Zen Koi

-0.31
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.24

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

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

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

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

2 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 2 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

2 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 2 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.87

2 votes
Premium Currency -
2 / 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
Pay to Skip -
1 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

2 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

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

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

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.

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

1 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 1 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.

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 13 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.81

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

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.

2 votes
Competition -
0 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 5 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.11

2 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
2 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

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

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

2 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 2 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:  (4.50) with 3,621 votes.



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Screenshot Zen Koi is a fun, relaxing and stylish mobile game experience from LandShark Games. Grow, breed and collect beautiful Japanese carp as they make their way to mythological dragon form.

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Zen Koi has been featured on App Store!

- Best New Games
- Relaxing Games in Game Collections
- Made in Singapore
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“The rare case of a game that is new and intriguing, as well as beautiful and well-executed.”
- Zen Koi player


"No matter how often you need to let go of something in your life or drift away into another world, Zen Koi will be there to help with your meditation."
- HaoGamers


"Zen Koi is great for occasions where you don’t want to think too hard–you simply guide your koi and watch it feed, grow and mate. One of my favourite features of the game is that you actually get to breed Koi!"
- justsaying.asia

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Grow, breed, and collect colourful Koi on the way to peaceful transcendence in the stylish new experience from LandShark Games Zen Koi. With soothing gameplay and a meditative soundtrack by System Sovereign and SFX by IMBA, Zen Koi is a unique blend of languid action and strategic collection. Level your Koi by chasing and consuming a wide variety of animated little fish. Find other Koi and breed to create rare patterned offspring. Progress along a mythological path of expansion, guiding your Koi toward its final ascension into dragon form.

Features:
- Free to play
- Soothing, intuitive gameplay
- Unique smooth flowing action
- Calming atmosphere and beautifully toned environment
- Hundreds of Koi types for collection, including hard to find rares
- Share Koi patterns with friends
- Limited edition Koi pattern awarded to the first players to download and play


Note:
Zen Koi is free to download and play. However, optional items are available via In-App Purchase within the game to expand upon your gameplay experience.

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