My Little Universe

0.95
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 8 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.92

2 votes
Grinding -
2 / 0 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

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

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

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

2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
0 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 6 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 16 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

0.45

2 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
Power Creep -
2 / 0 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

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

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

2 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 2 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

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

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.

2 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

2 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 2 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

2 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 2 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 0 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 14 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

5

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
Reciprocity -
0 / 2 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

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 1 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 13 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

3.81

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

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

2 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 2 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.

2 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 2 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
0 / 2 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 2 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.79) with 479 votes.
Google Play:  (4.33) with 138,261 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Oct 23, 2022
the in-game shop and the dungeons refresh at certain times
Wait To Play reported on Oct 23, 2022
makes you wait for the dungeons to refresh. you need items collected from the dungeons to progress in the game.
Grinding reported on Jun 13, 2022
It’s almost entirely focused on grinding
Advertisements reported on Jun 13, 2022
Pop up randomly during play
Artificial Scarcity reported on Jun 13, 2022
Paid “beginner boxes”


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Screenshot ► MY LITTLE UNIVERSE – WANT TO PLAY GOD?

Get lost in your own little universe

Creating a world isn’t easy, but it’s certainly a whole load of fun, as you’ll find out in this exciting casual worldbuilding adventure game. It takes mining, crafting, logging, digging, smelting, construction and a little gardening to make the perfect planet, and you’ll have to do all that while fighting off primeval monsters intent on bringing an end to your divine plan. Armed with just a pickaxe and the almighty strength of your arms, get down to doing a god’s work and build a world of wonder in this addictive, original action game that will keep you creating for way more than seven days.

► YOU’VE GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN YOUR HANDS!

• In the beginning there was a little orange man in a rocket ship, and in the end there’ll be a whole glorious planet built with just those tiny orange hands. Get mining, amass 15 different types of resources and spend them with infinite wisdom to create a beautiful planetary paradise that can bask in your divine benevolence.

• Thor has his hammer, Neptune has his trident, and in this game you have a mighty pickaxe that’s just as adept at fighting off monsters as it is at breaking rocks, digging for minerals and mining for gold. Upgrade it through eight different levels to improve your divine productivity, and harvest even more resources to keep on building.

• As civilization develops under your watchful eye, you’ll have the chance to set up industrial facilities to smelt metal, process minerals and make a further eight types of weapon that will help you in your divine crafts, including an ax with eight different levels of improvement and the unique Excalibur sword to strike the fear of god into your monstrous opponents.

• Expand and diversify with 10 different types of in-game environment to build, explore and exploit as you move in mysterious ways to create your true planetary paradise. But watch out for monsters – 8 kinds of enemy including abominable snowmen, unfriendly ents, and alien fungal foes are all out to stop your godly intentions.

• Simple but attractive graphics and a rich soundscape add to the appeal of this simple but absorbing genre-crossing mining game where you write your own creation myth.

► IN ACTION HOW LIKE AN ANGEL, IN APPREHENSION HOW LIKE A GOD!

Have you of late lost all your mirth? Well, you’ll find mirth aplenty, along with hours of action and adventure, in My Little Universe. Take a sterile promontory and turn it into a beautiful, blooming planet that would make any god proud to be its master. Dig, chop, craft, smash, mine and fight your way to divine grace and a little universe all of your own.

Download My Little Universe now and get down to a god’s work!