In case you missed it, Desura has declared bankruptcy. We are looking into ways to terminate our distribution agreement with them, and this is how it affects you:
1. If you bought Will Fight for Food on Desura
If you bought WFFF from Desura, you should reedeem the Steam key immediately.
2. If you bought A.Typical RPG on Desura
ATRPG was greenlit on Steam recently, but the release date for that is some ways off – so hold on to your proof of purchase. We’re planning to overhaul the game in a similar fashion to WFFF: SAS: GOTH, and we will give you keys for it once it is ready.
3. If you are me
I cut my teeth in the Half Life 2 modding scene, mostly centered around ModDB. I remember the launch of Desura, how a lot of us were incredibly excited.
Here was a game store built for indie developers, letting anyone sell their game! It is commonplace now, but in 2006 – when most stores were for all intents and purposes were closed to riff raff like me who could only dream about making games – it was a giant ray of hope.
You’re telling me that I, too, can make games for a living? No way!
It was on Desura where I got my start – my first game, A.Typical RPG, was also one of the first games released on Desura. Even if it’s relevance has faded over the years, it has helped a lot of small developers like me and that will not be forgotten.
P.S. For those confused by my eulogy, Desura was basically the itch.io of 5 years ago. Nothing is permanent, make sure your games are not lost if a store goes under. Rob Fearon, as always, has a bunch of helpful advice for developers on his site.