Like Minotaur in a China Shop, the gameplay of Octodad is built around the refractory nature of the controls. The game's conceit is that you have been transformed into an octopus, for some reason, but have managed, so far, to keep your new nature a secret from your family. You have to perform a number of tasks in each room of your suburban family dwelling, under the eyes of your wife and children, without causing them to suspect that you are no longer human.
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Tabletop Tuesdays: Alien Lives with Human Family, Yuks Ensue
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The Visitor won the Little Game Chef 2010 competition, in which designers were invited to write up brief comedic roleplaying games that incorporated at least three of the following four elements: Bond, holiday, starfish, and recall. (The rules of the competition are here.)
The setup of The Visitor is that of a sitcom; starfish-like aliens have come to Earth and the US government is in contact with them, though their presence is secret from the public. They have demanded that one of their number be permitted to live with a normal American family to learn more about humanity.