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Desura a finalist in GamesBeat@GDC Who's Got Game best game startup contest.

Posted by INtense! on Mar 4th, 2010

Desura, our digital distribution startup was among 5 finalists, picked today by an expert panel of judges in the GamesBeat@GDC Who's Got Game competition. The judges included VentureBeat's Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat; Jamil Moledina, outreach director at Electronic Arts Partners; Jeremy Liew, managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners; and Eric Goldberg, managing director of Crossover Technologies. Their criteria included degree of innovation, potential for business success, and concept freshness.

Desura will join Atmosphir, BeanJar, Sibblingz and Turiya on stage at GamesBeat@GDC San Francisco on March 10th, 2010. There we will have five minutes to pitch our company and field questions from the judges. Our presentation will focus on the product, and "our goal of creating a community-driven, developer-run, open digital distribution platform for PC games". This is a very exciting opportunity for us, and a great chance for us to introduce free user-made content to the gaming world. YouTube did it for video, Flickr for images, and now Desura will do this for PC games.

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For information about the conference or Desura, visit the GamesBeat 2010 and Desura websites respectively. If you are at GDC I encourage you to stop by and introduce yourself. Looking forward to meeting gamers, press and investors in San Francisco and spreading the word. Desura is currently in private beta and should be launching in late April. If you want access to the beta get in touch.

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Knut Mar 4 2010, 7:48am says:

desura really kicks ***! love this thing

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Worldwideweb Mar 4 2010, 11:34am replied:


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altercuca Mar 4 2010, 10:02am says:


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Radu_IceMan Mar 4 2010, 10:34am says:

Come on guys! That's the spirit

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Cybio Mar 4 2010, 11:09am says:

You will do it =)

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Worldwideweb Mar 4 2010, 11:35am replied:

yeah, i'm sure that you're going to win this contest^^

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Ark_ Mar 4 2010, 11:44am says:

hope you guys win it as you should.

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Armageddon104 Mar 4 2010, 1:19pm says:

Desura is awesome! Good luck guys!

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weasil Mar 4 2010, 1:24pm says:

Yeah, Go Desura!!!

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Noesis_Interactive Mar 4 2010, 1:36pm says:

Way to go Desura, this is very cool!

We'll be at GDC on the 10th, where will your presentation be taking place?

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INtense! Mar 4 2010, 2:48pm replied:

Approximately 5:15pm in rooms 305/307 (it is where the GamesBeat GDC section is held)

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Noesis_Interactive Mar 4 2010, 4:05pm replied:

We'll do our best to be there!

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MrTambourineMan Mar 4 2010, 2:00pm says:

Yaaaay, congratulations!

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sappy_nirv_bg Mar 4 2010, 6:53pm says:

That deserves a round of applause.

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wazanator Mar 4 2010, 7:45pm says:

Desura is good right now but it could stand to have a few more mods and games on it

Anyway hope you guys win :)

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leebarguss Apr 19 2010, 1:12pm says:

Yo, what happened?
Did you win? Lose?
:O :O

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leebarguss May 19 2010, 4:58pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
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