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The free and open source Worms-like 'Hedgewars' is now on Steam

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Hedgewars has been going for quite a number of years now, although it only had a 1.0 release back in 2019. It's very much styled in the spirit of Worms, except with hedgehogs. If you've somehow never played Worms or Hedgewars: teams take it in turns to try to blow the other up, with turn-based combat and various different weapons. Your weapons also blow up the terrain and it can be thoroughly entertaining.

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Game Features:

  • Hilarious and strategic turn based combat for up to 8 players.
  • Both local and network multiplayer, with optional AI opponents.
  • Two singleplayer campaigns with a total of 24 missions.
  • Utilize about 58 devastating weapons and utilities! Defeat your foes with simple weapons like grenades or take it to the next level and trash entire landscapes with weapons like the watermelon bomb or piano strike.
  • Improve your skills in a total of more than 25 single missions for learning the game, target practice, challenges and just for fun.
  • Battle on an infinite number of randomly generated maps with 37 environments, or choose from 44 set image maps, or even draw your own in an editor.
  • Play the game your with 25 different game modifiers, tweak almost every aspect of the match.
  • Save your favourite gameplay settings in schemes.
  • Customise your team, with over 280 hats/costumes, 32 graves, 13 forts, 100's of flags and 13 unique voice packs.

Play free on Steam and more info on the official site.

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Pengling Dec 19, 2022
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But the burning question is, how do people go about updating it on Mint?!

Seriously, though, nice to see this one get some more exposure by way of coming to Steam.
Jpxe Dec 19, 2022
Awesome! The more free and open source games on Steam the better imho
d10sfan Dec 19, 2022
Does not run on Linux, since they aren't providing all the necessary deps, including libphysfs

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toru9999 Dec 20, 2022
Doesn't look like an official Steam release from the original team, I would stay away.
whizse Dec 20, 2022
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Quoting: toru9999Doesn't look like an official Steam release from the original team, I would stay away.
It doesn't seem to be official but looks like it's being done with the developers blessing:

"I'd just like to note for anyone reading this skeptically. This seems to be a good faith effort. He's been on #hedgewars for past few weeks discussing it and working on the build.

While I personally am not enormously interested in steam, I know a few people here have asked for it repeatedly. Well, if you want it, maybe you should kick in a bit for the developer fee."

Milanium Dec 25, 2022
This is not a proper build against the Steam runtime. Someone just uploaded the binaries from the website without approval from the team. I would not advertise it.
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