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17th Nov '13 8:00:45 AM erforce
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->''"Loving Father. Caring Husband. [[HughMann Secret Octopus]]."''

''Octodad'' is a freeware game by a team of students from [=DePaul=] University. To quote the official site, ''Octodad'' is a third-person adventure game about destruction, deception and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about a day of his life. His existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks [[SomeDexterityRequired with his unwieldy boneless tentacles]] while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodian nature a secret from his human family.

You can read about and download the game [[http://octodadgame.com/index.php here]]. Octodad will return in 2014, when he must deal with the increasing suspicions of his wife and his own watery past during a trip to the local aquarium in ''Octodad: The Dadliest Catch''.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: The textures and models improved considerably between ''Octodad'' and it's sequel ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''.
* ArtShift: Unlike gameplay, which is in full 3D, cutscenes are animated comic panels.
* AxCrazy: Fujimoto becomes this, going as far as [[spoiler: ''setting Octodad's dining room on fire'']] in an attempt to take Octodad down.
* BadassMustache: Two of Octodad's tentacles form one.
* BigBad: The first game's main villain is Fujimoto, a psychotic sushi chef who wants to cook you.
* CardboardPal: Octodad's main objective is building a fake self so that he can buy himself some time to make an anniversary gift for his wife. [[spoiler:It ends up saving his life.]]
* CreativeClosingCredits: You can have Octodad wander around picking up roses and tomatoes during the credits.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: In cut-scenes, [[MundaneMadeAwesome Octodad can write in his diary-log and operate a remote controller]], things that would be extremely difficult to do in-game.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Why play as an octopus? Cause it's awesome!
* IThoughtItMeant: A lot of people didn't entirely realize why Octodad needed a banana for the disguise, until he assembles the decoy. [[spoiler: It's to mimic his moustache.]]
* EvilChef: Fujimoto [[OnlySaneMan might be right about Octodad being an octopus]], but he doesn't have to be such a JerkAss about it.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''
* FanNickname: Octodad is sometimes called Cthulhudad by fans, due to his tentacle face.
* FandomNod: The FanNickname Cthulhudad gets a nod in ''Dadliest Catch'', where Octodad gets married in a church of Cthulhu.
* [[GoodParents Good Dad]]: He may be an octopus, but he's still a pretty good dad for making sure his little girl Stacy gets a good night's sleep free of monsters and spiders.
* HughMann: Octodad is pretty clearly an octopus in a business suit, but nobody suspects a thing...
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: While Octodad is an octopus, his wife is a human. Their kids seem to be wholly human.
* TheKlutz: Octodad usually leaves a big mess while completing his objectives, as [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods he has no bones]].
* LastNoteNightmare[=/=]SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: Screwing up too much and raising your Suspicion meter will cause the music to go increasingly off key.
* LetsGetDangerous: "'''GAME FACE'''"
* LetsPlay: Has a ton of fan narrated playthrough videos.
** A very funny [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw2b4mjMLNU playthrough]] by the LetsPlay/{{Freelance Astronauts}}.
** [[OMFGCata Jesse Cox]] does one for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=256gO4uR4yw his Fan Fridays]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgymA6mI6Y&list=PLP0dvYqPp3NdPCWXOebgqzD2FsK4mJDR-&index=1 Here's one by MegaGWolf.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Little Miss AND Little Mister due to Stacy and Tommy who become pretty damn brave at the end in [[spoiler:saving their father by throwing their toys at the evil psychopathic chef.]]
-->'''Stacy:''' I don't like your hat!
* PaperThinDisguise: Octodad's human disguise amounts to arranging his tentacles into a vaguely humanoid shape and putting on a suit. Only one other man notices, and he's written off as crazy. Not to say he isn't.
* SayMyName: '''OCTODAAAAD!!'''
* SomeDexterityRequired: The bulk of the game's challenge is trying to perform everyday tasks with the awkward controls.
* StandardFiftiesFather: Octodad ''tries'' to be one.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Octodad feels rather out of place when visiting the aquariam that resembles his old sea home in ''Dadliest Catch''.
* TheUnintelligible: Though quite eloquent in his journal entries, Octodad's dialogue is simple blubbering. His points get across quite well, though.
* TitleDrop: '''OCTODAAAAD!!'''
* VeryDefiniteFinalDungeon: Octodad's basement-laboratory, a sprawling underground complex full of deadly lasers being controlled by Fujimoto.
* UnmovingPlaid: In the kitchen cutscenes.
* WeirdnessCensor: Despite it being exceptionally obvious Octodad is an octopus in a suit, almost no one seems to notice.
* {{Why Did It Have To Be| Snakes}} {{Banana Peel}}s?: Which are, in Octodad's own words, the demonspawn from his darkest nightmares.
* WreakingHavok: Part of the fun to the game is just tossing stuff around and stumbling about.
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-->''Nobody suspects a thing...''

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/octodad1_7398.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:300:This is gonna get interesting...]]
->''"Loving Father. Caring Husband. [[HughMann Secret Octopus]]."''

''Octodad'' is a freeware game by a team of students from [=DePaul=] University. To quote the official site, ''Octodad'' is a third-person adventure game about destruction, deception and fatherhood. The player controls Octodad, a dapper octopus masquerading as a human, as he goes about a day of his life. His existence is a constant struggle, as he must master mundane tasks [[SomeDexterityRequired with his unwieldy boneless tentacles]] while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodian nature a secret from his human family.

You can read about and download the game [[http://octodadgame.com/index.php here]]. Octodad will return in 2014, when he must deal with the increasing suspicions of his wife and his own watery past during a trip to the local aquarium in ''Octodad: The Dadliest Catch''.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* ArtEvolution: The textures and models improved considerably between ''Octodad'' and it's sequel ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''.
* ArtShift: Unlike gameplay, which is in full 3D, cutscenes are animated comic panels.
* AxCrazy: Fujimoto becomes this, going as far as [[spoiler: ''setting Octodad's dining room on fire'']] in an attempt to take Octodad down.
* BadassMustache: Two of Octodad's tentacles form one.
* BigBad: The first game's main villain is Fujimoto, a psychotic sushi chef who wants to cook you.
* CardboardPal: Octodad's main objective is building a fake self so that he can buy himself some time to make an anniversary gift for his wife. [[spoiler:It ends up saving his life.]]
* CreativeClosingCredits: You can have Octodad wander around picking up roses and tomatoes during the credits.
* CutscenePowerToTheMax: In cut-scenes, [[MundaneMadeAwesome Octodad can write in his diary-log and operate a remote controller]], things that would be extremely difficult to do in-game.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Why play as an octopus? Cause it's awesome!
* IThoughtItMeant: A lot of people didn't entirely realize why Octodad needed a banana for the disguise, until he assembles the decoy. [[spoiler: It's to mimic his moustache.]]
* EvilChef: Fujimoto [[OnlySaneMan might be right about Octodad being an octopus]], but he doesn't have to be such a JerkAss about it.
* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''
* FanNickname: Octodad is sometimes called Cthulhudad by fans, due to his tentacle face.
* FandomNod: The FanNickname Cthulhudad gets a nod in ''Dadliest Catch'', where Octodad gets married in a church of Cthulhu.
* [[GoodParents Good Dad]]: He may be an octopus, but he's still a pretty good dad for making sure his little girl Stacy gets a good night's sleep free of monsters and spiders.
* HughMann: Octodad is pretty clearly an octopus in a business suit, but nobody suspects a thing...
* HumanMomNonHumanDad: While Octodad is an octopus, his wife is a human. Their kids seem to be wholly human.
* TheKlutz: Octodad usually leaves a big mess while completing his objectives, as [[EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods he has no bones]].
* LastNoteNightmare[=/=]SongsInTheKeyOfPanic: Screwing up too much and raising your Suspicion meter will cause the music to go increasingly off key.
* LetsGetDangerous: "'''GAME FACE'''"
* LetsPlay: Has a ton of fan narrated playthrough videos.
** A very funny [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw2b4mjMLNU playthrough]] by the LetsPlay/{{Freelance Astronauts}}.
** [[OMFGCata Jesse Cox]] does one for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=256gO4uR4yw his Fan Fridays]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTgymA6mI6Y&list=PLP0dvYqPp3NdPCWXOebgqzD2FsK4mJDR-&index=1 Here's one by MegaGWolf.]]
* LittleMissBadass: Little Miss AND Little Mister due to Stacy and Tommy who become pretty damn brave at the end in [[spoiler:saving their father by throwing their toys at the evil psychopathic chef.]]
-->'''Stacy:''' I don't like your hat!
* PaperThinDisguise: Octodad's human disguise amounts to arranging his tentacles into a vaguely humanoid shape and putting on a suit. Only one other man notices, and he's written off as crazy. Not to say he isn't.
* SayMyName: '''OCTODAAAAD!!'''
* SomeDexterityRequired: The bulk of the game's challenge is trying to perform everyday tasks with the awkward controls.
* StandardFiftiesFather: Octodad ''tries'' to be one.
* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Octodad feels rather out of place when visiting the aquariam that resembles his old sea home in ''Dadliest Catch''.
* TheUnintelligible: Though quite eloquent in his journal entries, Octodad's dialogue is simple blubbering. His points get across quite well, though.
* TitleDrop: '''OCTODAAAAD!!'''
* VeryDefiniteFinalDungeon: Octodad's basement-laboratory, a sprawling underground complex full of deadly lasers being controlled by Fujimoto.
* UnmovingPlaid: In the kitchen cutscenes.
* WeirdnessCensor: Despite it being exceptionally obvious Octodad is an octopus in a suit, almost no one seems to notice.
* {{Why Did It Have To Be| Snakes}} {{Banana Peel}}s?: Which are, in Octodad's own words, the demonspawn from his darkest nightmares.
* WreakingHavok: Part of the fun to the game is just tossing stuff around and stumbling about.
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-->''Nobody suspects a thing...''
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17th Nov '13 7:46:14 AM ashlay
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->''"Loving Father. Caring Husband. Secret Octopus."''

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->''"Loving Father. Caring Husband. [[HughMann Secret Octopus.Octopus]]."''
14th Nov '13 9:00:58 PM ashlay
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* WeirdnessCensor: Despite it being exceptionally obvious Octodad is an octopus in a suit, almost no one seems to notice.
28th Oct '13 10:09:42 AM Hanz
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* HumanMomNonHumanDad: While Octodad is an octopus, his wife is a human.

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* HumanMomNonHumanDad: While Octodad is an octopus, his wife is a human. Their kids seem to be wholly human.



* SomeDexterityRequired: The bulk of the game's challenge is in the awkward controls.
** Walk up an ordinary stepladder.
** Put a bow on a present.

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* SomeDexterityRequired: The bulk of the game's challenge is in trying to perform everyday tasks with the awkward controls.
** Walk up an ordinary stepladder.
** Put a bow on a present.
controls.
22nd Oct '13 7:40:05 AM tredlow
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You can read about and download the game [[http://octodadgame.com/index.php here]]. Octodad will return in 2013, when he must deal with the increasing suspicions of his wife and his own watery past during a trip to the local aquarium in ''Octodad: The Dadliest Catch''.

to:

You can read about and download the game [[http://octodadgame.com/index.php here]]. Octodad will return in 2013, 2014, when he must deal with the increasing suspicions of his wife and his own watery past during a trip to the local aquarium in ''Octodad: The Dadliest Catch''.
24th Sep '13 10:29:20 PM gizmoman49
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* AxCrazy: Fujimoto becomes this, going as far as [[spoiler: ''setting Octodad's dining room on fire'']] in an attempt to take Octodad down.
3rd Sep '13 5:57:41 PM Kingault
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* HughMann: Octodad is pretty clearly an octopus in a business suit. but nobody suspects a thing...

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* HughMann: Octodad is pretty clearly an octopus in a business suit. suit, but nobody suspects a thing...
25th Jun '13 2:19:38 PM InTheGallbladder
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''.
-->'''Song:''' Who's that man with the three piece suit? Makin' a doll with a log and fruit? Who's that man with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but he broke my eggs? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Who's that man with the hard, hard beak? three feet tall with a soft physique? How's a man like that man feel? running for his life from a moray eel? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Octodad - he's got a good thing going.

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* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Dadliest Catch''.
-->'''Song:''' Who's that man with the three piece suit? Makin' a doll with a log and fruit? Who's that man with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but he broke my eggs? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Who's that man with the hard, hard beak? three feet tall with a soft physique? How's a man like that man feel? running for his life from a moray eel? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Octodad - he's got a good thing going.
Catch''
18th Jun '13 9:40:55 PM GGCrono
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* ArtEvolution: The textures and models improved considerably between ''Octodad'' and it's sequel ''Octodad: Deadliest Catch''.

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* ArtEvolution: The textures and models improved considerably between ''Octodad'' and it's sequel ''Octodad: Deadliest Dadliest Catch''.



* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Deadliest Catch''.

to:

* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Deadliest Dadliest Catch''.



* FandomNod: The FanNickname Cthulhudad gets a nod in ''Deadliest Catch'', where Octodad gets married in a church of Cthulhu.

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* FandomNod: The FanNickname Cthulhudad gets a nod in ''Deadliest ''Dadliest Catch'', where Octodad gets married in a church of Cthulhu.



* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Octodad feels rather out of place when visiting the aquariam that resembles his old sea home in ''Deadliest Catch''.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Octodad feels rather out of place when visiting the aquariam that resembles his old sea home in ''Deadliest ''Dadliest Catch''.
18th Jun '13 9:33:46 AM ashlay
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* ExpositoryThemeTune: "Octodad (Nobody Suspects a Thing)", the theme song of ''Octodad: Deadliest Catch''.
-->'''Song:''' Who's that man with the three piece suit? Makin' a doll with a log and fruit? Who's that man with the eight strong legs? Tried to make me breakfast but he broke my eggs? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Who's that man with the hard, hard beak? three feet tall with a soft physique? How's a man like that man feel? running for his life from a moray eel? Octodad - nobody suspects a thing. Octodad - he's got a good thing going.
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