Hyades is a multiplayer space strategy game.
There are no battle boards or special battle engines; all battles take place in the same 3D space that ships travel through from star to star.
It features realistic game mechanics and multiplayer oriented play.
The format for running the `hyades' program is:
# hyades OPTION ...
`hyades' supports the following options:
`-?' Print an informative help message describing the options and then exit successfully.
`--usage' Briefly list the options.
`-V' Print the version number of `hyades' on the standard output and then exit successfully.