Tiny Tower

-1.12
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

2 votes
Daily Rewards -
2 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

2 votes
Wait To Play -
2 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

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

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

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

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.46

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

2 votes
Pay to Skip -
2 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

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

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

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

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

2 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 2 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.41

2 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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

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

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

2 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 2 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 2 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

2 votes
Competition -
0 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.41

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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

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

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

2 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 2 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

2 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 2 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 434,778 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Jan 20, 2021
You have a set amount of rent to collect daily.
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 20, 2021
VIP Club
Pay to Skip reported on Jan 20, 2021
You can spend bux in the game to skip timers
Wait To Play reported on Jan 20, 2021
There are timers you have to wait for as a new floor is constructed.
Premium Currency reported on Jan 20, 2021
Bux, which can be used to unlock new lobbies, roofs, and to skip waiting times alongside quests
Anchoring Tricks reported on Jan 20, 2021
in the Bux menu
Advertisements reported on Jan 20, 2021
You can watch ads in exchange for bux.
Reciprocity reported on Jan 20, 2021
You can swap bitizens


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Tiny Tower lets you build a tiny tower and manage the businesses and bitizens that inhabit it!



- Make money to build new types of floors and attract bitizens to live and work inside.

- Special events and VIP visitors will earn you special perks as you build your tower towards the clouds.

- Customize the look and placement of each floor and the bitizens that live in them, and upgrade your elevator.

- Game Center integration to let you see your friends towers, back up your game and earn awards.

- See what is on your bitizens' minds by peeking at the "BitBook" virtual social network for your tower!