Posts Tagged ‘Young Horses’

Octodad Not Octodead, Shorts Out Next Week

By Ben Barrett on October 12th, 2014.

If I was secretly any large animal, I expect it would be a bear. Not least for classic reasons but it also fits my desperate need to hibernate as we approach the winter months. The messy shedding. My giant claw like hands that destroy everything I touch. Octodad has none of these problems, of course. He’s a finely controlled machine, a weapon of precision and has no body hair to speak of. And he’s expanding, according to a new blog post, in a free update launching on the 14th of October. Deets in the depths below.

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Dadlier Than Ever: Octodad Free DLC Coming In Dad Shorts

By Alice O'Connor on June 27th, 2014.

On the bright side, he'll never need clamps to hold wounds open.

They have a hard lot in life, Game Dads. They scarcely have time to get through the front door and step into their slippers before trouble comes calling and they need to kick in the teeth of some lout threatening their daughter/daughter figure. Poor chaps. Real dadding’s like that too, Alec tells us.

Dear old Octodad has got into a few scrapes and scraps himself, and his troubles aren’t quite over yet. Creators Young Horses are making new adventures in wonky physics for Octodad: Dadliest Catch, planning to release them this summer as free DLC. The pack’s name: Dad Shorts.

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Wot I Think – Octodad: Dadliest Catch

By Nathan Grayson on February 2nd, 2014.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch has been a long time in coming. We first spent a whopping zero (s)quid on the original  freeware version back in 2010, And Octodad 2, as it was known back in ye olde pre-Double-Fine-Adventure days, took Kickstarter by (relative) storm in 2011. So here we are in 2014, and the second coming of the heart-stealing, identity-thieving octo-man/myth/legend is upon us. But is his flailing, frequently failing return worth the wait? Can what basically amounts to a single joke sustain an entire game for hours? Or does this version of Octodad slip on a banana peel, ruin its immaculate suit, and disappoint not only its own adorable children, but also all the adorable children in the world? Here’s wot I think. Read the rest of this entry »

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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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Silence Puny Humans, For Octodad SPEAKS

By Nathan Grayson on October 22nd, 2013.

Sorry ladies, gentlemen, and reasonably sized kraken. He's taken.

Octodad’s return is nearly upon us, and he’s feeling downright dadly. He will not tolerate your frightened wails and muted mutterings. He does not care for your pitiful plights and strange obsessions with creepily young pop stars. He only wishes to… slip on banana peels and participate in an octopus-human marriage so adorable that I nearly forgot to be weirded out by it. Yeah, OK, so he’s not the most threatening figure ever. Honestly, he’s pretty much the opposite – which is to say, entirely delightful. I want to give him a big, sloppy, gelatinous hug. Unfortunately, all I can do at this point is look, not touch. So I guess I’ll just have to settle for a new reel of Octodad: Dadliest Catch gameplay footage (now with voice acting!) after the break.

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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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