inbento

0.83
Neutral
Price: $2.99
Ads: No
In App Purchases: No

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

1 votes
3 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 3 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

1 votes
3 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
3 votes
Grinding -
1 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
3 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
3 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 3 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 11 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 33 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

1 votes
3 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 3 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 3 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
3 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
3 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 3 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
3 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
3 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 3 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
3 votes
Power Creep -
1 / 3 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

1 votes
3 votes
Pay Wall -
1 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
3 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

1 votes
3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 3 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

1 votes
3 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
1 / 3 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
1 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
3 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

1 votes
3 votes
Competition -
1 / 3 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

1 votes
3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 3 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
3 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 3 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
3 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 12 votes.
Google Play:  (5.00) with 12 votes.



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Screenshot Play with food, solve hand-crafted recipes and enjoy a cute story in this culinary brain-teaser from the creators of Golf Peaks!

FEATURES:
- 100+ puzzles and unique pattern-matching gameplay
- textless, heartwarming story about cats and parenthood
- inspired by Japanese aesthetics and bento cuisine
- 10+ Achievements
- absolutely no ads

More info: http://afterburn.games/inbento
and http://facebook.com/afterburngames