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Octodad 2, developed by Young Horses

Octodad 2 (PC, Mac)

GET IT: Available this summer for about $15 at store.steampowered.com; see octodadgame.com for updates
DEVELOPED BY: Young Horses, a consortium of current and former students in DePaul’s game development program, whose last project, the original Octodad, won accolades at the 2011 Independent Games Festival
PREMISE: Players navigate a clumsy business-suit-clad octopus through his day-to-day domestic dealings in this bizarre—and strangely addictive—slapstick creation.
AUDIENCE: Hard-core gamers ages five and up, adults who love the Cartoon Network and Pixar

 

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