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Looks like Desura is going to make a comeback sometime soon, as the new owners OnePlay have announced they have acquired it.

From their news post:
QuoteDesura, Indie Royale, and Daily Royale is now a part of the OnePlay family.

We are working hard to bring back Desura, IndieRoyale and DailyRoyale to deliver you more awesome indie games.


Bad Juju Games, the previous owner, went bankrupt and pretty much took Desura down with it. Right now the Desura store doesn't even seem to be online anymore.

The new owners say Desura will continue to operate (once it's back) by itself, and they are working to keep everyone's accounts alive, that includes games you own on it. So that's good news.

Still, I can't help but feel Desura doesn't really have a place with itch.io around. Competition is good I guess!

They face a rather large uphill battle after all the issues Desura had towards the end, it will be interesting to see what they do with it. I wonder if they will drop the desktop client, or revive that too.

Thanks for letting me know Ivancillo! Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Spud13y 26 Oct, 2016
As much as I like Steam, Valve needs a good kick in the pants in products and customer service. Hopefully they can bring Desura to a more respectable platform.
rustybroomhandle 26 Oct, 2016
Now if they could also revive the $500 they owe me, that'd be nice. :)
TheBard 26 Oct, 2016
Great! I really hope to see Desura regain the level it had three or four years ago.
Braqoon 26 Oct, 2016
From Developer point of view if they not get royalties sorted first, devs will not publish anything on that platform. Maybe better left to rot than try to revive it.
Comandante Ñoñardo 26 Oct, 2016
WoW... This is unexpected.. :O

And is a good news, because I didn't downloaded all my games from there..
DamonLinuxPL 26 Oct, 2016
Desura is still nice. We have many old and native Linux games like Northland, Earth and few more, and we can get them only on Desura. I know, Earth is now available on Steam but only via WINE. So If Desura back to life - im still buying on it.
hardpenguin 26 Oct, 2016
They were the first major service to introduce Linux support :) I have a soft spot in my heart for them :)
Linas 26 Oct, 2016
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Desura has literally no value. It's infamous at best, game selection is non-existing, and the client software is a mess. It really is no competition to anybody. I wish them best of luck and all, but the story sounds all too familiar. Oh yeah, that's why: https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/ownership-of-desura-changes-again.4544
Pit 26 Oct, 2016
Indeed very unexpected.....
Well, they announced the switchoff in time, so I could download stuff in time. At least something. I do welcome any counterweight to Steam, so I wish them good luck. I'll definitely check out what they have.
dmantione 26 Oct, 2016
Desura was the first digital download store that treated Linux as an equal platform to Windows and MacOS. Just like with Steam, this did motivate developers to port to it. Back then, Desura had an impression portofolio of Linux games and it took some time for Steam to overtake it. Desura might even have inspired Valve that Linux could be a good game platform.

Therefore the return of Desura means something to me. It's more than just simply a store, just like names like Loki and LGP, Desura is part of the history of Linux gaming.
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