In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
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Very Positive (4,281 reviews) - 90% of the 4,281 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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Packages that include this game

Buy Daedalic Adventure Bundle

Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, The Whispered World Special Edition

Buy The Daedalic Armageddon Bundle

Includes 11 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia, The Whispered World Special Edition, The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, A New Beginning - Final Cut, Memoria, The Night of the Rabbit, Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, 1954 Alcatraz

 

Reviews

"There's only one word to describe the game: terrific! Lucasarts from Germany!"
88/100 – GameStar

"A brilliantly absurd story, a fitting comic style and strong speakers."
90/100 – GamingXP

"Deponia's tale of love, loss, and all-out comedy is a beautifully constructed piece of point-and-click heaven.“
80/100 – Gamespot

About This Game

Daedalic Entertainment, once called “Lucasarts from Germany“ by the GameStar magazine, invites the players into a fantastic comedy adventure that revolves around a crazy love story of Rufus and Goal.

In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence. He is part of the lowest social class, doomed to live his life in literal mountains of trash. He hopes for an opportunity to get into the world of the rich, who live in a floating city high above the clouds. Fate seems to smile on the snotty good-for-nothing when one day the attractive lady named Goal from the higher sector plummets into one of the trash heaps. Rufus decides to help the young woman out by taking her back to her husband. When he notices that Goal's husband is a dead ringer for himself, he hatches a diabolical scheme to gain access to the upper world. However, things don't work out quite as planned, since he has feelings for the beauty which limits his usual unscrupulousness.

Help Rufus, the poor boy from the junkyard, to win over the girl from heaven. Only with this rich girl from his dreams he might be able to escape Deponia and, unexpectedly, to save the planet.

Key Features:

  • Unique comic style with hand-drawn HD resolution 2D graphics

  • Bizarre characters and wacky humor

  • Challenging puzzles and hours of dialogue

  • Unique universe in the tradition of Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy), Terry Pratchett (Discworld) and Matt Groening (The Simpsons, Futurama)

  • From the creators of the award-winning games Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes and The Whispered World

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HDD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista/7
    • Processor:2.5 GHz (Single Core) or 2 GHz (Dual Core)
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 512 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:5 GB HDD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.5 GB HDD space
    Minimum:
    • OS:Linux x86_64
    • Processor:2.5 GHz Single Core Processor or 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:OpenGL 2.0 compatible with 256 MB RAM (Shared Memory is not recommended)
    • Hard Drive:1.8 GB HDD space
    • Sound:OpenAL compatible
Helpful customer reviews
49 of 61 people (80%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
A great point and click game. Good humour, challenging puzzles and nice artwork. Can't go wrong with that. :)
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26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
I bought Deponia during a Steam Sale because it looked like a cute game and I haven't played a point-and-click styled game since I was a kid. Boy, I was in for it when I started playing Deponia.

This game is really tricky. "Tricky" meaning that it's difficult to know exactly what to do all the time. Some tasks are easy to figure out while others are extremely random. Often, I was stuck wondering how anyone could have figured out what to do without exhausting every possible option beforehand. However, I liked this aspect of the game because if it was too easy, you would be able to finish it pretty quickly. If you are an achievement hunter, this game is pretty easy to 100% with some help from gamesaves and/or backtracking.

Another thing I liked about this game was the art. I really liked the different areas and animations of the game. I enjoyed discovering new areas and going into all the rooms, ect.

The story line was alright, I was curious enough to keep playing it but not curious enough to purchase the sequel. What really killed this game was the characters. Although Rufus changed a bit towards the end, his personality in the beginning really put me off. I almost found the game unplayable with his ever constant nagging about literally everything, and the way he talked about and viewed women. There were likable characters in the game, but Rufus took a dump on all of them and made some pretty mean jokes. Maybe his character in the sequel improves and this is all just about his ~*~character development~*~, but I wouldn't purchase the sequel at full price after listening to him for one game.
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15 of 22 people (68%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
Artwork and humour is really good, but some of the puzzles simply don't make sense. I'd suggest Memoria from the same studio...
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
A well balanced difficulty, a main character that will make you laugh everytime, really nice and beautiful landscapes despite the place being a huge dumping site, and somehow, a good philosophical background; in retrospective, Deponia feels like a must.

Honestly, the only drawback is that the whole game feels too short in the end.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Ah Deponia. It's one game every adventure game enthusiast should have in his or her library. It's goofy, quirky, and annoyingly clever with its puzzles, gameplay, and plot. Your main hero, Rufus, is a character you love to hate with his dimwitted yet sometimes strangely ingenious ideas as well as his egotistical personality. Storywise, this game gives an excellent job creating the setting and world of Deponia.It has memorable characters with excellent voice acting. Not to mention the gameplay is quite fun and makes you scratch your head a few times, questioning your sanity. (Postal cats, really?)

Anyway, it's a great game part of a now FOUR game series. So I'd better get started and... DROGGELJUG.
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