A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Astrocore is a minimalist arcade-style action game combining elements of Breakout, Asteroids, and cellular automata like Conway's Game of Life

The goal of the game is to defeat the "asteroids" by reflecting their shots back at them and breaking their cores.

Collect health and fuel drops by breaking asteroid cells to survive. Collect as many cores as you can!

If you die you can use the strafe right and left keys to cycle which asteroid you're watching, or press Space or B to respawn and start a new run!


W, I, Up Arrow: Forward thrust
S, K, Down Arrow: Backward thrust
A, Left Arrow: Spin left
D, Right Arrow: Spin right
Q, J: Strafe left
E, L: Strafe right
Shift: Hold to boost (consumes additional fuel)
Space: Warp forward (consumes some health)
P: Pause
F: Toggle fullscreen
Esc: Exit fullscreen
V: Toggle visual style (and starfield)
B: Respawn (or restart if still alive)
N: Toggle sound
M: Toggle music


Controls are listed as Dualshock4 / Xbox. Other gamepads should be similar

Left Stick, D-pad: Strafe left and right, forward and backward thrust
Right Stick: Spin
R2: Forward thrust
L2: Backwards thrust
L1 / Left Trigger: Hold to boost  (consumes additional fuel)
X / A, R1 / Right Trigger: Warp forward (consumes some health)
Square / X: Strafe left
Circle / B: Strafe right
Start/Option: Pause
Triangle / Y: Toggle fullscreen

Made with Godot3.2.2

This is an initial prototype for the Small & Infinite game jam 2020

We'll be adding control configuration, a settings menu, improvements, and additional enemy variety in a future update. Stay tuned!

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
Made withGodot
Tags1-bit, 2D, Arcade, Asteroids, Breakout, Gravity, Minimalist, Pixel Art, Singleplayer, Space
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Playstation controller


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

AstroCore_Linux.zip 29 MB
AstroCore_Mac.zip 15 MB
AstroCore_Windows64.zip 29 MB


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Amazing and genius!!!Great game dynamics,,I learn  by  gazing through asteroids.Loving this!