Desura is a content delivery platform for games and mods developed by DesuraNET. In a nutshell, it is just like Valve’s steam platform. Currently, it has a very good amount of Indie games available.
Desura was only available for Windows but now the developers have launched a limited Beta programme.
Indie game download store, Desura, just got taken off the circuit by Linden Lab. They’re the developer behind fursona simulator Second Life. Linden’s press release makes it clear that they’ve acquired the team behind Desura, but what isn’t clear yet is what this means for the future of the digital distribution platform. Thanks to GoL for [...]
Desura’s Keith Poole sent along the following note (thanks Keith!): If you haven’t heard of Desura before, now may be the time. We’re getting pretty close to releasing a Linux client and games, so I’m reaching out to as many fellow Linux gamers as possible to let them know the news and get any final [...]
From our friend Cheese!: Over the past few weeks, I’ve been corresponding with Protektor (Tim Jung), who has recently been appointed Linux Games Lead for Desura and is overseeing title acquisition for the upcoming Desura Linux client. In this three part interview, Protektor shares his thoughts on Linux title scouting, community interaction and how Desura’s [...]
RuneSoft, a company that specializes in porting games to Linux platform, has released Cultures: Northland real time strategy game on Desura.
This is the third title they have made available for digital download. Previously, they have released 'Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood' and 'Airline Tycoon Deluxe' on both Desura and Ubuntu Software Center.
The Desura site’s blog has an update on the Linux client for the community-driven digital distribution service: At initial release, Desura will simply be a small binary file to download from Desura, which may be compressed, or in some sort of signed package (yet to be decided). You place this binary anywhere on your system [...]
Chuck's Challenge 3D is a new puzzle game by Chuck Sommerville, creator of the classic title Chip's Challenge. His latest creation has just been released on Desura as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign.