Ballpoint Universe Infinite is a shoot-em-up adventure game featuring artwork entirely drawn in ballpoint pen. Explore immaculate worlds, discover the secrets of the doodles, and customize your Ink-Ship for battle! Press "Ballpoint Universe Infinite is too exuberant to ignore.
Datum vydání: 17 pros. 2013
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Japan and Linux

6 března 2014

We're pleased to announce two big things! First, Ballpoint Universe will be available in Japanese starting today. Thanks to Unity Games Japan, we have a fully localized Japanese version! We'll be premiering the game at BitSummit this evening. EXCITE

Another big dealio--

For our small but dedicated task force, the Linux version is now available! We tried to get everything working the same as the Windows version, however gamepad controls aren't available on Linux.

Anyways, thanks everyone! We're having a week-long sale in celebration of these two events. Enjoy~~

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Linux version unofficially out.

19 února 2014

Testing some things with the Steam interface, so the game is technically downloable for linux, but has no guarantees of working as of yet. We will post a large post sometime later to announce it out officially.
Thanks for your patience.

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“...imaginative visuals and satisfying customization options are compelling driving forces.”

“I enjoyed my time in this flowing and visually layered creation so, whatever the might-have-beens, on one level that has to be enough.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“Ballpoint Universe is a visually astonishing game with really intuitive controls and enjoyable gameplay.”
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Ballpoint Universe Infinite is a shoot-em-up adventure game featuring artwork entirely drawn in ballpoint pen. Explore immaculate worlds, discover the secrets of the doodles, and customize your Ink-Ship for battle!

"Ballpoint Universe Infinite is too exuberant to ignore." - Gamespot

"Holy Crap, This Entire Game Is Drawn In Ballpoint Pen" - Kotaku

"I’m not in any way, shape, form, or doodle of a mechanical steampunk owl creature writing this one off. It’s positively packed with promise..." - Rock Paper Shotgun

"There comes a point in every artist’s life where they see something so amazing, so unreal, that they question what the hell it is that they’re doing with their own life. Watching the trailer for Ballpoint Universe is one of those times for me." - Daily of the Day


Explore incredible hand-drawn worlds

Customize your ship

Take missions and blast through waves of enemies

Test your skills in Infinite Mode

About the Developers

Arachnid Games is a fancy name for what is really just three dudes who love making games together. We're based in Berkeley, CA, and started in 2012.


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Systémové požadavky (PC)

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 230 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Windows 8 Partially Supported At This Time (See Forum Post For Details)

Systémové požadavky (MAC)

    • OS: OSX Lion or later
    • Processor: 1.5mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512mb card or higher
    • Hard Drive: 230 MB available space
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1 z 1 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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5.8 hodin celkem
Tuhle hru jsem si pořídil jen dle screenshotů v domnění, že jde o další "uměleckou" skákačku (které mám rád). A jak jsem se panečku mýlil! V jádru jde o klasickou vesmírnou střílečku viděnou z boku, ve které ovládáte vámi sestavenou intergalaktickou kocábku, bojujete s vlnami nepřátel a postupně dokupujete různá vylepšení. Čím více jste ve vesmírných soubojích lepší, tím více dostáváte pěnez na nákup upgradů. Pokud zrovna neválčíte ve vzdálených galaxiích, procházíte nádherným, ručně kresleným světem a smějete se hláškám roztodivných figurek, které potkáváte. Hru doporučuji hrát na gamepadu (já hrál na Logitechu F310 bez jakéhokoli problému).

Konečný verdikt: Půvabná indie hra s odzbrojující vizuální stránkou.
Přidáno: 9 února 2014
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14.6 hodin celkem
Plosinovka riznuta kosmickou arkadou s originalni vytvarnou stylizaci. Jen to vybaveni lodi mohlo byt levnejsi, nasyslit prostredky na upgrady da peknou praci. A taky to chce dobrou orientaci v teto hezke krajine.
Přidáno: 27 dubna 2014
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1 z 2 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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5.9 hodin celkem
Ocitáte sa v kreslenom prostredí kde hrajete za datla.Je to pekne spracovaná hra ale chibý tam nejaká mapka s ktorú by sa dalo orientovat lebo lahko sa tam stratíte.Zbieranie zlatých skečov,vilepšovanie lietadla,kupovanie zbraní.Pro hráčov s oblubou 2D hier. :D 9/10
Přidáno: 4 května 2014
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17 z 21 osob (81%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
827 titulů na účtu
108 recenzí
4.7 hodin celkem
Well, this one really caught me by surprise. When I first saw Ballpoint Universe - Infinite on Steam Greenlight it didn't really caught my attention but the more I saw it on several youtube videos and some gaming website news the more I got fond of the artstyle, slowly I started developing a certain "appreciation" for the fact that everything on the game was hand drawn. Then when I got the game and finally played I was completely blown away by it, the way that the 2D sprites that were completely hand drawn and the way the animations were made really fitted the world and the background and everything felt really smooth. You can say that Ballpoint Universe is both a platformer and a sidescrolling shooter, like something like Syder Arcade. You control your little doll with the mouse, and let me warn you, it is kinda frustrating at the begining because your character moves towards where you have the cursor so in certain parts where high precision platforming is required you might fail a few times until you get the hang of it. Now, the shooting part is where you'll spend most of your time probably, at the begining of each stage you get to equip, upgrade or buy parts for your ship. Your ship has 4 slots, one on the top which starts out with a blade that activates when you're next to an enemy, one on the bottom which at first has a machine gun that fires in short bursts, one which is the hull of the ship and the last one is your active ability which you can use after you kill a certain number of enemies and you "build" up your star counter, it basicly works like a combo system. By upgrading your weapons you get increased range, bigger spread, bigger magazines / faster reload time, by upgrading your hull you can get various benefits such as increased health, homing missiles etc and by upgrading your active ability I believe it only improves the performance of that ability. These upgrades and new parts can be acquired by spending ink which is the game currency and you can get it by killing enemies, destroying obstacles and achieving a higher rank on a mission. Each mission has 3 ranks which you can get by completing them, if you don't die a single time during that mission or if you recover a life you'll end the mission with 5 lifes and that will give you the gold rank, having atleast lifes by the end of the mission will grant you the silver rank and 1 life will grant you the bronze rank. If I recall correctly the bronze rank gives you 100 ink while the silver rank gives you 200 ink and the gold rank gives you a collectible, which as the name indicates, you can collect either by getting gold rank on all the missions and by finding some hidden in the levels. The shooting gameplay is fairly standard but yet really satisfying, your melee weapon triggers as soon as you get in range of an enemy or obstacle and by left clicking you trigger your ranged weapon and eventually when you build up your star meter the middle mouse button will trigger your special ability, usually by the end of the mission you will fight a boss and as the game progresses the game throws at you more and more enemies which you can either kill or completly avoid. Overall I think that where the game really shines is it's graphical presentation, the soundtrack (which is really good, dare I say Electronic Super Joy level of awesomeness) and the plot. I do realize that the plot might not be that interesting for some people because it's really kind of weird but I do believe that given the graphic style chosen by the developer it makes sense and it really fits together. That said I honestly think this is a very good game which surprised me alot, I wasn't really expecting this to be this polished and really well put together, it certainly is a must play for indie games fans and art enthusiasts.
Přidáno: 20 ledna 2014
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9 z 10 osob (90%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
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40 recenzí
8.8 hodin celkem
Shmup-wise, I appreciate the lack of inertia. This is actually a mixture of exploration platformer and shmup stages. The latter are fun, but don't expect CAVE-worth stuff. The beautiful art style can unfortunately cause some confusion when heavy flak is exploding everywhere and the enemy waves are kind of spaced out between long sections of nothing (a usual tell-tale sign of lack of knowledge of the genre).

STILL, it's a unique, fun game with one of the most beautiful art styles around. It's impossible not to love Doodle, the main character, and admire the crazy ballpoint ships and nice looking bosses shooting around. And the price is ridiculous, way too cheap for all it has to offer, including some sensible achievements! (Thank god the devs for not including collect-a-thons in the achievements THANKS!)
Přidáno: 22 ledna 2014
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Indie Of The Year 2013's Visuality Award