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 (95 reviews) - 89% of the 95 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,682 reviews) - 89% of the 4,682 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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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:Ubuntu 12.04 (64 Bit only)
    • 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
    Minimum:
    • OS:Ubuntu 14.04 (64 Bit only)
    • 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
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Very Positive (95 reviews)
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Nichiro
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
After all it's all about Droggeljug.
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Ocelot
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Although I can't say I'm a fan of point and click, I can still appreciate the effort and artistry that went into this project. It's good for those who enjoy the genre but for people expanding their library I wouldn't recommend it unless it's on sale. Story rich and nice designs for art/sound but feels like a childrens game at times due to the simplistic nature and cartoony vibes. Again if you like point and click then you will probably enjoy this but just not my cup of tea.
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MisenkoB
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Perfect adventure :) Drogglejug!
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Inghamasi
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Sometime make me strees with this puzzle game
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kazerniel
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
The good:
+ I love the art style
+ Classic point & click controls
+ Music & sounds fit to the scenery

The bad:
- The protagonist is a thoroughly unlikeable @sshole
- A minor character who's basically a transphobic joke

Verdict:
I really wanted to like this game, seeing the high review % it got (as well as getting the whole series from various bundles), but the protagonist is such an annoying @sshole, that he ruined any fun I could have from this game. It's a bad sign when playing a game feels like a chore. (Extra minus point for the transphobic joke character.)

Dropped.
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Caparol
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Droggeljug!
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Teragram
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
I was looking forward to a weird garbage theme to enjoy.

The main character in Deponia - Rufus - is all around annoyingly rude, selfish, ignorant, loud, obnoxious, and sexist.

I have asked for a refound.

Such a waste!
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Minato Kageaki
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Product received for free
childlike.
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scapegoat
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
confusing and boring, task take way to long and its hard to find what you need and how to use it
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Batfemale
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
One of the best adventure games I have ever played. I hope I will be able to play other parts of this amazing game any time soon!
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24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
One of the best adventure games I have ever played. I hope I will be able to play other parts of this amazing game any time soon!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
"Hello there sugarpuff!"

Really fun point and click game. Puzzles were varied, interesting and at timess challenging.

Main character reminds you of that one friend we all have who is so full of him/herself we can't help but to laugh at his/her antics. Dialogue is very creative and funny (hilarious at times) with good voice acting that portrays the characters with authenticity. Also the song that plays between chapters is catchy and interestingly voiced.

Even even you haven't played a point and click game before, I recommend anyone give this game a shot.

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Quick disclaimer: I haven't finished the game. I'm eight hours in and just out of Kuvaq, playing without walkthroughs. So far? I have to say, this is one of my all-time favorites of the point-and-click genre.

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No, really. I mean it. Deponia is an interesting game because it combines LucasArts style gameplay with puzzles that [almost] make sense, as well as a diverse cast of characters in which the one you play as is the LEAST interesting/likeable.

In many ways, Rufus is an embodiment of why every LucasArts protagonist is a complete asshat-- they're overconfident to the point of arrogance, will steal literally ANYTHING to form some nonsensical solution, and at the end of the day, they do a whole lot of damage to the world around him. Rufus is at this point attempting to leave the rock with everyone in the town absolutely hating him-- he's caused all sorts of disasters in his plots to escape the world.

That's another strong point of the game-- its world is genuinely interesting. Similar to the movies Elysium or WALL-E (though unlike those films, it doesn't mind going over the top in its cartoonish approach), Deponia is a trash-coated apocalyptic planet where there's very little clean water and citizens make do on what they can find. The rich of the past now live on Elysium, a self-sustaining nation in the sky that just dumps their random crap on the planet below. Rufus's schemes in this game are almost entirely for the sake of boarding a ship to this place, but soon becomes wrapped up in a plot he had no prior knowledge nor involvement in.

The game's biggest strength, in my eyes, is the puzzles. Unlike other games, I just haven't felt the need to use a walkthrough. Anyone who's played a point-and-click before is aware of the infamous "Sierra logic" that plagues them, where the puzzle makes no sense whatsoever-- turn on the sink and clog it with toilet paper to distract the flight attendant, then put an egg in the microwave and take the flight cushion, oxygen device, lighter, and cushion while nobody's looking. Lower an anchor, move to the right, pull the other anchor to tangle them, and use your scythe to hang them on the boat to tear it in half. THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN. The puzzles in this game will follow your fetch quests with a set list of ingredients, you can hold Space to put icons on all doorways and interactibles, and dialogue hints towards your main goals.

I haven't quite completed it, or even gotten far, but I'm already having a great time playing it and felt like dropping an incomplete analysis. If my opinino changes or the ending is particularly crappy, I'll probably change this, but until then understand that Deponia really is one of the best point-and-clicks you can find, if you're willing to overlook some minor annoyances such as the 'meh' audio quality and a few frustrating moments.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Although I can't say I'm a fan of point and click, I can still appreciate the effort and artistry that went into this project. It's good for those who enjoy the genre but for people expanding their library I wouldn't recommend it unless it's on sale. Story rich and nice designs for art/sound but feels like a childrens game at times due to the simplistic nature and cartoony vibes. Again if you like point and click then you will probably enjoy this but just not my cup of tea.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
I forgot how I got this game but it was a special suprise. I went in knowing nothing about the game but it left me
with a pleasant joy when I played the game, sure the character was very dimwitted, egotistical, greedy, and needy, But!
In the end it felt warm and hearty this game. I would definitely play this game again in the future and going to go play the
sequel shortly after this :P

Note: Some puzzles need to think extremely outside the box, like, outside the planet.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
Daedalic is a well-respected name in the P&C (Point & Click) adventure game genre, so I hardly need to introduce them, so I'll just share my experiences with the game.

Pros:
+ Soundtrack and voice acting are a quality experience
+ This of course would be meaningless without quality writing and humor
+ You can double click some places you need to go in order to skip the transitions. Useful when you need to backtrack.
+ The game won't automatically unlock "achievements" on you completing checkpoints, you actually have to find some of them

Cons:
- Some logic leaps in gameplay. (spoiler) Like how am I supposed to know the funnel is the blowpipe when Deponia is a crapsack world with bits of tubing and pipes everywhere? (/spoiler) This will lead to... Trying everything with everything...
- Sometimes going to an out-of-the-way location to pick up something you need to use somewhere else, at the other end

Final Verdict: 90/100
No game is perfect, but Deponia certainly is not a waste of money.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
Product received for free
childlike.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
The good:
+ I love the art style
+ Classic point & click controls
+ Music & sounds fit to the scenery

The bad:
- The protagonist is a thoroughly unlikeable @sshole
- A minor character who's basically a transphobic joke

Verdict:
I really wanted to like this game, seeing the high review % it got (as well as getting the whole series from various bundles), but the protagonist is such an annoying @sshole, that he ruined any fun I could have from this game. It's a bad sign when playing a game feels like a chore. (Extra minus point for the transphobic joke character.)

Dropped.
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