October 2011

Octodad Comics: Trick or Treat

Happy Halloween octopus fans!

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Octodad Comics: Perspective

No explanation for this one…

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Painting Miss Daisy

That's not blue in his suit (although that would be cool), only reflections from the wet parts.

The top prize for our Kickstarter fundraising effort was a $1000 oil painting of Octodad. I had spent a day making the original ¬†digital painting in Photoshop as a parody of this somewhat well-known painting of a dapper Teddy Roosevelt. ¬†I was pretty happy with the result but had no idea if any one would buy it. The Kickstarter launched the next day and I woke up in the morning to find out this somewhat well-known dapper game developer had made the top contribution to our cause. It felt like Christmas and I wasn’t even raised Christian.

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I Seem To Be A Rock – A Dev Diary

Kevin Zuhn here. How much do I like making indie games?

I made an indie game, while making an indie game, while making an indie game! This side side project of mine is called “I Seem To Be A Rock.” I’ve just finished making the game and I’ve submitted it to the IGF. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to talk about how it was made. But first, check out the trailer below!

Special thanks to Kevin Geisler for putting the trailer together.

You can download a demo of the game here: I Seem To Be A Rock Demo Download

For kicks, you might visit my website here: Kevin Zuhn’s Website

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Octodad Comics: Dance Off

A fan asked us if Octodad would participate in a dance-off in Octodad 2. The answer is: probably not! However, I decided to make a comic exploring the subject.

The Creeper came in a close third, when he exploded all over the dance floor. He raised the roof and brought the house down!

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Octodad Comics: Mouthwash

This comic brought to you by programmer/painter Devon Scott-Tunkin. I, uh…I don’t know how to explain this one. Go nuts, everybody.

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The Top 10 Greatest Octopi in Video Games

Or is it Octopodes?

Hello, octopus fans! We here at Young Horses have felt for a long time now that octopus characters are underrepresented in video games. We had to slam our heads together to think up not just any old octopi, but those that stuck out as the most interesting and memorable.

Did we leave out a video game octopus that you cherish and/or vaguely remember? Leave a comment to point out our egregious error!

#10 – Cthulhu (Cthulhu Saves The World)

Song – Cthulhu’s Angels

First up is the undersea lord of madness himself, Cthulhu! (Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!) Definitely the oldest cephalopod on the list, he’s appeared in a number of games before, but this was his first outing as a protagonist. He can wield forbidden magic, fly through the vastness of space, crush the minds of mortals through dreams, and set trends in facial tentacle fashion that last for decades. Sadly, he is bumped far down the list for being only somewhat octopus in nature.

Check out the rest of our list after the break!

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Octodad Comics: Rage Dad

This comic is brought to you by our lead artist, Chris Stallman.

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