Desura games now also for Linux
Following a two-month beta test, the Linux client for the Desura independent game platform is now available to download. To use the service and get games, users must first sign up with a valid email address. Currently, 65 games in various genres – though no racing or sports games at present – are available to buy for Linux; there are also a few free games. Among the games is the turn-based strategy game TripleA (free), indie puzzle game World of Goo (£6.99), and first person shooter (FPS) Alien Arena (free).
The developers are planning to do further work on refining the Linux client and are currently discussing releasing the code under the GPL "in a manner similar to Google Chrome".
The Linux client is available to download from the Desura web site as either a 32-bit or 64-bit tar.gz archive that must be unpacked; users can then launch the application by running the
desura file from within the directory where the files were unpacked.