This game has 17 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 21 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 2 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 5 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 10 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(4.50) with 412,036 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.58) with 1,484,621 votes.|
Temporary offers in the in-game shop. It opens random windows telling you about "first time buyer" offers that are available for a limited time.
'cha-ching' noises when you buy something in game like an upgrade. When you go into the 'gold' (premium currency) part of the shop, it asks if you are 'feeling indulgent'. The first-time buyer offers say they are for "savvy capitalists".
You pay real money for Gold but the gold is in weird bundles of 55/115/240/624/1300. But most items in the shop are multiples of 10 aside from one item which is 25 gold - eg if you bought the 55 gold bundle, you would always have 5 gold leftover unless you used the gold 'inefficiently' (eg. buying 3 1d time warps 10g each and one 7d at 25g, which gets you less overall time warp days than 2x 7d time warps at 50g total with 5g left).
It's not a real pay-wall, just one where progress can end up painfully slow if you don't pay for boosts etc. You go from upgrading things constantly to suddenly being unable to do so without waiting for days for profits to accrue.
You get achievements for practically everything.
The early game "businesses" become effectively worthless over time.
'VIP' which comes with things like gold for logging in daily.
You can pay 'gold' (premium currency) for "Time Warps" which give you X number of days worth of profit instantly.
As it's an idle game, you sometimes need to wait for in-game currency to accrue in order to be able to do anything to progress.
If you don't play regularly, you'll hamper your progress by not using your in-game currency to upgrade your "businesses". There's also limited time events.