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After 2000+ SVN check-ins and countless sleepless nights, we have just kicked off the process of opening up Desura!

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Almost a year ago on December 17th we unveiled Desura for the first time and invited a small amount of people into the beta. Though the beta was basic with little content, it was well received by the press, game magazines and users and even won a spot on the Gamesbeat best startup GDC panel. With our confidence boosted we set our sights on adding the final polish to Desura and getting it released early 2010.

We expected this would take 4 to 6 weeks, so we locked down the beta and told those keen to sit tight...

...however as the old 90/90 saying goes "the first 90% of the work takes 90% of the time, and the remaining 10% takes the other 90%". So here we are in October and whilst we still have a lot of improvements and big changes to come, Desura is ready to enter into the final stage of the beta and open up to new users and games!

So without further delay, if you would like early access to Desura simply post a comment here and we shall make it happen (just keep in mind that Desura is still light on the content department - we are working on that now!). So more importantly if you are working on an indie game or mod which is released (or near release), polished and bug free WE WANT to hear from you! We've got a slidedeck to send your way which shows just what Desura is capable of for you devs (its all automated and we believe pretty darn cool).

At least we are going to beat DNF to release...

UPDATE #1: 115 invites just sent

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Bersek
Bersek

Awesome news! It would be cool to gain early access :)

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OisinFX
OisinFX

Lets have a look see!

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Danboe
Danboe

I wouldn't mind taking a look at Desura after reading so much about it, wonder why I haven't sent an email about it earlier though...

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Expack
Expack

Well, since I'm supposed to make a post in order to gain beta access, here it is!

...oh, and I honestly think that providing a ModDB-like digital distribution platform is a BRILLIANT idea! If only you'd thought to do this sooner!

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INtense! Author
INtense!

We only support a handful of games, but aim to support most of the new releases coming out. Hopefully soon all it will take is a click to get a mod running.

Invites will be sent roughly every 8 hours to the email address in your profile - so look out for a message.

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MitchellS
MitchellS

Desura is pretty good, I love the interface.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

we've actually got a lot of changes coming in that area (in the next 3 months) to focus more on the playing of games

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master_oli-p
master_oli-p

interesting, certainly wouldn't mind having a look at what you've got :) sounds like you've got a winner in the works...

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TYRIAN
TYRIAN

I´m in!!

If you let me, of course :D

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Ark_
Ark_

I'm glad to hear your making good progress on it and I hope Desura does well in the wild and it should from what I have seen in the beta so far.

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MrDev
MrDev

Mods really need this expansion, I remember days of old when the only way to find out about mods was word of mouth from other players and visits to a game specific site, with the changes in the PC community where the modders have begun supplementing the commercial side. Having a collective showing what all is out there it helps the consumers and producers find each other.

Mean wile you have "gaming" websites touting that PC gaming is dead except for causal games and MMOs... I think not. The community that stands behind pc games has always been here, and will continue as long was we want it to. hardcore supporters you find here are not your casual xbox only players or people playing farm-ville.. We're dedicated, and passionate. If we weren't, would the gaming industry really have become what it is today without the hard core supporters?

I remember a few years ago when I asked INtense if he had plans for supporting Homebrew developers on Moddb. He delivered and great dual platform games have risen to the call serious projects for hijacked hardware become popular and thrive.

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[Night_Stalker]
[Night_Stalker]

Very nice.

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SonnyB
SonnyB

I'd love early access if possible :)

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Karriz
Karriz

Desura Beta has been really good, it just needs much more content. And I am sure there will be.

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MatthewD
MatthewD

Yeah, when I had the Desura client on my laptop (have since reformatted) it was a great system, just lacked in content.

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INtense! Author
INtense!

Content is becoming our focus now, we are looking for someone full time to work on this: Moddb.com

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PembrokeWelshCorgi
PembrokeWelshCorgi

Sounds nice, I'd like to try.

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PhillInHoles
PhillInHoles

I would love to participate in the early stages of Desura :)

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Luigis_#1
Luigis_#1

I would love to see how it is coming and see Desura. I've been thinking about it lately...

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Beac
Beac

I'd like in to this.

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BrainCandy
BrainCandy

We would love to participate in the Desura adventure! It looks like it could become an excellent download and community platform.

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jangsy5
jangsy5

Woohoo!

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dsi1
dsi1

Awesome, I really want to check this out.

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kev11106
kev11106

Let's have a lookyloo...

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thenellt
thenellt

I love the idea of Desura and am interested in seeing it in action.

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Mr.John
Mr.John

But...

Oh, ok then.

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Coopers1
Coopers1

This stuff seems really cool. I wish i had early access ;)

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ThePeanutBaron
ThePeanutBaron

Seems like a great concept would love to see how it works. =D

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flame4455
flame4455

Cant wait to try it out :D

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SEGIII
SEGIII

Ah, this sounds good. :)
Digital distribution for specifically indie games? Or is it for indie and mainstream? Either way, I would like to try it out. May I have an invite please? :D

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_dhk_
_dhk_

INtense! wrote: At least we are going to beat DNF to release...


Hehehe.... those jokes will never end^^

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blackmodeler
blackmodeler

dont count me out, I spectacularly spectate

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OriginalPerry
OriginalPerry

Wow it's been almost a year? Feels like a few weeks ago that I started reading about this! How time flies :D Love to get a spot anyway :) And no more DNF digs, it's being done! D:

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Mikerrrrr
Mikerrrrr

Early access? Yes, please!

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Cameron:D
Cameron:D

Wow, awesome. Count me in :D

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m0nster
m0nster

I wouldn't mind taking a look at Desura... To be honest I'd really appreciate it ;)

Greetings m0nster

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kuadziw
kuadziw

Count me in. Thank you!

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ANtY93
ANtY93

Id like to try it :)

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Leon_Kilean
Leon_Kilean

Oo I´d love to get an access to Desura!
And maybe someday I can get a hl2 mod or two from me in there..

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

MrTambourineMan wants to use Desura!

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Wh1tebird
Wh1tebird

Count me in ^^

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WarlockSyno
WarlockSyno

I'd like to see a mobile version. For iOS and Android. Like OpenFient.

Already have an account, and loving Desura. Keep up the great work!

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slay3rdb
slay3rdb

id love to use desura sign me up XD

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BenLubar
BenLubar

I want to release my mod on this.

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0Buzz
0Buzz

Going to be interesting to see how desura evolves, not exacly sure what it is yet other then a buy and sell site?.

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Commander87
Commander87

Nice to read that the progress on Desura goes well.
Would love to take a look at Desura if you let me. ;)

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kishan6
kishan6

um... id like to use desura
dont know what else to say

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JasperHope
JasperHope

This is the best thing since sliced bread, literally!

Beta access would pleasure me in more ways than one.

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aidy70060
aidy70060

yey i want a go :D

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Bladesinger
Bladesinger

I'd like to try it.

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