Shattered Pixel Dungeon

4.52
Healthy
Price: $4.99
Ads: Unknown
In App Purchases: Unknown

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

3 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 3 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

3 votes
Daily Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Grinding -
0 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

3 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 3 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

3 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 3 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

3 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 3 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

3 votes
Wait To Play -
0 / 3 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 33 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

3 votes
Premium Currency -
0 / 3 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

3 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

3 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 3 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

3 votes
Pay to Skip -
0 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

3 votes
Accidental Purchases -
0 / 3 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

3 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

3 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 3 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

3 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 3 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

3 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 3 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

3 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 3 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

3 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
0 / 3 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 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

3 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 3 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

3 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
0 / 3 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

3 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 3 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Reciprocity -
0 / 3 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

3 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 3 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

3 votes
Competition -
0 / 3 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 18 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.62

3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
3 / 0 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

3 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
0 / 3 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

3 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 3 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

3 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 3 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

3 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 3 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

3 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 3 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

3 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 3 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (5.00) with 3 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Badges / Endowed Progress reported on May 24, 2022
It does give achievements for relatively small events, like slaying 10 enemies or collecting 100 gold (very easily reached early on). However, this is not used in a predatory way, and be seen to serve as a way to show character progression.
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Feb 3, 2022
Though given that everything is reset every time you die (which happens often) that doesn't seem manipulative to me.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Shattered Pixel Dungeon is a Roguelike Dungeon Crawler RPG with pixel art graphics. Every game is a unique challenge, with four different playable characters, randomized levels and enemies, and hundreds of items to collect and use. The game is simple to get into, but strategy is required if you want to win!

Choose Your Hero
Start the game by choosing a hero, which can be improved and customized as you quest through the dungeon!
• 4 heroes: Warrior, Mage, Rogue, and Huntress. Each hero has a different playstyle.
• 8 subclasses which let successful heroes further specialize their abilities.
• 13 unique lategame abilities that grant special power at the end of a game.
• Over 100 talents, which let you incrementally power up your hero as you level up.

Explore the Dungeon Depths
Every run though the dungeon is different, with randomized layouts, enemy placement, and items!
• 5 distinct dungeon regions over 26 floors, each with their own enemies and room layouts.
• Over 60 enemies, 30 traps, and 5 detailed bosses to test your skills.
• Over 100 equipment items, including powerful wands, rings, weapons, and armor.
• Over 150 regular items to find and craft, each with their own uses.

A Full Game on Your Phone
Shattered isn't a limited mobile game, it's a full game designed from the ground up to work on any device!
• No ads, paywalled content, or microtransactions.
• Intuitive touch-based interface that works well on all screen sizes.
• Free updates once every ~2 months, with fixes, improvements, and additions.
• Active and helpful communities on several social platforms.

Find an issue with the game? Have a suggestion? Then contact me! I can be reached at: Evan@ShatteredPixel.com (My ability to respond to emails in languages other than English is limited.)

Shattered Pixel Dungeon is open source software under the GPLv3 License, and is based on the freely available source code of Pixel Dungeon! You can find the current source code here: https://github.com/00-Evan/shattered-pixel-dungeon.

Shattered Pixel Dungeon is available in multiple languages thanks to support from the community. The translation project is hosted here: https://www.transifex.com/shattered-pixel/shattered-pixel-dungeon