A couple of years ago, I reviewed a very strange and unique puzzle game made by students from DePaul University in Chicago for the Independant Games Festival Student Showcase at the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. That game was Octodad, wherein you play an octopus posing as a typical Ward Cleaver-type husband and father, who is tasked with assembling a mannequin in order to fool his wife into thinking he’s attending a romantic dinner with her. Since he’s an octopus, passing the dummy off as himself shouldn’t be too tough, but being that he has no bones and is totally floppy when he’s not submersed in water, assembling the mannequin is no small task! The game was ridiculous fun, weird and very funny, and I wrote a full review of it that was, once upon a time, featured on the old Octodad website. Well, the developers have now given the game a complete graphical overhaul, smoothed out the bugs, and are planning on releasing it as a quasi-sequel called Octodad: Dadliest Catch! Needless to say, I’m looking forward to more floppy octopus shenanigans.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch is set to be released sometime in 2013! You can click here to check out the game’s official blog, and here if you want to download the catchy theme song from the trailer!