Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight we played Octodad: Dadliest Catch with one of the developers, Philip Tibitoski of Young Horses! We also gave out a bunch of copies of the game. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.
Just follow us at Twitch.tv/WindowsCentral, enable email notifications, watch along, and participate in chat for your chance to win. After the stream ends, be sure to check back for the YouTube replay video and contest winners.
Octodad: Dadliest Catch
Dadliest Catch is the sequel to the original sleeper hit, Octodad. Both games star Octodad, an octopus masquerading as a human. Somehow nobody notices his aquatic origins. In fact, Dadliest Catch begins on the day of Octodad's wedding to a lovely human wife. It's pretty silly!
Like I am Bread, much of Octodad's gameplay involves dealing with intentionally confusing controls. Players must direct Octodad's arms and legs individually as he navigates and interacts with the environment. Just grabbing things is quite an effort for Octodad, as his arms are all squishy and lack bones. He's quite likely to knock everything over as he walks through a room, too. This octodude gets in all kinds of crazy hijinks.
Octodad is a wacky adventure game unlike anything else on Xbox One. It even features 4-player local co-op, with each player directing one of Octodad's limbs. Watch us play Dadliest Catch and learn about the game's development straight from Young Horses' mouth!
We streamed Octodad: Dadliest Catch for ~115 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 20 Octodad codes:
- 10 for Xbox One
- 5 for PlayStation 4 and Vita (North American accounts only)
- 5 for Steam
See the winners at the end of this article.
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Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- Saturday, May 21: Mystery game! Stay tuned for the announcement.
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
Come back here after the show to see the list of winners.
PlayStation 4 and Vita
Tonight's prizes provided by Young Horses. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!