— Kickstarter Backer Info —

We use your email address to link your rewards to your in-game account. This means that you will need to create an in-game account using the same email you used when you backed the project on Kickstarter. You can create an account by downloading the game on Steam or your mobile device and going to the “Account” tab, like this:

creating an account in evolution

If you have already created an account, but didn’t use the same email address you used on Kickstarter, DO NOT manually change your email. Contact us and we will change your account information for you.

As long as your game’s account email is the same as your Kickstarter email, you should have full access to the released game, Kickstarter promo cards, and golden species badge. If your backer tier entitled you to a mobile copy of the game, log in with the account you have created and you should not be prompted to pay.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have just created a new account with your Kickstarter email, it may take up to 48 hours for the system to link your Kickstarter status to your in-game account. Don’t panic if the game does not unlock immediately.

If you no longer have access to your Kickstarter email, or if you are having difficulties creating an account, email digital@northstargames.com.

If you are accessing the game through Steam, the extra “friend” code you were given in your initial email still works, and will continue to work indefinitely, feel free to distribute it to whomever you like. If they have already activated the game, it will remain active.

If your “friends and family” copy will be applied on a mobile device, please have the intended recipient download “Evolution: The Video Game” from the App Store or Google Play Store and create an account in the game (the initial download is free). Once they have created an account, contact digital@northstargames.com and provide the email associated with their account so that their account can be unlocked.

The Climate expansion is still in development, rather than delaying the release of the base game, we are releasing Climate as an update slightly later. Kickstarter backers will have access to Climate automatically when it becomes available.

The promo cards and golden species badge have been added into the game as of Patch 1.0.6, which was released on April 25th 2019. If you pledged for these special bonuses but do not see them automatically appear in your game, please contact digital@northstargames.com and include your backer number in the email.