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, 2014

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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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
92 of 106 people (87%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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41 of 43 people (95%) found this review helpful
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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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
6.8/10

Casual and repetitive: But pretty, relaxing and atmospheric.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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, 2014
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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
Nice to look and listen to in theory but the gameplay feels horrible to me... very laggy. Can't bear to play it anymore than I already did.

Try it out but don't try to stick with it if it feels like a chore. That's what I felt.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
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, 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
The only game where herbivores try to eat you.
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2 of 2 people (100%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
Steam sale -80%. How could I say "no"?

This game is like a Spore first evolutionary step. We are swimming around eating stuff and growing our bug-like thingy into the top predator of the seas. That's the whole story.

Gameplay is as basic as it gets. If one played some "feed the fish" games, he knows what to do. For other players, mostly who are not familiar with the "genre", it's basically a Snake+, where "+" stands for more content than parent game. You swim, eat, grow, rince and repeat.

Graphics are really well made. It's colorful and bright, eye candies are everywhere. Also our creature, no matter what evolutionary step we will take, is really well made and looks both astonishing and threathening.

Music is in pair with graphics. Relaxing tones mix rather well with blissful graphics, giving us something to ease our mind while endangering species with our gluttony. If this is a Lothus flower, it's pretty damn territorial.

About bad things, well, there are two. Firstly, steering is kind of buggy and can screw up sometimes. Especially, when we are not really good at it. Some times I was just wondering WTF is going on, because my species went apeshit for no reason. The other time it needed so much time to "ignite the engine" I was bored dead.

The other problem with the game is the length. It took me 2 hours to PERFECT the damned thing. 1,5h to beat the "story" mode. BS? Well, it's economic class game, so what did you expect? It cost 5 euro normally, and there is constant -80% on it, so you can grab a bite for olny 1 euro. So I must say, that it really was money well spend.

Buy this game if you want really easy 100%, are new to the game whatsoever (or have anybody who is and want to play, just like Cursed Treasure), want to relax or just to grab a game because you really need to ease your wallet. Either way, buy it olny on sale, because 5 euros for less than 2h gameplay is a ripoff. Never the less, it was fun, and I will enjoy it even after some time.

Zawisza out.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2014
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23, 2014
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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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 6, 2014
Save your money and play a flash game. All you do in this game is collect one of the three colours of food and get bigger.
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