Linden Labs – best known for creating the sandbox virtual playground Second Life, has purchased digital distribution platform Desura for an undisclosed amount of money. Linden Labs did not say exactly why they purchased the platform, but one would guess that it was an easy way for the company to get into the business of digitally distributing games.
"Desura's talented team, thriving business, and impressive technology are a great fit for Linden Lab," said Linden Lab CEO Rod Humble. "This acquisition gives us a global platform for serving creative developers of all kinds, and we're looking forward to growing both Desura's global community of gamers and its fantastic portfolio of thousands of games, mods, and other content. Our aim is to invest and support the Desura team in making it the most open and developer-friendly platform in the world."
Linden Labs promises that Desura users will see no interruption in the service as a result of the acquisition. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.