Octodad: Dadliest Catch is the sequel to Octodad, the free game made by DePaul University students who went on to form Young Horses. Presenting players with a bizarre control scheme, the game tasks players with performing mundane tasks like pouring a drink or getting dressed, all while trying to conceal the fact that the main character is a human-sized octopus in dad clothes. In practice, it’s at least as bizarre and funny as it sounds, and it’s definitely worth a play.
The Shorts DLC pack will present even more scenarios for Octodad to stumble through, and, according to the very professional release, will include over 40 new objectives, over 20 breakable plates, over zero unconscious ragdolls, and an unspecified amount of new octopus sounds. There will also probably be a pizza, apparently.
While Octodad: Dadliest Catch may seem to be just another title in the already overcrowded genre of octopus-pretending-to-be-a-normal-human-dad games, its insane control scheme and hilarious characters and visuals make it stand out from the crowd. The Shorts DLC promises to offer even more ridiculous fun when it launches in a few weeks, and with a $0 price tag, it’s not a completely terrible rip-off, either.
For those wondering about the development of the DLC, check out the video below that explains everything. It gets a little technical, but you'll get the gist of it.