PewDiePie's Pixelings

-2.53
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 1 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.62

1 votes
Daily Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

1 votes
Grinding -
1 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
Advertisements -
1 / 0 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 1 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 7 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-2.86

1 votes
Premium Currency -
1 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

1 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
1 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

1 votes
Recurring Fee -
1 / 0 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

1 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 0 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.83

1 votes
Competition -
1 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 2 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.43

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
1 / 0 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

App Store Ratings

iOS: Unknown
Google Play:  (4.79) with 11,956 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on Jan 20, 2020
3 levels of currency!
Pay to Win reported on Jan 20, 2020
Loot boxes contain rare pixellings, but nothing is purely-gated, you can still eventually get the best ones by luck.
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jan 20, 2020
Timed sales of pixellings
Recurring Fee reported on Jan 20, 2020
Monthly "bundle"
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Jan 20, 2020
YUPPP
Anchoring Tricks reported on Jan 20, 2020
3 levels of pixelling for sale side-by-side in the store.
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Jan 20, 2020
Yes but ironically, but using irony as a shield for earnestness too


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Journey to Pixeland, home of the cute and quirky Pixelings.

Trouble has been brewing across the land; a mysterious being has been consuming Pixeland’s inhabitants. It’s up to you and PewDiePie to defeat the threatening invaders and restore order to Pixeland’s different worlds!

Assemble your team of Pixelings and take them into battle! Collect and upgrade over 30 hand drawn creatures. Meet memorable new allies and familiar faces from Tuber Simulator & Legend of the Brofist.

Go head-to-head against other players in gripping, real-time PvP battles. Devise the best strategy, use cunning tactics, and make your name known within the arena!

Drag, drop, and swap! PewDiePie’s Pixelings boasts a unique, fluid combat system that captures the essence of idle gameplay and the strategic depth of turn-by-turn strategy RPGs.

Create a guild and chat with your friends!

TL;DR
•Collect & upgrade cute and quirky Pixelings
•Join PewDiePie on a memorable & quest across Pixeland
•Compete against other players in real-time PvP matches
•Experience a unique, fluid combat system
•Enjoy a meme-tastic storyline set in PewDiePie’s Pixelverse (Tuber Simulator, Legend of the Brofist)
•Join guilds and chat with your friends!

PewDiePie’s Pixelings is a free-to-play mobile game. However, you may purchase items with real money. Should you wish to disable such purchases, please go to your device’s settings and disable in-app purchases.

PewDiePie’s Pixelings offers players a monthly VIP subscription, which grants players daily premium currency and other benefits. The subscription is priced at (USD) $7.99. Prices may vary depending on country and sales taxes.

Payment for PewDiePie’s Pixelings’s monthly VIP subscription will be charged to your iTunes account upon confirmation of the purchase. Please note the monthly VIP subscription automatically renews itself, unless you disable the auto-renew feature 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. To disable the auto-renew feature, please go to your user Account settings. iTunes accounts are charged 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.


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