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I've been working on this one for months so I hope you like it!

[EDIT] Wow, Daily Feature! Thanks guys!
[EDIT] Thanks for the frontpage Tom!

It's shell or be shelled on the battlefield as you pummel other players into the earth with a seemingly endless arsenal of weapons launched from your very own mobile tank in this tactical, online multiplayer display of strategy and skill.

A and D - move tank
Arrow Keys - aim
Space - shoot
W and S - change weapon

Please don't forget to rate, and enjoy ShellShock Live :D

-kChamp

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BenjaminsenBenjaminsen

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2011

Just amazing

Since Scorched Earth I basically loved this entire genre of games and this is the best tribute I have seen online so far.

For those of you clamming this is a Pocket Tanks ripoff you are several years to late, Pocket Tanks basically stole it's entire gameplay from older Amiga and C64 games.


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slaadslaad

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2011

Great Game

I enjoy a good tank game and this is one of my favorites.

theweaver2 - I saw a screenshot of pocket tanks and it didn't look like the exact same game at all. It looked like tanks on hilly terrain shooting at each other, but then, so do half a dozen other tank games.

I never thought of Shellshock as being a ripoff at all but rather as progression in the natural order of things as far as tank games go.

And I'm glad that you mentioned the digger. I recognized that name too, but not from pocket tanks which I've never played. I remember it from Scorched Earth in the early 90's. I'm pretty sure that predates PT.

If you do a little research I think you'll find that there are many games that are very similar to this game. The differences are often quite minor. The author isn't ripping anyone off. He's just doing what many others have done before; He's taken the same basic idea and put his own spin on it. The game industry is full of this (actually, so is film, music, literature....). Even if we only examine flash games it is pretty nuts. How many launching (think toss the turtle, or my favorite, burrito bison) have you played? How many tower defense games are out there? I could go on and on.

This is what games do. This is how it works.There aren't a whole lot of "original" ideas out there. Most are just adaptations of one or more existing games. The tank game genre itself just so happens to pretty much stick to tanks, so the games almost all look very similar. A notable exception are the Worms games which of course uses worms, yet the basic idea remains.

As was previously mentioned, this game is free and PT is not. So even if it was an exact clone, it still serves a purpose

If you'd like to have a look at other software that has similarly "ripped off" established software, check out Linux.


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AmerikanRejektAmerikanRejekt

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 7, 2011

Neat game.

I dig it. Easy to get into and I always love a good Tanks game.

Oh, and theweaver2, who cares when this is free and "Money Out Of Your" Pocket Tanks is $15.99? That's outrageous.



ChaDMcBaDDChaDMcBaDD

Rated 4 / 5 stars March 7, 2011

Can kchamp plz explain this.

ok so everything is cool and stuff but whenever im playing 20 second turns, and im hosting the game, everybody else gets an extra 30 seconds of shooting time before it "auto-kicks" while im stuck with only 20 seconds.

every single turn they get 50 seconds and i get 20 seconds.

how is this fair?



theweaver2theweaver2

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars March 7, 2011

It's Pocket Tanks.

I am dead serious. I recognize several weapons already, especially the Digger. I strongly recommend making some serious changes to this game, because it is striding boldly into rip-off territory.

For all those who don't believe me, just go a google Pocket Tanks. Not only is it a previously established game, It's the EXACT same game.


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