After 2000+ SVN check-ins and countless sleepless nights, we have just kicked off the process of opening up Desura!
Posted by INtense! on Oct 28th, 2010
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