The 10 Best Low Impact Indies to Play on Mac and Linux - Page 5

While Mac and Linux PCs aren’t as popular for gaming, these low impact indie titles can be fully enjoyed on both! 

2) Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley is one of the most popular indie games around, and for good reason. Similar in style to games like Harvest Moon, Stardew Valley is a peaceful farming sim with interactive NPCs and adorable pixel art.

Stardew Valley is available on just about every platform, and this includes Mac and Linux PCs. So, if you’re looking for a low impact indie that whisks you right back to your childhood days of playing Harvest Moon, you’ll definitely want to pick up a copy of Stardew Valley.

Click here to buy Stardew Valley on Steam.

1) FTL: Faster Than Light

Last, but certainly not least, is FTL: Faster Than Light. We’ve covered quite a few different game types in this list, but were sorely lacking in sci-fi. FTL: Faster Than Light is one of many sci-fi games that are compatible with Mac and Linux systems.

However, if we had to whittle things down to one with replayability and depth, we couldn’t help but give FTL a mention. As a roguelike, you’ll never play through the same game twice.

Additionally, the game requires strategy and planning, with a variety of ways to approach things. The way you run your spaceship in FTL is largely up to you, and thanks to its depth of content, you’ll have little trouble pulling hundreds of hours out of FTL.

Click here to buy FTL: Faster Than Light.

There you have it, a look at 10 low impact indie games that are fully capable of running on Mac and Linux PCs. What’s your favorite game to run on Mac or Linux? Let us know down in the comments below!


By reading through this guide, you should now be up-to-date on 10 low impact indie titles perfect for gaming on Mac and Linux PCs.

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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