According to IndieCade's website, 21 of the 36 nominees are eligible for the offer, which includes a spot on the indie game distribution platform without any listing fees as well as "promotional advertising" as part of Desura's partner program. The promotion and placement of the IndieCade finalists' games isn't a huge challenge for Linden Lab, as it acquired Desura in July. Still, it's the thought that counts.
to All IndieCade Nominees and Official Selections
SAN FRANCISCO – October 2, 2013 – Linden Lab and IndieCade have announced a special prize for the IndieCade 2013 Festival, held October 5-6 in Los Angeles: for the first time, all nominated and official selection PC/Mac/Linux games will be offered an agreement for global distribution, without any listing fees, via Desura, a leading digital distribution service for independent games.
Additionally, IndieCade nominees and official selections that choose to take advantage of the distribution offer will also automatically be a part of Desura's new partner program and will be supported with promotional advertising, courtesy of Linden Lab.
Desura has a large catalogue of successful commercial games as well as free titles. IndieCade-nominated free games are eligible for this offer and will be also extended the opportunity to participate in a forthcoming promotional initiative.
"We're a proud supporter of IndieCade and its mission," said Rod Humble, CEO of Linden Lab. "Celebrating and supporting independent developers is a goal Desura shares with IndieCade, and we're happy to be able to award distribution and promotion to all nominated and official selection games at this year's event."
Desura puts the best games, mods, and downloadable content from developers at gamers' fingertips, ready to buy and play. The free Desura application can serve and patch games, mods, and add-ons directly for customers around the world. Developers and publishers can share news, images, videos, and other content through their profiles, while every member of the Desura community can post comments, submit reviews, and upload screenshots from their own playing experiences. Desura also demystifies user-made mods and add-ons for games by making them as easy to find and install or update as professional titles. Developers, get in touch with Desura today!
IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade's programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade Festival, IndieCade East and IndieCade's Showcase @ E3.
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