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 (1,967 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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"Simply outstanding point'n'click adventure game. Garbage-world and anti-hero. What can go possibly wrong?"

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May 6

Workaround Blocker Listening Post


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 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

PC
Mac
    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
    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
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Good game with a nice story.

✓ Nice story.
✓ Great sound track and voice act.

✖ Sometimes annoying with hard puzzles.
(puzzles can be skiped but the achievement will be missed)
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
I really, really want to like this game. I really, really do. The art is pretty, and I usually love point-and-click adventure games with comedic bends, but Deponia just falls flat. Some of the jokes are pretty funny, but Rufus falls on the wrong side of the line between "charming/witty/loveable jerk" and just plain "jerk" more often than not. It's really difficult for me to enjoy playing a game when the main character grates on me so badly.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
As fan of adventure games, and one who has grown up on Monkey Island series and later games like Full throttle and Sanitarium, I was excited about playing this game... until 5 minutes in, when I got stuck first time. Ok, I google-it, found solution and continue on... for next 5 min, until I got stuck AGAIN! And after looking up on google for solution once more, I figured out system how this game works; enter area, play pixel hunting to find all clickable items so that you can collect them, then try out all items from inventory on all noncollectable items in that room, and if that doesn't work, then try to combine all items in your inventory one with another till you get new item. When you craft new item, try him out with everything in room, and then with everything in your inventory (because sometimes you have to combine more items to get something useful)... And if after all of that, you didn't do anything that will progress story further on, go to next area and repeat procedure. And you have to do all of that due to twisted and borderline insane logic behind all puzzles in this game, so there is very little things that will be logical at first (or ever).
So, does that sound like fun? For me it didn't... So I grabbed first walk-trough I found online, and finished game with it, and that makes me sad because characters (except main character), visuals, humor, animation and atmosphere are wonderful... Shame.

And I really can't say that I liked main character in this game (he is borderline sociopath); maybe they intended to do that, but It just make me dislike him in general, and If I don't like main character, I tend to like game less (this is personal preference, so take that that in consideration). And there are some questionable moral agendas in this game regarding females....

Overall, I don't recommend this game, due to insane puzzles that barely make any sense, and they reduce game to tedious clicking and trying out everything on everything until you make something new.
Score: 4/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
i love it
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
droggeljug! droggeljug droggeljug, droggeljug droggeljug droggeljug!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game reminds me of all the great adventure games of the past. Its got a great sense of humour. I would recommend it and the two sequels to anyone.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
some weird ♥♥♥♥ right here
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
This is a fantastic point-n-click adventure game. If you've played any of the old LucasArts or Sierra adventure games from the 90's, you'll feel right at home with Deponia. It's art style and sense of humor is reminiscient of Monkey Island or Day of the Tentacle, and its puzzles are definitely challenging without being outlandishly obscure. It's a perfect balance of logic and wackiness.

The story and characters are also well done, though it took a little bit for the main character, Rufus, to grow on me (he's obnoxious and grating at first). Since this is part 1 of a trilogy, the ending will leave you hanging and wanting more. However, don't let that fool you into thinking it cuts short. I finished this in 12 hours, which is unheard of for point-n-click games in this day and age.

If you loved the adventure games in the 90's from LucasArts or Sierra, this is definitely worth your time and money, and I can't wait to play the sequels.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I was given Deponia as a gift by a friend, as a point and click I can play on Mac.
It's been fun and the puzzles are fun and the animation is good. However, near the end of the game there is a gamebreaking bug that prevents any progress whatsoever. Good luck contacting customer services for assistance; they have taken two weeks so far to get back to me on this issue and I am still waiting for any useful feedback.
Recommended only if you like a pretty fun game only to crash near the end, preventing you from ever finishing!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Good game BUT a word of warning:

Deponia and it's sequels are since september 2014 presumably abandonware. Instead of patching the remaining bugs of the separate games the developer/publisher Daedalic decided to release an all-in-one title called Deponia: The Complete Journey. It's a completely new separate title, not a 'pack' containing the previous games, so there is no way to upgrade from the standalone titles. It also does not create giftable versions of the titles you already own.

If you are new to the game and want to buy and play Deponia (which is a terrific and fun Point-and-Click) get The Complete Journey.

Personally I think this move is blatantly unfriendly to early adopters and existing customers and would probably not buy anything from Daedalic again, let alone this new all-in-one version.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
The music in this game is really well done, and the puzzles are generally funny and well thought out. My biggest issue with the entire series is the underlying racism and sexism that it presents throughout the three Deponia games. It is fairly disturbing encountering a puzzle where you need to sell the only black character in the series into slavery, because she could best mimic an organ grinder's monkey, for instance. More disturbing is that the designers saw this as the "out of the box, yet still obvious solution". Similarly, the whole mechanic in the second game where the female protagonist's personality is split into its three core components of "sporty" "baby" and "stuck up" is emblematic of the kinds of criticisms for the endemic sexism that the gaming community has been receiving in the media of late.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
"Great Game!" - Trashcan
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Special features:
unintuitive puzzles
gamebreaking bugs
and a bad story
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0 of 6 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Good game. But stumbled upon spoilers of 3rd part. Regret I spent my time on this and made attachemens to characters.
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7.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I loved this game. A great point and click.
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0.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Great little game
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2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
i saw it, loved it, bought it no regrets <3 only sometimes a few fps dips under 20 fps even though i have a great gaming pc 9/10
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7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Not worth it not even on sale. Got bugged in the game and cant continue.
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8.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Amzing game!
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10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Loved it.
Had a few bugs where the game kept dropping out on me but they had work-arounds so I got to finish it.
Sure was some interesting ways of doing things that were pretty hard to get my head around but that was the challenge I was looking for :)
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