How to install Hedgewars on Ubuntu – open source turn-based strategy game

Hedgewars is a free open source turn-based strategy game for Windows, macOS, Linux, FreeBSD and iOS. It is released under GNU General Public Licence version 2 licence. This game is simple, just control your hedgehogs and use available weapons and tools to attack the opponent hedgehogs. It comes with more than 57 weapons, single player and multiplayer mode, 24 single missions, randomly generated maps and training missions. In this turn-based strategy game, each turn is time limited. This game is really fun and addictive.

Install Hedgewars game on Ubuntu:

You can install Hedgewars turn-based strategy game on Ubuntu via snap and flatpak. For that you need to open your terminal app (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the below command in terminal.

sudo snap install hedgewars

If you want to try the development versions of Hedgewars, then use the below command.

Hedgewars beta:

sudo snap install hedgewars --beta

Hedgewars edge:

sudo snap install hedgewars --edge

Then type your Ubuntu password and hit enter. It will install the latest version Hedgewars turn-based strategy game on Ubuntu. After the successful installation of Hedgewars turn-based strategy game, you can start it from terminal by running the below command

hedgewars

Or click the show applications in the Ubuntu Gnome dock and type hedgewars in the search box and click hedgewars to open the game.

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Install hedgewars via flatpak:

You can also install Hedgewars turn-based strategy game via flatpak on your Ubuntu system. First you need to install and setup flatpak on your your Ubuntu system. Please follow the below link for Flatpak installation tutorial.

How to install flatpak on ubuntu:

After the installation of flatpak in Ubuntu, run the below command in your terminal to install the Hedgewars turn-based strategy game.

flatpak install flathub org.hedgewars.Hedgewars

During the installation it will ask like this “Do you want to install it?[Y/n]”. Type y and press the enter to start the installation. It will also ask one more time to confirm it. You can run Hedgewars turn-based strategy game by running the below command terminal.

flatpak run org.hedgewars.Hedgewars

If you want to uninstall Hedgewars turn-based strategy game flatpak package, then simply run the below command.

flatpak uninstall org.hedgewars.Hedgewars

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