In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,938 reviews) - 90% of the 3,938 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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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

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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
38 of 48 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 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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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2015
"Everything you do will end in chaos."

Deponia is a point & click adventure and the first of a three-part series by the company Daedalic Entertainment with emphasis on character and story development.

Atmosphere & Details:

+ Original ideas and well-animated comic look create an interesting world.
+ Creative puzzle sections with interesting solutions throughout the game.

o Solid musical background.
o Complex puzzles can be skipped.

- The sometimes illogical item combinations can lead to a break in immersion.

Characters & Story:

+ Surprising and refreshing depiction of side characters.
+ Witty dialogues and unconventional conversation options.
+ Coherent and fluid story telling.
+ High quality voice acting.

o Characterization of the protagonist can be polarizing at certain points.
o Based on the German origin of the game, some of the jokes are lost in translation.

- The partially sexist jokes of the protagonist could be considered inappropriate for the younger audience.

Summary:

The debut of Daedalic Entertainment represents a good start of the trilogy offering a multitude of original ideas, which make Deponia well worth playing.
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Estimated time for 100 % completion: +10 hours

Two playthroughs are necessary. On the first one make sure to obtain the "History of Deponia” achievement. On your second run activate the “Droggeljug” modus and rush through.

There are no multiplayer achievements.

Aspirant level of commitment (achievement difficulty: 2 of 10)

Droggeljug [+1]
History of Deponia [+1]

A useful guide can be found on the link below (thanks to FED).

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=121456976
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Goodbye Deponia (PC) - Point & click adventure
(Fantasy / Science-Fiction) - 2013
Link to Steam review for Goodbye Deponia.

Chaos on Deponia (PC) - Point & click adventure
(Fantasy / Science-Fiction) - 2012
Link to Steam review for Chaos on Deponia.

Deponia (PC) - Point & click adventure
(Fantasy / Science-Fiction) – 2012
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2015
deponia is a great game with stellar characters .

rufus
Rufus is the protagonist of deponia, he's a amazing character and a big part of what makes this game so stellar.
rufus is a idiot and he is always cooking up some hair brained scheme to get out of deponia and get in to elysium.
He plays off ever charter well or vise versa, he also cleverly responds to every item you pick up.


game play
The game play is your standard find this object rub it on other object fare, sometimes the puzzles can be smart other times they are just plain dumb, but you can always use the guide or press space to reveal all the items if you are having trouble.

art
the art in this game is amazing the backgrounds are vibrant and detailed and tend to focus on 2 or 3 colors thought this varies fro each one.The charter designs make good use of thick outlines and have a really unique art style.

voice acting
all the voice actors did a realy good job and expressed lots of personalty that really fit with the charters i personally like rufus's VA

level sturture
the frist half of the game put you in a big open world and the second half focused on 2 smaller levels. While to 2 smaller levels where better in the sense that they where more straight forward a downside of this second half is that it had less pepople to talk with

i would highly recomend you get this game and the others as this game ends on kind off a cliff hanger
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37 of 59 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2015
I want to like this game, I really do. The art design is good, the sound design and voice acting is fine. Overall it's competently implemented and predictable from the perspective of a mid-age mouse-centric adventure, like say Monkey Island 3. But there are a couple of problems.

The easy one is the mechanics. I've been spoiled by more recent adventures like Broken Age that provide sensible shortcuts for getting around, such as running or warping across screens. None of those are present here, which means watching the protagonist Rufus amble infuriatingly slowly across the map. And you'll be doing a lot of that, because the puzzles are often of the logic-free, "lateral-thinking", try-everything-with-everything-else variety that have thankfully become less fashionable these days. The walking in particular annoyed me more than other older games I've been playing such as Broken Sword. How did they manage to be worse than adventure games from almost twenty years ago? Not sure. In any case, dealing with these irritations to push through the game would be easier if it weren't for the second problem, which is the writing.

It tries so hard! But the jokes are either flat or just mean. I recognize the jokes, I just don't really feel like laughing at them. None of the characters are really likeable, the protagonist least of all, so I don't at all feel invested in seeing the story through. As a result, I've done my few hours of play and have given up.

Sorry, Deponia. Close, but not good enough. Perhaps the later games are better, but I'm not willing to play through this one to find out.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
great game, fun , but hard puzzle
if u beat this game try the druggeljug thing hahaha
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