are two of the most respected PC gaming portals on the web for unique content. Thousands of mods and user-generated content are hosted through the sites. It seems only logical that the company behind the sites would create their own digital distribution service. Today, that became a reality
with the release of Desura
The application helps facilitate everything associated with mods and indie games, namely: purchasing retail and indie titles, finding related mods, distributing your own indie game, and reviewing the content you've tried. Here is the official site
. I'll certainly be installing this over the weekend. I'm anxious to see how well it works with Steam games (Half-life
and Half-life 2
). Let us know if you try it out.
Desura Launch User-Generated Content Digital Distribution Store
After a year in private-beta, Victorian company Desura (www.desura.com) today launched its community driven digital distribution service for games developers and publishers.
Desura is a digital distribution platform for PC based around the game and modding communities. Today’s announcement launches a small selection of titles which aim to provide access to the best games available on the market.
Desura is built for PC gamers, with users encouraged to post reviews, news and images, and is the only digital distribution service that supports user-made content (mods) for games.
Scott Reismanis says developers and publishers on Desura are in charge of their own experience, controlling the content shown in their games profile from news updates to videos and images.
“We don’t want to be just another “static” shopfront. By giving developers a voice and the ability to interact with the community discussing and reviewing their games, they can create better titles and a more engaging experience for their customers on Desura,” he said.
The aim of Desura is putting the best games, mods and downloadable content from developers at gamers fingertips, ready to buy and play. At its heart is a digital distribution application which can serve (and patch) games, mods and add-ons to its members.
Desura was created by the team behind the ModDB (www.moddb.com) and IndieDB (www.indiedb.com) with 4.3 million monthly users and game developers soon to be encouraged to trial the service.