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  Deponia Doomsday: Rufus travels through time
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02/25/2016
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Hamburg, February 25th, 2016.  Huzzah, here we go again! Daedalic continues the most successful German adventure series of all time and unleashes Rufus on players' screens for the fourth time.

Players won't have to wait long for the game's launch: Daedalic Entertainment is releasing Deponia Doomsday on March 1st as a digital download for PC, Mac and Linux at a price of USD/€29,99. Retail and console versions for PC, PS4 and Xbox One will follow over the course of the year. Huzzah, what a surprise!

  • Here's the official announcement teaser: YouTube 
  • Deponia Doomsday on Steam (live video link of the preview page on February 25th, 2016 at 4 p.m. CET) 
About Deponia Doomsday:

The flying city of Elysium has fallen, hideous Fewlocks inhabit the junk planet Deponia and Rufus is apparently the sole (human) survivor. He sees only one way out: Deponia must be blown up.

Terrified, Rufus awakes in his bed. Was that a dream or a vision? Fortunately, Rufus can check this right away as the oddball Professor McChronicle has detected several time anomalies. It's rather handy that Rufus finds a time machine and immediately sets out to duly muddle up the past, present and future.

Features:

  • Dystopia vs. Utopia mixed with Neill Blomkamp's Elysium and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar – Welcome to Deponia Doomsday!
  • Following Goodbye Deponia, the first game developed 100% by Jan Müller-Michaelis (alias Poki)
  • Fan service: Some players called for an alternate ending and another part to the Deponia saga
  • Rufus travels through time – with dramatic consequences
  • Goal, Lonzo, Lotti and even Wenzel – Reunions with familiar and over 70 new oddball characters
  • The player discovers the floating city of Elysium for the first time
  • With around 20 hours of gameplay and over 100 game backgrounds, Deponia Doomsday is the largest and most elaborate Deponia game so far
  • Deponia Doomsday serves a timeless (!) genre and once again resurrects classic adventures 
 

About the Deponia saga

As a trilogy, Deponia, Chaos on Deponia and Goodbye Deponia tell the most successful German adventure story of all time. The series has so far sold over 2.2 million copies and is the absolute favorite among Daedalic fans. The adventures take place on the junk planet Deponia and its idiosyncratic environment. The inhabitants of Deponia live in a bizarre world of garbage and recycling materials. Antihero and inventor Rufus, for whom simply nothing goes right, wants to escape from here to the spaceship Elysium to live the high life, in the truest sense of the word. However, he makes it no further than the grouchy officials of Organon that patrol Deponia on giant monorail cruisers high up in the air. Rufus meets the Elysian Goal, who he falls desperately in love with. She is the key to Elysium. A turbulent comedy of errors ensues, in the course of which Rufus somewhat accidentally triggers a revolution and a multitude of other remarkable disasters.

The humorous, multi-award winning Deponia series, consisting of classic point & click adventure games with hand-drawn 2D comic graphics, spiced with sarcastic dialog and black humor aplenty, was widely praised by the industry press and was awarded top review scores and major prizes. "Chaos on Deponia", the second game in the series, was named the "Best German Game 2013" at the German Video Game Awards.

About Daedalic Entertainment

Daedalic Entertainment, based in Hamburg, publishes and develops computer and video games for all platforms. The studio focuses on interactive literature and character and narrative-driven games like adventures and RPGs. Daedalic Entertainment has a staff of more than 140 employees, including the Writer's Room, a team of writers unique to the German media industry.

Since May 2014, Daedalic Entertainment is part of the Bastei Lübbe group of companies. In August 2014 the studio also established Daedalic Entertainment West, based in Düsseldorf. The studio’s first project is the Space Exploration RPG The Long Journey Home.

With titles like Goodbye Deponia, Daedalic won the German Developer Award 21 times („Studio of the Year“ 2009 and 2013, among others). With Chaos on Deponia the studio from Hamburg won the German Games Award for "Best German Game 2013".

Daedalic Entertainment is also the six-timer winner of the German Video Game Award and the European Games Award.

Titles like Silence, The Devil’s Men and Ken Follett's The Pillars of the Earth show Daedalic’s desire to raise the bar higher for the whole adventure genre. Blackguards has likewise earned it a place among RPG creators. As a publisher, the studio is also known for releasing unique and outstanding titles like Divinity: Original Sin, Valhalla Hills and Bounty Train.

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