Desura: Indie games galore!


I am not a gamer by any means but my lovely wife is an avid fan and ‘she who must be obeyed’ makes sure I maintain due vigilance.  Every now and then I come across a good game which is worth mentioning or, as in this case, a good source for multiple games. Desura is a cross-platform app store supporting both Windows and Linux where you can search both free and paid content, download, buy, and install Indie games.

Desura is a community driven digital distribution service for gamers, putting the best games, mods and downloadable content from developers at gamers fingertips

Simply download and install the Desura software, create a free account, log-in, and you are ready to go searching for games.

On each game page you can watch a trailer, read through the summary and check out comments from other users. If you decide a game is one you’d like to have, simply click the “Install game” button at the top right of the screen. All installed games can then be managed from the Play tab within Desura’s interface, launch a game to play or uninstall games you no longer want.

Desura is very much community based, [free] account holders can participate in associated forums and discussions, and developers can submit mods and games for distribution. Game fans should definitely check Desura out – let us know what you think.

Desura.com

  • *Indie = Independent video games created by individuals or small teams without financial support from big name publishers.
  • *Mods = Modifications which add extra elements to an existing game including items such as weapons, characters, enemies, levels, story lines, music, game modes, etc. Mods are not standalone software and require the user to have the original release in order to run.
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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

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