Octodad Not Octodead, Shorts Out Next Week

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.

The two new levels are titled “Dad Romance” and “Medical Mess.” Developers Young Horses described them thus:

After completing the story of Octodad: Dadliest Catch you might have been left wanting for more. Maybe you were curious how Octodad and Scarlet got along after their fateful first meeting aboard the fine vessel ‘The Cod of War’? Perhaps you’re curious what Stacy and Tommy do with their lavish amounts of free time?

I never particularly got on with the full release of Octodad, not finding the humour in its one-note joke extended long enough to carry a full game. I did rather enjoy watching RPS’ own Philippa Warr slowly lose her mind attempting to climb an escalator during her livestreamed playthrough though. The final triumph is true e-sports. MLG.

It’ll be discounted come release day, 50% off down to £5.98 on Steam and elsewhere.


  1. Kruton says:

    Speaking of secretly being a clumsy bear: link to freeindiegam.es

  2. Jim Rossignol says:

    Just encountered this recently and I think it’s about the third best game (that you can also play with kids) I’ve seen in the past few years.


    • lordcooper says:

      I’m getting sick and fed up of RPS and your pro-dad agenda.

    • iainl says:

      I definitely second this. The Last Of Us, Dishonored-without-that-U, Bioshock Infinite, Farcry 3 and a stack of others are all lying on pile of things that just aren’t getting played because with a child around I am not given the choice of playing anything other than this, Lego Marvel or Minecraft.

      I mean, sure, I’ve -got- other child-suitable games. But those are the ones he’s interested in playing.

  3. Chiron says:

    Octodad, X-rated Edition

    He had his hands everywhere – J Bloggs, PC Gamer
    What smells fishy? Is that me? – Scarlet
    Olbublbuiblbuiblbbu-bbb-bbb-bbaaaaahhhh – Octodad
    I haven’t seen a sexier cephalopod since Octopussy – Roger Moore
    I moved the right tentacle with trepidation, eased in the left tentacle and bingo, nuclear fission – A Guy, Nuclear Physicist