For Immediate Release
Hamburg/Germany: August 26, 2009. German developer and publisher Daedalic Entertainment has revealed the first images of Deponia. The newly announced adventure game comes from the acclaimed team behind the forthcoming Edna & Harvey: The Breakout and The Whispered World.
Deponia is a fast-paced comedy of errors and one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history. The twist-filled story takes its off-beat characters all over trash planet Deponia, a unique game world in the style of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Matt Groening. From Kuvaq, an improvised village built inside a giant trash heap, to the swimming black market and the dark corners of the elevated planetary railways: Deponia is brought to life with detailed hand-painted backgrounds in widescreen format and top-quality cartoon animation.
Rufus is not a pleasant guy. Ill-tempered and entirely too convinced of his own greatness, he lives at the edge of a small settlement somewhere in the most remote sector of the garbage-covered planet Deponia. He dreams of a better life in the floating cities of wealth and beauty high above the planet surface. When the angelic Goal falls from these privileged spheres down into a neighboring trash heap, Rufus sees his chance. He decides to bring the unconscious beauty back to her home. Only a vague hope of making it off Deponia at first, he soon formulates an unscrupulous plan, as he learns that he is a dead ringer for Goal’s upper-class husband. The planned handover is only the beginning of a wild chase across Deponia full of twists, turns and mystifying mix-ups…
Deponia is currently being developed for the PC and additional platforms.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partner for games marketing, development and publishing.
Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh – Battle of the Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won accolades, incl. two 2008 German Game Developers Awards for Edna & Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently, the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.