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Ballpoint Universe is a side-scrolling shooter / platform adventure game about a doodle named Doodle. Every bit of the game has been drawn with a ballpoint pen to build immaculate environments. Classic space shooter gameplay! Shoot and dodge through a hell-storm of enemies to obliterate the deranged doodles and the Logician scourge. Fight for the future of creativity itself! Explore doodle realms, meet intriguing, eccentric characters, get hints and items to aid your quest. Upgrades! Fully fledged 4 slot customization system; customize your ship with the gear you acquire along your journey. Equip for the needs for a certain mission; do you need a shield and sword? sword and gun? Gun and gun? Exploit the enemy fleet's weaknesses and overcome their systematic genocide of imagination!

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You may have heard of it, but now you can play it! Ballpoint Universe is an indie game utilizing graphics that are entirely hand-drawn with a ballpoint pen. Explore enchanting platformer segments, and battle your way through intense side scrolling shooter action!

Emerge from the idea spring and discover the world of doodles...

Customize your ship with a vast array of weapons and armor


Battle through the enormous Logician Fleet

Explore the intricate Logician cities, and discover their secrets


"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, so I’m eagerly awaiting its May 2013 drop date. Which is very soon! Hurrah!"


"Ballpoint pens: bad for math class, good for having a gorgeous visual aesthetic in a game."


"...with the ability to customize and upgrade your ship, and explore the doodle realms on foot to meet a number of eccentric characters. [...] This is definitely one to watch out for."


"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."


"Yes I just said the whole world is brought to life by the drawings made with ballpoint pens. I know it sounds weird but once you see these illustrations come to life you will absolutely become a believer."

You can find the game for Mac or PC on it's Desura page, or if you want to play without paying, check out the FREE demo. Happy playing, from Arachnid Games. : )

Ballpoint Universe Beta Now on MAC and PC

Ballpoint Universe Beta Now on MAC and PC

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Ballpoint Universe beta 1.9 is out! This is the first version available for Mac.

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Open Beta

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Ballpoint Universe, the side scrolling platformer/shooter hybrid, releases it's first beta!

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Ballpoint Universe Beta 1.9 MAC

Ballpoint Universe Beta 1.9 MAC

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This beta demo version 1.9 of Ballpoint Universe. BU is a schmup/adventure game being developed by Arachnid Games for pc/mac. Best run on 'simple' graphics...

Ballpoint Universe Beta 2-5

Ballpoint Universe Beta 2-5

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This beta demo version 2.5 of Ballpoint Universe. BU is a schmup/adventure game being developed by Arachnid Games for pc/mac. Best run on 'simple' graphics...

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hamsterguy
hamsterguy

Hey, I got this in a Indiegala, but it only comes with a Steam redemption key. Is there any chance I could also get a Desura key with it?

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wiesenwiesel
wiesenwiesel

I just released my Let's Play of this unique indie gem - I was totally blown away by the graphic design, even though (or because) it was all made with a ballpoint pen... Feel free to check it out and definitely get the game, worth every cent: Youtube.com

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KDR_11k
KDR_11k

Wow, retailers want 10€ for it!

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liamdawe
liamdawe

Any Linux plans?

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ArachnidGames Creator
ArachnidGames

50/50 chance of getting the game on Linux. If we migrate it from Unity 3.5. to 4, I believe it has an option to produce a Linux player.

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liamdawe
liamdawe

Are you looking to upgrade then?

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ArachnidGames Creator
ArachnidGames

Yes, one day! If there's no issues with licenses and such, we'll port out to Linux. I'll post a huge update about it if that happens.

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Carnival73
Carnival73

Bloody ***k! This game is gorgeous!

It's almost a crime that games and art of this caliber have such low retail value nowadays but I guess I better not complain.

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quillsaga
quillsaga

The art looks awesome, voted on Greenlight but who knows? I usually can't wait for that and get the game on Desura if a game really catches my eye :D

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gavgavin
gavgavin

I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times it says failed to launch item ballpoint Universe, file is not valid exe. Any ideas?

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ArachnidGames Creator
ArachnidGames

I looked into this, and there's a problem with our .MCF file. I'll have this fixed ASAP, but as a temporary fix, go to the top of this page, click 'Play game', then click 'view standalone files' . Download Ballpoint Universe Full zip from there.

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gavgavin
gavgavin

cool beans got it.!

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