Everyday Shooter is an album of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters. Dissolute sounds of destruction are replaced with guitar riffs harmonizing over an all-guitar soundtrack, while modulating shapes celebrate the flowing beauty of geometry.
User reviews: Very Positive (56 reviews)
Release Date: May 8, 2008
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"Soothing, addictive and strange twin-stick shooter with beautiful artistic visuals and puzzle-like levels. Highly recommended."
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Everyday Shooter is an album of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters. Dissolute sounds of destruction are replaced with guitar riffs harmonizing over an all-guitar soundtrack, while modulating shapes celebrate the flowing beauty of geometry.

Play through different levels each with a completely unique musical, graphical, and gameplay style. Shoot to trigger musical sounds and riffs that combine to form the final soundscape of the game. Use points earned in the game to unlock extra lives, shuffle mode, and different visual filters.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    • Processor: 1.7 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: OpenGL compatible graphics card.
    • Hard Drive: 36MB
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Totally worth it. I've spent countless hours on this game. It may have been that I did it to become better at it than this girl I was trying to impress. It may have been that she's vastly better at shooters than I am and she told me I'd never beat her at this one. It may have been that I got so good at it that I kicked butt on her account to get her past where she was stuck. Also she married me, but that has nothing to do with this game. Or does it? This game will get you the girl. Enough said.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
This game is on so many different levels that it goes beyond eccentric, it is abstract and very musically driven. If you don't have a decent pair of speakers hooked up to your system, use a good pair of headphones before playing this one. The sound track is soulful, funky, hard, grinding, brilliant and the sounds are used masterfully to make the music more!

The gameplay is simple. Your basic twin stick arena shooter but the level design is what makes this fun and interesting. Every level randomly generated and has a catalyst to create huge chains of destruction. The 8-way shooting is a little disappointing but on a BoI level, also make it more challenging.

Overview
Gameplay: Twin Stick Top Down Abstract Music Driven Bullet Hell Arena Shooter (whew...)
Graphics: Great Abstract Art
Sound: Absolutely Brilliant!
Controls: Decent 8-way Twin Stick
Replayability: Yes, like your favorite album!
Overall: 9/10 (-1 for 8 way aim)

This game was my little secret, well it's time that I expose this gem.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Great game, highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
Easily one of the best games ever. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Everyday Shooter is not your everyday shooter. Very frustrating, yet rewarding. Shooter fans will love its simplistic, albeit challenging, approach.

Not for everyone, although everyone might see something it this game.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
If you love minimalism and like the music you hear in trailer, then this game will totally chill you out!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
The concept is good and the game would be good, but I the controls are not very intuitive. It feels like this was designed for a controller and it would have made a lot more sense to have the wasd for movement and the mouse for shooting
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5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
An imaginative and brilliantly designed game full of variety and surprises. On the surface it appears to be an ordinary twin stick shooter but it's much more than that. Every level has a completely unique mechanic you must recognize and master to maximize your score and stay alive. It's a pretty hard game.

Instead of sound effects there are twangs and remnants of the song accompanying each level so you contribute to the aural tapestry by blasting enemies. Sound is extremely important to this game and the music is incredible, energetic, catchy, and toe-tap inducing.

The variety of mechanics makes this feel like a dozen games in one. I've never played anything like it and this one game is enough to make me interested in everything Jonathan "Queasy" Mak will ever make.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
This is a very strange game, that I personally love, but I'll admit it's not for everyone. It has some very unique artistic and musical sensibilities, and even its game design is pretty far outside the norm for shoot'em ups. The game actually gets easier the more times you replay, because you earn points to unlock things like extra starting lives. Each level follows vastly different logic and behaviors for the enemies, that keeps the game feeling fresh with each stage. And while the challenge is intense, it's not really about winning, so much as existing in a state of focused flow while immerse in such beautifully strange visuals and the hypnotic music that synchronizes perfectly with it.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17, 2013
+ Amazing sountrack
+ Original gameplay, each level lasts as long as the music
+ Satisfying shooter mechanics

- It's an odd game, by all standards, and it went under the radar for most people
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2011
Everyday Shooter is a killer little indie title that offers a real challenge with great musical cues that reminds me other greats like Osmos & Audiosurf. This starts out easy but quickly get very difficult - additional playthroughs grant more lives, tempting you to keep going for the next level. 8/10 for an indie.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2013
Everyday Shooter is the definition of a cerebral experience. Stunning, almost overwhelming visuals and the melodies bring the utmost life to this abstract 2D shooter.

The progression is solid, but can be somewhat confusing as to what each of the elements represents. You'll find the mechanics switching between tunes and having to re-learn what mechanics are important for that song. Once you master this understanding and adapatability, you'll quick enjoy moving song to song.

The actual gameplay mechanics are decent, but you'll often struggle with just the intensity of visuals happening at once. Similiar to titles like Geometry Wars, you'll be placed into the full color spectrum of insanity quite quickly. Fear not though, again once you grasp the "rules" for that specific song, you'll like fair ok.

My biggest complain on the tunes I played was not having the "Clear All" mechanic found in bullet hell games. It certainly would have saved me in a few areas. The controls responded well and I was able to competently play without much struggle.

If you're into abstract/cerebral games, Everyday Shooter is one to pick up.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2012
Where to begin with this... well, for starters "Everyday Shooter" isn't. The basic gameplay mechanic is similar to the twin-stick shooting mayhem of Geometry Wars, but the devil is in the details. Each level is different from the last and part of the game is learning how the rules permutate as you go. Shooting certain things allows you to make progress, others build up point multipliers, and others cause chain reactions which release mass tokens that can buy game upgrades. The upgrade system is pretty neat in that it could almost be called "buying cheats" but not really since the upgrades help to give you better access to the later levels rather than forcing you to grind your way through the early parts if you're tired of them. In addition to all this you have an interactive musical score with guitar effects that are synchronized with the onscreen action providing an amusing jolt to your activity. The visuals are pretty abstract and trippy. A little slight, but fun. I like it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18, 2011
It doesn't take long before you get the hang of it, not only playing to, but also contributing to the music. You shoot things, making guitar sounds. The things explode making more guitar sounds. The guitar sounds blend right in with the musicm and when you manage to set off a great chain reaction, the reward is just as great.

Very nice game for whenever you have 15 minutes to spare.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: August 18, 2011
So. God. Damn. HARD!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2011
A very strange shoot'm up. In fact, it borders being a puzzle shooter game. Save up your points for extra lives and for single plays of the levels you haven't reached yet in normal play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2012
There is nothing quite like it in this world. Beautiful music and stunning images combine with ROCK-♥♥♥ HARD gameplay to produce a wonderful game with a synesthetic feeling that cannot be beaten.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2013
Playing this game is like playing video games in a coffee shop on a laptop. It's fun as hell and if anyone feels like decrying your fun, then you have hot coffee available to throw in their ♥♥♥♥ing nosy loser faces. What's more, it's a fun, beautiful-looking video game - a top-down shooter where the rules change and your score is based on how quick you can figure out and exploit those rules. Unfortunately, the only time you can play this game is during the hours of seven to nine, when the ♥♥♥♥ing awful band known as 'ku!ture-l4fe' shows up with their ♥♥♥♥ing distorted guitars smelling like a marijuana grow operation to do a 'hipster jam session' for the entire cafe. And so you're torn - do you play this game while suffering through distorted guitar hell, or leave?
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2013
Amazing game, breath taking art style, amazing music.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2013
groooovvvvvvyyyyyy
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