Desura was once listed alongside Steam and GOG as one of the better places you could buy games online. Over the last few years the brand, which also includes Indie Royale, exchanged hands a few times, before ending up with Bad Juju Games. Sadly, this is where the situation devolved, with Bad Juju failing to pay developers before itself going bankrupt. Now, an outfit called OnePlay has swooped on Desura's assets, with plans afoot to bring it back to life.
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You'd think this would be the kind of functionality that was built into each of the various digital distribution platforms. But as it turns out, they actually leave an awful lot of junk lying around on your hard drive.
And it's not just Steam. Uplay, Origin, GOG Galaxy, Desura -- they all do it. So someone's trying to get a tool Greenlit that will clear all that junk out.
Just a few weeks ago, digital storefront Desura appeared to be taking steps to deal with delayed payments to developers on its service. The problems were blamed on a lack of an automated system, but with Desura's owner, Bad Juju Games, now filing for bankruptcy, it appears the issues went much deeper.
The once Australian-owned digital storefront Desura has weathered some turbulent times of late. A couple of years ago it was acquired by Second Life developer Linden Lab, though it didn't take long for the company to unload its purchase to Bad Juju Games in November of last year. Now it's in the middle of a payment debacle, which it has attempted to tackle in a blog post.