Inspired by the award winning game with more than 1.6 million players, Evolution has arrived on iOS! Adapt, survive, and thrive in a beautiful and ever-changing ecosystem enhanced by incredible art and thoughtful, balanced mechanics.
"My Next Gaming Addiction" -App Addict
"A powerhouse game poised to steal the thunder of some of the most popular games on the app store" -Touch Arcade
"This game is brilliant"- Dice Tower
"Simply fantastic, one of the best games available" Man vs Meeple
NATURAL SELECTION IN ACTION
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.
CHALLENGING AND ADDICTIVE
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 CAMPAIGN
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.
MATCH MADE MULTIPLAYER
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.
ENDLESSLY REPLAYS, ONE PRICE
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.
PACE & POLISH
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.
Optimized Cards to use less resources
Other minor optimizations
Better device performance reporting
Ratings and Reviews
Confused - no longer; this game rocks
So ignore the review below. I’ve now played this game for many dozens of hours. Once I went into campaign mode it all started clicking. It’s incredibly complex and nuanced, and I’m constantly learning new ways to combine strategies. I’ve now ordered the board game and can’t wait to play with the family.
Original ignorant review below:
I think this a game where you need to know the board game first. Or otherwise grab a tutorial because the in-game is not super helpful. I’ve been at it for an hour and still get randomly surprised by my inability to feed as a carnivore and my inability to defend as a herbivore. It’s frustrating as there seems to be zero logic to it. Every time I think I’ve figured out the “why,” the next time I apply that logic something different happens. I *should* like this game as I like other similar games. Just can’t get to the logic.
Developer Response ,
Please be sure to give the campaign a try as we put it in there to help with some of these Traits. In the campaign, the professor explains the traits and they are added slowly as you go. There is a fair amount of depth to the game,and hope you find it rewarding. Hope this helps with your learning curve!
Excellent game, though multiplayer system drives poor sportsmanship
Overall, I have found this to be a terrific digitalization of the board game, with a well-scaffolded campaign and mostly enjoyable online play option. However, I’m currently losing motivation to continue online play in light of the multiplayer ranking system. Ranks are based on wins and losses over human players. To avoid losing rank points, players regularly exit out of games just prior to results tabulation. This allows them to avoid negative points, but also lessens the positive points awarded to winners, cheapening play for the sake of artificial rankings. Again, overall, a fantastic app, though I’ll likely not play online until this ranking mechanic is resolved in a patch (i.e., exiting out of games results in penalty & winning against AI garners points).
Developer Response ,
Thanks for the feedback jjcii. We're working on changing this to provide incentives to finish out games and penalties for leaving. We'll keep you posted on the progress.
Get the Actual Board Game. Seriously.
Evolution is a fun and strategic game that takes only a half-hour to play. Do you try to be aggressive and create predators to attack other creatures, denying points to your opponents? Or perhaps you prefer a more peaceful approach and simply outcompete other creatures for a wider point gap? There are but a handful of ways to play Evolution, making every game change how you play each and every time. The act of playing the game is at times more rewarding than actually winning.
The video game fails to meet expectations in this regard, and then some. The AI unfailingly renders each game to be one-sided, heavily favoring certain cards that make their hands untouchable; based on the actual board game rules, and by counting cards, the AI plays an illegal number of cards, often giving itself the unfair advantage.
Limiting the game to just six rounds misrepresents the gameplay. Crushing 30 minutes into 5 minute interludes of the AI fighting itself, sidelining the human player on the by and by, undervalues the already minimalist and brilliant style of the game.
Although the video game version is a free download, hiding the majority of the game features behind a paywall renders it into a glorified demo that bastardizes the original board game that, at least for a few dollars more, gives you the full version without nonsensical AI and weighted decks that rush you through without even the gratification of playing at all.
Developer Response ,
Glad you like the board game. One note: the rules are exactly the same for the Video Game as the Board Game. It uses the same standard deck, the AI plays from the same draw as the player, and the number of rounds are the same. It just goes by much quicker as it's digital and takes care of all of the dealing and food counting and everything. We haven't done anything to give the AI special cards or anything, they get dealt from the same deck you do and play by the same rules.
You are correct that the game is a demo of the full board game, we wanted to let players give the video game a try before they are asked to buy, unlike most board games that require payment upfront. We felt like it was much fairer to let people try the game before being asked to pay for it, hope you don't view this as a negative. Thanks for playing, hope you're willing to give it another shot.
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- North Star Games LLC
- 880.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- © 2019 North Star Games LLC
- In-App Purchases
- Evolution Full Game $9.99
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