Rusty Lake Hotel

Price: $1.99
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 612 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


96 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 96 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

70 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 70 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

71 votes
Grinding -
0 / 71 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

121 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 121 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

87 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 87 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

92 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 92 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

75 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 75 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1082 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


91 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 91 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

115 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 115 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

74 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 74 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

91 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 91 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

89 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 89 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

111 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 111 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

114 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 114 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

73 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 73 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

87 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 87 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

115 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 115 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

122 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 122 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 586 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


64 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 64 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

94 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 94 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

95 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 95 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

82 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 82 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

96 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 96 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

76 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 76 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

79 votes
Competition -
0 / 79 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 84 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 501 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


84 votes
1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
84 / 1 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

72 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 72 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

96 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 96 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

62 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 62 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

100 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 100 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

68 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 68 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

102 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 102 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 690 votes.
Google Play:  (4.79) with 9,541 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Sep 1, 2022
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Screenshot Welcome our guests to the Rusty Lake Hotel and make sure they will have a pleasant stay. There will be 5 dinners this week. Make sure every dinner is worth dying for.

Rusty Lake Hotel is a mysterious point and click game developed by the creators of the Cube Escape series.


- Pick-up-and-play: easy to start, but it will be hard to put down
- Tons of puzzles: a total of 6 rooms full of unique and various brain teasers
- Thrilling and engaging story: there will be 5 dinners with intriguing guests and staff
- Full of suspense and atmosphere: Rusty Lake Hotel is a surreal place, where anything can happen…
- Impressive soundtrack: every room has its own designed theme song
- Achievements: an all-time gallery you never seen before

We will unfold the Rusty Lake story one step at a time. So check every day for new content and follow us: @rustylakecom.