The Story So Far

You are Captain Pick-a-Card, the pilot of a ramshackle ship trying to escape an asteroid field. Your ship's systems are barely held together. You'll only have a limited amount of options you can use every turn.

Reach the top of the screen to escape the asteroid field!

 Play Cards

  • Play a card by selecting the card along the bottom of the grid.
  • Click on the circles on the grid to play it.
  • You must play two cards every turn.


 Dodge Asteroids

  • Asteroids will move their speed value (the number on the asteroid) each turn after you play your cards.
  • Running into asteroids will kill you.
  • Asteroids running into you will kill you.

 Recycle Duds

  • Each turn you can Recycle one card.
  • This will let discard the currently selected card and draw a replacement card for free.

Original Jam Submission

Rocket Jockey was originally created for the JS13k game jam in 2021.  I wrote a post-mortem about the jam on my blog. I'm really happy with how Rocket Jockey came out, so I wanted to upload it on as well. :-)

Chat about Cpt. Pick-a-Card on our Discord

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
AuthorsRyan Kubik, Brendan McCracken
GenreStrategy, Card Game
TagsArcade, Minimalist, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly, High-contrast


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Took me a few tries but I got it :) great game


Nice. Very simple, but interesting depth (that will murder you until you wrap your head around it.)

I’m going to take that as a compliment! Thanks for playing. :-)


Intended as a compliment. Simple/elegant/good.