Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

4.52
Healthy
Price: $1.49
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

5

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

1 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 1 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 11 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

5

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 1 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

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

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

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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.

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 1 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 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

5

1 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 1 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

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

1 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

2.62

1 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
1 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

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

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

1 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 1 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 7,357 votes.
Google Play:  (4.68) with 29,906 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Mar 9, 2023
there are 30 "achievement" awards. 10 are hidden, 20 are specified. none are requirements for completing the game. some examples include "overflow the sink a second time" and "shoot the gun range target 100 times". none are prompted—unless you go looking for the page of awards, the game will not mention them unless you complete an achievement.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Agent A, your new mission is in from headquarters. An enemy spy known as Ruby La Rouge has been targeting our secret agents. Your mission is to find and capture her.

First we need you to follow Ruby, then locate and infiltrate her secret lair. Once inside it is imperative that you uncover her plans.

Oh and agent... do be careful. Miss La Rouge has a taste for dismissing agents such as yourself.

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Agent A: A puzzle in disguise is an episodic tale of espionage spanning five chapters:

Chapter 1 - A puzzle in disguise
Chapter 2 - The chase continues
Chapter 3 - Ruby's trap
Chapter 4 - A narrow escape (OUT NOW!)
Chapter 5 - The final blow (2019)

You play as Agent A, your mission (should you choose to accept it) is to infiltrate the secret hideout of Ruby La Rouge and apprehend or neutralise the target.

Uncover a stylish 60s themed world full of retro futuristic contraptions, hidden gizmos, gadgets and clever logic based puzzles. But do be warned… Ruby La Rouge is no spy to be taken lightly! Explore a labyrinth of perplexing puzzles in this quirky game of cat and mouse that’ll have you wondering whether you’re the cat… or the mouse!!

Notice something strange or out of place? Making mental notes and observations (like a good secret agent) will aid you in solving tricky puzzles later on. As you explore Rubys secret hideout, collecting objects and using them cleverly is crucial in unlocking a trail of puzzles leading you ever closer to your target!

Agent A features:
* Stylish 1960’s inspired art
* 26 environments to explore, 72 inventory based puzzles and 42 puzzle screens
* 13 achievements to collect, for the trophy hunter in all of us
* Available in fully translated English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese and Russian versions

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If you like escape games, you will love Agent A!

One Purchase - No In App purchases.

***** Game of the Year AGDA 2016 Winner *****
***** Awarded Apple's Best of 2015 *****
***** PAX Indie Showcase Winner 2017 and 2015! *****
Number 1 puzzle & adventure game in 72 countries. Apple's Editors Choice in 30 countries and Best New Game in over 100 countries.

4.5/5 Apple n Apps "Agent A is an outstanding puzzle adventure that delivers a must have iOS experience."

4/5 Touch Arcade "This is one of the most playable and least frustrating adventure games I've played, and it speaks to the strength of the game design that it is great."

AppUnwrapper "Agent A feels like something really special."

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Are you clever enough to outsmart Ruby? Slip into the exciting world of espionage with Agent A now!