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We were recently interviewed by Richard Moss for Polygon, who has covered our 10+ years of making gaming websites and all the ups/downs that have come from that.

Posted by INtense! on Dec 18th, 2012

A few months ago David and I were interviewed by Richard Moss who was writing a piece for the new gaming website Polygon. The article is now posted and provides incredible insight into our 10+ year history of making gaming sites which includes ModDB, IndieDB, SlideDB, Desura and IndieRoyale. It was quite a shock to read the article at first because Richard was so easy to talk and laugh with - I must admit I didn't expect half of the stuff we discussed to be in it. But for the most part it all is, so it is an incredibly honest and detailed history of all the things we've done, decisions we've made and challenges we've faced over the past 10+ years trying to carve out a niche in the gaming community that we so love.


The article is entited DesuraNET's quest to make a better indie community and I encourage everyone to read it (it is quite a long read). Some of the key headlines included in the article are:

Thanks again Richard and Polygon for the opportunity to be featured on your site, it is a great honor.

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Sph!nx
Sph!nx Dec 19 2012, 2:05am says:

Was a nice read. Proud to say that I've been with this community for that decade. Thanks to Scott and the rest of the team!

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WFG-Kimball
WFG-Kimball Dec 19 2012, 2:11am says:

I've only been around here for half of the journey (v3 alum!), but it has been no less enjoyable. Congrats to Scott and the team for revolutionizing the industry of game distribution and marketing, and empowering the underdogs of development in the process. You have a lot to be thankful for!

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formerlyknownasMrCP
formerlyknownasMrCP Dec 19 2012, 2:11am says:

Brilliant Article. I keep pointing out that this is really an Australian success story to other people in our local industry. Kinda shocked at how many don't know about you guys at Desura.

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mossy_11
mossy_11 Dec 19 2012, 2:33am replied:

(I'm Richard Moss, the guy who wrote the article.)

That's an interesting point, and I'm not sure exactly why most locals don't know that Desura's an Australian operation. But my guess is that, like I did, people just assume it's American, and never bother to find out.

When I saw Scott at the Game Masters Forum in Melbourne earlier this year, I went, 'Oh, crap—the Desura guys are locals? I should find out their story.' Nobody had done a proper profile before, as far as I could see, so I pitched them on this idea. Hopefully my story will open some eyes to the great work Scott, Dave, and the rest of the team have done here.

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ExecutorTassadar
ExecutorTassadar Dec 20 2012, 5:43am replied:

I always just thought this was an international thing ^^

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Tascha
Tascha Dec 19 2012, 2:16am says:

Very interesting read :)

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[TZP]LoNer1
[TZP]LoNer1 Dec 19 2012, 6:03am says:

I've been here for 3 years, but it feels like 10. I love moddb more then any other site, that's for sure! :)

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FestiveLuna
FestiveLuna Dec 19 2012, 7:46am replied:

Me too.

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ADTeam™
ADTeam™ Dec 19 2012, 9:56am says:

I've around here for about 3 years now.

Trust me, best 3 years of my life. Congrats MOdDB!

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animastudio50
animastudio50 Dec 19 2012, 10:33am says:

Interesting read and i like this community and i have plans here :)

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Kark-Jocke
Kark-Jocke Dec 19 2012, 4:09pm says:

I like ModDB much more than Facebook ;)

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8472
8472 Dec 19 2012, 6:14pm says:

It's hard to picture a thriving modding scene without ModDB. Good article, ModDB has been my homepage since 2004 and long may it remain that way.

Good job, INtense, Henley and co. on giving a creative community such a great resource.

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INtense!
INtense! Dec 19 2012, 10:45pm says:

thanks everyone for the kind words - means a lot!

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BluishGreenPro
BluishGreenPro Dec 19 2012, 10:54pm says:

It's crazy to think how long you guys have been around, only a short time of which I've been here. All the work and effort you guys make is sincerely appreciated!

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Pyroinflames
Pyroinflames Dec 20 2012, 12:06pm says:

I always loved the way you connected to your community! You guys are the reason why I started modding and developing and in the end ended up signing up for computer science classes!

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reok
reok Dec 21 2012, 1:30am says:

Been here since 5 years now (used to had another account too)! ModDB/IndieDB just rocks :)

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Dec 21 2012, 7:33am says:

I've been here for at least 4 years! I decided to create an account because I was browsing ModDB a lot. Thanks to ModDB I discovered a bunch of great mods and indie games, and I not going anywhere! xD

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Darkbladecr
Darkbladecr Dec 22 2012, 3:31pm says:

Lovely article, its nice to know a little bit more about the history of this great site!

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