After a 2 month beta period, Desura a digital distribution client which supports the installation and patching of games on any Linux distribution has launched. With this release Desura is the only client which works on both Windows and Linux systems, enabling games to be installed with a click.
Posted by Protektor on Nov 16th, 2011
For our Linux users out there who have helped us with our beta over the past 2 months, thanks. We have recieved thousand of emails of support, many willing to goto great lengths to help us harden Desura on Linux. Whilst we have a long way to go, today we take a big step by officially ending the beta and unlocking the client for all Linux gamers. For those new to Desura what we are releasing today is an application which makes it easy to install, patch and play games on all Linux and Windows distributions.
Here are a few comments from our press release:
"Our company has actively supported Linux for 6 years now. When developing UNIGINE 3D engine, we have often pushed hardware vendors to bring the newest 3D graphics features to this platform." said Denis Shergin CEO of Unigine Corp, maker of Oil Rush.
"... this is the best proof of our strong faith in the successful future of the platform. Being a game developer, we see Desura as the most viable game delivery system that covers the full range of Linux distributions right now. What's even more important, it features comfortable updates for end users. I'm excited to see this long-awaited public release since I believe it is the major step forward for Linux gaming" said Shergin.
"Linux users were continually reaching out to us offering their support and encouragement as we developed the Linux client. I believe we have created a robust tool to help promote and grow gaming on Linux. After an extensive 2 month beta, we are proud to unlock Desura for all Linux users and shift our attention towards adding to the more than 65 Linux games already offered." said Scott Reismanis the Founder of Desura.
Now we look forward to refining the client (currently in discussions to GPL the code in a manner similar to Google Chrome / Chrominium) and expanding our catalog of Linux games which presently includes 65 titles. We also have a few Linux games on sale, to celebrate the launch including the Hacker series from Exosyphen, A Typical RPG from Pyrodactyl and Steel Storm from Kot in Action. Thanks for your ongoing support Linux gamers!