Taking the internet by storm this week -- or at least that small portion of the internet devoted to video games -- is Octodad, a 3D, third-person adventure game in which you control a loving father and caring husband who is also a secret octopus. It's an endearing title about "destruction, deception, and fatherhood."

With that kind of premise, I know you don't need any more convincing to download and play the Windows game, but here's more information about it anyway: Octodad must "master mundane tasks with his unwieldy boneless tentacles while simultaneously keeping his cephalopodian nature a secret from his human family."

Controlling the game is quite difficult, as you'll need to left-click/drag to move Octodad's left tentacle, right-click/drag to control the right one. Then you hit space to move into Arms mode, in which left-click grabs and right click moves your arms up and down. Now you know how if feels to be an octopus.

Octodad was developed by a team of 19 students and four faculty members from DePaul University, who have been concepting, prototyping, and developing this title since June. They have entered the title into the 2011 Independent Games Festival Student Showcase.

[Via IndieGames.com]