two. But it takes a really original approach to that tired old cliche. See below.

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He’s A Bit Spineless: Octodad

By Quintin Smith on November 11th, 2010.

Oh, Indie Games Blog, the gifts you give! Ahem: IGF 2011 entrant Octodad is a game where you play an octopus who is pretending to be a dad. A human dad. The tagline alone leaves me lost for words – “Loving father. Caring husband. Secret octopus.” That might just be the single best piece of games writing ever.

As you’ll see from the trailer below, the game’s quite forgiving as to what constitutes normal behaviour and lets you concentrate on the little things, like staying relatively upright and not smashing every single object in your house. Now, I won’t ask you to download this game. I’m just going to suggest you watch the following trailer, and then do what comes naturally.
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