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

Posted by Greg on Sep 14th, 2011

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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GrandBureaucrat
GrandBureaucrat Feb 29 2012, 5:31am replied:

You're going to receive a copy of the finished game AND get access to the pre-released versions.

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skattord
skattord Jun 17 2012, 7:35pm says:

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 Jun 23 2012, 4:28am says:

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

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Renhui
Renhui Jul 30 2012, 2:40pm says:

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

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winner336
winner336 Aug 6 2012, 1:33pm says:

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

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feillyne
feillyne Aug 7 2012, 7:24pm replied:

You have a free demo of it. ;-P

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hoj
hoj Jan 18 2013, 5:54pm says:

i hawe supporterd Minecraft Project Zomboid Towns :>

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rx_shorty
rx_shorty May 24 2013, 9:00am says:

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

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