The plethora of free games available for Linux makes it time-consuming for gamers to randomly try even more than a small fraction of them. A good proportion of these titles are entertaining, highly addictive, offer captivating gameplay, and are challenging. Whilst there are a variety of both printed publications and online resources which point gamers to the hottest Linux gaming titles, there are still many free games that receive little or no promotion but which exhibit real promise and merit publicity.
This publicity, in itself, can act as a catalyst to a game’s development, increasing the number of developers and contributors enhancing the code base, and by attracting creative individuals to add new levels, graphics, sound and maps. In addition, with more individuals playing the game, there should be greater feedback on bugs, innovative feature requests, and more support.