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 (102 reviews) - 89% of the 102 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (4,705 reviews) - 89% of the 4,705 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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weirdokay
12.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
i wish i'd never played this
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RedJulius
1.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
Childish
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ツ TheWizardSam 👊
9.2 hrs
Posted: August 25
Pure Love <3
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Dreamwalker
6.3 hrs
Posted: August 25
Deponia brings you back to old times of good adventure games but also shows quality comic book graphics of high detail. It is funny for most time, but also has a couple of serious scenes. A goog recommendation for everyone looking for a good story.
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Nichiro
13.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
After all it's all about Droggeljug.
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Ocelot
1.2 hrs
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
Posted: August 22
Perfect adventure :) Drogglejug!
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Inghamasi
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 21
Sometime make me strees with this puzzle game
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kazerniel
1.5 hrs
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
Posted: August 20
Droggeljug!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
24 of 33 people (73%) 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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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 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
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This game is my favorite Point and Click adventure ever. In fact, it*s one of my favorite games ever. Rufus is a lovable, but clumsy and egotistical Idiot and all Characters in this game are funny and rememberable. The Story is really damn enjoyable, the World makes for great puzzling ans is interesting and the Riddles are a very good match between weird, hard, funny and doable. And the Soundtrack. Every time i hear it i want to play it again. Wonderful Game by Daedalic.
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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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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
141 of 164 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
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.
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91 of 96 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
AT A GLANCE
(Full review follows below)

  • Game Name: Deponia
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Genre Tags: Point & Click; Adventure; Charming; Funny
  • My Overall Grade: A-
  • Estimated Playtime (Campaign): 5-9 hours
  • Multiplayer Aspect: None
  • Recommended To: Established fans of the genre; Those intrigued by the genre; Casual gamers

REVIEW
Deponia is a highly entertaining point-and-click misadventure with lovable characters, an interesting world, and wacky humor. If you like adventure games and goofy narratives, then look no further. It should be a pretty easy game to enjoy for most fans of the genre.

The crazy characters and zany game-world combined with the pleasing art style and soundscape make Deponia charming and atmospheric. This alluring ambiance is definitely the backbone of the game. And as everything else falls into place, the overall presentation of the game just exudes an aura of “enjoyability” that is hard to defy.

Interestingly, the music and sound effects really play a much larger than usual role in the establishment of the ambiance. Relatedly, even the voice-acting in this game is not only well above the standard for the genre, but also objectively well performed. The end result shows how these elements can really help elevate the overall presentation of a game when they’re handled with care.

As far as gameplay goes: it is pretty standard for the genre. The puzzles are decently challenging and mostly fair; although some of the solutions don’t really make sense in terms of real-world thinking. You must remember to think in terms of the wacky logic of the game-world when solving puzzles. Sometimes it can be a little frustrating because it is hard to think like that. I suppose that if you get truly flabbergasted, you could always check a guide. Regardless of how you make it past the confusing parts, the rest of the presentation of the game is well worth experiencing.

So if you are a fan of point-and-click games, Deponia should be a good bet for you. You definitely should beware of the outside-the-box (inside-the-game) logic, but in my opinion, it is one of the features of the game that makes it unique and worth playing.

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