Retro computer gamers (including us) miss the point-and-click adventure games we loved in the 1990s—irreverent titles such as Sam & Max still hold up to this day. Daedalic Entertainment’s Deponia ($22) is a brand-new release in the same vein, and now available in the Mac App Store. With a prince and pauper story set in a world that’s been turned into a garbage dump, we’re certainly interested.
The game has vibrant, hand-painted 2-D graphics that are beautiful and somewhat goofy. You’re tasked with clicking through the world to solve puzzles, all while interacting with strange characters and situations. Plus, there’s a love story. What more can you ask for?