Desura Is A Great Indie Game App Store For WIndows And Linux

If you are a gamer who have a liking for indie games, then Desura is an application you won’t want to miss. Available for Windows and Linux, Desura is a game app store where you can search, buy and install games on your PC. It helps you to manage your game installation, update and mods so you can play game without any worries.

Desura has been around since 2009, but has only came public recently. With a good number games under its listing, including the popular Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, Warzone 2100, Savage 2, you would be able to find a game that suits your taste.

The installation is pretty straightforward.

Go to Desura’s homepage and click the “Download Desura” button. Depending on your OS, it will download either an .exe or a tar file. For Linux, you just have to extract the tar file and double-click the Desura file. The installer will start and download the module from the server. Once the installation is completed, you will be able to login to Desura.


If you do not have an account with Desura, this is the time to create it. The registration is free. Once you are logged in, you will be able to search for games.


At each game page, you can watch the game trailer, read the summary and check out the comments of other users. If you like what you see, simply click the “Install game” button at the top right of the screen to install (or buy) the game.


For all those games that you have installed, you will be able to find them on the Play tab. You can either launch the game or uninstall them. It is always good to be able to manage all your games in one place.


Desura is very community focused. That means you can participate in forums, discussions or even submit mods that you have developed. For game developers, you can also get involved and have Desura distribute your games for you. It is a good way to expand your reach to a large group of gamers instantly.

Give Desura a try and let us know if it is useful to you.



Damien Oh started writing tech articles since 2007 and has over 10 years of experience in the tech industry. He is proficient in Windows, Linux, Mac, Android and iOS, and worked as a part time WordPress Developer. He is currently the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Make Tech Easier.

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