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Everyday Shooter

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Everyday Shooter is an abstract shooter by Jonathan Mak released through the PlayStation network. Although seemingly a top-down arcade shooter, the title is described as an album of games, where music, gameplay and visuals are interwoven, inspired by the Rez concept. The player controls a pixel-shaped character through a series of 8 fixed-screen stages, using one stick to move and another one to shoot. The overall goal is to clear the stage of all enemies, but the mechanics to achieve this vary in each level. The same applies for combos and chain reactions. Sometimes enemies cannot be defeated directly, but require a sequence of colors or a special object that triggers the entire field. There is only a single gun with no upgrades or changes.

Each stage has a different soundtrack toned to match the visuals. All sounds of destruction have been replaced by guitar notes or riffs, leading to a sea of sound that harmonizes with the overall soundtrack, causing the music to be generated procedurally.

Next to the main goal there are bonus points to collect, used to unlock extras such as extra lives and new graphical effects. Completing a level opens it up in the Single Play mode, where it can be selected right away.


Everyday Shooter Windows Main Menu
Everyday Shooter Windows If you let these things grow they will make serious damage.
Everyday Shooter PSP The background has just changed
Everyday Shooter PSP Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Riff: Everyday Shooter" -- German title

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The A.V. Club PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2007 A- 91
1UP PlayStation 3 Oct 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
TotalPlayStation PlayStation 3 Oct 11, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2008 83 out of 100 83
Krawall Gaming Network Windows May 28, 2008 81 out of 100 81
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Oct 17, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Jan 09, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN PSP Dec 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer PlayStation 3 Mar 13, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Everyday Shooter appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


In September 2008 the game was demade as Nobody Shooter.


  • GamePro
    • February 2008 (Issue #233) - Best Downloadable Game of the Year 2007
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – Best PSN Game of the Year
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