A downloadable Ship for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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A two-button, neon-infused, retro arcade experience about a space cadet that got abandoned by their crew members during an asteroid mining operation.

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BOMBERS UPDATE NOW LIVE

The Bombers update is available for free download on Windows, macOS and Linux!

Bombers are the third enemy type in Space Cadet. These opponents are master trappers, releasing bombs that detonate within seconds. Dodge or shoot them - just be careful not to get caught in their explosion!

Controls

Z/C - Use current station.

X - Move to the next station. Long press to exit.

Stations: Fix | Turn | Shoot | Defend | Pull

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What is Space Cadet?

Old-school neon-infused, two-button arcade experience:

  • Master operating five separate stations in your ship: Helms, Weapons, Shields, Tractor Beam and Damage Control;
  • Mine asteroids and avoid black holes;
  • Fight against two enemy types in epic dogfights;
  • Ever-increasing difficulty level.

What's coming next?

Depending on your support, expect some/all of the following:

  • More content! Baddies, hazards, missions, and bosses!
  • A story-based campaign!
  • Multiplayer, player vs. player dogfights!

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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Space Cadet - windows.zip 26 MB
Space Cadet - linux.zip 31 MB
Space Cadet - macos.zip 27 MB

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fun!

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This game is Real Good, its a shame that space cadet is a popular name. The best aspect of the game is easily the abilities and especially the break repair system, genius.

It really make you feel like Han Solo. 9.5 It's a little something for everyone

Thanks so much bugsnax! Space Cadet is a temporary name. If you have a better idea let me know! This is the community Discord if you're interested https://discord.gg/qxbrNKs

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is a perfect game, but there is a bug, when the station to turn around breaks while turning it still spinning and spinning, until the station activates again  and I turn

It's intended! I want it to feel like your helm broke so you lose control over the ship until it's fixed again.

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Very challenging but getting the hang of it. Just one more go....

Thanks for playing, Pixel Rabbit!

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Really good game!!!

Thanks Frisk85!!

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Design by subtraction is hard and you made it in a really elegant way, which also makes it accessible. I don't know how far you are but it already looks very solid for a final product, lacking, maybe, some in-game explanation of the story.

I'll follow you and will buy the game once it's finished!

Thank you very much for the feedback, hogstudio. I appreciate it.

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Beat my high-score

:o

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Good job

Thank you Chad ☺

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creative use of two buttons. Tough at first, but once you get the hang of it it feels pretty smooth.

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Thanks AfroBot! ♥

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What engine you use?

Unity :)

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Oh man this is great! Remind me of having to move between stations in Lover's In A Dangerous Spacetime. Simple concept, fantastic execution, 10/10 will recommend.

Thank you for the feedback, Amir! Hopefully it's going to be much better in later versions.