Discipline Your Ungrateful, Misbehaving Family In “Daddy Of The Year”


There’s no doubt games are getting weirder – especially indie games – and at the top of that list of oddities would be a recently announced title by Fixer Games called Daddy of the Year.

Meant as a humorous game (And it managed a few giggles from me, at least), Daddy of the Year lets you discipline your blocky/pixellated family in any way you please, though it seems that usually devolves into chair throwing, wall-slamming, and continous punching. Obviously, someone is going to get triggered.

    You have a terrible job? You come home drunk every night? Your kid is a loser at school? Then we have a solution for you! Seat of the trouble is your family and all you need is to “teach them some manners!”.
    You play as drunk and very angry dad in the dysfunctional family. You come home drunk again and your goal is to destroy your flat, find every member of your family and beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of them before your alcohol level reach zero!

The title is currently on Steam greenlight looking for votes, and even has a demo, for those who are curious.

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Carl is both a JRPG fan and a CRPG'er who especially loves European PC games. Even with more than three decades of gaming under his belt, he feels the best of the hobby is yet to come.

  1. dogmentation
    January 12, 2016 at 11:57 am

    I bet this gets pulled. Wanton slaughter is totally different from targeted domestic violence.

  2. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    January 12, 2016 at 11:58 am

    This looks fairly amusing, but I’m more excited for the incoming shitstorm “they” will cause.

  3. deadeye
    January 12, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I’m not gonna say I’m “triggered”.

    I am gonna say the scenario in this game hits a bit close to home and I probably wouldn’t play it. It also just doesn’t look very fun or interesting.

    So I’ll pass.

  4. Zanard Bell
    Zanard Bell
    January 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I really wanted to laugh if it didn’t hit so close to home.

    Sometimes, I forget that Poe’s Law tend to go two separate ways.

  5. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    January 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    This game is perfect…..for Lets Plays and fans.

    Shit for everyone else unfortunately.

  6. Sangaz
    January 12, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Preemptive “STFU” to the folks who are going to express their outrage at this.
    Game looks shit though.

  7. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    January 12, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Considering the game itself doesn’t really seem that dissimilar to stuff like Goat Simulator or Octodad or any other “LP-bait” for a lack of a better term, nah I see where you’re coming from.

    Not that those games can’t be fun, but honestly they’re more novelties than anything I personally can really get into.

  8. kunuri
    January 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I really do not like seeing this kind of V low quality LP bait getting coverage, but I guess when it’s “controversial” bait , what can you do

  9. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    January 12, 2016 at 4:44 pm


  10. Yabloko Molloco San
    Yabloko Molloco San
    January 12, 2016 at 7:02 pm


  11. Jack
    January 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Wew lad, looks like it’s time for that shitty game to come around again
    Hatred at least fucking tried, this just looks like garbage

  12. Envy Noson
    Envy Noson
    January 12, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    This hits a bit closer to home than I thought…

  13. Immahnoob
    January 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    When you guys mean, “hit so close home”, you mean, it literally hit you at home?


  14. Immahnoob
    January 12, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    When you guys mean, “hit so close home”, you mean, it literally hit you at home?


  15. Immahnoob
    January 12, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    There really isn’t much to do. If I at least beat the shit out of my family, I want it to be more graphic with different options.

    I mean, what other purpose is there? Make the game as ridiculous as possible, with a ton of options and scenarios.

  16. bateruchan
    January 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Squicks me out a little. Rampaging a flat, fine, but I don’t know, domestic abuse will always bother me… and I’ve only experienced it with an ex.

  17. TheFlannelSamurai
    January 12, 2016 at 9:34 pm


  18. Jack
    January 12, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    The joke was so good you had to post it twice

  19. Truck
    January 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    A bit difficult to get immersed with the game models.

  20. Tallan
    January 13, 2016 at 3:04 am

    I’ll defend the right of any content creator to make their thing regardless of the reaction of the moral outrage brigade. One thing I do know though, I’m certainly not buying what amounts to a domestic abuse simulator.

  21. Nani Sore
    Nani Sore
    January 13, 2016 at 6:53 am

    The game looks like shit …that being said there nothing wrong with it. I wouldn´t call it “problematic” if you know what I mean ;)

  22. Immahnoob
    January 13, 2016 at 8:19 am

    I was actually curious of why it “hit home”.

  23. Jack
    January 13, 2016 at 8:38 am

    People were probably abused as kids, so that’s probably why
    I suppose it’s just a personal issue

  24. SiliconNooB
    January 15, 2016 at 7:15 am

    That’s an awesome premise. I’m totally down with this! :D

  25. Pizza Dude
    Pizza Dude
    January 24, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Game was removed from steam greenlight approx 1 hour ago.

  26. Pizza Dude
    Pizza Dude
    January 24, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Game was removed from steam greenlight approx 1 hour ago.

  27. Pizza Dude
    Pizza Dude
    January 24, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Game was removed from steam greenlight approx 1 hour ago.

    Justice has been served.

  28. Immahnoob
    January 24, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Justice? Are you daft?