A downloadable game for Windows

Starblast Alpha is a 2-D classic arcade video game combining both ping-pong and 2-D shoot ’em ups. Inspired by well-known titles such as Pong and Galaga, it is primarily based on old-style graphics and gameplay and was developed based on NES graphical and audio limitations (for the most part). Not much else to say on the game other than it's a product of an idea I conjured up one day.

(spoilers: it's already out.)


What story? It's an arcade game.



You play as a space ship come built-in with a shield and a laser blaster. The goal is to bring your enemy's life from 5 to 0 using the ball that you and him balance amongst each other using the shields given. Shoot lasers to take down your opponent's defense, and if you have the golden bullet, take it down with one shot!



CardinalCoder64 Deaven Binion (CardinalCoder64) is the creator, programmer, composer, and artist of the game. He's been programming games for a couple years now, but this is his first official game release. He doesn't like pineapples on pizza but likes 80's classic rock. Expect new titles to be announced from him in the future...


- Windows 7 or higher
- 1.2 GHz processor or higher
- 1 GB RAM or higher
- Integrated Graphics or higher
- If you're seeing this, you can probably run this game.


- Windows PCs only*
- Joystick/controller compatible

*Ports for Mac, Linux, and possibly Android and iOS will be coming soon.


If you have any questions, comments, concerns, judgements, death threats, or anything else of that nature, please leave me an e-mail via cardinalcoder64@gmail.com. I promise I will try to look at it and respond to it if and when I can. ;)

Twitter: @CardinalCoder64

Play it in your browser! https://starblastalpha.000webhostapp.com/

More information

Published 31 days ago
Tags8-bit, Arcade, Multiplayer, Retro, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityOne button, Textless
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Starblast Alpha.zip (4 MB)

Development log


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Will definitely credit you !

Hey ,

Love the game !!!

 Can i play your game as a background at a VJ gig?!

Go for it! You don't have to credit me, but it would help a lot if you did. ;)

Thanks a lot !!

Will credit for sure. Is it ok if I put in your twitter handle in there?

Yeah I don't mind.

looks sweet, love the retro vibe!