Catch Up With Our Complete Run Video Series by Wrapping Your Tentacles Around the Latest
By Jeremy Parish
Move over, dad bod—this week, we’re celebrating the dad ’pod. Cephalopod, that is. As in octopus.
Yes, that’s right, our Complete Run retrospective video series has reached one of the all-time classics: Young Horses’ weird and wobbly parenting simulator Octodad: Dadliest Catch. In this deep dive (of sorts), take a look back at Octodad’s origins, its manifold inspirations, and most of all what makes it so improbably fun. A game where you’re constantly wrestling with uncooperative controls shouldn’t be enjoyable to play… and yet, here’s Octodad, a game that makes its entire point about struggling with the controls and ends up all the more memorable as a result. Life doesn’t make much sense, sometimes, but then again, we’re talking about a game where a mumbling sea creature wears a suit and tie and somehow managed to father a pair of human kids. Sometimes, you just have to roll with it.
Or, if you can’t roll, then at least to fumble along by way of haphazard tentacular action.
In case you’ve missed them, the Complete Run series has been popping up on our YouTube channel just about every Thursday afternoon. Check out the most recent episodes here, then click on over to our channel and hit that “subscribe” button. It’ll do ya good.
Saturday Morning RPG
Oddworld: New & Tasty
Futuridium Extended Play Deluxe & Xeodrifter
Coming next week: Lost Sea and Söldner-X 2: Final Prototype.
Limited Run Games:
is a subsidiary of “Freemode”, an operative group comprised of gaming and entertainment companies owned by Embracer. Limited Run Games is the industry leader in the production and distribution of premium physical video games. Limited Run seeks to celebrate the legacy of gaming through its award-winning collector’s editions. Founded in 2015, they have published over 1,000 physical games, exclusive merch, and collectables. Limited Run is the gold standard in bringing digital games to physical form and now re-releasing retro titles on modern platforms via their proprietary Carbon Engine. Visit limitedrungames.com for the latest offerings and to learn more about Carbon Engine development. Follow the brand on your social media platform of choice for all LRG-related updates:@limitedrungames.