Seven games arrive as a part of the First on Discord initiative

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Seven games arrive as a part of the First on Discord initiative

Discord took first steps forward with its store

Several weeks ago Discord announced an initiative to open its own online store of video games. It’s got the name “First on Discord” and many people thought it to be a take on Steam, considering there are 150 million people using Discord on a daily basis. 

Now the popular voice-and-text chat software distributor detailed first seven games that will debut for PC through their store this fall.

Here’s what the blog post says: 

“As part of launching our boutique store experience, we’re bringing some new games to life for the first time ever. These fancy fresh First on Discord games will be available first on Discord (get it) for PC. We’re really excited to show these off today”.

Take a look at the list: 

  • Last Year: The Nightmare (Elastic Games)
  • Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (Another Indie)
  • Minion Masters (BetaDwarf)
  • Bad North (Raw Fury)
  • At Sundown (Versus Evil/Mild Beast)
  • Mad Machines (Hero Blocks)
  • King of the Hat (Hyroglyphik Games)

As a matter of fact, these are mostly indie games as Discord outlined them to be one of the priorities of the store in the initial store announcement: 

Supporting indie games pushes the boundary of creative game design and is important to innovation and the long term health of the industry. Of course, we think the games are really cool too!

Each of the games has an exclusivity period that will last around 90 days, meaning after release Discord users can play the game long before they’re released on other platforms. As good the news as it is, we're yet to find out if any AAA titles are to come to the Discord Store. 

Frankly speaking, I am not sure where this will lead Discord to. On one hand, competition is always good for global market and us, as users and video gamers. On the other hand, Discord was initially designed as a tool to communicate with your friends and teammates, not as a game distribution platform. And we all know how things can end up as a disaster on Skype’s example (trying to be what you’re not, right Microsoft?). 

Anyway, I believe Discord team might have something up their sleeves and we can only wish them luck in this endeavor. 

P.S. You can find description and trailers of all the games in the official Discord blog

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