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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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.4
    • Processor: 2 GHz
    • Memory: 180 MB RAM
    • Graphics: OpenGl 2.1 compatible
    • Storage: 180 MB available space
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Merdinator
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
When people contradict one another about Sparkle 2 Evo, anyone in their right mind would adopt the single unassailable view: the game is a relaxing and addictive (although a bit repetitive) aquatic eating simulator. Supporters of the attitude that Sparkle 2 Evo is not fun enough for its $5 price have wisely approached the task of populating their brain with ideas so that they can now easily keep afloat in the ocean of truth without fear of their mental possessions dragging them down to the bottom.
(credit: ArgYou - Win Arguments with Style)
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Cat
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Honestly, we need more than a "yes/ no" system. This is a game I would recommend at a sale price of $2 or less. Do I think it's a $5 game? No I do not. This isn't a negative review, so much as I believe that people could spend their money better elsewhere. It's not a bad game, just not worth the price point they have it at currently.
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EnthunianFazul
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Sparkle 2 Evo was a game that i found myself to not enjoy on first sight, however as the game went on, i found it very relaxing and entertaining in a sort of way. It is a game that you could easily sink 1.5 - 2 hours in, It consists of the main animal (thing) of eating other blobs to grow, which later you would begin eating other animals aswell. This was entertaining as i (personally) haven't played any of the other games that are based on eating smaller animals to grow, etc.
It had beautiful, consistant graphics and each new animal and background i discovered all shocked me, as they really were beautiful.
However, it is not a game i would see myself playing again, as it just doesn't seem like one of those games you would play over and over.
I rate it a 8/10.
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PerroMuyComunicativo
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Charles Darwin seal of approval.
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@geewonii
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
NIce amazing evolution game
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Vic=HKC=
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Sparkle 2 Evo is belonging to a series of games with Genesis and Zero, where you're taking the fate of a little sparkle in your hand. Your goal is to make him evolve and reach adulthood. To do that, your little guy can eat microelements, that will determine towards which category he will fall.

Indeed, while you don't have any control over the DNA in itself, you can choose to eat only a single kind of element or juggling between them, knowing that when you're leveling up, you can change your form and by doing so use a special ability.

You can be a carnivore (by eating red elements) with a sprint as special power, a herbivore, with the possibility of eating elements away from your mouth (for that, you should search green elements) or an omnivore, with a repulsive ability (the blue element will be your best friend).

However, through different worlds, you're not alone. You can find octopus, fishes, etc.. that you can eat. They're also belonging to each color: you will find blue, red and green fishes for example. You're generally alone in the world if you choose the casual mode and your goal is to eat one element until none is left. You can choose to continue to explore the rest of the level, which will allow you to level more.

But you can also enable the competitive mode, where other sparkles, controlled by the AI, will fight you for dominance. Your only way to win is to ensure that you ate more elements than them. When you win, you can clear the level as in the casual mode.

My great regret in that gameplay is that I don't have a real control over DNA. I can't choose the elements I really want. The only way to do it is to eat only the microelements and when you're in competitive mode, you can't really choose to avoid some elements if you don't want the AI to give you time.

Also, some enemies tend to swap layers, with a resulting chase being difficult.

The graphics are beautiful. You're really in another world, with bright colors. And the soundtrack is really relaxing. It's fitting to that deep world.

Anyway, Sparkle 2 Evo is a game, despite its flaws, that is very entertaining. If you want a total control over your sparkle and have quests, you should orient yourself towards Genesis. If you want just a sparkle without any goal, without any worry about being carnivore/herbivore/omnivore, head for ZERO. However, Evo and Genesis are the best in the series, so, you can purchase it without any problem.
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Zombie Pickle Man #ripMcMurray
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
"basically spore 2.0" simulator
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Spyro Jyro
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
If you liked the cell stage in spore you'll like this.

And it looks nicer.

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pratfall
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
Evolution is a concept that interests me and I'm sure a lot of other gamers. Sparkle 2 Evo looks like it should be the real deal, but sadly, it's nothing more than a glorified game of Hungry Hippos, if you know what I mean. There's very little strategy to it. It's just a race to see who can gobble down the most of one of three different types of nutrients that turn you into a herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. It's not really any kind of fun and the evolution aspect has no depth.
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Meister_Leuchte
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
quite a relaxing game pleasing to ear and eye alike.
in fact it's so relaxing and casual that there's barely any difficulty at all.
but that's perfectly fine since you can hardly relax while working your fingers off and having a brain meltdown.

the game was 100% finished after about 3 1/2 hours so don't expect this one to relax you for 2 weeks.
it's no masterpiece by any standard but if you just want to kill some time then go for it.
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The Guardian ♛
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
A fun little game.
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John
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
small game to pass the time
i got it for free, its the kind of games i wouldnt buy on my own becouse it casual and have no additional value
the music is nice
i would recomend it for a low price, only if you are into casuals
the game is mostly well made, altho i got a small bug with objects collision
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Eddy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 25
Not worth even $1 for me because it just isnt fun. The controls stink. For some reaons your little bug takes 3 times its body length to turn around and the game is all about turning around. Not fun.
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Methraton
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
I ate the insides of a squid from the inside today.
10/10 would sparkle again
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Rufus
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 8
This game is alright. It's fun which is the main thing you look for in a game.
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Fearcometh
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 7
i like to eat the big creatures.
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Ψ TheSuffering™
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
It's a Spore cell stage clone without any kind of purpose or goal, with really stunning graphics, and frustrating music, but nice ingame sounds, and almost none replayability. It's recommended for a one-time playthrough and the Steam card fanatics, also for players, who play games for achievements. I got the key for free, i think you should do the same. 73/100
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Yella 🎓
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Sparkle 2 Evo is a game that I recommend because:
- is a method to banish boredom
- it is indie & casual
- it has action
- it has trading cards

Enjoy!
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The Emperor ♛
( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 5
Amazing Game!
10/10
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Wheeeelz
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 4
Its a nice game for a short break or something like that. But if you're looking for a game for more, try Sparkle 3 - way better and more fun :))
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Sparkle 2 Evo is belonging to a series of games with Genesis and Zero, where you're taking the fate of a little sparkle in your hand. Your goal is to make him evolve and reach adulthood. To do that, your little guy can eat microelements, that will determine towards which category he will fall.

Indeed, while you don't have any control over the DNA in itself, you can choose to eat only a single kind of element or juggling between them, knowing that when you're leveling up, you can change your form and by doing so use a special ability.

You can be a carnivore (by eating red elements) with a sprint as special power, a herbivore, with the possibility of eating elements away from your mouth (for that, you should search green elements) or an omnivore, with a repulsive ability (the blue element will be your best friend).

However, through different worlds, you're not alone. You can find octopus, fishes, etc.. that you can eat. They're also belonging to each color: you will find blue, red and green fishes for example. You're generally alone in the world if you choose the casual mode and your goal is to eat one element until none is left. You can choose to continue to explore the rest of the level, which will allow you to level more.

But you can also enable the competitive mode, where other sparkles, controlled by the AI, will fight you for dominance. Your only way to win is to ensure that you ate more elements than them. When you win, you can clear the level as in the casual mode.

My great regret in that gameplay is that I don't have a real control over DNA. I can't choose the elements I really want. The only way to do it is to eat only the microelements and when you're in competitive mode, you can't really choose to avoid some elements if you don't want the AI to give you time.

Also, some enemies tend to swap layers, with a resulting chase being difficult.

The graphics are beautiful. You're really in another world, with bright colors. And the soundtrack is really relaxing. It's fitting to that deep world.

Anyway, Sparkle 2 Evo is a game, despite its flaws, that is very entertaining. If you want a total control over your sparkle and have quests, you should orient yourself towards Genesis. If you want just a sparkle without any goal, without any worry about being carnivore/herbivore/omnivore, head for ZERO. However, Evo and Genesis are the best in the series, so, you can purchase it without any problem.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
When people contradict one another about Sparkle 2 Evo, anyone in their right mind would adopt the single unassailable view: the game is a relaxing and addictive (although a bit repetitive) aquatic eating simulator. Supporters of the attitude that Sparkle 2 Evo is not fun enough for its $5 price have wisely approached the task of populating their brain with ideas so that they can now easily keep afloat in the ocean of truth without fear of their mental possessions dragging them down to the bottom.
(credit: ArgYou - Win Arguments with Style)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 7
"basically spore 2.0" simulator
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Evolution is a concept that interests me and I'm sure a lot of other gamers. Sparkle 2 Evo looks like it should be the real deal, but sadly, it's nothing more than a glorified game of Hungry Hippos, if you know what I mean. There's very little strategy to it. It's just a race to see who can gobble down the most of one of three different types of nutrients that turn you into a herbivore, a carnivore, or an omnivore. It's not really any kind of fun and the evolution aspect has no depth.
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10 of 19 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
I really enjoyed this game, but wish it had more continent. Feels unfinished and the mechanics leave me wanting more. It's not particularly challenging, more of a game you pick up to kill time and relax while immersing yourself in it's ambiance. I get a real mellow vibe while playing this sim.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is repetative, yet extremely addicting....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game is very relaxing. You can get it on sale, as I did, for around $0.50. Definitely worth it if you have 50 cents sitting in your steam account. I personally find the game to be very relaxing. Especially on those nights when you just can't sleep.

10/10 Would buy again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
Its a nice game for a short break or something like that. But if you're looking for a game for more, try Sparkle 3 - way better and more fun :))
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
It's a pretty good game. It's also simple to understand: Eat, grow, eat some more, rinse and repeat for all the levels. The difficulty doesn't really increase, but the areas become larger and there are more elements to collect in each level for completion, as well as a larger array of different kinds of life as you progress. You don't die, but there is a "Competitive mode" that times you and pits you against other critters (controlled by AI) like yourself, all trying to gather as many resources as fast as possible before time runs out. That mode isn't fun, but I just turn the option off.

Overall, I recommend because it's easy and relaxed, and I had fun with it.

Only issue is that it's repetitive once you've done it a single time, so nothing really feels new.

It's worth buying at discount, but probably not full price.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 3
Fair warning: This game is super addictive. It doesn't take very long to get the acheivements to start rolling in, so if you're a completionist, you might find yourself playing for a few hours steady.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2015
At first I didn't know how to zoom in and out ("z" button and "x" button) but then I found out. So after that I started completing the levels which were short but fun. If you haven't played the game don't read the spoiler. It was interesting to eat the giants. Also had a really close game with the AI while I was still learning how to play the game. :D There is a guide on Steam which can help you get all of the achievements pretty fast.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2015
I honestly actually litterally remember doing just this as an early life form. I am not joking. I tend not to have the best memory unless I am interested in what I was doing. As it is with most. & I do remember doing this myself. I also recalled it when I was an infant in my early few years. I have done since also but that is when I know it happened. So magical, wonderful & awesome.
I thank those who made this game possible to experience again. I remember the feelings! So real, in another body.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Very Good Game With Easy Achievements (Weed Included :D)
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204 of 236 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2014
This game is gorgeous. Let's get that out of the way first- it is absolutely stunning. And with about three hours put into the game and 100% of the achievements obtained, it's a good game for achievement hunters as well. If you're looking for a pretty game to sink a few hours into, then you could do worse than Sparkle 2 Evo, especially when it's on sale.

The sound track ranges from the advertised 'relaxing' to 'wasps in eardrum' noises that made me check my speakers, but that may just be a matter of taste.

It's in gameplay itself, and execution, where the game could've been great, but turns out to be just mediocre. In the beginning you're presented with the idea that eating certain types of food within the game will change the way your Spark evolves. This could have been very interesting, with different tactics for different branches, but the only difference in the 'food stuffs' is color. So yes, you can eat a non-meat fish. Maybe it's swimming algae. Even with the vivid color scheme, it can be difficult to tell which of the more advanced creatures correspond to which color without some trial and error.

Finally there's the 'boss battles'. The bosses do not fight back, and one of them barely moves- victory consists of slowly nipping suicidally-depressed mega-fauna to death.

But hey. It's pretty.
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160 of 181 people (88%) found this review helpful
96 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
I have no idea what the ♥♥♥♥ I'm doing.

Just eat stuff and grow.

Just like real life.

10/10
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107 of 126 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Several others have reviewed this game and said it's based on Spore. I presume they are referring to the very first stage of a Spore game which is just a mini-game. To be accurate, Spore (2008) actually copied flow (2006). Flow was originally a free flash game and was part of the creator's masters thesis.

Yes, this game is VERY much like the game Flow on the PS3. But it is not the same game nor created by the same people. The mechanics are largely the same but this game goes for a more complex evolution where there's three different kinds of food (instead of 2) and you have to eat a LOT more to increase your creature's size.You get to look at the creature's stats as it grows and guide them by eating different types of food.

If you enjoyed Flow you'll very likely enjoy this game. It's graphicsa are very vivid and colorful. It's slow paced with no set time limits or precise goals, so it's good for just chilling out. There's a few flaws like having to hold down the left mouse button constantly but you can use the keyboard to control it. But really it's quite enjoyable, especially if you are into playign zone/chill games

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53 of 58 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
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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47 of 56 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Fun. If you enjoyed the first stage of the game "spore" this game will look familar. Though much prettier.
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57 of 77 people (74%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
For a $1.25, got around 11 hr of play and was able to get all the achievements.
Game play was easy. Maybe too easy. You do get a nice soundtrack. :)
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