Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 314 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 158 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


78 votes
Daily Rewards -
78 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

69 votes
Grinding -
69 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

62 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
62 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

102 votes
Wait To Play -
102 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

1 votes
91 votes
Playing by Appointment -
1 / 91 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
65 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
2 / 65 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 517 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 435 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


104 votes
Premium Currency -
104 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

70 votes
Pay to Win -
70 / 0 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

89 votes
Pay to Skip -
89 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

92 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
92 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

86 votes
1 votes
Pay Wall -
86 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

73 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
73 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

2 votes
69 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 69 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

1 votes
82 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 82 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

87 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 87 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

96 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 96 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

98 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 98 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 199 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 426 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


122 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
122 / 0 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

71 votes
Reciprocity -
71 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

2 votes
110 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
2 / 110 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
110 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
2 / 110 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
75 votes
Competition -
2 / 75 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

64 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 64 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

67 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 67 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 509 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 168 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


91 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
91 / 0 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

100 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
100 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

117 votes
Complete the Collection -
117 / 0 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

79 votes
Illusion of Control -
79 / 0 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

121 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
121 / 0 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

1 votes
103 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
1 / 103 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

65 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 65 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 402,652 votes.
Google Play:  (4.61) with 5,688,072 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Pay to Win reported on Aug 26, 2019
You can pay for boosters to make levels easier.
Wait To Play reported on Aug 26, 2019
You have limited health and you have to wait for it to refill.
Pay to Skip reported on Aug 26, 2019
You can pay to replenish your health instead of waiting.
Complete the Collection reported on Aug 26, 2019
In this game you are trying to fix up your house.
Pay Wall reported on Aug 26, 2019
At some point the levels become too difficult to solve without using boosters.

Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Welcome to Homescapes! Help Austin the butler bring warmth and comfort back to his wonderful family's mansion. Come on inadventures await you from the moment you walk in the door!

Beat colorful match-3 levels to renovate and decorate rooms in the mansion, unlocking ever more chapters in the exciting family story along the way! What are you waiting for? Make yourself at home!

The game features:

Unique gameplay: help Austin renovate the house by swapping and matching pieces!
Interior design: you decide what the house will look like.
Exciting match-3 levels: tons of fun, featuring unique boosters and explosive combinations!
A huge, beautiful mansion: discover all the secrets it holds!
Fantastic characters: watch them live their lives and interact with each other in the in-game social network.
A cute pet: meet а naughty and fluffy cat.
Invite your Facebook friends to help you create your own cozy atmosphere in the house!

Give the old mansion a complete makeover! Show off your designer skills by furnishing and decorating the kitchen, hall, orangery, and other house areas, including the garage! Thousands of design options will give you maximum freedom to explore your creativity, change designs any time you want, and eventually create your dream house!

Homescapes is free to play, though some in-game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use this option, simply turn it off in your device's Restrictions menu.

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