— 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

You can also go to our forums and create an account there with your Kickstarter email address. When you download the game, log in with the same account info you created on the forum.

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, and when your in-game rewards are available, they will appear. 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 code you were given in your initial email still works, and will continue to work indefinitely. If you have already activated the game, it will remain active. If you have not activated the game, enter your Steam key by accessing this menu like so:

If you have misplaced your Steam key, please email digital@northstargames.com for help.

If you were given Android or iOS access by a Kickstarter backer, or if you are a Kickstarter backer who is trying to get your bonus Android or iOS access for a friend, please email us! Since friends and family are not identifiable through Kickstarter, we need to link their account to the correct permissions.

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 special rewards you are entitled to as part of your Kickstarter backer tier – especially the promo trait cards – require some additional beta testing from the base game, and will be available in a patch shortly after release. If you don’t see your special avatar or promo cards in your account, don’t panic! We will update you on when to expect them.