Cat Game - The Cats Collector!

-2.62
Bad
Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
Google Play App Store

Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

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

-1.94

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

1 votes
Wait To Play -
1 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

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

1 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
0 / 1 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 8 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-3.05

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

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

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

1 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 1 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 4 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 2 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.94

1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 0 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

1 votes
Reciprocity -
1 / 0 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
1 / 0 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

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

1 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 1 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

1 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 1 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

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

-0.92

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

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

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

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

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

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 6 votes.
Google Play:  (3.90) with 1,480 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Daily Rewards reported on Nov 4, 2019
Coin bonus every 5 minutes that encourages you to return to the game + notifications
Grinding reported on Nov 4, 2019
You have to feed the cats and then roll a set % chance to get one. If you don’t get one that’s more time you’ll have to repeat the tasks.
Wait To Play reported on Nov 4, 2019
The items you have to craft to progress all take varying amounts of time, from five minutes up to three hours at my current level.
Recurring Fee reported on Nov 4, 2019
They have a VIP subscription for $10 dollars a month, which gives you so much in-game currency that it bypasses the typical “free” gameplay (This also applies in the pay to win category)
Gambling / Loot Boxes reported on Nov 4, 2019
You can spend the premium in-game currency to roll for “premium baskets” which just give you a random item from any of their previous events, among other uses of this mechanic
Reciprocity reported on Nov 4, 2019
You can request a type of material from your club once every six hours.
Complete the Collection reported on Nov 4, 2019
Vaguely yes, there’s mentions of collecting them all and the goal is simply to collect.
Fear of Missing Out reported on Nov 4, 2019
They constantly have events and things going on to encourage you to continue playing consistently.
Competition reported on Nov 4, 2019
Clubs compete against each other every event.


Report a Dark Pattern

Screenshot Welcome to Cat Game - The Cats Collector! Cat Game transports you to a colorful world where you collect adorable cats, care for them and build your dream cat Tower!

Full of imagination and humor, Cat Game lets you play with your friends or in solo across a variety of special events and contests to win unique prizes like the very rare Legendary cats!

The game features:

- Over 600 cats to collect
- Watch your cats come to life with cute animations
- Customize and decorate your dream cat Tower
- Special events let you earn exclusive cats and prizes
- Enter contests to design the ultimate rooms
- Play fun and addictive mini-games to earn coins
- Join a club and play with your friends
- Compete in the leaderboard for very exclusive rewards
- New content added every week

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