Wordscapes

-0.81
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 23 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 18 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.68

6 votes
Daily Rewards -
6 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

6 votes
Advertisements -
6 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

6 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
6 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

2 votes
3 votes
Grinding -
2 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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
6 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 6 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
6 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 6 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 19 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 52 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.66

6 votes
Premium Currency -
6 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

6 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
6 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

4 votes
2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
4 / 2 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
4 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 4 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
5 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 5 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

6 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 6 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

7 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 7 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

7 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 7 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

6 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 6 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

7 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 7 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

7 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 7 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 13 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 26 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.07

5 votes
1 votes
Competition -
5 / 1 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

3 votes
2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
3 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
2 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
4 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 4 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
5 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 5 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

6 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 6 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

5 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 5 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 16 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 22 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.65

5 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
5 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

4 votes
2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
4 / 2 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
3 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
3 votes
Variable Rewards -
2 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
5 votes
Illusion of Control -
1 / 5 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
4 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 4 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

5 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 5 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 396,133 votes.
Google Play:  (4.84) with 620,000 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Reciprocity reported on Dec 21, 2022
If you're part of a guild/team, you and your teammates can request hints from each other.
Grinding reported on Dec 21, 2022
Aside from completing puzzles, the grinding ads, surveys, or other offers seems to be the only way to get coins efficiently.
Advertisements reported on Dec 21, 2022
More often than not, the game will play an advertisement either before or after you complete a level.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Dec 21, 2022
There seems to be several timed events going on, which incentivize the player to keep playing the game continuously.
Complete the Collection reported on Dec 21, 2022
In this game, you can collect animals/pets, pictures, and butterflies.
Daily Rewards reported on Oct 21, 2022
Daily gift
Playing by Appointment reported on Oct 21, 2022
Timed tournaments. Certain rewards only available on specific days.
Anchoring Tricks reported on May 24, 2022
Bundles are placed above everything else and are the most expensive items.
Infinite Treadmill reported on May 24, 2022
There are 6000+ levels. Apparently, at level 6000 you continue to get new puzzles. Unsure exactly how that works.
Pay to Win reported on May 24, 2022
Bundles in the shop include items that provide bonus letters to help solve puzzles.


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