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Young Horses releases two free levels for Octodad: Dadliest Catch

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Developer Young Horses has released two new levels, or 'shorts' as the team calls them, for slapstick physics-based game Octodad: Dadliest Catch.

'Dad Romance' and 'Medical Mess' continue the story of the base game, and are available for free to all owners. There's also a bunch of other additions, including multiple mice support for co-op and temporary checkpoints for levels.

Become Octodad with the Facerig facial recognition software

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Have you ever wanted to be an Octodad? Good news friend, thanks to the facial motion software Facerig, which maps your face onto animated characters allowing you to manipulate their movements, you can live your dream.

Developer Young Horses, the team behind madcap puzzle game Octodad: Dadliest Catch, let Facerig load their hapless hero into the software, and the result is strangely impressive.

Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 90k, expectations "met and then some"

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The nine-man developer Young Horses worked on Octodad: Dadliest Catch "for free" for two-and-a-half years, reveals a blog. They held down other full-time jobs to keep Octodad running, or 'squiding' or whatever.

To date, Octodad: Dadliest Catch has sold over 90k copies for PC, Mac and Linux. It has blown Young Horses socks right off, which I guess would be horseshoes?

Octodad: Dadliest Catch releasing January 30th on PC

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The sequel Octodad: Dadliest Catch has been dated January 30th for PC, Mac and Linux. It's a comedy physics game starring an Octupus 'undercover' as husband and father to two children.

Young Horses will also release a PlayStation 4 version later in March. Dadliest Catch was funded via Kickstarter securing $24,320 to see the return of Octodad, originally made by students.

PlayStation 4 will also be playable at SD Comic Con alongside Xbox One

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Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4 will be playable at San Diego Comic Con, which will be held on the 18th July through the 21st. Players will be able to try out demos of DriveClub, Octodad and Knack, in addition to the usual Vita and PlayStation 3 games.

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