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 13.04:
Ubuntu 12.04:
Ubuntu 12.10: 0.9.18-1~getdeb2

Package downloads per version:
Version 0.9.18: 3605
Version 4772
Version 2473

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