"One of the most widely heard criticisms of Linux is the lack of
support for games. There still seems to be many people who think
that Linux is a boring operating system with a command line
interface and a few text-based games such as hangman or NetHack. Of
course, there's nothing wrong with those games; in fact, NetHack is
a very good game and is probably my all-time favorite."
"I think there is nothing wrong with Linux that would prevent it
from being an excellent game platform. But we need to break this
circle of ignorance! Because people think Linux is not suitable,
game developers will not program for it. And that only reinforces
the idea that Linux is not suitable. Luckily, there are a few
companies which are very actively trying to break the circle. For
example, Id Software, with Quake and its successors, and Loki
Entertainment Software, have recently put a great deal of attention
to the potential of Linux gaming."
"There are also several Open Source game development kits in
various stages of completion. Some are for 2D graphics. Some have
support for sound. I'd like to tell you about a possible 3D
solution for Linux games: Crystal Space."