Shotstone Features:

  • Excellent 3D Graphics:
    • The game engine, written entirely by us, is based on OpenGL.
    • The rink model is a very accurate reproduction of our home curling club, the Marpole Curling Club, Vancouver BC, Canada
  • Real Physics:
    • Rock motion is based on the following paper:

      Curling Rock Dynamics, Mark Denny, Canadian Journal Of Physics, Volume 76, pp 295-304, 1998

  • Jersey Colors:
    • Select the player jersey flags of any province in Canada!
  • Three Play Modes:
    • Practice Mode: practice the shots before the big game
    • Standalone Mode: play head to head against the computer or a friend on a single computer
    • Multiplayer Mode: play head to head against a friend over the internet
  • 3D View Modes:
    • Thrower View (F1): in the hack and sliding behind the rock.
    • Skip View (F2): view from the back of the house.
    • Overhead View (F3): directly over the house.
    • Rock Cam (F4): camera is attached to the rock. Not for those who easily get dizzy!
    • Free Mode (F5): roam around anywhere in the rink using the arrow keys.
  • Rock Timer:
    • Time the rock from back to hog, hog to hog, and hog to stop!
  • Realisitic Sweeping:
    • Sweep any rock in the playing field. That's right, ANY rock. Just left click on the rock you want to sweep. Three levels of sweeping: Clean, All The Way and HUUUURRRY HAAARRRD!
  • Internet Play:
    • Challenge another player over the internet (internet connection required).
  • Choose Skill Level:
    • Choose Novice, Advanced, Expert, or Professional skill levels.
  • Great Soundtrack:
    • Shotstone features a great soundtrack courtesy of up and coming artist Fiona Wong.
    • Check out Fiona's website here.