Around the world, a committed community of independent gaming devs happily churns out games for Linux on the desktop. They’re the gaming world’s niche auteurs. One of them is Ciprian Bacioiu (known as “Zapa” online). To make ends meet, he takes on mobile game development contracts for freelance clients. When he has enough to live on for a few months, though, he concentrates on his one-person development studio, Bearded Giant Games, which pumps out ports and original creations for Linux fans.