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

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 1.0.4

New Creature Discoveries: See full illustrations of the creatures you create!
Multiple Bug Fixes to Accounts, Multiplayer, and more.
Optimizations to reduce battery draw.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
769 Ratings
769 Ratings
tbird2006 ,

Best game on the App Store!

I remember when I first played evolution. I was at target, browsing the board game section, when I noticed al little box with a sauropod on the cover. I looked closer, and it was called Evolution: the beginning.
I convinced my parents to buy it ( I was 10 at the time.) and then brought it home. The artwork was beautiful, but my family was not too keen on the game.
I still saved up my money to get the full game, and a few months later, after waiting for the game to come into stock, I had Evolution, plus the climate expansion. It was the greatest board game I’d ever played. But my family has never been able to sit through a whole game with me.
Evolution digital has fixed that. I am now able to play as much as I could ever want, and it can still fit on my iPhone 7 without being too cramped. The UI is great, and I’ve only encountered one bug. The 8 dollars for the full game is well worth it and the campaign is awesome. The one complaint I have is the inability to make a custom game with only certain cards, or lower amounts of food like in the campaign. I am looking forward to the expansions, which will complete the game and make sure that I keep coming back. I love this game. Sorry the review is so long!

Dave39 ,

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 ,

Hi Dave,
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!

jjcii ,

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.


North Star Games LLC
808.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2018 North Star Games LLC
In-App Purchases
  1. Evolution Full Game $9.99


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