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 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!
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!
Battle through the enormous Logician Fleet
"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."
Latest tweets from @arachnid_games
Jan 24 2015, 12:43am
@MonthOLDpickle Yes, Diluvion has been approved for Steam! If you pre-order, you'll get a Steam key. :D
Jan 24 2015, 12:39am
@hizoka_darkwolf It's still deep in development. We're putting out a new trailer early 2015!
Jan 3 2015, 1:43am
Dec 30 2014, 10:31pm
Dec 28 2014, 5:26pm
@ninjasexparty Tator Todd is better.
Dec 25 2014, 2:52am
@PattonFiend The patch will come, but it's not as easy as it sounds. (hur hur)
Nov 3 2014, 5:57pm
@Jason_Lepine What region are you in? There's been some publishing issues in Canada unfortunately. : L
Oct 31 2014, 7:57pm
But it's kickass to have a fanbase that is honest but polite. We will put everything we learned and more into our future titles!
Oct 31 2014, 7:56pm
To everyone that reviewed BPU: Thank you so much! We realize the game has many flaws, and we've learned so much from developing
Oct 31 2014, 7:55pm