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.
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Utgivningsdatum: 17 dec, 2013

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Recensioner

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

“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.”
Noob Feed

Om detta spel

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." - 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

Features

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.

Links

Arachnid Games Home
Artist's Tumblr
Arachnid Facebook

Systemkrav

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1.5mhz
    • Minne: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafik: 512mb card or higher
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Lagring: 230 MB ledigt utrymme
    • Ytterligare anmärkningar: Windows 8 Partially Supported At This Time (See Forum Post For Details)
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX Lion or later
    • Processor: 1.5mhz
    • Minne: 512 MB RAM
    • Grafik: 512mb card or higher
    • Lagring: 230 MB ledigt utrymme
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c.c.wolff
( 1.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 maj
DasSpiel ist zweifellos originell und das Artwork kunstvoll. Leider haben die entwickler vergessen, dass es nicht ausreicht, "Kunst" zu machen, sondern das es da auch spieler gibt, die das Spiel auch spielen wollen. Da ist das erste große Minnus, daß nicht erklärt wird, weder wie Gsmepad oder Tasten belegt sind. Auch wird man in einer undurchsichtigen Geschichte völlig allein gelassen. Aber was soll es? Schließlich machen die Entwickler in Kunst, nicht wahr ? Da möchte man dann sicherlich auch gerne in ein Museum für "Modern Art" , was im übrigen auch der einzige Platz ist, wo ich mir dieses Spiel vorstellen kann. Ich aber bin diese halbgaren, nur halb gedachten und schludrig programmierten spiele wirklich leid und werde dieses spiel auch aus meiner Bibliothek entfernen lassen.
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Pvt Parts
( 5.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 maj
not a bad game I managed to 100% it in around 4 hours . the art style is nice, gameplay is good however the platforming parts are awful with mouse but there are options to use a keyboard or gamepad. the missions and their bosses have some variety which is nice and the music can be pretty epic at times too, all in all id say it is worth checking out.
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Mightyelk
( 2.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 15 april
Nice style wasted for a boring shoot 'em up.
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|FEVER| WetElectronics |MSgt|
( 0.4 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 10 april
I would not recommend buying this game. I wanted to love it. maybe i just need to get further into it?
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Nesot
( 4.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 12 mars
What the hell am i doing with my life?
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HABABAJABA
( 1.6 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 7 mars
beautiful and interesting game. If you like Shoot-Em-Up game, you will definitly enjoy this.
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Saddy_4
( 2.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 22 februari
A very good game. The price is worth and the game is funny.
Yeah, you should change stance between mouse controller and keyboard in the two different mode of game, but this game is good.
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v48e12 (Fit Via Vi)
( 14.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 21 februari
super bizare arthouse style game
fun and hard
dont know what group to place it in
but it was a good game
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DMStewart
( 2.1 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 17 februari
All-around fantastic side-scrolling shooter. Artwork is great, music fits perfectly; it works especially well when you transition to a battle-run. Tons of options for customizing your ship. And having the option for having a melee weapon attacehd the the ship is great. I wasnt crazy about it at first but the more I got around to using it the more I realized how helpful it is. The upgrading options are numerous and each option is also upgradable. So, you get a new weapon, try it out. If you hate it, now worries. Dont waste your cash (Ink) on making it stronger. Get something else and leave it alone.

I do like the way the creator made the flat 2d worlds more 2.5D by being able to move into back and foregrounds across bridges. It was a nice touch to have that take place in front of you rather than having the screen fade to black or transition you. For those that dont own the game you must realize that youre on a quest in this hand-drawn world. And when you encounter other characters it gives you the option to hop into your ship and battle. Passing thru the turn-styles for game saves is nice and you never have to go too far or look too hard for them. However, I think this game wouldve worked a little better with a manual save option or an auto-save every time you leave a battle. Its anice artistic touch but this game already has plenty of wonderful artistic touches. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

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MPO
( 1.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 31 januari
While very creative, low visibility and monotonous gameplay make for a noticeably unengaging experience.
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♥ﺏﺮﻋ♥obudxgames
( 1.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 24 januari
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7.5 \10
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Jelour
( 3.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 januari
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite is an action game released on iOS, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Wii U. Is an adventure taken right out of a student's notebook. The entire game was made using ballpoint pen drawings to create an imaginative world to explore. Explore vast doodle realms, and take missions for shoot-em-up action in the skies.
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ZombieFreak2
( 7.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 januari
A bullet-hell shmup. The customisation of your ship is really fun and the missions are varied and enjoyable. The infinite mode seemed too easy if you got the correct weapons but other than that it is a fun game.
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( 4.9 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 december, 2015
I strained to try out this game. I really did. It's just not for everyone.

The game is confusing and you really have no idea what you're doing. I think it's more or less a side shoot'em up, though.

You'll probably enjoy this game more if you're high. Don't buy it unless you've watched videos or demo'd it.
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YaramazBoy
( 3.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 26 december, 2015
Cool game
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Kosomot
( 2.7 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 19 december, 2015
Not even once, kids.
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Redrusty66
( 5.2 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 8 december, 2015
The overall impression is positive. My main issue is the necessity to switch between mouse and keyboard. It is very hard to pass the platforming parts of the game using the mouse and it's impossible to play the sidescroller part using the keys. If only both of them were enabled at the same time, that would totally fix the experience.
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"ITS ME"Mr.Pro
( 8.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 5 december, 2015
3 hour game
Trying to get achievements can make it longer
but that is about it.

variety of i think 3 songs?
or maybe 4

same levels and same bosses throughout the stages.
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wiZZard78900
( 4.0 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 4 december, 2015
What is Ballpoint Universe? Everithing and nothing! Is a world of ink and paper, where you have just one goal: destroy your enemies with an arsenal of weapons, only to make the world a better place! But it is something more than that! It's a miracle and the best spend money ever! Want to try something diferrent? Do you want just a very small game that is great when you are bored but don't have the time to play for hours? Ballpoint Universe is a complete game, that combines both fast paced shooting, and adventure genres! And honestly, best buy for the money!
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f r a n k
( 0.5 timmar totalt )
Upplagd: 29 november, 2015
A simple, but likable, little game. The hand drawn ballpoint graphics are charming. It's difficult not to love the quirky characters you encounter.

Worth a look for anyone who enjoys side scroller games, as well as bullet hell games.
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5 av 7 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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5.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 december, 2015
The overall impression is positive. My main issue is the necessity to switch between mouse and keyboard. It is very hard to pass the platforming parts of the game using the mouse and it's impossible to play the sidescroller part using the keys. If only both of them were enabled at the same time, that would totally fix the experience.
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1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 8 januari
Ballpoint Universe: Infinite is an action game released on iOS, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows, Wii U. Is an adventure taken right out of a student's notebook. The entire game was made using ballpoint pen drawings to create an imaginative world to explore. Explore vast doodle realms, and take missions for shoot-em-up action in the skies.
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1 av 2 personer (50%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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14.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 21 februari
super bizare arthouse style game
fun and hard
dont know what group to place it in
but it was a good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
50 av 64 personer (78%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 17 december, 2013
This game here, for the price its going is more than worth it. Just to be able to walk around and look at the art style is enough for me It's absolutely beautiful. I'd love to see some clones of this art style work its way into other genres, because im really enjoying looking at it.

As far as the gameplay itself, i have to admit it does leave a bit to be desired. Theres nothing really wrong with it so far from what ive seen, but there isnt anything groundbreaking either. It is a simple shoot em up, with simple controls. Although i see there is a lot of upgrading that can be done to your ship so that may change later on in the game, there may just be tools to come that make the gameplay more complex.

My opinion is, if you're even the slightest bit interested, go ahead and grab it now while its on sale. Hell, grab it while its not on sale. $4? Extremely nice game for that price. AND it drops trading cards, so you could get a bit of that 3-4 dollars back if you wish
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20 av 22 personer (91%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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9.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 1 september, 2014
This is a pretty game.
The art style is clever, unique and clear to make out.

Unfortunately, those are pretty much all the positive things that can be said about it.
Ballpoint Universe is half adventure-platformer and half level-based horizontal shooter, both halves have some glaring problems sapping the fun.

On the platformer side
You walk around a hand-drawn environment, finding new character to help so that you can unlock the next area. Helping a character involves playing a level in the horizontal shooter.
There's a plot in this half, and it's not that bad actually. The Doodles are in a war with the geometrical Logicians and it is your job to find out what's going on with the Logicians and how to stop the war.
The main gripe with this segment is that the controls are very, very weird. With three control schemes available (keyboard, mouse and controller. Mouse being the default) you'd think there was something in there for everyone's tastes.
Jumping is floaty to the point where it's almost impossible to accurately steer where your little doodle guy is going. This isn't such a big deal at first, but for some reason the developers decided that precision platforming is exactly what would make the second half better.

On the horizontal shooter side
The first impression here is a lot better, which is good since this is the meat of the game.
You fly around in a little ship with 4 customizable parts (2 weapons, a hull and a type of special weapon with limited uses) destroying or dodging all enemies until you get to the boss of the level, that you then have to defeat. You then get Ink to spend on getting new parts and upgrading existing parts (Ink can also be earned in the platformer half, but has no use there).
Pricing on new gear is very high though, so you'll need to fly a lot of missions before you're able to get that heat seeking missile pod (not the ultimate weapon, just my personal favourite).
There's some finesse where some enemies have armour that can only be bypassed with melee weapons, so it's generally a good idea to bring one gun and one melee weapon.
What frustrated me here is a minor detail, but one that I couldn't exclude here. The heat seeker missiles I mentioned are excellent when they work as intended, and are even capable of getting around those pesky melee-only shields. However, the targeting on them is way off. Missed enemies that are by now far behind you and out view, scenery, enemies that haven't spawned yet, everything gets targeted by it. This is more apparent on some levels than on others, but especially since it's such a late-game weapon where players will have had to save up Ink for dozens of missions, it just reeks of poor design and/or testing.

Ballpoint Universe isn't a bad game, but beyond the distinctive graphics there just isn't anything exceptional there.
You can enjoy it, but the same can be said more so of a lot of other games on offer.
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25 av 33 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 18 juli, 2014
I want to recommend this game, I really do, but between horrible platforming sections (this game is actually a shmup) with extremely confusing controls and a lot of stuff going on in foreground in shmup sections (making it hard to dodge projectiles) I cannot. The art style is fun and amusing and there are enough upgrades to chose any playstyle you might need. Ranged weapons are extremely weak though, and I very quickly found myself picking up a couple of melee blades and playing the rest of the game with them.
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18 av 24 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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1.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 december, 2013
Ballpoint Universe is truly an astonishing game with a unique artstyle since everything in the game is drawn with a ballpoint pen! The graphics are so detailed and you can really see how much love and passion has gone into making the game. For this to be a game made by only three people, it's amazing.

Now that I've gotten that covered let's talk a little bit about the key features and gameplay. The story isn't too linear and you can choose if you want to do a mission or not which is good because it means that you are not going to be stuck on a part just because you are unable to beat it. You can in a sense explore the hand drawn world freely just to admire the artstyle and graphics. The controls are pretty good although the mouse might sometimes bug out a bit but it doesn't seem to be such a huge deal. The game is a shoot-em-up adventure indie game and even though I don't consider myself a big shoot-em-up fan this is really quite enjoyable. The whole shoot-em-up aspect of the game is relatively well excecuted and it is fun blowing evil doodles out of the sky.
There is a fair amount of customization/personalization of your spaceship and there seems to be a lot of different weapons and accessories. The currency ingame is ink which makes sense since that is what everyone and everything in the game is made of. The ink that you collect through missions can be used for things like weapons for your ship and spinning the wheel of fortune for more ink.

As for the story there is some but for the hardcore story fans it might be too little of it but this isn't the kind of game that would need a really heavy story. If I was to try and explain the story I would probably say that it is basically about a doodle who is helping his fellow doodles in the fight against the evil doodles which in the game are called Logicians.
The game also features some great relaxing music and even though the tracks are pretty repetetive you don't want to turn it off.

It costs barely anything and you could easily get several hours out of it. Even though I haven't dived into it too deeply yet I can see myself playing it for more than a few hours when I get the chance. Even if you aren't quite sure if you want to buy it or not you should really consider it since it really is an experience to say the least. Innovative games like this one is what makes me love indie titles as much as I do.

I won't deny that the game has a few flaws but I believe that even the harshest critic could have a really good time if you try to see what the game does well instead of what it does badly.

An overall great game and for the little money that you spend on it, you get enough out of it that it kind of is a must buy for almost everyone.

- Liam
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13 av 15 personer (87%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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7.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 december, 2014
Ballpoint Universe is quirky at its finest. From the odd mix of 80% shootemup and 20% adventure platforming, the awkward controls that you need to get used to and the odd but cutely presented story and characters that come with it. My wife really liked the main character, but was questioning her nose. At the start it all is a bit confusing cause it’s not often you start a game like that, to be honest I think that was the 1st game of this kind I ever played to begin with and I really enjoyed the game as a whole. It's not too hard or easy, the weapon and ship upgrades are numerous and feel pretty unique (by design anyway). It's fun to see the uses for each item “even the crappy ones” and just start collecting everything while finishing the rather short storyline. Plenty of replay ability if you want to get each and every achievement, as long as you don't mind some repetitiveness. I think the story mode could have done with one or two more worlds though, but it's enough for its price (and budget, I presume). Just the pleasure of looking at all worlds which created the artist (developer) is worth it all.
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19 av 26 personer (73%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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4.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 20 januari, 2014
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.
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14 av 17 personer (82%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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6.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 juli, 2015
Ballpoint Universe - Infinite short review.

Pros :
+ It got decent and unique art
+ Beat em up shooter with customizable arsenal and different type of enemy

Con :
- Story?

It's a good game, but honestly I didn't know what I have been doing in this game.
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26 av 39 personer (67%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
1 person tyckte att den här recensionen var rolig
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34.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 19 december, 2013
This game is just a masterpiece. I simply cannot put the words together to explain how great of a game and how masterfully it was putting together. 10/10 -Some random dude on Steam that loves this kind of game
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16 av 21 personer (76%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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2.1 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 24 juni, 2014
Don’t know if it was just me, but I really didn’t like the controls in this game. They were just really wonky no matter what settings I used. The gamepad joystick was too sensitive for the shooting parts, but not sensitive enough on the menus. And the mouse controls were horrible for the platforming bits.

The platforming bits seemed unnecessary. Why not just give us a menu-based level hub instead of constantly shifting between two types of gameplay?

The shoot em parts were quite fun, but felt like they could have been done a lot better. The worst part was how often enemies would go off screen. If enemies go off screen in a shooter, they’re not supposed to come back!! But in this game, they do, quite often. Most of the enemy movement patterns depended on your movement, so you often had to move in a way that would keep them on screen. That’s pretty annoying.

Anyway, I played the game for the artstyle, and it surely delivered on unique graphics. The melee weapons on your ship were fun too. But overall I wasn’t too impressed.
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15 av 20 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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7.6 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 29 juni, 2014
After playing this game, I feel like drawing something. This game plays like a shmup( Shoot them up) if you're not familiar with games where you're a spaceship to destrory enemy planes or aliens. But what's unique about the game is everything is done in Ballpoint; you're always introduced to new and vibrant art that keeps coming in your face. When I first played this game, I was confused either to say if it was a platformer and a shmup. I feel like the platforming sections are really weak and presents a flaw when you're trying to go to many platforms. Controls don't feel tight so you have to rely on your mouse or keyboard/game pad for the jumping sections. The game works as you collect inkblots to upgrade, buy new parts to your ship which adds a lot of customization to how you want to approach things. You want a sword and gun combo? Done. You want to protect yourself and use missiles? Done. You just want to go commando and use dual melee or guns? Sure thing. Its very rewarding when you upgrade because it helps with ranking on missions. I recommend this to anyone who wants to try it out, the game can keep you playing for hours and it's not entirely hard ( The wheel can give you 40k inkblots if you're having trouble) if you're new.
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11 av 13 personer (85%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 10 juli, 2015
Perhaps if this was solely a horizontal sidescrolling shoot 'em up and not half a 2D platformer with somewhat awkward controls & somewhat difficult to navigate areas this would be an alright game.

The parts where it's a shooter work okay for the most part. Controls are all with the mouse by default and allows quick movement from one end of the screen to another. As you kill baddies in said shooter you're supposed to collect "ink" to upgrade and buy new items & modifications for your ship. It can be a bit of a challenge of its own to get said ink because they're around enemies & gunfire often and they disappear fairly quickly so you can't necessarily wait for them to come to you all that much. The upgrades and items you buy for the ship with the ink really come in handy though from what I found the guns that spew bullets are extremely weak even when upgraded to the max. To sort of compensate for that you also get a heavy-damage-dealing melee weapon that automatically attacks whatever's in front of the ship so should they come within range. It adds a bit more depth to the gameplay; you can either keep shooting while easily seeing something that can kill you at a safe distance or get close for faster kills while figuring out when to back off when it looks like the ship's in a dangerous spot.
There are a good chunk of shooter levels in this game but unfortunately I found out that I'd have to do a series of very lackluster 2D platforming to even unlock these levels, which is what ruins this game for me.

There's hardly anything to the platforming; jump over here, jump that pit, talk to this person to MAYBE unlock an actual shooter level. By default you use the mouse to run, jump, and interact which feels very awkward to play with. You can set it in the pause menu to move around via the keyboard instead (which works a lot better) however when you're about to get to the shooter levels there's a good chance you'll want to switch back to the mouse controls, at least I did since I got to be more precise with the mouse during those levels.
Navigating and just plain running around through the platforming areas is a tedious task of its own. Anything important you get to do is often a bit of a ways off and the artstyle, though pretty cool, I think makes navigating a lot more confusing, espcially when running to the foreground and background.

It's not something I'd want to finish if it means going through a lot of tedious platforming that hardly rewards much.
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12 av 16 personer (75%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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6.7 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 4 augusti, 2014
This was a good game for me.

Pro
+ Easy shooter. It's possible to get all achievements in this game. Takes work but it's doable. I got them all and did not have to break that much sweat.
+ Interesting story though it takes awhile to understand. 'Doodles vs Logicians' -war is not something you see in every game.
+ Good looking art work.
+ Different.

Con
- Mouse cursor controller adventure part. Horrible controls.
- Above requires patience and a good aim. Keep that cursor visible and aim with it.
- Can be too weird for some people.

Recomended for people who like shooters and who have an open mind about what that term can actually mean. This game sure stretches that boundary.
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9 av 11 personer (82%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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6.2 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 5 januari, 2014
Really fun shoot em' up combined with a little bit of platforming elements (probably 80/20 split). The big catch is the art style, looks like it was all drawn beautifully with an ink pen. Gameplay is addictive but not to hard, you explore the world off doodles in platforming style, looking for stickers (collectibles) and characters to advance the story and open up shooter missions. Lots of options to customize and upgrade your ship, and they all impact how you play the game. Definitely worth the price if you like shoot em up and platformers at all. Even after you finish the story (took me only a few hours) their is an infinite mode in the shooter style where you try to advance as far as you can, for replayability if you really like shoot em ups.
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10 av 13 personer (77%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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8.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 22 januari, 2014
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!)
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12 av 17 personer (71%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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3.0 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 12 mars, 2014
Ballpoint Universe is a beautiful shmup with guns and melee weapons. Between the stages you'll explore the cities like a platform game: running, jumping and talking with characters that tells you the story. The difficult is just right, but if you want a real challenge, try to clear levels flawlessly. There's also an infinite mode to keep you occupied. For this game, you'll get more than your money's worth. On sale it's an absolutely steal!
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15 av 23 personer (65%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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1.4 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 11 mars, 2014
Generic space shooter, with badly contolled platformer as a wrapping paper. Clever visuals wasted on a boring game, waste of talent.
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7 av 8 personer (88%) fann denna recension hjälpsam
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12.8 timmar totalt
Upplagd: 7 januari, 2015
This game features an unique artstyle, as it's entirely drawn with a pen. The characters, the backgrounds, everything. In it you control a small creature who needs to fight to protect his homeworld from an "evil" force consisting of drawings that seek complete order in the universe: no random lines, weird creature, only perfectly designed and measured things.

Its gameplay has two distinct parts: platformer sections in which you explore around talking to different "people" and finding ink that you use to upgrade your ship, and shooter sections, in which you control a small ship against hordes of enemy ships. You can upgrade your ship in several ways: it can carry two different weapons, and you can give it different wings and such that give special abilities.

It's not that long, and the gameplay is simple, as it's controlled entirely with the mouse. Still, it's a good game, so I recommend it.
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