Slightly Good
Price: $6.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 151 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 520 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


72 votes
12 votes
Grinding -
72 / 12 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

79 votes
11 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
79 / 11 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

99 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 99 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

118 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 118 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

80 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 80 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

99 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 99 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

101 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 101 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 180 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 979 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


73 votes
6 votes
Premium Currency -
73 / 6 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

98 votes
15 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
98 / 15 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

5 votes
91 votes
Accidental Purchases -
5 / 91 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
82 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 82 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
127 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 127 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

94 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 94 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

115 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 115 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

102 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 102 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

127 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 127 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

133 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 133 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

87 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 87 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 25 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 651 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


10 votes
88 votes
Reciprocity -
10 / 88 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

11 votes
127 votes
Competition -
11 / 127 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
84 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 84 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
85 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
2 / 85 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
82 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 82 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

104 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 104 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

81 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 81 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 192 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 576 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


86 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
86 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

99 votes
10 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
99 / 10 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
78 votes
Complete the Collection -
3 / 78 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

2 votes
105 votes
Variable Rewards -
2 / 105 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
109 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
2 / 109 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

133 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 133 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

138 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 138 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 704,073 votes.
Google Play:  (4.50) with 2,766,526 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Accidental Purchases reported on Feb 29, 2024
Limited confirmation when buying things from the marketplace
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jan 20, 2023
Animals make noises when they take damage.
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 20, 2023
If you choose to use Realms, there is a monthly fee. You can choose not to pay, which removes access to the realm for any player besides the one who created it.
Variable Rewards reported on Jan 20, 2023
Some achievements come with optional skins for your player character.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Jan 20, 2023
These achievements are part of Microsoft's gamerscore, also seen on Xbox. For a few there are in-game rewards - different skins for your player character - but for the most part they have no effect on the game.
Reciprocity reported on Jan 20, 2023
When multiple players are in a world, any resources can be freely shared between players.
Competition reported on Nov 4, 2022
Optional as a part of multiplayer mode.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Oct 16, 2022
they give you acheivements but its hardly ever paid attention to
Premium Currency reported on May 24, 2022
The bedrock version has an optional e-shop of skins and worlds. However, these can also be made or downloaded for free online.
Recurring Fee reported on May 24, 2022
Realms subscription exists, but is unnecessary.

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