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Young Horses, Inc.
The Young Horses were unofficially formed in 2011 at GDC. After being nominated as a Student Showcase Winner for Octodad 8 of the 18 original creators decided to form a company to make a bigger and better Octodad.

Young Horses strives to push the boundaries of game design in order to create experiences that players have not seen before - they think that innovation is necessary to reach new, broader audiences. With the goal of creating innovative, intelligent, and charming entertainment that can be enjoyed by both children and adults, Octodad and Octodad: Dadliest Catch were born.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch is a game about destruction, deception, and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about his life. Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family.

Play on: Steam PC/Mac/Linux, Direct PC/Mac/Linux, PS4

Mini Q&A
Answers by Kevin Zuhn, Creative Director

Why do you make games?
I make games because I want to entertain people, and I want to understand people. I am also fascinated by systems and interactions and the act of unraveling spaces. Games, more so than books and movies, demand cooperation between me and my players, and give room for expression from all of us. Seeing fan work and watching Let’s Plays of Octodad has been the most gratifying part of the whole experience.

Why should people play Octodad?
People should play Octodad because it’s funny and heartwarming and made with love. It’s got a unique control scheme and a wiggly-bodied octopus for a main character. You can also play it together with your friends and family!

What element of game design do you hold above all others?
I believe in being open-ended. Not just in terms of level designs, but for mechanics and narratives as well. There should be room inside your system for experimentation, wonder, and player participation. I like worlds that have secrets, and stories that have mysteries. I still want something that’s been built with care, and I don’t mind linearity, but the player’s presence in the world should mean something.

Today's Stories:
Octodad: Dadliest Catch: You, Slapstick and Sushi
OctoParty: Dadliest Spy:
Giveaway: Octodad Codes! Plus, Enter to Win a PS4!:

Day 21 | Young Horses, Inc.

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Derekvinyard13  +   572d ago
This game was a big hit at e3 last year, good job guys
MrxDeath  +   572d ago
" People should play Octodad because it’s funny and heartwarming and made with love. "

the first one was funny and heartwarming !
so i think this game is just the same :3
love u
randomass171  +   566d ago
I feel like I should go play the first one now haha.
Disagree  +   572d ago
greg miller put me onto this.
Skate-AK  +   572d ago
Liked the demo I tried. Going to get it soon.
oasdada  +   572d ago
One of the most original games you cud get to play
Pixolator  +   572d ago
Very original and fun game, looking forward to new projects from the same studio.
bobsmith  +   572d ago
really want this to be on ps plus
PTibz  +   572d ago
Phil here from Young Horses. Thanks everyone!
MightyNoX  +   571d ago
No one suspects a thing. ;)
r21  +   572d ago
I had fun with the game, played it on couzins ps4, co-op was tough but hilarious to play with XD
BiggCMan  +   572d ago
I actually never knew that Dadliest Catch was a sequel until I read some comment on Youtube after I beat it a few months ago. Someone mentioned the first game so then I looked it up, and sure enough there's 2!! I gotta play the first one some day.
ldurham  +   571d ago
I didn't know it was a sequel until I read your comment! I found a link to download it here:
shadowvisa  +   572d ago
Loved the game
Halow  +   572d ago
Want this game so bad.. played 1st one at friends house and had a blast.
beepbopadoobop  +   572d ago
I was interested in this game from the first time I saw it. Really need to get round to giving it a try
dictionary  +   572d ago
I loved the demo!
LukeFair  +   572d ago
I love this! So nonsense and funny that can entertain people in a way that usual games can't. Games like this are true gems!
iceman06  +   572d ago
I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.
XtraTrstrL  +   572d ago
I'm still waiting for their next original IP.
Jorjk  +   572d ago
Loved the mechanics and the original idea
Am happy to see it on PS4 as it shows commitment from Sony to indies
Insomnia_84  +   572d ago
I will try this some time in the future, look interesting.
Monster_Tard  +   572d ago
Been wanting to try this for awhile.
MisterAV  +   572d ago
I though it was different game before seeing the trailer, it's completely hilarious!
CrimsonAzure  +   572d ago
This game is like being drunk. And an octopus. That too.
paul-p1988  +   572d ago
" Octodad's existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodan nature a secret from his human family. "

This line alone is the reason I want to play this game. I've seen a few videos on youtube of people struggling to control him because of this haha
pyrocloud7  +   571d ago
Glad to see you guys value the player as a part of your game and have a strong tendency for exploration and experimentation. Sounds like you guys have a strong idea of the kind of games you want to make, stick to that and we will keep buying and loving them!
SpeedDemon  +   571d ago
Seen plenty videos on youtube of this game, You know a game is good when it's not only fun to play, but fun to also watch others play it as well.
Caffo01  +   571d ago
never understood the hype for this game UNTIL NOW... it's hilarious LOL
Emilio_Estevez  +   571d ago
I love games that don't take themselves too seriously. Some good ol' fashion fun. Always love some open endedness (not a word) too.
TheOnlyMastrx  +   571d ago
Watched Roosterteeth play one of the Octodad games, it was hilarious.
Mokastro  +   571d ago
Wtf did i just watch?
DeadRabbits  +   571d ago
My wife reckons I have the coordination of octodad!
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