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 (1,954 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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Includes 5 items: Deponia, Edna & Harvey: Harvey's New Eyes, The Night of the Rabbit, Memoria, The Whispered World Special Edition

 

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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
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
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)
Posted: October 19
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Germany. Elegant cars, cold winter, awesome beer. Ok, I'm definitely relying too much on stereotypes, but from now on we could surely add "very nice point and click adventure games" to that list. Interesting enough, german developers released a lot of good adventure games in the last few years, becoming probably the main contributor to this little "renaissance" of the point and click genre. And Deponia is one the best examples.

Someone described Daedalic as "the European Lucasarts" and I'm not entirely sure I can agree to that, but their games are solid. Very good story, challenging puzzles, polished graphics, everything is surely above average, Deponia is definitely a nice game. Characters are crazy enough to make you often laugh, A LOT of location to explore, non linear puzzle solving, and Daedalic recently added new languages, which is always kind. As a first chapter of a trilogy Deponia works just fine, the player is always pushed to play more to see how the plot will evolve. I got stuck two or three times, which is great in my opinion, 'cause it means they focused a lot on the intellectual challenge of the game and not only on the narrative side.

Definitely worth a shot, I don't think you'll be disappointed.
Posted: September 25
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
i love it
Posted: October 9
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
some weird ♥♥♥♥ right here
Posted: October 1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Remember the classic animated point-and-click adventures? Well here it is again with updated mechanics and even more off-color humor. Great story and lots of DLC to you laughing for months (assuming you're a really slow player).


Gamers-Haven


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZbHDADyZIs&list=UU8yN_FDPmI6nY0dxGK4KDvA
Posted: September 26
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
It's an okay game. Can get frustraiting and boring, but overall, an okay game. Recommended.

Score: 5.5 - 50/50.
Posted: September 24
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
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!
Posted: October 5
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Good game. But stumbled upon spoilers of 3rd part. Regret I spent my time on this and made attachemens to characters.
Posted: October 10
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
"Great Game!" - Trashcan
Posted: October 16
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Special features:
unintuitive puzzles
gamebreaking bugs
and a bad story
Posted: October 16
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12.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 18
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7.4 hrs on record
I loved this game. A great point and click.
Posted: October 16
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0.9 hrs on record
Great little game
Posted: October 21
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2.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 15
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3.6 hrs on record
Not worth it not even on sale. Got bugged in the game and cant continue.
Posted: October 20
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8.1 hrs on record
Amzing game!
Posted: October 6
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10.6 hrs on record
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 :)
Posted: October 6
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14.0 hrs on record
This game is very artisically beautiful with a wonderful story with great puzzles to boot. The characters are lovable and hilarious and Rufus's antics are the best. The game can be challenging at times but its always so fun to figure things out. The Deponia series have got to be my favorite games and I suggest you play all three--it's the ride of your life.
Posted: October 7
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2.3 hrs on record
nice game, and some humor :D
the art also good
Posted: October 8
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