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Deponia is a fresh twist to the point-and-click adventure genre and offers traditional hand-drawn animation which feels like a welcome and timely shift.
Deponia is one of two point-and-click adventures (the other being A New Beginning) to be released this year by Daedalic, a German development studio and publisher with a growing reputation for excellence in this genre. They have previously been responsible for publishing the acclaimed Machinarium and handled the German-speaking localisation for Tales of Monkey Island.
Featuring beautifully hand-drawn locations and animations, Deponia tells the story of a trash heap dwelling anti-hero who discovers a sleeping beauty fallen from the rich cities in the sky. He discovers he is a dead ringer for her rich husband and sets about his plan to leave the planet's surface. The story is sure to be a quirky love story and a comedy of errors set in the highly unusual rubbish-strewn world of Deponia.
In an industry filled with cutting-edge CGI, Deponia's screens feel like a wonderfully fresh approach and among fans of the resurgent adventure genre is sure to meet an eager audience.
Deponia is due for release on PC towards the end of 2011.
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