Dig it!

Slightly Good
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 284 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 354 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


86 votes
Advertisements -
86 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

118 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
118 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

80 votes
Wait To Play -
80 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

100 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 100 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

72 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 72 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

74 votes
Grinding -
0 / 74 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

108 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 108 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 103 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 871 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


103 votes
Pay to Skip -
103 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

75 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 75 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

64 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 64 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

69 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 69 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

66 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 66 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

93 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 93 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

99 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 99 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

102 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 102 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

95 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 95 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

96 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 96 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

112 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 112 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 602 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


60 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 60 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

115 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 115 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

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

96 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 96 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

79 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 79 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

109 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 109 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

62 votes
Competition -
0 / 62 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 663 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


105 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 105 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

93 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 93 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

91 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 91 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

77 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 77 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

101 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 101 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

86 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 86 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

110 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 110 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 24,346 votes.
Google Play:  (4.22) with 4,493 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Advertisements reported on Aug 23, 2019
Unskippable ads between levels.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Aug 23, 2019
Im not sure this game has an end. Probably goes forever.
Wait To Play reported on Aug 23, 2019
Must wait for ads to play

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Just dig with your fingers and guide the ball to the cup. It's easy, yet challenging. There is often a trick to solve the levels, sometimes you need take advantage of the objects' speed, sometimes you need to make objects collide, but often it is enough to use your intuitive thinking.

Inventive and unique gameplay.
Easy to understand.
Realistic Physics.
180 levels, designed with love.
Encourages logical thinking and creativity.
Discover new features like bombs and multi-colored balls.
Solutions are available, if you get stuck.