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 (981 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

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
48 of 56 people (86%) 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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28 of 30 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.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
8/10

Do you prefer hunting and eating animal meat? Take the red pill.
Like some veggies with your meat? Take the blue pill.
More into gathering and 9-grain salads? Take the green pill.

Grow your Sparkle the way you wanted to three billion years ago. Evolve today!
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37 of 53 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Not really the kind of game I expected it to be when they said in the description "evolution based game."

That wouldn't really be a problem if what it was was still fun, but it's not... You basically collect orbs faster than the other guy and you win. That's it...

I will give it credit that it's extremely pretty and the sound is great. I was just bored to death after the first level...
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14 of 14 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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10 of 12 people (83%) 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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6 of 7 people (86%) 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.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Amazing game, its a good break from fps games and gives you time to relax . The music is also amazing with bright and colourful backgrounds with each scene being different, I managed to complete this game just under 3 hours and get every single achievement as well.
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6 of 8 people (75%) 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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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)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
short review: AVERAGE DULL; DOING SAME THING OVER AND OVER WITH NOT MUCH POSSIBILITIES; AVOID.
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funny how ive expected some changes to occur if i "painted" the "DNA" in different colors... yeah dont play this. or just hack the achievments and take the cards, dont waste your actual personal time on this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
According to the in-game help, Sparkle 2 Evo has only one goal: To fill your free time and make it fun. It definitely filled my free time although I'm not so sure about the fun part. Soothing music helps to set a relaxed mood while searching for food to eat and evolve. Oh...and there's pretty colors too. Cheaper than LSD, Sparkle makes for a reasonable substitute.
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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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
After playing a few stages .. I had a weird imagination of whats happing inside our bodies when a virus gets in.
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3 of 4 people (75%) 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。
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
weird, feels like a vide game version of an acid trip (as does 140). however i liked it it was/is very enjoyable for some reason.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
This game is purely awesome! I like how you can evolve from a tiny thingy to a monstrous, fly-like, creature!
10/10
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