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 (943 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 20, 2011
Popular user-defined tags for this product:

Sign in to add this game to your wishlist or mark as not interested

Buy Sparkle 2 Evo

 

Recommended By Curators

""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."

Recent updates View all (3)

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.

8 comments Read more

Reviews

“Sparkle 2 Evo is probably one of the more unique titles”
9 – 148apps

“Sparkle 2 is definitely a game that has atmosphere and generally good gameplay”
7 – lowdown

Steam Greenlight

Special Offer

Buy Sparkle 2: EVO on Steam and get the fantastic soundtrack from the game for free. A set of ambient tunes will accompany you wherever you want!

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

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    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
26 of 28 people (93%) 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
13 of 13 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
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Was interested in trying out this title right away. The colors and microbes, they all look so delicious. Was able to get 100% within 3 hours. I had to get used to the way you control your microbe. Very cool how they evolve. Now if they came out with custom skins, Change the microbe to myself, The food into cheeseburgers..and the atmosphere into the cosmos. lolol. Anyways...Buy & Win.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
6 of 7 people (86%) 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!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
English:This game is super chill with relaxing music and beautiful art design of organisms and environment. The reason why I recommend this game is that this game cost me 0.49$ during the discount and I found myself pretty enjoying this game for its relaxing gameplay. The game isn't hard and it takes me less than 3 hours to beat it with all achievements.
I would rate 10/10 because this game perfectly presents its goal of extrodinary relaxing gameplay experience.
中文:超放松的一款游戏,你所做的就是扮演一个微生物不断的吃东西来进化,环境和生物因为都是半透明的所以感觉特别的漂亮也特别的有感觉,其次当初这游戏我是0.5刀入的,3小时不到全成就完成,所以我觉得是非常值这个价格,最后因为这游戏本身的目的就是放松的游戏体验,所以我认为是一款值得喜欢这类游戏的人去尝试的一次微观体验。
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) 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)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
This game is super, super... supppeeerr borrrrrinnng.

It's like the game was made to make you bored, that was the only goal of it.
It's repetitive, you do the same thing over and over (collect the blobs or whatever of the same colour) and at the end get stuck at the "boss" level because of janky camera/organism movement (this game should've been made in 2D, not 3D so that wouldn't be such a pain in the back)

Why would you get this?
- Uh, on a sale, maybe? Because of the low price?
- To look at the glowy, fancy looking organisms and such?

I don't know, maybe for the music? I'm sorry but in my opinion the game is too boring to be recommended.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
What a meaningless gorgeous little fun game of gobble'em up.

It's fun for a few hours, but nothing special.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
itsgood
Was this review helpful? Yes No
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
Love This Game!
Was this review helpful? Yes No
2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
There is no clear objective apart from swim round and collect these llittle sparkly things. It is boring.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Very original & interesting game with relaxing music. Those who love biology will love it :)
Was this review helpful? Yes No
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Fun little game you can spend a few hours on. Not challenging and it's not meant to be. If you like relaxing games then this is just for you. There is a competitive mode where you go against the AI but it's not hard at all.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
tl;dr: If the screenshots and description sound interesting, it'll be mildly amusing for 2-4 hours. Liked it, 3/5.

Remember that game "fl0w" that came out in 2006 for Flash/PS3/PSP/PS4/Vita? This is a lot like that, with a little more depth, and a little less polish. The goal is to eat more orbs than the other creatures in each level, either by eating free floating orbs, or by eating the orbs that make up other creatures. Depending on which color orbs you favor, your creature will evolve one of three ways, with red moving quickly, but eating slowly, green eating quickly, but moving slowly, and blue in between the two. Each evolution also has a unique special ability. A confusing boss fight aside(Hint: Double click his tentacles, work your way up to his head), it's a decent enough little game. The biggest complaints I had were the things that were unintuitive, and weren't explained in-game. I wasn't aware of how the evolution worked, nor was I able to figure out the boss fight, until I read this guide. Once I read that, it was smooth sailing.

All in all, there's not much depth, content, or replayability to the game, but there's nothing wrong with it either. The soundtrack and gameplay are nothing to write home about, but if whatever the current price is is worth it to you for 2-4 hours of mildly interesting singleplayer fun, then give it a try, you won't be dissappointed or impressed. If you can't decide if you should spend the money or not, skip it, you're not missing out on a hidden gem.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game surprised me - I didn't expect it to be beautiful. The atmosphere and design fits the game perfectly. I do not regret buying this at all.
Was this review helpful? Yes No
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
there are thoses fast pase holy crap whats happening
but then comes a clam quiet slow game
sparkle 2 evo is that calm relaxing game that makes hippies look like a rock band
with fun stages different species to eat it jsut makes the experience great
you wont get to many hours out of this is you zoom through every level
the only thing they should have added was multiplayer battles would have made the experience a little bit better
this game is a rewarding game you get about 2 achievements each game
i am giving this 8/10
Was this review helpful? Yes No
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No