A Child longs to soar through the sky with the grace of an eagle and the destructive power of a four foot nuke! Follow generations of “Dads” on a quest to the legendary Dad Island. As each Dad dies, its Child will grow up, obtain a Child of their own and will seek to finish what their Dad started; to complete this grand Dadventure.
Our Dads may not look like much, but they can sure pack the best lunch ever! In Dad Quest, ‘Dad’ is a title taken by those who love their children and can come in many shapes, sizes and genders. They can learn new abilities to make them a little more durable in combat situations and can open up new routes to explore.
The Child is an indestructible force of nature! The Dad needs the Child to overcome his greatest foes while the Child without the guidance of the Dad will not experience the joy of flight! It is an unbreakable bond with mutual respect and love.
Playtime is fun time! Your child can hold onto two different toys, each of which can alter the stats and abilities of the Child, these can make them stronger or give them awesome new skills. These can be bought from the local toy store, dropped by creatures, found in chests or given to you as quest rewards.
Dads are drawn to old items like a crow to a shiny nickel and there is nothing older than a family heirloom! These heirlooms can alter the Dads abilities, improve their attributes and change certain game mechanics. Much like toys, a Dad can carry two of these Heirlooms along with them on the Dad Quest. These items are much rarer than toys and can be purchased for large sums of money from the antique store. You can also discover these items in treacherous areas. As each Dad dies, the Child will grow up and inherit the heirlooms obtained and will be selectable on the shelves in the family living room.
Dad Quest is full of strange and mysterious creatures! Some are violent while others will mind their own business or display bad etiquette by hurting people accidentally.
This Father's Day weekend, Dad Quest receives its first major content update! In what must be one of the first ever Father's Day-themed content releases in gaming history, we're adding an entirely new playable character, Fem Dad, along with a dollop of polish to the game's existing content!
From brand new art assets for pigeons and gravel (Dad Quest's currency), to a revamped tutorial, developer Sundae Month has made this an update worthy of the occasion. Check out the full update notes below:
- New models for enemy pigeons.
- New art asset for the Gravel, which acts as currency in Dad Quest.
- Updated tutorial to reflect some new content.
- New levelling system for the Child. Throwing your Child through buildings now levels them up.
- Updated Desert Dungeon, visually, with more decorations.
- Healing system tweaked.
- Level progression has been updated to be a little more forgiving, but still difficult.
- Exp has been removed. Everything is now purchased with Gravel.
- Enemies now deal damage on contact.
- Toys are now more of a focus for Children.
Last but not least, we've just released a brand new trailer, which highlights Fem Dad in all her ass-kicking glory. Make sure to watch until the very end, however, for a sneak peak at what's next for Dad Quest in the coming months...
So there you have it! We've been hard at work to make the content available for Father's Day, so go and make us proud by either revisiting the game, or checking it out if you haven't already! There's much, much more to come from Sundae Month and Excalibur Games in the coming month, including Chapter 2, which will be by far our biggest Dad Quest update yet!
For this Father's Day weekend only, Dad Quest is available at 33% off exclusively on the Excalibur Games website!
Below are a bunch of links, so that you can keep up to date with Dad Quest in your own way!
Buy Dad Quest on Steam, Humble, Greenman Gaming, GamersGate, IndieGala, Excalibur Games Website
Dad Quest Facebook, Dad Quest Twitter
Sundae Month Facebook, Sundae Month Twitter
Excalibur Games Facebook, Excalibur Games Twitter, Excalibur Games Instagram
Dad Quest Launches in less than a week! Launch trailer inside.
Catch the pigeon! Eric discusses the enemy lore of one of the enemy types found in Dad Quest
Ryan Huggins, designer of Dad Quest discusses the process of Level design and comedy in the upcoming 2d Adventure platformer Dad Quest.
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