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This is the first time a Freedom Friday has games that I want to try. My only issue is that it seems like I have to install the Desura client to download the games. I am not totally anti client has I have Steam but would like to know how invasive Desura is. Do I need it running in order to play Desura games?
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justanoldgamer: This is the first time a Freedom Friday has games that I want to try. My only issue is that it seems like I have to install the Desura client to download the games. I am not totally anti client has I have Steam but would like to know how invasive Desura is. Do I need it running in order to play Desura games?
No, you don't need the client. When you click on Install game, there's a small link to "download direct" above the two big buttons.
Post edited November 22, 2014 by Spinorial
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justanoldgamer: This is the first time a Freedom Friday has games that I want to try. My only issue is that it seems like I have to install the Desura client to download the games. I am not totally anti client has I have Steam but would like to know how invasive Desura is. Do I need it running in order to play Desura games?
You don't need the client to install or play the games.

You can add them to your collection from the front page - search for the title, then click on "Add to my collection".
On the game page click on "Install game" and then choose "other options" (or something along these lines). This will take you to a screen were you can download the installers directly and then run them to install the games, and then... play! :-)
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justanoldgamer: This is the first time a Freedom Friday has games that I want to try. My only issue is that it seems like I have to install the Desura client to download the games. I am not totally anti client has I have Steam but would like to know how invasive Desura is. Do I need it running in order to play Desura games?
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HypersomniacLive: You don't need the client to install or play the games.

You can add them to your collection from the front page - search for the title, then click on "Add to my collection".
On the game page click on "Install game" and then choose "other options" (or something along these lines). This will take you to a screen were you can download the installers directly and then run them to install the games, and then... play! :-)
Thank you. This is a very nice way to do things. I guess I won't exclude Desura anymore when I look at trade and give-away posts.
Not all games have direct download links though.

They have more than 400 free games. Most are crappy, but in there are a few old AAA titles, several not so old but very nice indies and a few interesting multiplayer only games, so I'm sure you'll find something else there that strikes your fancy. ;)
Louder than Thunder

Louder than Thunder is a game about the circumstances we are given in life, how they are unavoidable. But how we cope with them is important.

Louder than Thunder takes the classic RPG adventure genre and common tropes, warps them and then applies consequence and morality. Forcing the player to question what they would do to get what they want.

Louder than Thunder is a unique mix of cute, lowpoly fantasy world and the confronting reality of what life really entails for a lot of us.


And just for fun :p
Snail Simulator 2015

Snail Simulator is a "simulation" game, where we controll a little snail in a first person view. It isn't exactly a simulator, It tries to be funny through multiple game modes like Clasic, Hardcore, SlenderSnail... and more coming. The game are originally in spanish, but have a english version.

(Beta V0.2.1) -last update 15/NOV/2014
And something for VN fans

Everlasting Summer

Meeting Semyon, the game's main character, you would've never paid attention to him. Just an ordinary young man with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of those like him in every ordinary city. But one day something completely unusual happens to him: he falls asleep in a bus in winter and wakes up... in the middle of a hot summer. In front of him is "Sovionok" - a pioneer camp, behind him is his former life. To understand what happened to him, Semyon will have to get to know the local inhabitants (and maybe even find love), find his way in the complex labyrinth of human relationships and his own problems and solve the camp's mysteries. And answer the main question - how to come back? Should he come back?

Can't find non-Steam English version, sorry folks :I
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triock: And something for VN fans

Everlasting Summer

Meeting Semyon, the game's main character, you would've never paid attention to him. Just an ordinary young man with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of those like him in every ordinary city. But one day something completely unusual happens to him: he falls asleep in a bus in winter and wakes up... in the middle of a hot summer. In front of him is "Sovionok" - a pioneer camp, behind him is his former life. To understand what happened to him, Semyon will have to get to know the local inhabitants (and maybe even find love), find his way in the complex labyrinth of human relationships and his own problems and solve the camp's mysteries. And answer the main question - how to come back? Should he come back?

Can't find non-Steam English version, sorry folks :I
Will it run without steam?
Post edited November 23, 2014 by Niggles
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Niggles: Will it run without steam?
Dunno, I'm gonna try it now. ;)

edit: meh, got an error when trying to run it without Steam. :/
Post edited November 23, 2014 by triock
http://www.desura.com/games/alco-invaders/news/alco-invaders-is-free
Also http://www.desura.com/games/battlelite (alpha) is free atm.