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Hunt some Rabbit in Hop Hop

Date: January 12, 2005 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Enter Hop Hop and go chase that bunny, it must be there somewhere!

A very chase-friendly world, making this map extremely suitable for Rabbit Chase. It plays well in FFA mode too, especially if you top it up with some extra OO and ST.

Now running 24/7 on a Shell Shock Game Server.

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Meteorite Shower

Lower yourself into The Abyss

Date: January 8, 2005 | Posted by: Dutchrai

The Abyss has been released, so it's time to take out your rusty scuba gear.

And use your eyes well, not forgetting to watch the skies when you're not diving. Afterall, the local weather forecast warned for a dangerous meteor shower in your area today.

A new Game Server has been started, dedicated to The Abyss.

Comming Soon: The Abyss

Date: January 6, 2005 | Posted by: Dutchrai

The Abyss, a place where doom lurks in the deep and death is sudden.

Your radar refuses to work properly. Looking left and right you desperately try to spot your nemesis. Is he behind you? Or will he strike from below? But it's already too late. The tell tale signs of a large window crack leave no doubt. He found you first.

A work in progress, soon to be released.

New Content

Date: December 30, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

A bit of content has been added over the last few days, so I figured it might be nice to give you an overview.

  • Inside the Cool Bits section, you'll now find the Mods page. There isn't much yet, but expect to see it grow.
  • The Tips and Tricks page received an extra paragraph of Counter Flags. Might come in handy.
  • A new rookie move has been added too, called the Fly Swatter.
  • Veterans have not been neglected. Go and see if you're good at a game called Dutch Bluff.

Super Bowl released

Date: December 29, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Super Bowl Super Bowl

This is one arena that can drive you wild.

Play low or on the roof, but there is no escaping the action. Ricochet masters got the edge in here. Best served with 4 double speed shots and no flags.

Click on the thumbnails for a larger image, or download the map. Running 24/7 on the Shell Shock game server.

Back Online

Date: December 28, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Shell Shock is back online again, after being down for 3 days.

My apologies for the downtime. There was a technical difficulty with the webserver, and combined with Christmas activities it could not be solved overnight. Both Game Servers remained running however.

Tomorrow I expect to finish and release Super Bowl. A beta currently runs on the server.

Christmas Special: CTF Quadlord

Date: December 25, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Now you can rough it out with 4 teams on CTF Quadlord, a conversion from the 2 team CTF Overlord.

Merry Christmas

Get it loaded with 16 players and see if you can keep up. Get the adrenaline pumping. Feel the rush. Focus. And when you've done all that, move in for a clean kill.

Download CTF Quadlord or play it on the rotating game server.

Merry Christmas!

Two new CTF Maps for 4-Teams

Date: December 22, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Not one, but two maps for clans who've got 4 teams on their roll.

Meet Total Recall and Battleram City. Two distinctly different maps, which you can find rotating on the game server.

Collaborator One is Done

Date: December 21, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

The first product of the Collaborator series is finished!

Over the last few weeks, four mappers have put in their best to make one single map. The result: a detailed map with four distinct sectors, unique gameplay and great atmosphere. If you can run this monster, go give it a shot!

You can get it from the Collaborator section.

Total Recall

Date: December 21, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Total Recall

A Beta version of the 4-team CTF map Total Recall is now up and running.

Head over to the Game Server page for details. Once the map is complete you will be able to download it.

Game Server

Date: December 18, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

A Game Server page has been added to this website, letting you know what Shell Shock is running and where.

Details on the configuration of both running servers is given. There is one FFA and one CTF, both of which are rotating maps in 2 hour intervals.

See you out there.

Shell Shock updates

Date: December 16, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Two cool pages have been added to the site.

The first is the Mappers Cafe, in which you will find a list of all BZFlag mappers with a website.

Second is the BZ Science datasheet, great for those who really want to know everything about driving tanks.

Oh...and the Links page has received a major update too. Please contact me if you have a site but you are missing. My intention is to make this a complete, categorized, easy to use and one-stop links spot for BZFlag.

Shell Shock is Back

Date: December 16, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

After more than a year of absence, Shell Shock is joining the great BZflag community again.

The BZflag fansite will once more play host to resources like maps, guides and other cool BZflag stuff. It's still early days though and some pages are currently missing, most notably, a section for user's maps. However, pages will be added over the weeks to come.

But don't let this stop you. You already can have a go at whatever you can spot in the menu.

A special thanks goes to learner for hosting Shell Shock on his server, and to all others who have kindly offered to host Shell Shock as well.

The official address for Shell Shock is now

BZflag game servers can be found running on the same address.

Shell Shock Server

Date: December 15, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

Necromancer is now running on

See you out there, the website will follow suit.

Shell Shock Coming Soon

Date: December 11, 2004 | Posted by: Dutchrai

It's been gone for a year or so, but Shell Shock will be back.

The website is currently in beta status. It'll probably go live somewhere next week.