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Play your favorite game from alpha to completion and support game developers with Desura's new alphafunding initative.

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The idea behind alphafunding is simple, fans get instant access to their favorite games with the understanding that the game might be buggy and isn't complete - but frequent updates will add polish over time. The developers can then fund the games continued creation, giving supporters early access to the latest and greatest content.

It's win-win

It is essentially crowdfunding (like Kickstarter, Indie Go Go, GamesPlant or 8 bit funding) only with instant rewards for players and developers filling the void between the idea and the pre-order / release phase. Digital distribution is an amazing medium for getting access to content early, so while alphafunding isn't for every game, why wait till release to fund your game, when you have fans wanting to support you every step of the way? It is a model which has worked extremely well for Minecraft, Overgrowth, Natural Selection 2 and others, who have benefited from their fans support from the very beginning.

Launch Titles

Today on Desura we aim to make alphafunding easy and launch with 5 excellent titles, each for different tastes. We've got Project Zomboid a zombie survival game like no other, Survivors of Ragnarok a city crafting game inspired by Dwarf Fortress, King Arthur's Gold a 64 person multiplayer pixel battle royale, Wyv and Keep a puzzle solving classic and Rotion a challenging ambient indie puzzler.


Interested?

There are a lot of risks involved with alphafunding so not every game is eligible... but if you are open about your development, want to give and get support from your fans then get in contact and let us know about your project.

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skattord
skattord

DayZ is most definatly worth a look people. most realistic 1st person zomboe survival i have ever played. Keep up the Pro Indie Releases FTW

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Le3F
Le3F

can someone tell me what the games 2 through 3 are on that banner thingy up above?

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Renhui
Renhui

Really enjoyed the changes a game like minecraft undergoes. Go go indie devs.

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winner336
winner336

ok plz make project zomboid free................

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feillyne StaffSubscriber
feillyne

You have a free demo of it. ;-P

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hoj
hoj

i hawe supporterd Minecraft Project Zomboid Towns :>

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rx_shorty
rx_shorty

Supported KAG and Minecraft... Now supporting Megabyte Punch :)

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