6 months ago Desura was first announced. Since then we have made great progress and are readying ourselves to take the next step.
Posted by INtense! on Jun 21st, 2010
It is hard to believe that 6 months have passed since we first announced Desura. In that time we have been working furiously, and are nearly ready to rollout the next major update with a couple of major changes.
Branching enables developers to release many versions of their game or mod. For example you may want to release a free demo, a normal edition and premium special edition. Branching allows this. Branches can also be targeted to certain members and countries. For example if you want to release a "localized" German edition or a beta edition only for testers, you can create a branch for each of these releases. Each branch has its own settings, content, release date and price. Members will be shown only the branches they have access to and can install and switch between multiple branches should they choose to do so.
The most important element of Desura is a powerful purchase and gift system, so we have spent a significant amount of time making ours a joy to use. Our aim was to make it as secure and easy to use as possible, and when you purchase your first game you will see that we have achieved that. Buying and gifting multiple games in one transaction in your local currency has never been simpler.
We are currently testing these features and will rollout this update in a few weeks. Once done, we shall be hard at work finishing the API and refining the system so we can begin adding content and launch Desura. Early August is our target date, we appreciate your patience so far!