Dark Gaming Patterns

Dark gaming patterns are techniques deliberately used by game designers to create unwanted negative experiences for the players. These patterns often benefits the game designer at the expense of the player's enjoyment.

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

A temporal dark pattern is designed to get you to spend more time playing the game than you would have otherwise.

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Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

Social dark patterns use your relationships with friends and family to benefit the game.

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Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

A monetary dark pattern is one which tricks you into spending more money than you want to spend on a game.

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Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

These dark patterns are psychological tricks that are used to get you to make bad decisions.

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