Each player controls a team of several hedgehogs. During the course of the game, players take turns with one of their hedgehogs. They then use whatever tools and weapons are available to attack and kill the opponents' hedgehogs, thereby winning the game. Hedgehogs may move around the terrain in a variety of ways, normally by walking and jumping but also by using particular tools such as the "Rope" or "Parachute", to move to otherwise inaccessible areas.

Packages are available for the following releases:
Ubuntu 13.10:
Ubuntu 16.04: 0.9.22-1~getdeb2~wily
Ubuntu 14.04: 0.9.22-1~getdeb1
Ubuntu 12.04:
Ubuntu 14.10:
Ubuntu 12.10: 0.9.18-1~getdeb2
Ubuntu 15.10: 0.9.22-1~getdeb2~wily
Ubuntu 13.04:

Package downloads per version:
Version 0.9.18: 18
Version 13
Version 296
Version 477
Version 0.9.22: 4408

Install the application manually with the following command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install hedgewars

Uninstall the application with the following command:
sudo apt-get remove hedgewars