Control the evolution with the touch of your finger. Climb your way through the evolutional ladder. Start as a little organism and transform into a magnificent aquatic being. Explore the abyss in search of nutritional elements. Attack other species whenever you run out of other food sources.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (794 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 20, 2011
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""Hidden Gem Game" simple, yet graphically beautiful in a game meant to be played with controller. Find yourself evolving by what you eat and surviving."

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October 20

Anniversary sale!!! And some minor bug fix:-)

Sparkle 2: Evo is celebrating its first year at Steam. Only this week you can buy it 90% off! Promotions start today at 10:00 AM PST.
We also added some minor bug fix and stability improvement.

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“Sparkle 2 Evo is probably one of the more unique titles”
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“Sparkle 2 is definitely a game that has atmosphere and generally good gameplay”
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About This Game

Control the evolution with the touch of your finger. Climb your way through the evolutional ladder. Start as a little organism and transform into a magnificent aquatic being. Explore the abyss in search of nutritional elements. Attack other species whenever you run out of other food sources. Enjoy beautiful surreal visuals and relax with minimalistic ambient soundtrack.

Can you grow the biggest Sparkle in the world?

Subtle, captivating, addictive. These three words describe the world of Sparkle - world in which you make a tiny aquatic creature evolve into becoming a grown, magnificent being.

We give you control over your Sparkle's development and wellbeing, and you have one goal - to evolve. Whilst exploring the Sparkle Void, you find various nutritious elements to eat. Sometimes you will even have to fight for food with other species. You become what you eat - you get to choose whether your sparkle becomes a fast and aggressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast-eating herbivore, or an omnivore, whose features lie somewhere in between. Insight to your Sparkle's DNA strand will give you information about the progress and will help you plan which microelements you want to focus on eating next. You will also get to fight giant bosses from time to time.

But there’s no rush to keep the game in full swing at all times. You may as well just relax, play the game on a slow pace, explore the sparkle void, consume nutritional elements, enjoy simple and surreal surrounding and listen to the ambient music soundtrack. The choice is all yours.


- Three different ways to evolve. Become a fast and agressive carnivore, a sluggish but fast eating herbivore, or an omnivore whose features lie somewhere in between
- Play through 13 dreamlike looking levels.
- Use GenLab to check your Sparkles DNA strand, your progress, status of your special skills, and plan what to eat next accordingly.
- Relax with great chilled-out ambient soundtrack.
- Compete against other Sparkle in fast-paced competitive mode

System Requirements

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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 6800, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600
    • Hard Drive: 180 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 MB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 180 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 180 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGl 2.1 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 180 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
This game is very beautiful!
It has 2 modes - single player or competition (against the AI). Single player can become boring very fast, because all you do is eat a certain amount of food (orbs) to finish the stage. Competition mode is fun because the AI actually challenges you and you can only go to the next stage if you win against the AI. But it also can become boring very fast, which didn't happen to me considering the game only has 14 stages and 2 of them are specifics to get achievements.
The controls are easy enough most of the time. It can be a little frustrating depending on the evolution of your spark, but easy to manage.
The game leads you to believe that your spark will evolve in different ways based on the type of food (orbs) you eat. That's not true. Not only the evolution of your spark is the same no matter what you eat, but you can't actually choose what to eat (not in competition mode at least, since you gotta beat the AI). You can choose what to eat in single player (the game only requires you to eat the necessary amount of food of at least one color), but it makes no difference whatsoever.
The game is not worth the full price, but for 90% off I say go for it. You get trading cards and 22 achievements in a few hours. I didn't regret buying it. I suggest you watch a video of the gameplay though, just to be sure.
Posted: October 23
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This is one relaxing game. You control a microorganism eating other microorganisms. That's pretty much all there is to it, but it's a relaxing game nonetheless.
Posted: October 21
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
6.8/10

Casual and repetitive: But pretty, relaxing and atmospheric.
Posted: October 17
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Very original & interesting game with relaxing music. Those who love biology will love it :)
Posted: October 23
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
I have no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ I'm doing.

Just eat stuff and grow.

Just like real life.

10/10
Posted: October 20
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
I must admit, it's a strange game. Sparkle 2 Evo is quite relaxing but challenging at the same time, evolving your way, with different paths to choose from, or make your own, how your creature evolves is up to you. I will admit, I got this game quite cheaply from a Steam Badge Discount, but I digress. If you have money to spare or have a coupon and want a relaxing game, this might be for you, with the controller support it ought to please a bigger crowd.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
This is just a simple but fun game if you aren't willing to pay the 4.99 price then you damn well better pick it up at 49cents
Posted: October 20
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Experience the ups and down and overall thrilling life of a bacteria.
Posted: October 24
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
This game is a missed opportunity. I really hoped from the looks of it that it would be a souped up version of the Micro-organism stage of "Spore" -- which was insanely fun and attractive but not complex enough. Sadly, this game is even less so. There are really only three creatures you can be, and while you "evolve", it doesn't seem or feel important. You get bigger. This game could have been so much more. I know the price was a steal, but for as good as it looks it's more sizzle and less steak.
Posted: October 23
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Good game at all, but something missing.
Posted: October 21
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Nice to look and listen to in theory but the gameplay feels horrible to me... very laggy. Can't bear to play it anymore than I already did.

Try it out but don't try to stick with it if it feels like a chore. That's what I felt.
Posted: September 25
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Possibly the best .49 cents I have ever spent.
Posted: October 21
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Not all controls are working on game. Such as x for diving. Glad I only spent $0.49 on this unfortunately until it is fixed.
Posted: October 21
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
The graphics are great but all you do is swim around and eat different colored balls. Whoever eats the most wins. At about the 5th level the computer controlled opponent becomes about ten times better and starts eating way more than you. It also starts to get tougher like how the things you eat are placed, like in jellyfish and what not. The game basically has no real gameplay to speak of and no real point other than to waste my valuable time, and is just boring as hell.
Posted: October 23
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
not recommended - complete waste of time
Posted: October 14
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0 of 9 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
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0 of 11 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
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Posted: October 21
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4.6 hrs on record
This game is a yes if it's on sale. It's basically a remake of Fl0w (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_(video_game)) but with more levels and stuff (at least compared to the original free Flash version of Fl0w). It's pretty good, I guess, and sometimes it's really pretty. But... it's a little less soothing and and chill than Fl0w was. This game does seem to do more and be more than Fl0w, but it's just lacking that same feeling of Fl0w.

Overall, it's not bad, and I can recommend it to pass the time. But, for those of you who are expecting Fl0w, just be aware that you might not quite be getting it with this.
Posted: September 30
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0.2 hrs on record
Nice little game, especially in the sale.
Posted: October 2
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0.4 hrs on record
I was mislead into thinking i could ''Evolve'' into different branch and specialize in order to create my own unique creature, but it's not that cool.

You actually have to eat pretty much everything to win. You dont really eveolve into something unique because of that.

It's a cheap game, for some cheap time.

I will say not recommended but it was still a fair buy.

Go ahead and buy it if you like, but dont expect this to be an evolution game, its more of an arcade game with pretty sounds and lights.

5/10
Posted: October 6
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