Octodad just wants to live a happy, human life. It’s too bad he was born an octopus. How much longer can he keep up his fatherly facade before someone discovers his true identity?
Octodad is free-to-play title by the students at DePaul University. You play as a fatherly Octopus of a human family, I’m not quite sure how it’s possible either. The game starts you off on a very special day in the household, it’s the anniversary of Octodad and his beloved wife. Being the silly Cephalopod that you are, you forgot to finish her gift! Your left with the task of making a decoy, grabbing her present, while avoiding the clever antics of an evil Chef who wishes to expose Octodad for what he really is.
The short game had a similar feel to physic games, you had to carefully control Octodad’s limbs in a variety of tasks. It may sound easy at this point, but don’t be deceived by just words. Below is my full gameplay walkthrough/commentary of the game, feel free to hit that play button on any video and you’ll see just what a challenge the seemingly simple tasks are.
That being said the gameplay was thoroughly enjoyable until you reach about 30 minutes in. From what I’ve gathered, the game was extended at one point or another for a more complete story. After you get pass the original ending though, the game get severely glitchy. You’ll literally be fighting with Octodad to keep his feet on the ground while walking, he has the tendency to want to float off on you for some reason.
If you can manage to grit through that flaw, I think anyone can be charmed over by this octopus. If you like slapstick humor I recommend you, at least play, through a few rooms- chances are you won’t stop there. And if for some reason you can’t manage to get through it all watch a playthrough and have a few laughs.
I’ve also been informed that there’s a second game in development, they plan on releasing a full professional version, so let’s keep our eyes out!