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In Deponia, the world has degenerated into a vast garbage dump, in which the crotchety Rufus ekes out his sorry existence.
Release Date: Aug 6, 2012
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Includes 3 items: Deponia, Chaos on Deponia, Goodbye Deponia

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November 14th, 2013

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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 the 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

PC System Requirements

    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

Mac System Requirements

    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
116 of 135 people (86%) found this review helpful
349 products in account
4 reviews
11.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,088 products in account
51 reviews
6.4 hrs on record
One of my favorite adventure games from the last few years due to its fairly quirky nature and its original characters. It also has a very beautiful and charming art style and great music and voice acting to go along with it. The humor is great...most of the time, and the puzzles make sense most of the time but every now and again it goes full on Monkey Island-logic, and you need to think way outside the box to progress.

The game has a lot of missable achievements so would recommend having either a guide handy or use saves very frequently to avoid more playthroughs then necessary. It also has an achievement for beating the game in its alternate mode that you unlock by beating the game: Droggeljug mode. This will replace all written and voiced dialog with the word Droggeljug along with all the info boxes. While funny for the first few minutes it gets really annoying, and you want to uppercut a kitten.

Time to 100%: 6-8 hours
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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29 of 40 people (73%) found this review helpful
186 products in account
8 reviews
22.0 hrs on record
A Review of the Deponia Trilogy as a whole:

More info on BrokenCartridge: http://www.brokencartridge.net/deponia-trlogy-a-retrospective/

Score: 4.5/5

I will not be covering the story in complete detail because there is a lot you should experience on your own while playing through the game. The story in a brief few sentences is that you play as Rufus, an egocentric self-centered slob whose only goal is to leave his trash heap of a planet to go to the city in the sky. The world that he lives on is called Deponia, a planet littered with trash. All of the rich folk moved up into the city in the sky, Elysium some time ago. During one of your endeavors you knock an Elysium girl off of an Organon cruiser. Throughout the first game you try to use her to find your way onto Elysium, only to end up finding out that the Elysians plan on blowing up Deponia! The second and third games are mainly spent trying to stop the Organon from doing this devilish deed while figuring out their motives along the way.

The story is a very big part of the game, which is why I only covered the basics. The series itself does not like to stray too far off of what is expected from a point-and-click game. As great as that is, if you are looking for an innovation in the genre, you might not find that here. Here, you will find a wacky and hilarious adventure that is dependent on the silly world and narrative. If you already enjoy point-and-clicks, you are in for an incredible treat. Besides the awesome narrative and dialogue, we have a lot of things that set the Deponia trilogy above the rest. The game universe in general is surreal and charming; nothing really comes close to its style in my opinion. You will be surprised how much a planet covered in trash can mesmerize you with its environments.

The trilogy gets better as it goes on. While the first game is great, everything just seems to improve with each one. The story makes unexpected yet oh so juicy turns and twists, increased amounts of detailed environments, an increasing diverse cast, and becomes one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time. The amount of information to tie up the trilogy in the third game alone will leave you with your jaw dropped to the floor. Then include that the second and third both have their own unique mechanics that make them much more puzzling, but so much cooler. One of the best things is seeing Rufus evolve as a character. It is incredibly rewarding to see everything come together.

My only sense of bitterness goes towards the ending. Before I go more into it, I am not saying the ending is bad. If anything it is awesome and leaves a lot for you to speculate and imagine. However, in this particular story, it wasn’t what I was hoping for. There is so much I wanted to see and experience that was sort of thrown up into the air and left for you to speculate. It is not fair to spoil it, so I won’t. It just left me eager to know more, yet knowing the sad information that this is intended to only be a trilogy. Of course the possibility of a fourth game is always possible, but it isn’t intended. With that being said, I am personally dissatisfied with the ending. Not for the ending itself, but for the thing it did not answer. Good thing Daedalic (the developers) have made many more amazing games to sink my teeth into while getting over it.

That is all you need to know about Deponia before poking your head in. This is a must own for any people interested in adventure games. Daedlic is truly becoming today’s Lucas Arts, and now is a better time than ever to find out why by trying out this trilogy.
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
33 products in account
14 reviews
6.5 hrs on record
This is the first game of a trilogy. It tries to mimic the Monkey Island and Guybrush fell, even though it never hits that sweet spot. Interesting game even though sometimes dialogs are a chore. I found this one to be the least likable in the whole trilogy (a good game 7/10) but I think it is worth as the complete trilogy is really nice and fun. Buy it if you plan to play the whole trilogy.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
730 products in account
114 reviews
10.9 hrs on record
Deponia is an adventure game that's a bit difficult to describe. It has great art, decent writing, some very creative characters, and a pretty interesting story. The writing and voice acting definitely isn't the best I've seen, but it gets the job done. The game has a very clean interface, letting you access your inventory with the mouse wheel and providing interact and inspect functions on different mouse buttons. It's also significantly longer than most adventure games I've played as my playthrough clocked in at around 10 hours.

The one off-putting thing about the game is that you play as an idiot who frequently causes havok around town and everybody hates. It's a really odd position to be in though the character is quite interesting and is responsible for most of the humor in the game.

The puzzles can get overwhelming at points with tons of items piling up in your inventory with little clue about how to use them though the game keeps it mostly reasonable.

I did run into a very frequent bug where the dialog options window was misaligned, sometimes dropping options off the bottom of the screen, but it never impeded the game. There were also one or two occasions where certain subtitles were displayed in German.

Deponia is definitely a good game and stands by itself, though it is designed as a trilogy and buying all three games can be a bit of an investment for adventure games. If you want good adventure games though, it's probably worth the price.
Posted: February 24th, 2014
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