Goodbye Deponia

More chaos, more destruction, more Rufus. Not one, not two, but three Rufuses cause all kinds of crazy mayhem in the long-awaited adventure comedy Goodbye Deponia! Not one, not two, but three Rufuses cause all kinds of crazy mayhem in the long-awaited adventure comedy Goodbye Deponia - part three of the Deponia series. The Organon plans the destruction of Deponia, the lovely Goal has (once again) disappeared, and anti-hero Rufus just can't seem to stop getting in his own way. Goodbye Deponia is the third of four games in the point-and-click adventure series from Daedalic Entertainment. You know the score with point-and-click adventures – you speak to characters to find tidbits of information, solve puzzles and collect items from one place and use them elsewhere. Goodbye Deponia is the third Deponia adventure from Daedalic Entertainment, following in the footsteps of Deponia (2012) and Chaos on Deponia (also 2012). It’s surprising that Daedalic has been able to crank out these games so quickly.

Developer(s)Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher(s)Daedalic Entertainment
  • Visionaire Studio
  • Godot(PS4, iOS)
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Nintendo Switch
Release27 January 2012 (German)
7 August 2012 (English)
8 July 2014 (Linux)[2]
August 2015 (iPad)[3]
Genre(s)Point-and-click adventure

Deponia is a point-and-click adventure, developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment. The original version in German was released on January 27, 2012, with the title a play on the German word 'Deponie', which means 'landfill site'. An English version of the game was later released on August 7, 2012.[4] The game's story sees players taking on the role of Rufus, an inhabitant of the junk planet Deponia, as he attempts to seek a new life on the floating city known as Elysium. However, he soon becomes embroiled with the task of helping an Elysian return to their home and uncovers a plot that threatens his home planet.

The game is the first installment in the Deponia series - a sequel, Chaos on Deponia, was published on 12 October 2012; a third installment, Goodbye Deponia, was published on 15 October 2013; and a fourth installment, Deponia Doomsday, was published on March 1, 2016. In July 2015, Daedalic Entertainment announced that the series would be available on iPad, with the first chapter releasing in mid-August.[3]


Like most forms of point-and-click adventure games, players take on the role of a character who must solve a variety of puzzles. Objects in the game can be manipulated, or picked up to be used to overcome obstacles or combined with other inventory items to make a new item to use. At times, the player encounters people in the game who can be talked with for clues and trivia. The game's main interface features a simple system connected to the mouse, in which the player left-clicks an object/person to use it/talk to, and right-click it to examine it, while a hint system, indicating interactive elements, can be activated by holding down the mouse's middle button.

The game's unique elements are special puzzles that the player can skip if they cannot solve them, a tutorial phase at the beginning, as well as a unique, humorous option available after completing the game, which when activated causes descriptions/names of objects and people, and all spoken dialog, to be changed to being only 'Droggeljug'.



The game's story takes place on the planet of Deponia - a world which originally was inhabited by a large human population, until the majority ascended towards living in a utopia-styled floating city called Elysium. Over time, the Elysians forgot their origins and past with the planet, assuming it to be nothing more than an uninhabitable world. For the remaining humans left behind, their home planet became a dumping ground for those who ascended, leaving them to make settlements amongst the trash that is regularly dumped on the surface's landmasses, with communities managing to thrive as best they can, and clean water considered the most valuable commodity for them.


Seeking to follow in his father's footsteps, Rufus, a young man living in the town of Kuvaq, constructs a makeshift rocket in his latest attempt to travel to Elysium. After a mishap causes the rocket to break up in mid-flight, Rufus manages to land on a cruiser run by the Organnon - a militant organisation that terrorises the inhabitants of Deponia and regularly dumps trash on its surface with their craft. While aboard, he witnesses the Organnon, led by Baliff Argus, pursue a young Elysium woman named Goal, who is shocked that they have been covering up the fact that Deponia is still inhabited by humans. Argus reveals to Goal he intends to keep her quiet and prevent her informing others of what she saw, forcing Rufus to try to rescue her. After managing to inadvertently knock both of them off the ship, Rufus discovers she was knocked unconscious when she landed in Kuvaq and that the town's residents seek to have the honour of looking after her.

Wishing to prevent this and complete his rescue, he begins working on a way to revive Goal, and does so through a specially-made coffee created from bizarre ingredients he collects around town. When she awakens, Goal is found to be unable to speak properly as a result of her brain implant - a cartridge based system which stores an Elsyian's memory, that was damaged in the fall - though Rufus learns that her fiancé, Cletus, will reward him handsomely for her return. Sabotaging the town's post office to use its radio, Rufus contacts Cletus, and upon convincing him to take him to Elysium in exchange for the return of Goal, agrees to bring her to the Lower Ascension Station beyond the town's borders. Shortly after he makes the arrangements, Argus arrives in Kuvaq to track down Goal, forcing Rufus to escape with her before they can abduct her.

Goodbye Deponia

After travelling for some time, Rufus reaches a garbage mine, and seeks out transportation that can bring him to his destination much quickly. After fixing up a garbage mine bike with the help of Doc, a travelling maintenance man, Rufus continues on his journey, and eventually reaches the Lower Ascension Station with Goal. Leaving her to rest, Rufus seeks a way up to the station's platform at the top. After reprogramming a lift to take him up there, he soon finds that the Organnon have arrived at the station, along with Cletus. Listening in on his conversation with Argus, Rufus overhears them plotting together to prepare for Deponia's destruction with the Organnon's leader, Prime Controller Ulyssess, and that Goal is only needed for the codes needed to ascend back to Elysium stored, within her malfunctioning brain implant; once acquired, Cletus intends to wipe her memory, so she has no recollection of encountering life on the planet.

Seeking to prevent this, Rufus soon finds Goal missing, but follows a trail leading him to trawler vessel owned by Captain Bozo, in which he receives assistance once again from Doc. After fixing her implants, Goal awakens and is brought up to date by Rufus. Returning to the Station, the pair encounter Cletus, who tricks Goal into distrusting Rufus and forcing him to switch her memory cartridge for a back-up he had brought along. Ascending to Elysium but guilt-ridden by what he is doing, Rufus comes clean to Goal about the change of cartridges and returns to the planet to retrieve her memory cartridge at her request. Although Rufus retrieves it, he encounters Cletus and Argus, who force him to hand back the memory cartridge. While Cletus ascends back to Elysium with Goal, Argus prepares to deal with Rufus, who knows too much about their plans. However, Rufus refuses to hand back the back-up cartridge he still has, and manages to escape using Ulyssess' flying communicator system. In the aftermath, Rufus decides to travel with Captain Bozo, but remains quiet on what he knows of Deponia's future.


Domestic press[edit]

Review scores
PC Games84%[6]

International reviews[edit]

Aggregate scores
GameRankings72.79% (19 reviews)[8]
Metacritic74% (33 reviews)[9]
Review scores
Adventure Gamers[10]
The Escapist[14]
Adventure Classic Gaming[15]

Deponia received generally good reviews from critics. Review aggregator Metacritic gives the game 74% (based on 33 reviews) and describes it as 'a fast-paced comedy of errors and one of the most unusual love stories in gaming history' set in 'a unique game world in the style of Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and Matt Groening.'[16]


Some critics such as 'Strategy Informer' slammed the game, saying 'The plot moves glacially, and seems to be held up by puzzles that fail to complement it.'[17]Destructoid agreed with this point, saying 'The game prolongs dialogue with bad joke after bad joke, at times'.[11]

However, the majority of critics and gamers liked the game overall, with key points of praise being 'A brilliantly absurd story, a fitting comic style and strong speakers.' (GamingXP),[18] 'Deponia is an incredibly funny, affectionately designed adventure.'[19] and 'Deponia is one of the most entertaining point & click titles we've seen in the last couple of years.'[20]

Kotaku gave the game a positive review, saying 'The first in a planned trilogy of games that I like to think of as the Rufus Saga, Deponia is sharp, pretty and quirky-as-hell'.[21]


Deponia and its sequel, Chaos on Deponia, totaled 200,000 global sales by April 2013.[22] The first game alone had become Daedalic's highest-selling title, with sales of 500,000 units worldwide, by September of the following year. However, it was not the company's most profitable product by that time, as this distinction went to The Dark Eye: Blackguards.[23] The Deponia series overall achieved sales of 2.2 million copies by 2016, most of which derived from deep-discount sales, according to Daedalic's Carsten Fichtelmann. He noted that 'full price sales were a little part of that [2.2 million] number'.[24]

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  3. ^ abc'Deponia from Daedalic Entertainment is coming to iPads in August'. Made For Gaming. 5 July 2015.
  4. ^Deponia (Video Game 2012), retrieved 19 December 2017
  5. ^Lück, Patrick (20 January 2012). 'Lucasarts' Erben'. GameStar (in German). Archived from the original on 2 April 2012.
  6. ^Schütz, Felix (27 January 2012). 'Deponia im Test: Adventure-Hit mit Comic-Charme und vielen guten Gags'. PC Games (in German). Archived from the original on 15 October 2013.
  7. ^Naser, Bodo (30 January 2012). 'Test: Deponia'. 4Players (in German). Archived from the original on 7 May 2012.
  8. ^'Deponia for PC - GameRankings'. GameRankings. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  9. ^'Deponia for PC Reviews - Metacritic'. Metacritic. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  10. ^Morganti, Emily (2 July 2012). 'Deponia review - AdventureGamers.com'. Adventure Gamers. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  11. ^ abPinsof, Allistair (6 August 2012). 'Review: Deponia - Destructoid'. Destructoid. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  12. ^Walton, Mark (28 June 2012). 'Deponia Review - GameSpot'. GameSpot. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  13. ^Hansen, Sam (20 August 2012). 'RPGFan Review - Deponia'. RPGFan. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  14. ^Chalk, Andy (14 August 2012). 'Deponia Review Reviews'. The Escapist. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  15. ^Barton, Matt (19 September 2012). 'Deponia - Deponia: Limited Edition - Review'. Adventure Classic Gaming. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  16. ^'Deponia'. Metacritic. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  17. ^'Deponia PC Review GameWatcher'. www.strategyinformer.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  18. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 26 November 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  19. ^'Deponia - Test, Adventure - 4Players.de'. 4Players (in German). Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  20. ^'Deponia Review'. XGN.nl. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  21. ^Fahey, Mike. 'Deponia is the Biggest Pile of Trash I've Ever Had the Pleasure of Escaping'. Kotaku. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  22. ^'New screenshots released, confirmed E3 appearance– and original Deponia on sale on Steam today (66% OFF)!' (Press release). Hamburg: Develop. 24 April 2013. Archived from the original on 17 July 2018. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  23. ^Holowaty, Christoph (3 September 2014). 'Fichtelmann: 'Bei uns ist Game-Design kreative Diktatur''. GamesIndustry.biz. Archived from the original on 20 September 2014.
  24. ^Karkalemis, Manos (28 February 2016). 'Interviews with the Daedalic Entertainment team'. Ragequit.gr. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016.
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Goodbye Deponia
Developer(s)Daedalic Entertainment
Publisher(s)Daedalic Entertainment
EngineVisionaire Studio
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
ReleaseOctober 15, 2013
Genre(s)Point-and-click adventure

Goodbye Deponia is a point-and-click adventure created by Daedalic Entertainment. It is available since October 15, 2013 and is the third installment of the Deponia trilogy.


Anti-hero Rufus still lives on the planet Deponia which is nothing more than a dump. He still wishes to become an inhabitant of Elysium, the flying city. Furthermore, he wants to stop the Organon. This military organization deceived the Elysian government by telling them Deponia is not inhabited any more and it would be better to blow up the planet. Rufus gets help from pirate Bozo, the Elysium girl Goal and the resistance.


En route to the upper ascension station via Bozo's cruiser, Rufus and Goal get stuck on an Organon cruiser behind them. While trying to save Goal, Rufus meets Barry, his biggest fan who wants to watch Rufus in action. Rufus frees Goal, destroying Bozo's cruiser in the process.

Rufus, Goal, Doc and Bozo are forced to continue their trip to the upper ascension station in Porta Fisco by foot. They overnight in a hotel. There, Doc and Bozo set up a lab so the three Goal personalities can be finally merged. Doc and Bozo deceive Rufus by telling him he must look for an important object (of which they think does not exist).

Meanwhile, Argus sends Cletus and Opperbot on a mission to find Goal after they noticed they captured Donna instead of Goal. Rufus finds out Cletus has the important object in his room. Once in possession he returns to the lab but it seems the operation is already finished with success. A furious Rufus leaves the lab and runs into Argus who just arrived with Donna. After some hide-and-seek, Rufus (currently wearing Cletus' clothes) can convince Argus he is Cletus (Rufus and Cletus are look-alikes). A disguised Goal claims to be Donna. The plan works and Argus takes them to the last Organon-cruiser in Porta Fisco.

Aboard the cruiser, Rufus removes his disguise before being warned about the cameras in the room. He attempts to erase the footage and Goal is taken to be interrogated by Argus in the process. Rufus sneaks in inside a torture bot as Argus reveals his plan to conquer Elysium and wants Goal by his side. Much to Goal and Rufus' surprise, Argus removes his helmet to reveal he also looks just like Rufus. Rufus tries to free Goal by pushing random buttons but ends up injecting her with a lethal shot of Sodium Amytal. As she dies, she admits her love for Rufus, while a devastated and helpless Rufus looks on at the tragic event. Angered and saddened, Argus then orders the guards to have the bot (not knowing Rufus is inside) thrown overboard.

Rufus ends up in a room similar to the tutorial of each game. He believes the room is Hell due to the repeated process of being killed by the crusher and returning to the room. Further investigation reveals the room is actually a cloning facility. Rufus manages to get past the machinery to find a man resembling Death. Rufus follows the man and finds out his name is Hermes. Hermes admits that he is responsible for the situation Rufus finds himself in. He discovered Utopia and got the idea to make Elysium to fly there. He thought up the idea to destroy Deponia to power Elysium, having forgotten that people still live there. He also created a line of clone workers to do the work. Hermes explains that Rufus, Cletus, and Argus are the last living prototypes of the clones. Rufus becomes infuriated and vandalizes the facility. Hermes becomes depressed and kills himself.

Suddenly, a dead woman falls out of the sky. Rufus recognizes Goal and wants to ask Hermes if there is a way to clone her. However, Hermes just committed suicide so Rufus first has to clone him. Once succeeded Goal is also cloned. However, she returns as a baby and falls in the drain. Postal 2: paradise lost download mega. Rufus has three problems which must be solved at same time: to rescue baby Goal, to prevent the invasion of the Organon in Elysium and to prevent Deponia to be blown up. That's why he clones himself twice which means there are now three 'Ruffi'.

One Rufus ends up aboard the last Organon-cruiser while the other two end up in the resistance headquarters. They find the Captain Seagull is still alive and is the new leader. He's planning to fire a cannon at Elysium to prevent Deponia from being destroyed. One Rufus convinces him to hold off the attack until he can age Goal back to an adult. Seagull is really only allowing it hoping Rufus will fail and finally acknowledge how much of a failure Seagull thinks he is. Rufus ages baby Goal but she is in fact revealed to be a clone of Donna rather than Goal. Seagull demands Rufus gives up and resorts to threatening one clone with a gun while the other points out Rufus' faults. Rufus' deceased adoptive mother is mentioned pushing Seagull to fire the gun. The other resistance members intervene and the shot instead hits the other clone. Rufus carries his wounded clone to an escape vehicle but accidentally backs it into the cannon preventing it from being fired.

Meanwhile, the Rufus on the cruiser has been working with Cletus, (whom he mistakes for one of the other Rufus clones). He makes the discovery that Goal was saved after the lethal injection incident. She's thrown from the cruiser and Rufus follows her on Opperbot. At the headquarters, Rufus is mourning the death of the other Rufus. Seagull prepares to kill Rufus when the Rufus riding Opperbot crashes into him killing them both. The last remaining Rufus reunites with Goal and apologizes to her and everyone for having doomed them all. However, Goal convinces everyone to give Rufus another chance pointing out it's thanks to him Deponia has not yet been destroyed. The resistance looks to Rufus for one last crazy idea. Rufus decides they will all cram into the vehicle inside the cannon and fire it at the cruiser.

The plan succeeds although Rufus is seen as Argus and taken to Ulysses, the leader of the Organon. Argus who was also on the ship reveals that once his army reaches Elysium, he will use his army to take over. Ulysses not wanting a coup to occur stops the Highboat while they are still in the range of the explosion, in hopes of saving his daughter Goal who he thinks is in Elysium. Goal shows up on the bridge, in hopes of convincing her father to stop Deponia's destruction. However, the irreversible process for the detonation already started.

Deponia Game Series

Rufus convinces Argus and Cletus to cooperate in order to destroy the transmitter of the bomb, while the people on the Highboat escape to Elysium by climbing the wires. Argus tricks Cletus to seemingly fall to his death, and after stopping the transmitter tries to coerce Rufus into joining him in his plan to take over Elysium. Cletus comes back and attacks Argus which caused all three get stuck in the rotor which balances the cruiser. They are found by Goal who can only rescue one of them. She decides only to rescue Rufus but as the three wear the same outfit she does not know who Rufus actually is.

Goodbye Deponia Walkthrough

Ultimately, Rufus tells Goal that Cletus is actually Rufus and lets go to fall back to Deponia (fully aware that he knows that Goal still loves Cletus). Goal saves Cletus while Barry follows Rufus down, congratulating him for his selfless action and for saving everyone.

Goal takes “Rufus” to the council of Elysium. The council is concerned: due to the new situation Elysium is overpopulated and there are not enough resources. That's why they have the intention to destroy Elysium and move back to Deponia. Goal tells the council to listen to the advice of 'Rufus'. Cletus decides to give up his old identity and to live as Rufus from that point onward. Goal then leaves the scene and goes to a perch overlooking Deponia. She sighs hinting that he knew she picked Cletus over Rufus. It is not revealed whether the real Rufus survived the fall or not.

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Review scores
PC Games9/10[3]
Deponia 3

German publication Golem.de declared Goodbye Deponia a commercial hit.[5] The game debuted in first place on the GfK Entertainment Charts' weekly computer game sales rankings,[6] and sold 10,000 units in its first seven days across Germany, Switzerland and Austria.[7] Half of these sales came from online stores such as Steam. Carsten Fichtelmann of Daedalic Entertainment noted that these numbers were 'a record for us', and that they marked the first time in 15 years that an adventure game had reached first place on the German market's weekly sales charts.[5] However, he criticized brick and mortar retailers for understocking the game and 'driv[ing] customers to digital purchases, or to mail-order companies like Amazon'.[7]


Aggregate scores
Review score
Adventure Gamers[10]

According to Daedalic, Goodbye Deponia achieved strong international sales in its opening week.[7] It was well received by critics. As of October 2015, it holds an 80/100 Metacritic score from 34 reviews,[9] and a 74.24% ranking at GameRankings from 16 reviews.[8]Adventure Gamers writes as its verdict about Goodbye Deponia: 'The Deponia trilogy turns out to be very good at goodbyes. If you enjoy LucasArts-style comedic games, this series – and especially the final game – will provide hours of tongue-in-cheek unconventionality.'[10]

See also[edit]

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  2. ^Altenheimer, Andreas (October 10, 2013). 'Test; Goodbye Deponia'. Gameswelt (in German). Archived from the original on May 1, 2015.
  3. ^Schütz, Felix (October 15, 2013). 'Goodbye Deponia im Test: Gelungenes Finale der Müll-Trilogie - Ab heute erhältlich'. PC Games (in German). Archived from the original on November 16, 2019.
  4. ^Wöbbeking, Jan (October 16, 2013). 'Test: Goodbye Deponia'. 4Players (in German). Archived from the original on November 21, 2013.
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  6. ^Kleffmann, Marcel (October 24, 2013). 'Goodbye Deponia - Verkaufserfolg und Kritik am Einzelhandel'. 4players. Archived from the original on October 19, 2015.
  7. ^ abcDammes, Matthias (October 23, 2013). 'Goodbye Deponia stellt Adventure-Rekord zum Verkaufsstart auf'. PC Games. Archived from the original on August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
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External links[edit]

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  • Official website

Goodbye Deponia Ending

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