Hedgewars and 0 AD: 2 good games to try this year 2022 on Linux

Hedgewars and 0 AD: 2 good games to try this year 2022 on Linux

Hedgewars and 0 AD: 2 good games to try this year 2022 on Linux

First of all, this first day of the year 2022, we wish all of our community and visitors overall a happy New Year 2022. And to start the year, we will address 2 fun and good Games for GNU / Linux called "Hedgewars and 0 AD"

"Hedgewars and 0 AD" They are 2 games that we have already tackled many years before, and that over time have suffered important cambios (updates). Which is why it's worth reviewing your Actual state today. For the enjoyment and fun of all those passionate Gamers on GNU / Linux.

Hedgewars

And as usual, before we dive into today's topic of these 2 fun and good Games for GNU / Linux called "Hedgewars and 0 AD", we will leave for those interested in exploring these previous related posts with them, the following links to them. So that you can easily explore them, if necessary, after reading this publication:

"Hedgewars is a turn-based strategy game also based on the Worms saga but with pink hedgehogs instead of worms. The objective of the game is to defeat the rest of the participating teams using various weapons, tools and the tactical advantage of the terrain. In addition, it has nice graphics but too childish and "pink" for my taste." Hedgewars: Excellent clone of Worms

Hedgewars
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Screenshot of 0 AD
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Hedgewars and 0 AD: Games available via Repositories

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What is Hedgewars?

Hedgewars is a game not as famous or popular as «0 AD», which is described in its Official website and:

"A turn-based strategy, artillery, action and comedy game featuring the antics of pink hedgehogs with attitude, as they fight from the depths of hell to the depths of space. And as a commander, the player's job is to gather a team of hedgehog soldiers and lead the war to the enemy.". About Hedgewars

Current news

And between his current news the following may be mentioned:

  1. Free and open
  2. Multiplatform (Linux, BSD, Windows and Mac OS).
  3. Multiplayer, both local and network, with optional AI opponents.
  4. Allows 2 single player campaigns with a total of 24 missions.
  5. It has about 58 devastating weapons and utilities, with which enemies can be defeated.
  6. It offers 25 individual missions to learn the game, practice shooting, challenges and have fun.
  7. It includes an infinite number of randomly generated maps with 37 environments, or you can choose from 44 maps with still images, and you can even draw your own in an editor.
  8. It allows you to run 25 different game modifiers, to adjust almost every aspect of the game. And save those favorite game settings in predefined schemes.
  9. Offers team customization, using over 280 hats / suits, 32 tombs, 13 forts, 100 types of flags, and 13 unique voice packs.
  10. Includes the possibility of huge battles with up to 64 hedgehogs. In addition, to play both the minigames for one player and the multiplayer. And even being able to download tons of community content packs directly through the game and even add your own custom graves, maps, hats and costumes, as well as many other works of art.

How is it installed on GNU / Linux?

Hedgewars It is today, available in version 1.0.0. And in his download section for GNU / Linux all available ways can be explored. While for Debian GNU / Linux it is as easy as executing the following command:

«sudo apt install hedgewars»

Hedgewars: Screenshot 1

Hedgewars: Screenshot 2

What is 0 AD?

«0 AD» is a very famous and popular game on GNU / Linux, which is described in its Official website and:

"A free, open source, historical real-time strategy (RTS) game currently in development by Wildfire Games, a global group of volunteer game developers. And his game history is based on making the player a leader of an ancient civilization, who must gather the necessary resources to form a military force and dominate his enemies.". Project summary

Current news

And between his current news the following may be mentioned:

  1. Free and open
  2. Multiplatform (Linux, Windows and Mac OS).
  3. It offers models of unique civilizations. In the game, each civilization is unique in its appearance and in its gameplay, including units, structures, and technology trees.
  4. Includes Soldiers / Citizens. Which allows some infantry and cavalry units to not only fight, but also collect resources and construct buildings.
  5. Allow characters' combat experience to rise in rank. And consequently, with each rank, they get stronger, but they also get worse in civilian tasks.
  6. Facilitates the exchange of technologies between the characters. And it is noteworthy that some technologies are arranged in pairs, and within each pair.
  7. It offers the possibility of training units. Which is useful for organizing combat units managed in historical battle formations.
  8. Excellent realism of real world maps. Because, the random maps are based on the actual geography of the ancient world with realistic plants, animals, and terrain.
  9. Accurate and authentic historical details. This is evident in the designs of the units, the buildings and the technologies, which reflect the hallmarks of each civilization.
  10. Realistic and well planned naval warfare. Which is manifested by ships with a much larger and more realistic scale than in other similar games. And in addition, they move more realistically, which could even ram other ships.

How is it installed on GNU / Linux?

Hedgewars is today, available in your stable version 0.23.1 y experimental version 0.25b. And in his download section for GNU / Linux all available ways can be explored. While for Debian GNU / Linux it is as easy as executing the following command:

«sudo apt install 0ad»

0 AD: Screenshot 1

0 AD: Screenshot 2

Note: These games were installed and tested using the Respin (Live and Installable Snapshot) custom named Miracles GNU / Linux which is based on MX Linux 19 (Debian 10), and that has been built following the footsteps of the «Guide to Snapshot MX Linux».

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In short, these 2 Games for GNU / Linux known as "Hedgewars and 0 AD", offer pleasant and exciting moments of fun and entertainment, without having to install extra or third-party applications such as Steam o lutris, or complex installation processes or the forced use of other package systems such as AppImage, Snap or Flatpak. Since they can be easily installed from the repository of each GNU / Linux Distro.

We hope that this publication is very useful for the entire «Comunidad de Software Libre, Código Abierto y GNU/Linux». And don't forget to comment on it below, and share it with others on your favorite websites, channels, groups or communities of social networks or messaging systems. Finally, visit our home page at «FromLinux» to explore more news, and join our official channel Telegram from DesdeLinux.


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