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Desura is an alternative video game distribution platform, similar to the likes of [[Steam]] but some games on the site are DRM-free.
Desura was an alternative video game distribution platform, similar to the likes of [[Steam]] but some games on the site were DRM-free.


=Vital signs=
In June 2015, Desura's parent company Bad Juju Games filed for bankruptcy.<ref>{{URL|1=http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1057667}}</ref><ref>{{URL|http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/06/05/desura-bankruptcy-bad-juju-games/}}</ref> In October 2016, it was announced that Desura had been acquired by OnePlay. The website is offline since October/November 2016 (according to Wayback Machine) and a new game distribution platform is to be put up in place by OnePlay in "first quarter of 2017"<ref>{{URL|http://www.oneplay.com/news/details/244_Desura_is_now_a_part_of_the_OnePlay_family_}}</ref>.


Reportedly, [http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1057667 Desura's parent company, Bad Juju Games, filed for bankruptcy], as a result also putting Desura in danger.
In June 2020, the website returned with an "opening soon" announcement for "a convenient platform for you to enjoy all your favorite online games in one place". According to a thread on [[Reddit]], the site is now owned by a Russian guy trying to build a Flash game hub.<ref>{{URL|https://old.reddit.com/r/Desura/comments/hcmpeo/rip_desura_domain_now_owned_by_a_russian_guy_who/}}</ref>


EDT/UPDATE 12/2/16: Desura has been purchased by OnePlay, although things can still fall through so the site is still in danger of being lost.
== See also ==
[https://archive.org/details/desura-client-2013 Files of the installed, original Desura client]


The website is offline since October/November 2016 (according to Wayback Machine) and a new game distribution platform is to be put up in place by OnePlay in "first quarter of 2017"[http://www.oneplay.com/news/details/244_Desura_is_now_a_part_of_the_OnePlay_family_]
== References ==
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Desura
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URL http://www.desura.com/
Status Offline
Archiving status Lost
Archiving type Unknown
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Desura was an alternative video game distribution platform, similar to the likes of Steam but some games on the site were DRM-free.

In June 2015, Desura's parent company Bad Juju Games filed for bankruptcy.[1][2] In October 2016, it was announced that Desura had been acquired by OnePlay. The website is offline since October/November 2016 (according to Wayback Machine) and a new game distribution platform is to be put up in place by OnePlay in "first quarter of 2017"[3].

In June 2020, the website returned with an "opening soon" announcement for "a convenient platform for you to enjoy all your favorite online games in one place". According to a thread on Reddit, the site is now owned by a Russian guy trying to build a Flash game hub.[4]

See also

Files of the installed, original Desura client

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