The Complete Deponia Experience game giveaway contest
What’s that expression about one man’s trash being another man’s treasure? Well, for adventure gamers, an entire trash planet has been the source of multiple treasures in Daedalic’s wacky Deponia series. The popular comic trilogy came to a fairly definitive ending in the appropriately-named Goodbye Deponia, but in this modern era of reboots, there seems to be no such thing as closure anymore. Working in secrecy, the German developer miraculously kept all of us in the dark before springing a completely unexpected fourth installment of Rufus and friends (or, well, as close as Rufus comes to having any actual friends) on an unsuspecting public.
Tumbling out of the chute mere days after its formal announcement, Deponia Doomsday is upon us. This isn’t a complete reboot, starring all the same characters we’ve come to know and love (or amusedly despise, in the lead protagonist’s case), but nor is it a proper sequel or prequel. So what is it? Well, you’ll have to play it to find out, because saying anything more would be telling – not just about this game, but about the three that came before it. All you really need to know is that the game features the same distinctive cartoon graphics, offbeat humour, and traditional point-and-click adventuring goodness as its predecessors. And plenty of wanton messing about (the words “Rufus” and “Doomsday” seemed destined to one day collide).
Happy to hear the news but a little light in the wallet? Intrigued but never delved Deponia’s junkpiles before? Whether a Deponia fan or newcomer to the series, we’ve got you covered. Courtesy of a brand-spanking new online retailer called Games Republic, we are pleased to offer up the total Deponia experience to five lucky winners. That’s right: Steam keys to the complete original trilogy AND the surprise fourth installment. (And if you already have the former, give the code away and hook more people in!)
But you’re adventure gamers, so we know you like earning your keep with a little
kleptomania puzzle-solving, and that’s exactly what you’ll have to do. In order to be eligible, you must correctly answer the three quiz questions below. If you don’t know the answers, you could guess, but they’re harder than they look. Fortunately, you can find all the answers you need somewhere in Games Republic’s Deponia product pages. Looking up answers isn’t cheating, it’s being resourceful!
But wait, it gets better. Normally those who don’t win go home empty-handed, but everyone gets a consolation prize here. Until March 21st, Games Republic is offering the AG community a coupon code for 10% off its entire catalogue of games (with the exception of XCOM 2 and WWE 2K16). During checkout, simply click on "Use your discount code" and enter ADVENTURE-GAMERS-10-OFF to save! (Spoiler: Technically you don’t even need to enter the contest to use it, but why not do both?)
The contest will run for one full week, ending Monday, March 14th, and winners will be picked at random and contacted by email. All non-selected ballots will be recycled, lest Earth turn out like Deponia faster than it already is.