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.)

- STORY -

What story? It's an arcade game.

 

- GAMEPLAY -

You're given a space ship come built-in with a force field and a laser blaster. Your mission is to take down the enemy by any means necessary, either by shooting explosives or using the various power-ups provided, such as the Golden Bullet or the Trishot, shooting your way to victory! The two of you must balance a ball while soaring through the rapids of space. Miss the ball, loose the bullets. That simple. Don't worry, you can protect yourself!

 

- WHO'S BEHIND ALL THIS? -

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.  Expect new titles to be announced from him in the future...


- SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS -

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


- COMPATIBILITY -

- Windows PCs only*
- Joystick/controller compatible

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


- CONTACT -

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


DOWNLOAD ONLY! (Browser version is available on Gamejolt if you're interested.)

Published Jul 18, 2017
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows
AuthorCardinalCoder64
GenreShooter
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, Multiplayer, Retro, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityOne button, Textless
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

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Starblast Alpha (v1.6.6).zip 4 MB

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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!