Everyday Shooter opens fire

SCEA confirms independently developed arcade-style shoot-'em-up set for the next PlayStation Network update; price set to $9.99.

It's not every day that a game developed by a single person with an ambitious design that seeks to merge traditional elements of the music and gaming business into one nontraditional whole sees release on a major console. However, tomorrow happens to be just such a day.

Sony Computer Entertainment America has announced that Jonathan Mak's Everyday Shooter will arrive in tomorrow's PlayStation Network update. Described as "an album of games exploring the expressive power of abstract shooters," the downloadable shoot-'em-up incorporates sound effects from the player moving around and shooting obstacles into the game's guitar-driven soundtrack.

Everyday Shooter caused a stir at the Independent Games Festival in March when it earned awards for Design Innovation, Excellence in Audio, and a GameTap Indie Award. That showing drew the interest of Sony, which picked it up and had it on display at this year's E3 Media and Business Summit in July.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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55 comments
BlueyesCyclone
BlueyesCyclone

This looks nothing like Geometry wars why do people keep saying it does.

boobush
boobush

$10. Sounds cheap, sounds bad.

PS360owner
PS360owner

I think I'll wait until it comes out for the 360 to buy this one. That way I get the achievement points.

lamprey263
lamprey263

i didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but still, it's only $10

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

Damn I love this game!! It actually reminds me of Rez, Robotron, and Every Extend Extra but it was well worth the 10 bucks. There's even unlock points that you use to purchase extras and ramps up the replay greatly. I hope the PSN keeps on coming with stuff like this, Indie developer support wins.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

It's been a long time since I've seen a commercial game developed by one guy.

specto7
specto7

Two Words: Great Game.

airg6
airg6

this is basically a copy of geometry wars.

lamprey263
lamprey263

damnit, I checked this morning and it wasn't up

Space-Q
Space-Q

I don't mind that it's an indie game and that it incorporates music I just hope it doesn't incorporate indie music...most of that stuff is weak, and boring.

Maersyndel
Maersyndel

Just buy it. I like that even with skyrocketing budgets of games, one person can still create something on their own that hopefully isn't too far behind what a full dev team can do.

eViL_kA
eViL_kA

This reminds me of REZ. I want to play it.

Pudgieluv
Pudgieluv

I dont know why but games like flow and everyday shooter interest me.. I just dont have a credit card.. but I will soon!

KoolEmpty
KoolEmpty

@feryl06 "wonder if there will be a trial version of it. Don't wanna spend $10 on an uproven game even if it did win a few indie awards--they mean nothing to gamers." This is such a stupid statement...first off don't try speaking for gamers because you obviously have no idea wtf you're talking about. Secondly $10bucks is not that much cash, if they were to release this on PC as it was originally designed for you'd see a price tag of 20-30.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

That guy put some hard work and determination into his work. Much props to him. Too bad I may never have a chance to play.

cybolt
cybolt

Geometry wars is great, but it is a clone in itself...... Most games are nowadays.....

dragonseer439
dragonseer439

Do people really think Geometry Wars is original? It is a Robotron clone, and is deliberately retro styled. Everyday shooter has a more unique style (looks cool IMO), it's just that Geometry Wars made these games popular again.

Bandit_Haze
Bandit_Haze

StarFoxA Said: "Looks like a Geometry Wars clone." lol,. i was thinkin the exact same thing

StarFoxA
StarFoxA

Looks like a Geometry Wars clone.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

@Tripwolf Well when you design, program, do audio design and programming, ai, graphics, animation, and the PR work to get your "Stick figure drawing" out there, we'll be glad to see it.

xBlitzerx
xBlitzerx

Bout time, I'll wait a few days at least though. Orange Box owns me!

ddashboy242
ddashboy242

If this was a fps then mayb it would interest me but nah i'll pass on this one.

gautham
gautham

Isn't $9.99 a bit steep for this sort of game though?

Pablo620
Pablo620

This game was created by ONE man, screw geometry wars IT WASNT THE FIRST OF ITS KIND FOR CRYING OUT LOUD

Maxdriva
Maxdriva

Hasnt Geometry Wars been out for a while???

darthfrag
darthfrag

Looks interesting, but I'm sure Sony won't release a demo... After paying perfectly good money for the snooze-fest that was "Flow," I'm not buying anything without trying it first. Say what you want about M$, but at least XBL has demos of every arcade title that comes out. I'm all about trying games before buying these days.

HXCDEW
HXCDEW

Awesome game, can't wait to play!

vix
vix

I can't wait to play this!

Chainblast
Chainblast

I've been looking forward to this game for a while and it might actually be the reason I keep my PS3.

vaejas
vaejas

Looking forward to it. Gonna borrow a PS3 just to play it! ;) Oh, and first paragraph? Two this year, dude.

ChancreScolex
ChancreScolex

I've been waiting for this game since I saw it, and it's even more awesome that Mak did it alone.

The_AI
The_AI

This game looks amazing. Seriously, incorporating music into a classic arcade shooter, not just in the sound design, but into the actual gameplay... that's one novel idea and the reason that indie is so amazing.

Thomas4
Thomas4

@Dreski: Same here dude. This game is really cool. I just want to play it to hear the progression in the music. It has a really nice concept and quite a level of depth to it for a shooter.

adolfogomez
adolfogomez

cool this and Soldner-X are the 2 PSN games I've been waiting for

Dreski83
Dreski83

I really wish this game was available on other systems... darn!

SendYouToHell
SendYouToHell

Gameplay looks simple, intuitive and fun, which, at its core, every game should be. Graphics and everything else is gravy. What I find amazing is how well the sound effects blended with the guitar soundtrack. I had to watch the video a couple of times to understand what was happening, but when I did I felt like I had discovered something truly innovative. As for someone posting that gamers don't care if a game wins indie awards...well, let's modify that and say that "unsophisticated, undiscriminating gamers don't care."

Nathan_Drake
Nathan_Drake

I'll be playing the Ratchet and Clank demo too much to care!

thewolf619
thewolf619

Been waiting for this game. Now I'll get to play it. I'll definitely buy it to support this form of indie development.

_borsdy
_borsdy

Everyone who owns a ps3 has to get this.

DocGerbil
DocGerbil

Looks like an updated version of Asteroids..

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

Meh, looks like Geometry Wars Retro Evolved with prettier graphics. I think I'll pass on this especially with it being $10 (might have considered it at $5).

lamprey263
lamprey263

finally, a PSN game I'm dying to try

feryl06
feryl06

wonder if there will be a trial version of it. Don't wanna spend $10 on an uproven game even if it did win a few indie awards--they mean nothing to gamers.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

I'm not interested in the look of the game, but I am interested in Sony's Indie support.