Alpha One is a 2D top-down space shooter that uses RPG and rogue-LITE elements. You pilot a spacecraft, shooting rocks with a mining tool to gather resources to sell and upgrade your ship. The player utilizes a randomized "galactic map" creating a pseudo open-world where the player can travel to different areas at any time. The story unfolds; after a failed experiment the player discovers strange asteroids orbiting Alpha Station. The player must defend the station and invent new technologies to save the day!