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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“...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.”
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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!

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

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Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • 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)
    Minimum:
    • 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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8 з 9 людей (89%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
9.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 вересня 2014 р.
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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11 з 15 людей (73%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
6.7 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 серпня 2014 р.
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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6 з 7 людей (86%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 10 грудня 2014 р.
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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3 з 3 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
12.8 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 7 січня
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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4 з 5 людей (80%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
19.3 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 4 листопада 2014 р.
At first, I thought that this game was also programmed with a ballpoint. It's very awkward to control, there's too much acceleration going on everywhere, you have to change control modes constantly and the physics feel that everything is about to collapse at any second.

But I persevered, and after getting used to it's controls, I found myself liking it a lot. I love arcade shmups, and after figuring out how to buy weapons and equiping them, shooting sections very fun, although I found them too easy at first, I was having a blast in the later sections. There's no way you'll have enough ink to buy all weapons and try them without grinding, so I stuck to the ones I know I would liked and upgraded them to the max. Also, ♥♥♥♥ kamikazes, one touch and you lose a life, no matter how much you have.

Personally, I would've liked a score system, which also could have alleviated the frustration of losing a life trying to get a gold by gaining one after hitting certain number. It would be a nicer bonus for your skill than having a star that makes a short blast of bullets.

Also, the graphics are very unique and cool, but sometimes I feel this game is kind of egotistical, shoving them in your face. This is really a problem with a boss that shows up in front of the camera and blocks your view of the enemies, I dont mind it too much in the overworld, but it can be annoying. The opnly other graphical problem is in the last level, when all the objects being white becomes a problem, there were times that I didnt know where I was, what was attacking me and where it came from.

And lastly, I think that the game would be better if it had less focus on the overworld, specially platforming in there, and different music. My god, I had the game on mute 80% of the time, I was so sick of hearing the same thing over and over.

TL;DR: Like Skyrim on paper 420/666
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5 з 7 людей (71%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 19 вересня 2014 р.
With visual layered artwork, this game with its intuitive controls and addicting gameplay and the deep customization options is truly a unique game.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 5 грудня 2014 р.
This is a truly beautiful game.If you haven't guessed by the title name already,this whole game is made of art from jsut ballpoint pens.I can't imagine how long and such tidious work it took to complete.It's a shoot'em up style of game play and can be challenging but not too much.I would definetly recommend this game if you're a sucker for game art style like I am.
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
108.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 29 листопада 2014 р.
I had no idea at all what this game was, but hey, a game for 1 ref why not! WOW, this game just blew my mind! The detail and hard work to make such a game purely out of the use of a ballpoint-pen (for the most part ^_^) is mind altering! I can spend an hour straight just trying to go through to each new round, upgrading and buying new guns and swords, or I can hop on for 10 minutes and just do a little ink farming! THIS IS A MUST NEED TYPE OF GAME!
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2 з 2 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 24 грудня 2014 р.
Fun and engaging shmup that can be played with just a mouse. The paper and ink art style is simple and pleasing. Music is not bad.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 серпня 2014 р.
Truly a beautiful Side-scrolling shooter game, Everything just looks and feels nice. Worth buying for sure. Only bad thing is, that the enemies sometimes are hard to kill.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
8.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 18 серпня 2014 р.
Just doing my usual trading card routine and the game seemed to look like fun. Tried it out and it was awesome.
+1 for the mouse input.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 6 серпня 2014 р.
First off; yes, the game does look great. That's one of the biggest factors in this game being good, really. I wouldn't say it matters all the time but here it does, and it's good in that regard.

The game's primarily a shmup with a bit of 2D platforming thrown in, but. Let's be honest. The platforming sections are AWFUL. Nearly unplayable with keyboard and entirely unplayable with mouse. Can't speak for gamepad though. Fortunately they're not the focus and you'll only have to deal with them every so often, the focus is on the shooter parts and that's probably for the better.

The genre's never been one of my favorites but it's fun enough here, plenty of variety in enemies in their movements and attack patterns and a variety of upgrades available to the ship. Though the shotgun, which is one of the earlier weapons, was never beaten in effectiveness for me, for whatever reason, though I did not unlock any of the highest tier of weapons. Because the game a little too grindy if you want to pull off everything in it. Playing through the story once is still certainly enjoyable enough though. The game's certainly worth its rather low price. I have no clue how it fares as a shmup since, as I said, I don't really play these often, but I found it fun enough.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
33.2 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 11 серпня 2014 р.
I've played a fair number of scrolling shooter games, but I've never found myself enjoying any of them half as much as I do Ballpoint Universe Infinite :)
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
7.0 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 22 серпня 2014 р.
This is a beautifully surreal game done with an amazing art style. The gameplay is a mix of 2D adventure platforming and a shoot-em-up.

The controls are a bit difficult at first and I found myself switching from mouse to keyboard controls for precise maneuvering, but there's no way I could control the ship for the shoot-em-up portions with the keyboard; that really requires the mouse.

I also found the selection of weapons for your ship to be really mind-boggling, in a good way. The melee elements are unique and a refreshing change.

There are some minor glitches and I'd love to know if the developer is working on improvements and/or additional levels (or a whole new title!).

Overall, for the price, this game can't be beat. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be playing it again and again and again.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 15 вересня 2014 р.
Much better value than a 4$ coffee, if you like shmups with unique graphics that stick to old school tropes. Then you will like this!
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
3.6 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 21 вересня 2014 р.
A unique combination of side-scrolling platformer and horizontal shooter that contains unforgiving difficulty which makes you want to play/practice more.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 25 вересня 2014 р.
I honestly was not expecting a Smhup when I turned the game on well I love SMHUPS so fun was had ink was spilled.
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
1.4 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 листопада 2014 р.
very addicting games!!
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1 з 1 людей (100%) вважають цю рецензію слушною
2.9 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 1 листопада 2014 р.
Great new take on bullet hell. The gameplay and story are great with the ability to custimize your ships, weapons, and other stats depending on how you want to play. I found the adventure mode controls to be imprecise when trying to complete some of the jumping sequences, but with no penelty for falling to your death, it wasen't too annoying. Some really awesome moments happened in adventure like when you get to drive the cars and do flips.

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6.5 год. зареєстровано
Додано: 3 листопада 2014 р.
I've never been any good at Shoot 'Em Ups, but BU:I has been an excellent introduction. I'm hooked by the gameplay, but the excellent look and grooving music certainly help.
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