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Posted by Dave Seaman on Thursday, 17 November 2011

This might for of interest for Linux indie gamers...

Desura brings digital distribution of games to Linux

Melbourne - November 16, 2011 - There are big changes ahead for Linux gaming and Desura is leading the charge by releasing the first gaming client for Linux.

Desura is committed to making gaming easier than ever. The Desura application allows automatic installation and patching of games on any Linux distribution. With this release Desura is the only client which works on both Windows and Linux systems enabling games to be installed with a click.

Denis Sherin CEO of Unigine Corp, maker of Oil Rush, commented "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."

"... 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 Sherin.

Scott Reismanis the Founder of Desura, says "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."

More information about Desura Linux and screenshots can be found at:

About Desura
Desura is a community and developer driven digital distribution service for PC gamers, putting the best games, mods and downloadable content at gamers fingertips, ready to buy and play. For more information please visit


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