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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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
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
28.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 22
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
If you love minimalism and like the music you hear in trailer, then this game will totally chill you out!
Posted: July 2
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
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
Posted: July 4
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5.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 29
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
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.
Posted: February 14
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