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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"If you can grab this on sale, its a fun hour or so in a colourful environment, eat particles to evolve your creature. Plays smooth on low-end machines."

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April 24

Sparkle 3: Genesis is out!

While still full of soothing ambient music and art-like graphics, Sparkle 3 brings lots of new features and possibilities. You will gain much greater control over your evolution and skills you obtain. You no longer only control what you eat, you actively and directly control your DNA and how it expands. We've added quests that greatly diversify the gameplay. You can now choose between simply exploring the Void to relax, and trying on some challenges. New elements of your surroundings. Currents, vortexes, poisonous thicket, will shape the way you play.

There is much more waiting, simply visit the store page:

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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

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
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This a great little game, you could say it's one of those hidden gems.
Although the playtime isn't that long, the visuals and music is incredible for a game that (most of the time) only costs 1$

You play as a small microorganism climbing the evolutionary ladder by eating one of three microelements:
-Red which makes your Sparkle (as your species is called) faster and more manouvrable, however at the cost of eating speed.
-Blue which makes your sparkle more balanced in the way of movement and eating speed but sadly looking quite uninteresting.
-Green which makes your sparkle incredible at eating with the highest eating speed and a skill that makes your mouth about 5x bigger, however it isn't very fast and his turning speed also ins't too great. However the green sparkle is in my opinion the best looking sparkle.

As you grow more and more instead of eating stationary microelements you start encountering species, most of which have ways of stopping you eating them often in the form of a slow trap. others take a long time to be fully eaten and until they are they will keep pushing you a level upwards if you touch their head, and others are relatively peaceful but require you to find a way into their body to eat their guts and finally decapitate them.

Each stage of evolution your sparkle evolves visually, at first growing longer and developing a type of sac to show you its road to the next level by the size of it, after that it will grow jaws or in the case of the omnivore it will grow even longer, after that evolution truly branches and every sparkle will go it's own way, i will not spoil this because they look too beautiful to explain.

Though the levels are few (there are only 14) there are 2 optional boss battles, The Squid-Worm and the Octury.

The Squid-Worm is a large worm that requires you to eat all of his segments before eating his head, not too hard but it looks great and it's a fun way to show yourself how far you've come in your mad dash to become the top species in the sea.

The Octury is a humongous octopus that will make you eat all the glowing orbs on it's tentacles before entering it's head and devouring it from the inside out, though -once more not very challenging it's a huge monster that is great to look at in comparison to your little sparkle.

This is a great game and if you like Flow or need something relaxing in your library i definitely reccomend you to pick it up, it's very cheap and there are even trading cards to be gained.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
This amazing and relaxing indie game, is about a bacteria that you have to help it to evolve.

Through many levels with relaxing music and nice visual graphics, you going to discover the evolution line, evolve since a little bacteria up to a tiny organism.

10 / 10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
Sparkle 2 Evo's interesting art style at first drew my attention. Upon inspecting the achievements I could not turn down an easy to complete game as an achievement hunter. In the same night that I bought the game, I completed the game 100% in around 3 hours.

During the course of the game I was not sure if I was expecting more or if I was expecting too much. The mechanics of the game were fairly basic and never evolved a whole lot. There were some interesting levels and others felt like they took too long to complete. The use of layers in the game suits it very well and they used that quite effectively at some points while at other times it felt like there should be layers when there weren't any at all.

The mechanic of eating is simple and the evolution based off of that feels somewhat lacking. I did not feel like I was ultimately challenged in different ways because of these changes. As such, the level of difficulty was not remotely close to challenging in my experience. At times, I was not even sure exactly on what I supposed to do in some of the boss levels. Even when I did figure it out, it felt like it took unnessesarily long to wait for the boss to be interactable.

So was this game worth it for the amount of fun? I don't feel like I wasted my time due to the achievements I decided to get, but I personally feel like something is missing. I'm not sure what that is exactly.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
★★☆☆☆

Sparkle 2 Evo is a casual artistic evolution simulator. Start as a microscopic larva and build your way up the food chain as you evolve based on what you eat.

Pros: Graphics are absolutely gorgeous. The game captures the transparancy of actual microscope observation, while bathing it in a rainbow of colors. Your stats and appearance changes depending on whether you eat carnivore, herbivore or omnivore matter. You get to confront other microbes in a speed and twirl competition, trying to eat out its weak spots while avoiding its head until it's the only thing left. Music is calm and soothing.

Cons: There is no behavior difference between your pray: the exact same creatures simply exists with different colors, making you wonder why a herbivore would eat fish, squids or other animals. You can't die, the extent of risk you face is getting pushed back up one level of depth, or getting a light red glow in the screen if you cannot be pushed up any further. Little replay value: there's a set number of levels with no randomization. There is little complexity over your evolution, and you might accidently eat matter you wanted to avoid.

Verdict: The game might look and sound exquisite, but there is little more to it. A few hours is all it will take to go through the entire game, do every level and max out your evolution. As it stands, Sparkle 2 Evo doesn't offer enough for me to recommand it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Sparkle 2 Evo is a good game, you will be surprised with the amount of variety of different species and the evolution of your creature depending on what food you eat, it is after all true to the phrase "you are what you eat"!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
This is a simple game, there really isn't much to it but I enjoyed it. The graphics are nice to look at and the music is pleasing to listen to. The gameplay is you just eat organisms to grow bigger and evolve either alone or with an AI competing against you. If you enjoy the genre I'm sure you would enjoy it as much as I did.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 31
Graphics and music are amazing. The technique and style is brilliant. Gameplay is ok, not too much interesting. It lacks some kind of challenge. You can not die, there is no timer and no enemies or puzzles or anything that would require a little brainpower.

Game: 5.5/10
Graphic: 7.5/10

100% Achievement : Easy | Medium | Hard | Very Hard
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Sparkle 2 Evo is a gorgeous and mesmerizing game with lots of achievements! :D

It has a good amount of content and difficulty and the gameplay and controls are fluid (with a console controller). Visually, it is absolutely beautiful and the sound effects and music really made me feel immersed in the environments. Unfortunately, not much can be said for the replayability, but for only 5 bucks, it's no doubt worth it. (Coupons for 50% off also seem extremely abundant for this particular game and for $2.50, it's a steal!)

I definitely recommend checking this game out!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
That's what going on when you don't wash your hands properly.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Before buying ask your selves questions
-Do I want to quickly perfect the game ?
-Does repeativity amuse me ?
If yes consider waiting for a sale, if no move along you'll regret whatever you spend on this

Also, on a side note:
This game as little in common with spore's cell phase, just in case you were wondering
Every level feels the same, really except the bosse which manage to be outright boring.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Unless it's on sale, don't bother.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
Pretty easy going game, I enjoyed 90% of it, the only issue I take is the Giant Octuary stage,
It seems to bug out making it impossible to collect tha varous spheres. the charcater acts like it's trapped between layers of the squid.
This seems like a minor gripe, but it is frustrating, and does not seem intentional.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Not for everyone, but I enjoyed it. It's a pretty zen game...which many will find boring. Sometimes it's on sale for about a dollar. My toddlers enjoyed watching me play it because it's very colorful with nice sound.

It's also a good game to play drunk (after the toddlers are in bed, that is).

It's unusual in that you can get 100% achievements without actually finishing the game...I was about 75% through the levels when the last achievement popped.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
A game about evolution, definitely unique. Offers you a quiet gameplay. 10/10 would recommend it
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
A nice relaxing game to play if you want to take a small break
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
There is nothing to tell. The game is nicely and originaly made

Graphics - 7/10
Sound - 8/10
Gameplay - 8/10
Engine - 6/10

Game is developed more for kids and old people than for the normal everyday players hardcore pvp gamers.
But I will recommend it for a chilly gamers that like to listen to a nice music and just turn off brain for playing level to level game :)
Overall - 7/10 Its pretty nice :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Great game to waste a few hours on, as you can see from my 5 or so hours on it. It was a good game, but unless I missed something the game lacked a bit of story line. Here's a list of my pros and cons about the game.

Pros:
- Good time waster
- Great Value
- Compelling gameplay. (I mean come on! You get to eat things and evolve!)

Cons:
- As I said before, unless I missed something it lacked storyline.
- Levels I think 11 and 12 got a little tedious.

Not really Cons:
- If you like underwater travel, this game is pretty scary.
- I almost crapped myself a few times from randomly being nommed on.
- You evolve into things that make you go NOPE!

Overall, this game was a solid game. 8/10 would swim around eating giant squids, and going in bellies again.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This is an entertaining, if simple and brief game. It's beautiful, and the ambient sound as well as the vibrant, semi-transparent colors all lend to a lovely experience.

The controls are simple, though my experience with a gamepad.

The game's major flaw is that it doesn't properly allow for selective feeding. You have green, red, and blue foods, which change your sparkle distinctively. The problem is, there is a finite amount of food on the map, a finite amount of each food, and, the map isn't complete until it's all almost gone. In short, you have to eat everything, so how you mutate isn't in your control.

Making maps timed rather than "eat everything" would resolve this reasonably well.

It's worth the time if you get it like 90% off. Due to the glaring issue above, it fell somewhat short of the mark for me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Great game if you want to waste time doing nothing or get high on some hallucinogenic and stare at pretty colors this game is for you.
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