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.
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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
35 of 43 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I have no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ I'm doing.

Just eat stuff and grow.

Just like real life.

10/10
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
I picked up this game soley because it was $.49and it had cards which i knew would at some point pay for itself, I figured while I let the game run I'll at leats play a bit and see what quick acheivments i can get and then next thing I knew I had a few hours under the belt and still had no idea what exactly the game was about but I was oddly relaxed.
All in all the game is very repetitive but in a way that relaxes more than frustrates it has a simple gameplay and looks beautiful especially if you are able to sit in a dark room with the moniter on bright the colors and graphics really pull you in.
As far as gameplay goes I'm not sure exactly what they were going for but it was relaxing to play and still fun so 7.5/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
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.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
6.8/10

Casual and repetitive: But pretty, relaxing and atmospheric.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Experience the ups and down and overall thrilling life of a bacteria.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Cool indie game,not something ''big'' but a good enjoyable game.
It has some nice colours,this makes this game more interesting but all you have to do
is to try to consume some other species so you can get bigger,get more power so
you can keep going to other harder levels.The colours,the light and generally the effects
in this game are so good that they will make you sleep!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Fun little casual game (i believe it is an ipad port). You play an organism and you eat little molecules to become bigger (a la spore, but you never get past small bug-size). Get it on sale if you want a fun 2-4 hour timesink (I 100%'d it in 3 hours).

Pros:
-Fun Gameplay for what it is
-Good chill music
-Great artstyle
-Plays well with controller (despite menus being buggy when trying to swap from kbm to controller sometimes)

Cons:
-AI can go full ♥♥♥♥♥♥ sometimes and pose no challenge
-AI is unbalanced on some levels, (i.e. #7 took me multiple tries, but then afterwards i destroyed the higher levels...)
-Could use more levels (you only get halfway up the evolution chart before you've already beaten everything, it got too repetitive for me to bother to max it out)
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Love This Game!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
You start as game as a small white shiny cell kind of thing :D
After you'll be exploring some nano/micro world where are other simple life forms, in this world you'll be the one dominating, there is nothing that can eat you but you eat everything, but don't think there is no challenge in game and you keep eating, the point is to evolve! Evolving works like "you are what you eat" :D Your meal will define into what will you evolve, It's pretty interesting for the first time to see the results of evolving :D
Fine game with interesting graphics.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
If you don't mind repetitive music, tedious clicking, and not much diversity in the name of 'evolution', this game is a buy for the price.

Graphics are pretty, it has cards to trade, couple of hours to perfect the achievements and if you catch it on discount, definetely a buy. Just don't expect anything like Spore, this one is a click and move game that takes 2-3 hours to do everything.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Possibly the best .49 cents I have ever spent.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
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
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
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.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Very original & interesting game with relaxing music. Those who love biology will love it :)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Good game at all, but something missing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
i really like the game it is easy sometimes.
the nice thing is that it is pretty cheap now and that it is fun.
this is a must buy game for peole who like it cheap.
buy it now it is fun
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Forgive my lack of words to describe this game, other than "extremely lame".

I was hoping for something similar to the creature phase of "Spore" just expanding upon the idea a little but was bitterly disappointed.
There is no Evo(lution) whatsoever in the gameplay of Sparkle 2 Evo, only the graphics change slightly (they do sparkle nicely though). Also it does not make any difference, whether you play as carni-, omni-, or herbivore, other than having to collect a different colour of food bits, that lie around the map, doing nothing. You can't attack your opponent or have to protect from him, your playable little worm does not gain any traits and so every level and the goals are pretty much the same every time and the whole thing gets repetitive and boring incredibly fast.
Don't be fooled to buy it only because it's dirt cheap while on sale - that doesn't make your time spent on it more worthwhile.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
This is like being an insect, inside the but hole of a small orphan! 14/10
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