Idle Outpost: Business Game

-2.96
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.43

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

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

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

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

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

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 9 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 1 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-3.7

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
1 / 0 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 1 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 1 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-0.24

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

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 4 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.

-1.94

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

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

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

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

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

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

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.22) with 1,890 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Jul 8, 2024
The store invites you to claim a free reward every 8 hours on 4 different tabs, and there are 4 different separate staggered rewards inviting you back every hour/half hour via constant notifications. Additionally, there's a daily log in reward that improves every day but resets if you miss it


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Idle business simulator and tycoon game with a post-apocalyptic and zombie survival theme. The world has ended, and you're running a post-apocalyptic trading post!

Your management skills will make the difference between survival and extinction. Build your outpost, trade with survivors, and expand your empire in this thrilling mega-simple 2D game with a gritty, immersive atmosphere.

When the night comes, fight off silly zombies!

Start with a small scrapyard outpost and grow your trading empire!

Begin with just a basic outpost in the desert, then upgrade and expand as you earn resources and profits. As you progress, discover new locations, from abandoned gas stations to underground vaults, and build the most prosperous post-apocalyptic trading network in the world!

There will be a ton of post-apocalyptic locations.
Venture from arid deserts to lush forests, encountering bandit camps, winter hideouts, and high-tech trading hubs. With each new level, unlock stunning new locations and challenges for your trading post.

Idle Outpost is perfect for players who love:

— Post-apocalyptic and survival-themed games
— Business simulation and tycoon games
— Building and managing virtual empires
— Engaging single-player experiences
— Offline gameplay with no internet required
— Free-to-play games that offer hours of entertainment

Embark on a journey of survival, commerce, and growth in Idle Outpost, the ultimate post-apocalyptic trading post simulator. Can you build the most prosperous trading empire in the new world? Download now and find out!

Discord
https://discord.gg/DAbYhtyArW

Reddit
https://reddit.com/r/IdleOutpost/

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