Ballpoint Universe - Infinite

  • Ballpoint Universe - Infinite
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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We have a new title in the works, its a fully 3D game about Captaining a submarine in a flooded world! Check out our trailer and Kickstarter page


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 h...


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. ːdoodleː


Hey all! After enough loss of save files, we decided to move away from the plugin we were using for save data and make a more stable version. Important! If you already have save data, check out this thread before playing! It lists the steps to take to preserve your save data. Thank you! -L


We have now moved to a new saving system with support for steamcloud. Savefiles should never dissapear again, and follow your account around across MAC and PC. ONLY FOR PEOPLE THAT USED TEST BUILD: Delete local content, and manually delete the cloudSaves folder in your game directory:(this wont delete your saves, just the prototype for the cloudsaves system) DO THIS BEFORE RUNNING BPU THE FIRST TIME AFTER UPDATING: AGAIN: ONLY FOR PEOPLE THAT USED TEST BUILD These are usually located: WINDOWS: C...




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



  • OS: OSX Lion or later
  • Processor: 1.5mhz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: 512mb card or higher
  • Storage: 230 MB available space
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