So one of my new years resolutions in 2011, was to run a development blog for the site + Desura. So here I am...

Posted by INtense! on Jan 5th, 2011

To begin allow me to introduce myself, I'm Scott Reismanis founder of / and For 8 years now i've been working on these sites (it all began because I found it hard to find organized game databases back in the day, with images, videos, downloads that work) and i've enjoyed every minute of it.

Day to day I fill my time replying to emails, doing all the boring business stuff and attempting to make time to do what I enjoy... coding the website you are now on. As a developer I've always found it hard to communicate what i'm working on, as I prefer to just work but my new years resolution was to get the community more involved in the direction of the site - so if you want to hear more from me, welcome to my semi-regular behind the scenes site blog. Besides with Desura now launched we have tons of ideas we want to get started on - and figure it'll be interesting to argue about discuss them with you.

Finally, I really pride myself on just how far this site has come, mostly because we help awesome game developers and modders get the attention they deserve. These days you can work super hard, but unless you are a PR pro (few are) getting noticed and mentioned among the deluge of information on other sites is super hard. So i'm glad we make it slightly easier, and enjoy reading virtually every post on this site. So keep the content coming and before I start sharing our 2011 plans (in the next post) let me know if you want to hear more, and what YOU want us to do in 2011.

What i'm playing right now: As a kid I never really played Metroid / Megaman / Mech type games, so i'm making up for lost time by playing A.R.E.S. Extinction Agenda ... so many explosions!

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Fxor Jan 5 2011 says:

We wouldn't be here without you.

We wouldn't have had all this fun, teamwork, and laughter again, without you.

You got us all here. And I'd personally like to thank you, not only from me, but on the behalf of the community here at Desura Network.

I was long lost, but I've now found my career path. It's been a joy finding it, and I hope I can share that with you, because your ultimately the one how has changed lots of peoples lives here, and your deserve credit for making/designing such a wonderful community.

I myself am now watching young designers, modellers, animators, web designers and artists collate together and share ideas. We all love it and hope you do!

And as a avid ModDB enthusiast, I'd love to hear more from you in the future.

All the best for 2011! Lets get those spanners out people!


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keren Jan 5 2011 replied:

Very nice of you bro ,... nice thoughts. :)

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jjawinte Jan 8 2011 replied:

Well said Fxor.

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Matt_Bak3r Jan 5 2011 says:

This is intresting, Im looking forewards to it.

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darknigthmare Jan 5 2011 says:

Bravo and congratulations for your great work on these site
Hundreds of mod and indie games,was discovered on this site (mine too)
(desura is great but maybe should be add more mod on it)

continue like this ^^

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INtense! Jan 5 2011 replied:

Desura is going to be our big push in 2011. We are only just getting ourselves organized now but seriously expect it to list 500+ mods. It will take a little time thou... We've got some interesting ideas (somewhat controversial ideas) too which I think will be debated quite a bit, so looking forward to sharing them.

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altercuca Jan 6 2011 replied:

im sure whatever is coming is awesome! it was till now!!!

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moci Jan 5 2011 says:

What I would like DesuraNET to do in 2011... open up an HQ in Belgium so I can come apply for work!

Seriously though, it's a great resolution and I'll be reading as many as I can. For 2011 I would like you to become even more successful, but also to fix the little things that keep annoying me.

Like how I have to visit the "update" page twice, once to find what the updates are and "view" them - a second time to "clear" them. Make a new option "View & Clear" that does both in one click!

As an example, but for the most part just keep doing what you're doing. Great stuff - here's a video I just saw which you might find interesting (but I'm a bit late in your case):

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WaLTaRRoN Jan 5 2011 says:

Release the spanners!

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Betelgeuze Jan 5 2011 says:

yes a IndieDB/ModDB blog is a great idea!

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Awesome_ninja Jan 5 2011 says:

You are so "intense"! Heh... Anyways, enought with stupid jokes, and back to serious buiseness. Is the comment subscribing is on your to-do list this year? I love the Youtube system, and I think it's the only major feature that this website is missing. Oh and, like "moci" already said, you should add a Clear all, and View and Clear options to the update =)

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keren Jan 5 2011 replied:

Yes, nice to see that coming. :) Can't wait!

And of course... don't turn this lovely page/s into : Facebook or YouTube. (no harm meant) :-)

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INtense! Jan 5 2011 replied:

definitely need to do that, i've got another idea in mind thou which is even slightly more radical

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moci Jan 6 2011 replied:


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IAspYrI Jan 5 2011 says:

Thank you

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nerdenstein Jan 5 2011 says:

Thumbs Up to Moddb, IndieDB and Desura!
Congradulations to INtense! I love the work you have done here!

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glow_trance Jan 5 2011 says:

Congratulations on the sites, they are great! Well done

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wazanator Jan 5 2011 says:

I love this site so very much thanks for all the hard work you put into it.

The only real thing I dont like about this site is the video player perhaps you could work on it a bit more?

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Killer_man_1996 Jan 5 2011 says:

DesuraNET is the best. They got everything for gaming communities. Indie games, mods and support with people that cares about reading our comments, testing mods like us... There's a lot of things that you have done for us, simplifying everything in three pages. (ModDB, IndieDB and Desura).

I think that you guys are made of WIN

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MagicBeans Jan 5 2011 says:

From doing others people coding homework at university to creating a portal which amalgamates mod's for gamers, Scott is a passionate technologist and I am proud to see how far he has come.

Look forward to reading your developments with interest mate.


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Kissaki Jan 5 2011 says:

Want you to do?
Make me a core dev.

thanks for all your (hard?) work! :)
Moddb is great and love how Desura gets along.

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Torabi Jan 5 2011 says:

Looking forward to see what happens with Moddb in 2011.

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AJ_Quick Jan 5 2011 says:

Intense! wrote:" As a developer I've always found it hard to communicate what i'm working on, as I prefer to just work "

^ Can relate.

Keep doin' what ya do Scott. It always seems to turn out awesome : )

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impcnrd Jan 6 2011 says:

Scott Reismanis sir, you are amazing. this site has revolutionized gaming forever. *Claps*

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BigBird Jan 6 2011 says:

Where's the "Like" button Scott??

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Leon_Kilean Jan 6 2011 says:

Oh cool, a blog, but an interesting one.
I´ll try to keep my eyes on this then. =D

As for 2011 wishes? The forums are quite unfriendly here.
It melts replies from the same person into one long post (makes long posts, like SVN update reports, pretty hard to read and follow), the whole topic-tracking system seems a bit hard to learn, understand, or to use.. I dunno, generally, the forums feel a bit tricky and hard to learn.

..Still, thanks for all your work, we wouldnt be here without you!

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AVittoz Jan 6 2011 says:

These sites are great already! I agree with awsome ninja on the veiw&clear/clear all option(or maybe just clear updates automatically once you viewed it)but its not a big deal really

Thank you for all the work you have done!

I'm looking forward to reading more from you :D

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Sph!nx Jan 7 2011 says:

Behind the scenes with INtense! Nice!

Well, I have nothing constructive to reply, nor do I have any great suggestions atm but I do wish to say something.

Been a registered member for quite some time, I've been a silent lurker for much longer and I've enjoyed every minute of it!

I know I speak for EVERYONE here; THANKS! Thanks for everything you've done for us all. You rock!

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XeonBoxStudios Jan 22 2011 says:

Thanks for making Moddb, I have no idea what to say, but hey, thanks.

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