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Linden Lab, creators of the massive virtual playground and sex dungeon Second Life have purchased Desura, the game distribution platform focused on Indie titles.

Whether Second Life is your thing or not, you have to give credit to Linden's creativity. In addition to Second Life, they've created Versu (http://www.versu.com/) a mobile experiment in interactive storytelling, and Patterns (http://www.buildpatterns.com/) a world-building game.

This is their second acquisition this year, having purchased Blocksworld (http://www.blocksworld.com/) earlier, an iPad game that will be released soon.

There are no immediate plans to change the way things are run at Desura, so it remains to be seen what effect this acquisition may have on the platform. The Second Life client app is open source, allowing other third-party clients to improve on their work and contribute back to the project. Hopefully this openness will extend to Desura. CEO Rob Humble says "Our aim is to invest and support the Desura team in making it the most open and developer-friendly platform in the world.”

Press release here: http://lindenlab.com/releases/linden-lab-acquires-desura

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/11/2013 at 03:37pm

"Linden Lab, creators of the massive virtual playground and sex dungeon Second Life..."

Most creative intro paragraph i've read in some time. :D

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/11/2013 at 04:05pm

Appreciated. Have you ever spent time in Second Life? It may be creative, but it's also very true :)

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/11/2013 at 04:37pm

Yeah a bit when the game went free to play for characters. It was all gambling and prostitution. And advertising, lots of advertising.

I wanted to find people to talk to, mostly just bots and didn't seem to be many people interested in talking. That said, it was quite a long time ago.

Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/11/2013 at 05:04pm

Wasn't it always free? You could always choose to buy a membership and own land and get an allowance, but I never had to pay for it back in the early days.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 07/11/2013 at 05:34pm
Travis   Admin   Post Author wrote on 07/11/2013 at 05:39pm

Ah, that makes sense-- I think this was like a month before I started.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 07/11/2013 at 07:53pm

Oh man, SL sucked a couple years from my life lol. I did have a good time though, and made some friends that I still stay in contact with.

But yeah, definitely a sex dungeon lol

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