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We’ve crafted a beautiful universe for you to uncover and explore at your own pace. Fly through levels, dodging and evading enemies before they have a chance to react. Or explore leisurely, mastering each world and uncovering all its secrets. Either way, Ellipsis will keep you on your toes with surprises from start to finish.

“It's like the best parts of Geometry Wars” - Tycho Brahe (Founder of PAX, Penny Arcade)

Ellipsis is designed with a clean minimalist interface and absolutely ZERO text. It lets the player explore at their own pace while gently guiding them, thus producing an incredible pick-up-and-play experience.


• 150+ unique hand-crafted and increasingly hard levels, set in 8 diverse worlds
• Level editor with Steam workshop support
• Pick up and play for all ages
• Beautiful minimalist graphics
• Zero text - Accessible to a global audience
• Mouse, Controller and Touchscreen support, playable on 2-in-1 Touch PCs
• Windows, Mac & Linux support


• Designed by Yacine Salmi and Stefan Hell
• Beautiful soundscape by Filippo Beck Peccoz
• Community and PR: Christopher Wulf and Felix Kramer
• Special thanks to Alex Zacherl, Johannes Roth, Max Wandinger

And a big THANKS to you, the player.

ELLIPSIS (noun): an intentional omission from a text without altering its original meaning.
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Salmi Games
Salmi Games
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System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 256 MB of VRAM or higher
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Tested on Antergos, Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Kubuntu, Mageia, Manjaro, Mint, Slackware, SteamOS, Ubuntu, Xubuntu

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 256 MB of VRAM or higher
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 200 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher
  • Processor: Dual-Core 1.8 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Video card with 256 MB of VRAM or higher
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
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Product received for free "Ellipsis with Mouse, Controller or Touchscreen?" > I have received Ellipsis free of charge, but I will write this Review completely objectively. < Before I played Ellipsis on PC, I already had some Hours of play on the Android version. So, even by not having too high a game time on the PC, I can say a lot about the Game because the PC version of Ellipsis is not fundamentally different from the mobile Version. The Game principle is quite simple: Collect "all" blue Dots without touching any of the nasty Things that want to prevent you from doing so. You picked them all up? Then quickly move off to the Portal and on to the next Level. When Playing Ellipsis, you can see That Animations, Designs and everything that is generally part of the Look of the Game has simply been created in an insanely beautiful and well thought-out way. The whole thing is supported by the Ellipsis running very smoothly, which makes Movements, Animations etc look better. Of course, the Performance of a Game also depends on the Components that have been installed in your Computer. However, I would not call Ellipsis a Game that has extraordinarily high System requirements, see minimum system requirements in the Game Description. In many Games today you are overwhelmed by a gigantic Number of Ads, Elements and Features, you don't know where to look first as a Player. Ellipsis offers a nice Contrast because the minimalist Design does not distract you and allows you to focus on the essentials. Whatever may have led me in the upper Section to praise the Animations and, down to the Last (minimalist) well thought-out designs, they might never have occurred to me with an overloaded Ellipsis. The Control with the Mouse on the PC Works just as well as with your Finger on Smartphones and Tablets. In fact, I found it on the Computer and thus easier to collect the individual Points in the Game with the mouse than on my Smartphone. It also works great with the Xbox One Wireless Controller, which not only offers the Option to move with the Sticks, but also with the Triggers to change the Dizziness. In general, I Do not think that the Control of Ellipsis needs to be explained to you. The Game offers so few Options, in a positive Sense that you simply have to understand it directly as a Player. In some Cases, I am disturbed by the low Resolution of the PC Version. This sounds tougher now than it actually is. The Game offers you the Possibility to determine Resolution and Quality at the Start: Even at 1920x1080 and on "Very High" I have the Feeling in places that there is more in there. As mentioned above, Ellipsis is not a Title that has high System requirements, which is why I would be happy about it, you could play on 4K, for example. At this Point, however, I would like to say once again that we cannot count Pxiel or anything like that. Dissolution-drenched PC players unfortunately notice something like this. As I said, you were mearing at an enormously high Level, and if you didn't read that here before the Start Of the game, you probably wouldn't notice it;) Pixels are nothing to replace. Except for even more Pixels. Ellipsis offer a Level Editor which allows the Long-term Motivation to rise to the height. However, The Level Editor Menu doesn't agree with me. It seems very unlovingly designed, but it works and does what it is supposed to do. I have nothing wrong with general Gameplay. Ellipsis plays insanely well. There are no Mistakes, Bugs etc, At least with me not. Finally, I can say that Ellipsis in my Opinion offers a very good Contrast to conventional Games, to which you can wait very well for your Flight, survive a Car ride as a Passenger or just relax. Ellipsis does not stress the Player and is well suited to passing the Time. "Waiting For my Flight?!. With my Computer?! "-Jain, Ellipsis is for me a Game that's Best on mobile Devices, that means the Me Ellipsis when I buy it on Steam, play on my Laptop or Notebook with Touchscreen or Windows Tablet and don't try the whole thing with the Trackpad Get in. Mouse is Fun, but it doesn't feel right compared to Touchscreen. If on the stationary Computer, then with Xbox One Wireless Controller. The whole thing works without a hitch, is a bit more difficult at first, but feels more like Ellipsis. I don't see Ellipsis as a Game that you should play for several hours at a time to play through it as quickly as possible or inalienable, just in between, and then enjoy what sets it apart from most Standard PC games. Over and out
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