Virtual LAN and matchmaking app Evolve merging into

about 3 years ago by IanDorfman

Users of Evolve, a virtualized LAN client that allows users to play games with local multiplayer over the Internet, will be using a new service soon. Evolve is being discontinued and merging into a rival virtual LAN client and social network created by the developers of XSplit and Challonge.

As announced on Evolve's website, the service is "merging" with Small, with the official shutdown date for Evolve landing on December 13, 2018. This announcement comes over a year after Evolve had been saved by an until-now unknown partner. The time since then has been focused on implementing a way to transfer Evolve's userbase over to

As Small Evolve iconEvolve will be merged in to, many users will end up migrating to the latter service (with a website set up for Evolve users to migrate their accounts to There is also a dedicated Evolve FAQ available on's support site. Features of Evolve such as messaging, recording, and streaming will still be available.

Further coverage: Blog announcement


  • FreemiumProprietary
  • Windows
  • Online

Evolve is a desktop app and community for serious gamers. It makes it easy to cast your games on Twitch, share captured screenshots and videos on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and show off your achievements and playtime.

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