If you've read Techcrunch, Gamasutra, GamesIndustry, Gamespot, GamingOnLinux, Joystiq, Destructoid (and more) recently, you may have seen the news that Desura has been acquired by Linden Lab, the makers of shared creative spaces including Second Life, Patterns, Creatorverse, Versu, and dio.
- Officially announced here: Lindenlab.com
- Our coverage is here: Indiedb.com
- Post RootGamer interview: Rootgamer.com
As an important part of Desura, I wanted to take the opportunity now, to explain what this means for you. To date Desura has been built and run by a dedicated small team- and it's grown to the point where we list over 1,000 games and have served over 1,000,000 customers. We are very passionate about the developers and community we represent, and I want to assure you now this policy isn't changing.
With Linden Lab's support, we plan on expanding our team and providing you with more co-ordinated coverage, sales, marketing efforts, reporting, and assistance from us. We want to solve challenges like discoverability and giving your customers' choice, and we look forward to doing so. We are going to continue to polish and innovate so Desura stands out and does its most important job better: getting your game into customers' hands.
As always, we aim to be totally transparent and upfront, so please don't hesitate to respond with any questions you may have. Oh, and look out for more information from us over the coming months as our big plans fall into place.
The Desura Team,
Scott, Dave, Tim, and now Linden Lab.