It cannot be denied that there remains a paucity of games for Linux produced by the large well known gaming companies. It is sometimes perceived that part of the reason rests with Linux gamers themselves. Given the number and variety of addictive high quality open source games, it is perhaps understandable that many Linux gamers might not appear to want to pay high ticket prices for games. Further, it is a fact that the markedly smaller Linux user base means that sales of commercial titles will inevitably be lower than games released on many other platforms, making ports to Linux less financially attractive.
Neverthless, independent developers with little financial backing have identified that the Linux market can offer real potential. These smaller games, often known as indie games, can be just as addictive and exciting to play as their more expensive counterparts. Hand-crafted indie games continue to blossom on Linux.