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In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012
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Workaround Blocker Listening Post

May 6th, 2014


Hi all,

as some of you have already reported there is a mean blocker in Deponia. Some of you are trapped at the listening post because the game doesn’t allow you to leave the scene although it should. This means that the arrow is missing that would guide you to the next screen. This problems appears if you used the waiting number ticket with Lotti at the post office before. This action brings up the blocker at the listening post.

[In some rare cases this action leads to another blocker where the guide bold isn’t activated, too.]

What to do now?

A: Reload an old savegame and play again until you meet Lotti and then don’t use the waiting number ticket with Lotti. Instead you can use the dialogue option “Is it my turn now?” and get the same answer as for the ticket.

B: If you don’t want to play again or don’t have an old savegame just send us an email via support@daedalic.de to get a new savegame.

What we do next?

We are working on a patch and we’ll let you know asap when this one is going live. Until then we ask for your patience.

Thank you!

Best,
Your Daedalic Team

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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

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About the 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

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • 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 HD 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 HD space
    • Sound:DirectX compatible

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.5 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
1,119 products in account
51 reviews
6.4 hrs on record
One of my favorite adventure games from the last few years due to its fairly quirky nature and its original characters. It also has a very beautiful and charming art style and great music and voice acting to go along with it. The humor is great...most of the time, and the puzzles make sense most of the time but every now and again it goes full on Monkey Island-logic, and you need to think way outside the box to progress.

The game has a lot of missable achievements so would recommend having either a guide handy or use saves very frequently to avoid more playthroughs then necessary. It also has an achievement for beating the game in its alternate mode that you unlock by beating the game: Droggeljug mode. This will replace all written and voiced dialog with the word Droggeljug along with all the info boxes. While funny for the first few minutes it gets really annoying, and you want to uppercut a kitten.

Time to 100%: 6-8 hours
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
271 products in account
19 reviews
6.3 hrs on record
If you love story/point and click games. This HAS to be in your collection, the entire trilogy <3
Posted: July 20th, 2014
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
850 products in account
130 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
Deponia is an adventure game that's a bit difficult to describe. It has great art, decent writing, some very creative characters, and a pretty interesting story. The writing and voice acting definitely isn't the best I've seen, but it gets the job done. The game has a very clean interface, letting you access your inventory with the mouse wheel and providing interact and inspect functions on different mouse buttons. It's also significantly longer than most adventure games I've played as my playthrough clocked in at around 10 hours.

The one off-putting thing about the game is that you play as an idiot who frequently causes havok around town and everybody hates. It's a really odd position to be in though the character is quite interesting and is responsible for most of the humor in the game.

The puzzles can get overwhelming at points with tons of items piling up in your inventory with little clue about how to use them though the game keeps it mostly reasonable.

I did run into a very frequent bug where the dialog options window was misaligned, sometimes dropping options off the bottom of the screen, but it never impeded the game. There were also one or two occasions where certain subtitles were displayed in German.

Deponia is definitely a good game and stands by itself, though it is designed as a trilogy and buying all three games can be a bit of an investment for adventure games. If you want good adventure games though, it's probably worth the price.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
41 products in account
1 review
18.7 hrs on record
So, I bought this game durring a sale and thought to myself: "Oh, this will just be a fun little game to pass the time with, I don't need all three." I WAS WRONG! This game is truly fabulous and has many briliant puzzles to solve. It trains your mind to observe your surroundings to make the most of what you have and to think outside the box. Along with cleverly writen diolouge and an amazing story line, all I can say is: buy this game! It is worth it.
Posted: April 16th, 2014
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
339 products in account
9 reviews
13.5 hrs on record
Highly recommended for those who are achievement ♥♥♥♥♥s. You can get every single one of them through the game, just remind yourself to check the game's guide to make sure how to get some secret ones.

If you like point-and-click game, be sure to play Deponia, you won't be disappointed. Since I normally don't get the feeling of 'adventure' from some point-and-click games other than 'boring'; I did get it from Deponia. The art, the voice acting and the animation are fascinated, making the game more enjoyable. I didn't skip the cut scenes even once. The story and the characters are well designed. I enjoyed the story so much that I played them right away after I bought the game, non-stop through the end. The main character is a complete jerk, but also an opposite somehow, and that's why he's the most interesting one. There are also mini games which are fun to solve. And how you can combine items you find through the story is freakin' cool. Of how cool it is, I just can't spoil you unless you play it yourself.

Plus, you will be surprised how Deponia, the planet covered in trashes, can create such an environment you'll grow to love.
Posted: April 16th, 2014
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129 of 148 people (87%) found this review helpful
350 products in account
4 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
Daedalic is no LucasArts, not being backed by some insanely popular moneymaking franchises that rhyme with Mar Bars or Diana Clones. But the LucasArts we knew isn’t coming back, so I suspect it’s a good try it if you’ve got a hankering for that style of gameplay (with a similar amount of difficulty).

In contrast to its clear inspirations found in series such as Monkey Island, it suffers from production iffiness issues such as variable voice acting and animation quality (in the English version, there are some nasty translation-isms throughout, and multiple lines of that sort where they clearly stressed a word in a sentence that wasn’t the one that should have been stressed), as well as an indecisiveness as to what constitutes an appropriate style of fourth-wall breaking.

Much to the game’s credit, however, the setting is a unique junkyard world and the protagonist Rufus (at least at the start) is more the sort of guy you might expect a point-and-click adventure game kleptomaniac vandal to be: a near-irredeemable jerk. Unfortunately, people are all too willing to point this out to his face, which sometimes works in the story’s favor and sometimes doesn’t. Moreover, there are a lot of artistic details in the world that you simply can’t click on and have Rufus snark about, which is something of a must to get a real feel for an adventure game world’s presence.

One thing that is much nicer than typical old-school examples is that you don’t have to do the pixel-hunting if you don’t want to (hold space to see the interactive spots), and most of the time, you don’t have to watch a slow walk animation just to explore the map (double-click to fast forward through navigational arrows).

Finally, the game is kind of crashy in a few spots (at least the Mac version is), so you may want to do some saving on top of the auto-saving. Some achievements are skippable, but at least one achievement guide in the Steam community is relatively spoiler free.

For all its flaws, the game is usually about as funny as it thinks it is, so at least I can say I enjoyed it. Nonetheless, this game has some mature humor, so don’t get too fooled by the cutesy noseless art; it’s not really for kids.

Droggeljug.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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