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At a Glance: Young Horses, Inc.

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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  +   271d ago
This game was a big hit at e3 last year, good job guys
MrxDeath  +   271d 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  +   265d ago
I feel like I should go play the first one now haha.
Disagree  +   271d ago
greg miller put me onto this.
Skate-AK  +   271d ago
Liked the demo I tried. Going to get it soon.
oasdada  +   271d ago
One of the most original games you cud get to play
Pixolator  +   271d ago
Very original and fun game, looking forward to new projects from the same studio.
bobsmith  +   271d ago
really want this to be on ps plus
PTibz  +   271d ago
Phil here from Young Horses. Thanks everyone!
MightyNoX  +   271d ago
No one suspects a thing. ;)
r21  +   271d ago
I had fun with the game, played it on couzins ps4, co-op was tough but hilarious to play with XD
BiggCMan  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
I didn't know it was a sequel until I read your comment! I found a link to download it here:
shadowvisa  +   271d ago
Loved the game
Halow  +   271d ago
Want this game so bad.. played 1st one at friends house and had a blast.
beepbopadoobop  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
I loved the demo!
LukeFair  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
I can't wait to see what you guys come up with next.
XtraTrstrL  +   271d ago
I'm still waiting for their next original IP.
Jorjk  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
I will try this some time in the future, look interesting.
Monster_Tard  +   271d ago
Been wanting to try this for awhile.
MisterAV  +   271d ago
I though it was different game before seeing the trailer, it's completely hilarious!
CrimsonAzure  +   271d ago
This game is like being drunk. And an octopus. That too.
paul-p1988  +   271d 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  +   271d 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  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
never understood the hype for this game UNTIL NOW... it's hilarious LOL
Emilio_Estevez  +   271d 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  +   271d ago
Watched Roosterteeth play one of the Octodad games, it was hilarious.
Mokastro  +   271d ago
Wtf did i just watch?
DeadRabbits  +   271d ago
My wife reckons I have the coordination of octodad!
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