Now we know for sure that Deponia looks like trash, which we mean in the nicest possible way, as you'll see in the first trailer for the upcoming comic adventure by Daedalic.
Deponia is named after the garbage-covered planet on which it's set, where a rather detestable character named Rufus can only dream of a better life in the wealthy floating cities in the sky. But his dream may just become reality when a beautiful woman named Goal plunges to the planet's surface. Rufus soon learns that he is "a dead ringer for Goal’s upper-class husband", and so he hatches an unscrupulous plan that begins "a wild chase across Deponia full of twists, turns and mystifying mix-ups."
In one of the "most unusual love stories in gaming history", Rufus's journey is guaranteed to be a bumpy ride, as the teaser amusingly suggests. It also displays the game's distinctive hand-painted art style and cartoon animation, all presented in widescreen format. The full adventure promises 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."
There is no firm release date for Deponia just yet, but the game is currently scheduled for launch in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand sometime in the second quarter of 2012. For more details in the meantime, be sure to check out the official website.