Ingress Prime

-1.23
Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play 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
Infinite Treadmill -
2 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

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

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

2 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 10 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.11

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.

2 votes
Recurring Fee -
2 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

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

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

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
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 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 11 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.43

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

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

2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

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
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

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
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 2 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

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

-0.92

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
2 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

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

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

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

2 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 2 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

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:  (3.00) with 4,475 votes.
Google Play:  (3.17) with 408,620 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Feb 4, 2022
to level up you need to get badges based on count of how often you've done certain game actions
Reciprocity reported on Feb 4, 2022
ususally this is used to support other players and exchange items used in big joint efforts, so not really dark the pattern is
Recurring Fee reported on Feb 4, 2022
optional
Daily Rewards reported on Feb 4, 2022
first hack of the day gives double rewards and you can get a badge for playing once every day
Daily Rewards reported on Feb 3, 2022
Reward & differnet Badges for playing every day
Artificial Scarcity reported on Feb 3, 2022
Both limited time events, and in-game item offers
Illusion of Control reported on Feb 3, 2022
While leveling up does unlock more powerful items, the
Pay to Win reported on Feb 3, 2022
It's possible to acquire some items through real money, but the best regular gameplay related items must be acquired through gameplay. Paid items enable some very special strategies to gain levels, scoreboard ranking, or badges really fast.
Infinite Treadmill reported on Feb 3, 2022
There's no final win condition
Grinding reported on Feb 3, 2022
Optimal gameplay by being good at a memory game, which is "optional"


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Welcome to the world of Ingress Prime, Agent. The fate of this universe, and perhaps others, depends on you. The discovery of Exotic Matter (XM), a resource of unknown origin, has sparked a covert struggle between two Factions. Cutting-edge XM technologies have completely transformed the Ingress Scanner, and it is now waiting for you to join this battle.

THE WORLD IS YOUR GAME
Explore the world around you and interact with places of cultural significance—such as public art installations, landmarks, and monuments—to collect valuable resources using your Ingress Scanner.

CHOOSE A SIDE
Fight for the Faction you believe in. Harness the power of XM to evolve mankind and discover our true destiny with The Enlightened, or protect humanity from a hostile takeover of the mind with The Resistance.

BATTLE FOR CONTROL
Dominate territories by linking Portals and creating Control Fields to achieve victory for your Faction.

WORK TOGETHER
Strategize and communicate with fellow Agents in your neighborhood and around the world.

Agents must be over 13 years old (for residents outside of the European Economic Area); or over 16 years old or such age needed to consent to the processing of personal data in the Agent's country of residence (for residents of the European Economic Area). Unfortunately, no children may play Ingress.