A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Welcome to the Cardcade,  where we take you back to a better decade! 

This game is a mix between a card game and dungeon crawler. Run through a dungeon, throw cards to activate them and unlock more cards as you progress through the dungeon! Find and restock your deck with NEW unlocked cards that you find in the dungeon to give you an edge over the monsters!


  • [W] [A] [S] [D] & Arrow keys - Move.
  • Spacebar - Confirm (Menu and inventory)
  • [F] to toggle Fullscreen
  • [I] / [Enter] - inventory
  • Click on and hold down on a card to aim, release to throw it at your cursor location
  • Alternativly press 1,2,3,4,5 or use the mouse scroll wheel to select cards

This game is under development, this is just a small demo of what is to come.

Install instructions


Download, unzip and run Cardcade.exe file.


Download, unzip and run the Cardcade.app file.


In order to play the, you will need Love 0.10.2 Download your needed version here: https://bitbucket.org/rude/love/downloads/


Cardcade (Windows) 11 MB
Cardade (Mac OSX) 12 MB
Cardcade (Multiplatform) 8 MB

Development log


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This is great, good job.

How I run on linux?


would be better with a better way of showing the cards, like when selecting card. And you shouldn't show us too many cards at the first time playing. Show us 3 or 5 cards first and then adding new cars when playing. It will make the cars have a great value that player will appreciate

Absolutely, thank you for your feedback! The full game will be more like a rogue-lite. So you will start a game with a few packs of cards that you open and create a deck from. 

And just like you say there will be many different ways to obtain additional cards during gameplay (shops, drops etc). The full game will have (currently planned) 300 cards. 


Wow look very great !


This looks absolutely brilliant!! Is development still ongoing...?

Yes we are working hard at a full release of the game. :)


this game is amazing. Its like playing yugioh with issac comes to one. Its a dream comes true game. The only lack of this game is just to short and only 1 boss. Besides of that, its an amazing game. Its my first gameplay, hope it will get a better update soon

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Thank you for playing the game! This was made for Ludum Dare (a gamejam) in 72 hours. We are going to develop it into a full game with tons of bosses, enemies and cards! :)


is there any chance this game got a multiplayer update? it will be amazing to play it online with friends

There is a chance for sure, but initially we are going to focus on making the sinlgeplayer experience as good as possible.