A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

Sparkles & Gems is a unique take on the classic breakout formula, with wild power-ups, a fun and deep story, and many little treasures along the way!

The cast of this adventure includes four main protagonists:
-Softie Meow the ice cream cat
-Sandway the business horse
-OAT the plushie ferret
-Geometry Clown the geometry clown

A visual novel-esque experience with a wide range of characters and emotions. Dive into the character's lives and aspirations as their paths converge. Laugh, cry, and sparkle!

Follow the drama of Softie Meow's journey as they contemplate their life after graduating University. What will OAT's experience be after struggling at their newest job? Can Geometry Clown find some way to move out of their extra-dimensional mom's house and live their true life as a clown bringing edutainment to all? And what exactly is Sandway's true motive? He is all about the business... but to what end? Oh, the adventures that await these four beings as they make their way through this beautiful thing called Sparkles & Gems.

Play for treasure chests full of goodies. Defeat as many opponents in a row as you can to gain experience points, level up, and collect resources.

You can use these resources you've gathered to buy and cast spells and win more matches. Try to top your high score! But not least of all, you can spend your haul to get 50 unique objects to decorate your room with! View your room from above to see your toaster, electronics, little knick-knacks, the special "ooloophant", and even maple syrup. They can all be yours when you conquer your opponents and increasingly level up your treasure-hunting power in this arcadey adventure!

Quick and easy local multiplayer like the olden days. No one's victory is assured when wacky things can happen. There are only 2 buttons (left & right) so anyone can play! Just jump right in!

......and more features:

  • "Reduce flashiness" option
  • Character cards
  • The Real-life Business Horse - a mini-"documentary"
  • Tutorial covering the basics
  • Customizable gameplay settings
  • Sound and music test
  • Dancing gremlin
  • & game stays up to date if you download on the itch app


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
GenreAction, Visual Novel
Made withFL Studio, Audacity, GIMP, Stencyl
Tags2D, Breakout, Casual, LGBTQIA, Multiplayer, Queer, resnijars, Story Rich, Surreal
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Buy Now$14.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $14.99 USD. Your purchase comes with a Steam key. You will get access to the following files:

sparklesandgems-windows.zip 130 MB
Version 1.02
sparklesandgems-mac.zip 132 MB
Version 1.02
sparklesandgems-linux.zip 136 MB
Version 1.02
Sparkles & Gems Soundtrack FLAC.zip 281 MB
if you pay $19.99 USD or more
Sparkles & Gems Soundtrack MP3.zip 113 MB
if you pay $19.99 USD or more

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