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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Release Date: Aug 6, 2012

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"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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • OS:MacOS X Lion (10.7)
    • Processor: 2 GHz (Dual Core) Intel
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:3.5 GB HDD space
    • 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
    • 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Droggeljug! This game is absolutely fantastic.

Deponia is a point-and-click comedy adventure game about a poor guy named Rufus and his desperate attempts of leaving Deponia and its trash heap.

✓ Charming graphics
✓ Ridiculously endearing characters
✓ Funny dialogues
✓ Awesome soundtrack and voice acting
✓ Entertaining plot
✓ Challenging puzzles
✓ Extremely fun to play

✗ Buggy mines section

The gameplay is simple, you play as Rufus, you explore the areas then pickup and combine things to get yourself out of scenario puzzles. The puzzle difficulties can range from easy to extremely diffcult depending on how logical and creative you think.

Characters and Plot
I like how Rufus is presented as a whiny idiot with high levels of self-importance and yet comes off likeable. Actually, most of the characters on the game are likeable as they are unique. Denzel, Goal, the secretary guy and even the miners lining up are all weird and funny. Same goes with the story, it's weird and funny. Everything's well thought out and the execution is great.

I love the homeless guitarist who sang the intros and the ending theme. The soundtrack and voice acting are just awesome in this. It's amusing and refreshing. Huzzah.

Deponia just made it to my all-time favorites list. Can't think of anything negative to say about this game (i'm cringing at how much adjectives im using in this review. ugh). Seriously. Eventhough i listed the buggy section in the cons above, it's not actually an issue since the developers have provided a work around for it. So yep, this is such a great game. I mean, the gameplay is simple, the story isn't mindblowing but the experience is definitely something. This game is unique and hilarious.

11/10. Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 1

- gorgeously drawn cartoony artwork just like another Daedalic Entertainment's games
- witty and colorful characters
- good character animation
- i guess story is decent.


- another adventure game has full of nonsensical / obtuse puzzles
- first half of the game slow pacing.
- game is concluded with a cliff hanger. you have to play sequels to get whole story.
- game is short. it lasts only 6 hour.

it's not a bad game but not great either. only buy on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I'm not a big fan of point-and-click games and the main character is despicable. However, I've finished it, so I'll recommend it for point-and-click lovers. I won't play the other ones, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
Great gameplay and great humor! It cracked me and was a lot of fun to play!
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
In an attempt to escape his junkyard existance, Rufus runs head on into a mystery that will put him on an adventure to save his garbage dump and all the unique characters in it!

  • Really good art!
  • Voiceovers are done well
  • Unique characters
  • Some good puzzles

  • Story... what's the story again?
  • Puzzles devolve into pixel hunts
  • Unclear/too many objectives at times
  • Some zany/weird dialogue

I really, really wanted to love this game. The art looked amazing. The dialogue reminded me of something out of old adventure games like Monkey Island. The atmosphere seemed unique. In the end, however, I found myself lost a lot of the time trying to figure out what to do next. When I knew what I had to do, I found myself searching around random areas trying to find anything that I could use to help me solve the puzzles because it wasn't clear what I needed. Most of the time I found frustration. If it's on a great sale, try it out and see if you like it. $20 is sadly too much.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Really fun and clever game, worth the price, but you might just want to go for the completed saga version that is out now.
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146 of 170 people (86%) found this review helpful
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.

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92 of 98 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
(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

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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72 of 75 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30, 2015
A point-to-click adventure game in 2D environment with comic style characters that utilizes ridiculously humourous dialogues; which is why its so fun to play!!

Its all about a bold, stubborn and egocentric boy called Rufus who listens to no one but his own thoughts. The only thing he wants is to leave Deponia- planet of junkyard and to go to Elysium which is a floating city above the planet that holds all the beauty and wealth.
Everyone, including his close friends tell him he is a maniac and can never succeed in his stupid plans of leaving deponia. But as the attractive lady called Goal from higher sector falls into the trash heaps of deponia and she needs to go back; Rufus assumes that helping her and taking her back to her fiancé would be his only salvation.

Some characters are weird, some are cranky and grumpy but all are really full of amusement. Most of the ideas that Rufus gets to escape from junkyard is by talking to different kind of people that show less politeness and more of a sarcasm. Most of the dialogues are often packed with lot of humor which will make you laugh out loud. The voice acting is top notch which is why i found the game really amusing and didn't stop playing.

The puzzles in the game were quite difficult(especially for me). Rufus has to collect weird stuff in his inventory; combining some of them together to make them work and to proceed his mission of leaving deponia. Finding the right tools and items was a difficult task.

Backgrounds are colourful that even the whole junk and heaps of trashs seems to hold beauty in them.

In the end i want to say i loved this game a lot. It has unusual love story. I recommend this game, even to those who are not fan of such games. But you should try something different, as different is sometimes cool!
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39 of 42 people (93%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Let me start off by saying that I am new to point-and-click games. I bought the Deponia trilogy when it went on sale for $14 on greenmangaming. Worth? I think so. I really liked the story because it has it's funny moments. But I suppose because I am new to this genre, I would often find myself stuck and wondering what do next. If it wasn't for online walkthroughs I would never have completed this game. But after completing it with much help, I'm glad I picked it up. It was fun, memorable, and something that I am not used to playing. I suppose trying something new was what made this game refreshing for me. I would recommend it for that reason alone. Buy if on sale.
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 23
The game is amazing.

The main character Rufus is an obnoxious jerk/idiot/egotistical maniac and the plot is ridiculous and the puzzles are sometimes stupid but that's the point! The whole idea is absurd from start to finish (junkyard planet) and the game knows it and makes fun of itself at every step (except at the very end, but that's actually when you start liking Rufus). Hilarious dialogues, cool characters, tons of sarcasm and weirdness - I had an amazing time with this game.

Yet, the full price of 19.99 is a bit high for a short point-and-click game (I bought it on sale), but if you ever see it discounted - go for it!
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Banjo Killer
12.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
I loved this game. I wished I could share it with my daughter, but I'll save it for her until she's a teenager. Great job guys and keep it up!
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9.0 hrs
Posted: October 22
This was a fun point-and-click with enough challenging puzzles to keep me interested, but a bit lacklustre in other areas.

I liked the premise - a world built on a junk yard - and I likedthat many of the puzzles required you to get creative and build things out of unconventional materials. I did get stuck a few times and had to look up prompts, which I hate doing, but it helped me think about future puzzles differently so I didn't need help towards the end.

While the voice acting was decent enough, I found the characters to be quite generic, and I did not care for Rufus's weird creepy possessiveness of Goal as some kind of prize (even her name alludes to this).

My main annoyance was that this game has way too much unnecessary dialogue; I put the subtitles on so I could quickly skip through the lines unless they had some useful information. The dialogue was often trying to be funny but much of it was fluff. I like this kind of Monkey Island style game with quirky humour, and there was some of that, but a lot of it could have been cut.

The ending was a bit abrupt. I didn't really care for the storyline towards the end; it felt rushed and the puzzles became fewer and further between to make way for overindulgent cut scenes. Overall I enjoyed it, but I'm glad I got it at the sale price.
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6.3 hrs
Posted: October 18
This is the best game ever the artsyle,characters,story all of this game is beutiful 1000/10
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28.3 hrs
Posted: October 15
Storyline moves very VERY slow because of the puzzles, which give you almost no clues or help, and many were solved by sheer luck. (though the game DOES allow you to skip the puzzles if they are too hard, which is nice, i guess?) Came to find that the story is very unfinished, and there are four games, rnaging from twenty to thirty bucks each, and it's definitely not worth ~$90 to find out the ending.

I would also not recommend the trilogy pack, as it is still missing the last part of the game, which costs another $30.

- Game was very interesting visually
- Occasionally humorous
- Puzzles were challenging, and when done right were enjoyable
- Story is very interesting and makes you want to know more about the world of the game, and its history

- You never get answers to half the questions you have about the game or its characters
- Main character is dislikable as hell, making you wonder why you're even bothering to assist him
- Most parts of the game give you NO clue how to progress, (minigames aside, spending 15 minutes trying to figure out where to click is irritating enough)
- Story was very short, when all's said and done, but moves extremely slowly, so what would take 1hr to replay takes 6 or 7 the first time around
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11.4 hrs
Posted: October 14
My rate: 7/10

This game...I would say it has good art work, musics, and funny jokes,
but if you are a "solve everything by myself" person--this might be a very tough game for you.

You have to be searching every map and talk to the NPCs VERY THOROUGHLY, remember what they said. Sometimes you have NO idea what to do or what items should be combined...and it sure is frustrating to go all over the maps again and combining items randomly.

So, It's not like I'm saying you shouldn't buy this game--I'm saying if you want the best gaming experience, grab a guide and look at it whenever you feel lost. Don't waste too much time trying to figure things out. (Sometimes things are really out of your expectation)
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double negative? that's whats up
5.0 hrs
Posted: October 11
♥♥♥♥♥♥ game
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11.9 hrs
Posted: October 8
Anyone who enjoyed anything from Lucas Arts point-and-click adventures, you will love this just the same. The writing and characters are fun and provide plenty of enjoyment. The first playthrough took a while stumbling through the traditional talk, look, and use commands, but on the second time through with every word replaced with "Droggeljug" it can be beat in just a few hours knowing what to do. Someday I will pick up the sequels to continue the story with this band of misfits. Grab them all on sale if you are going to play.
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14.9 hrs
Posted: October 7
I love the humour in this game, and enjoy the dystopian theme. IT's also not hard at all as adventures go.
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