DePaul student-created online game “Octodad” climbs in popularity
December 15, 2010
The trailer for Octodad, the free computer game created by a team of DePaul students, has received more than 150,000 views in just 46 days, surpassing the Devil’s Tuning Fork trailer (a popular game created by DePaul students last year), which has been up for 13 months. Octodad also was named one of the best indie PC games last week by IndieGames.com.
Octodad is a 3D adventure game where the player controls an octopus pretending to be a human. He also is trying to keep his octopus secret from his wife and kids. The player controls Octodad as he goes about his daily routine. Using controls that make Octodad difficult to manage, the player must have Octodad perform a list of chores around the house.
Octodad was developed by a team of 19 students in DePaul’s Gaming Development program in less than six months to compete in the Independent Games Festival Student Showcase at the 2011 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Last year, Devil’s Tuning Fork was one of the 10 finalists in the showcase, chosen from more than 190 entries. Find out more about Octodad or download it here.
Rave Reviews for Octodad
IGN: “Octodad’s off-the-wall premise and the clever storytelling sets up some seriously wacky gameplay.”
Gamers with Jobs: “It’s the best slapstick routine I’ve seen in a game, period.”
G4TV.com: “The indie game that stole my heart.”