Nobody Suspects a Theme: Demos, Remixes, and Covers

Ian McKinney’s Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing) is the catchy theme song for Octodad: Dadliest Catch used in the trailer and credits sequences for the game. The song began as a simple request to a talented friend for a theme song for our new Octodad game teaser and has spawned numerous versions, remixes, covers, and even a vinyl 7in.

My own attempts (and those of Young Horse’s own talented composer, Seth Parker) hadn’t quite arrived at capturing the magic we needed for a new teaser trailer.

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When Reality Exceeds Expectations

Our Kickstarter funds for Octodad went towards some business costs and conference booths. Outside of that our 9 person team at Young Horses worked on Octodad: Dadliest Catch for free for 2.5 years while holding other full-time jobs. Our hopes were that we would make back the amount of money that we felt our time was worth and be given the opportunity to bring forth from our noodly noggins other weird stuff for our next game. All we’ve ever wanted was to create something that connects with folks and to be able to continue doing that with our creative control intact.

Today we’re happy to say that both the sales and reception of Dadliest Catch have exceeded those expectations. To date, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 90,000 copies on PC/Mac/Linux. Our expectations have been met and then some to say the least.

One great thing about releasing the game is that we’ve had a humongous influx of feedback and thoughts on it from critics, players, YouTubers, and spectators. The entire team has been entranced by our Steam forums, twitter feeds, and facebook page. Most devs and folks in general tend to say, “Don’t read the comments”. However, to get a good feel for how people play and enjoy Dadliest Catch we read everything we can.

As a result of that and our own realizations, we’ve recently made some significant changes to the game that we think are for the better. So far the feedback on these changes has been very positive. We want our players to know that we pay attention to what they have to say and that they can look forward to our continued support of the game. As our designers worked towards these changes, our programmers have also been finishing the PS4 version of the game. We’re so excited to get it out there soon!

If you have any questions or just want to say Hi make sure to follow us on Twitter @octodadgame and give us a shout.


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Nobody Suspects a Thing in TF2

Chris created this dadly hat for the Team Fortress 2 Steam workshop/store. If it gets enough up votes maybe you’ll be able to wear it in game sometime soon! Spread it around and let everyone know how much you’d like to wear it if you think it’s snazzy enough for your next battle. The head sack even wiggles!

– Young Horses

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Release Date Announcement and New Trailer!

Young Horses is proud to announce Octodad: Dadliest Catch is set to release for PC/Mac/Linux January 30th, 2014 on Steam, Humble Store, and GOG.

It’s been a long time coming, and we’re super excited that the game is finally going to be in players hands at the end of this month.

Besides the concept of Octodad himself, we’ve up until now kept much of Dadliest Catch’s story under wraps. To make the 2 week wait a little easier to bare we’ve put together this trailer giving you a sneak peek into his life. We hope it answers some of your questions and leaves you with fun new ones.

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Ready Your Wishlists. Official ‘Coming Soon’ Steam Store Page is Up!

We recently got our official store page up for Octodad: Dadliest Catch. What this means is that when the game comes out it will be sold from that page. For now you can checkout some new screenshots and also add the game to your wishlist so you can get notifications as to when the game releases and/or goes on sale.

We’re still planning to release in January so there isn’t too much time left before release. We’re finishing up a few of the last levels and getting in all the dialogue + cutscenes

To tide you over check out this quick look of the first level all polished up.


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PS4 Move Support coming to Octodad: Dadliest Catch


We recently announced at PAX that we will be supporting the PlayStation Move controller when we release the game for PlayStation 4!  Head on over to the official PlayStation blog to read our entire announcement!

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Octodad: Dadliest Catch at Comic Con!


Check the shades, yo.

Going to Comic Con? Looking for a cool game to play? Always curious about how an octopus would father a family of humans? Check out Octodad: Dadliest Catch at the PlayStation booth! (#301)

This is the first time the PS4 will be publicly playable and Young Horses are happy to announce that Octodad: Dadliest Catch will be 1 of 3 PS4 games available to play on the show floor.

Kevin Zuhn (lead creative/designer) and Chris Stallman (lead artist) will also be there to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to shake their hands or even give them a high-five.

For more details check out the PlayStation Blog post.

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OctoFather’s Day Gift Ideas!

Oh no! It’s Father’s Day and you haven’t a gift to give the ol’ papa! Well don’t worry Tommy and Stacy, Octodad’s darling children, have a few ideas:

1: Mustache Warmers: These are essential for any dad, whether they have a mustache or not! Slip them on and they will keep your mustache as warm as a crackling Father’s Day Eve BBQ.

Tommy totally didn't cut the fingers off gloves to make this present

Tommy totally didn’t cut the fingers off gloves to make this present

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