Evolution: Climate Board Game 9+

Adapt or Go Extinct

North Star Games

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 3.9K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Completely Ad Free! Adapt, survive, and thrive in a changing ecosystem enhanced by incredible art and thoughtful, balanced mechanics. Inspired by the award winning game with more than 1.6 million players, Evolution has arrived on iOS.

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"#1 Digital Board Game of 2019" -Ars Technica

"Best Mobile Strategy Game of 2019" -Pocket Gamer

"Best Digital Board Game of 2019" -Vulture

"A powerhouse game poised to steal the thunder of some of the most popular games on the app store" -Touch Arcade

In the game Evolution, you adapt your species to survive, and stay one step ahead of opponents.

-Watering hole running dry? Evolve a long neck to reach food in the trees.
-Staring down a Carnivore? Develop a hard shell to fend off an attack.
-Evolve up the food chain to become a the most successful species.

Do you evolve protection from Carnivores, or find a way to eat if there is no Food in the Watering Hole? The ecosystem is constantly changing, and you’ve got to figure out what your opponents are up to.

Our friendly professor will guide you from one watering hole to the next on our learn-as-you-play tutorial, showing you how to survive before sending you off to make a name for yourself. Hone your skill as you progress from lowly Biology Intern to competing for the Nobel Prize!

Explore the mysteries of Evolution Island and discover distinct Boss opponents. As you move through the campaign you’ll unlock new “Apex Species” that are masters of specific strategies; defeat them to add them to your menu of single-player opponents.

One click and the game will match you with players of similar skill in a fast paced online game. Make friends in the game and set up custom games, or rank up in the ongoing seasonal tournaments and see how far you can go.

This isn't a collectible card game, the full set of cards are included in the base game. Thousands of possible species combinations evolve from 17 unique trait cards, meaning no two games are ever the same.

With a smooth user interface and fast, informative animations, Evolution was built to satisfy a quick fix of intense strategic battles. Easy to learn, almost impossible to master, one game and you’ll find yourself addicted. Evolution isn’t just a top tier strategy game – it’s a whole new animal.

What’s New

Version 2.2.12

Climate Board Game has arrived!
The Climate swings between searing Heatwaves and punishing Ice Ages.
Impactful Events drive a narrative that is unique to each game.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Oneroi_Builder ,

Honestly, even better than the board game

I played the board game a few years ago and was instantly hooked. It’s an intriguing concept that is well executed. It’s always fun to come up with what your creature might look like, with the different traits it has. In terms of improvements, there are a few things that don’t feel immediately apparent. For instance, you can zoom out of your opponents turn and handle your own instead of having to wait until they’re finished. It’s a fun game that seems a bit complicated, but flows really well once you get the hang of it. There are a few bugs here and there, especially in terms of trying to create an account. Me and my friends all recently got it, and almost all of us had trouble with the account creation process, with it not notifying us that the account had been created or not, maybe sending a confirmation email would help with that?

I sincerely hope we get to see some expansions to the game! Having even more trait cards in play, like those from the Climate or Flight expansions, would increase the fun even more!

haixhdbnsh ,

Overall pretty good

This game was nice and I play it often the only main problem I can think of is the fact in the campaign sometimes when you finish a level and close the app and then come back a little later the work you did on those previous levels disappear and you have to do them again it gets really frustrating when a lot of times I have to redo the same levels over and over again and it’s not even guaranteed for them to stay completed not to mention I also have to do the hard levels over again and when I do finally complete them the progress just reverts making the campaign basically unplayable everything else is great except for a few glitches here and there but overall pretty good I like how you can see sketches of the unique animals

Edit: Thanks for responding you were right something wasn’t syncing thanks

Developer Response ,

This sounds like something may not be correctly syncing up between your device, account, and the database. There could be a few issues going on here! Let's go through a few checks.

Evolution utilizes cache data to save progress when in offline mode. If cache data is routinely cleaned, or not saved, this may be the cause of your setbacks. This typically is a device specific issue.

To ensure your progress is saved correctly, be sure to connect online. This will back up all your progress to our servers.

A lot of information is saved directly to an account. The next time you play, go to the Account Tab in the main menu and make sure you're properly logged in.

If you continue to experience issues with losing campaign progress, please let us know! You can reach out to us at digital@northstargames.com for one on one support.

Norafran ,

Great game with small implementation issued

Fantastic game! Loved the board game and both expansions, and this reignited my love for the game. So much depth and strategy in spite of a relatively simple layout, and I’ll be very happy to buy the full app after quarantine. The only problems here are technical. The worst is leaving the app - To start with, if i’m playing a game with my friend, there’s very few situations where I want you to replace him with an AI. Thats an option that should be VERY limited but actually happens quite a bit. If your wifi cuts out (even for a second),if you switch from wifi to data (or vice versa), if you check your text messages... its really annoying to have a whole game cut short because of something so stupid. I can see this being a little strict for online games but even then you should have a minute or so to reconnect. And you can’t start giving harsher penalties for people leaving games when the system around it is this finicky. Also should add typing for portrait mode, typing in chat is very cumbersome on the phone

Developer Response ,

Hello, Norafen! We're glad to hear you're having fun with the game! Regarding reconnecting to matches, we do have a 30 second timer in place for players to reconnect. If players can't get back in time, the AI will take over. For players abandoning the game, they will see a hit to their ELO if they leave at any point after the second round. We always appreciate hearing feedback from players and I'll log everything here you brought up. If there's any other suggestions you have, please be sure to leave a message for us through our in-game feedback feature. Have fun at the watering hole!

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Evolution Full Game
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