Octodad Gets Release Date for PC, Mac, Linux

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<i>Octodad</i> Gets Release Date for PC, Mac, Linux

It’s time to get in the octopus mindset.

As reported by Polygon today, PC, Mac and Linux users will be able to wiggle their way through the world of Octodad: Dadliest Catch starting Jan. 30.

The darling, riotously funny indie game, which features a cephalopod pretending to be a suburban dad, is the sequel to developer Young Horses’ 2010 debut. The new edition brings a change in art style, more physics and improved controls, plus more information about Octodad’s origins and the chance to venture outside of the cephalopod’s home.

The game has been hotly anticipated since its announcement, and not only by PC gamers. At E3 last year, Octodad: Dadliest Catch was announced as one of eight indies launching on Playstation 4, showing Sony’s commitment to the independent game world for the next generation of consoles. PS4 users, which recently saw the release of another “Indie Eight” with Don’t Starve, will have to wait a few more months to inhabit Octodad than those on PC.

Young Horses president Phil Tibitoski told Polygon that the studio is aiming for a March release on PS4. The added time will allow the development team to incorporate things such as trophies, and ensure the game is complete upon release. Once Dadliest Catch is available on PC and PS4, Young Horses will wait to see the response from fans and sales numbers before deciding if it will port the game to Wii U or Xbox One.

No word yet as to the cost of Octodad: Dadliest Catch, but Tibitoski did say that with a single purchase of the game, users will receive the PC, Mac and Linux versions.

For a taste of Octodad’s world, check out the launch video below: