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'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!



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...


- 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.


- 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

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

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


Starblast Alpha (v1.6.6).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?!

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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!