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Project: Playtime

Microtransactions in Project: Playtime are summarized as...

This game makes use of all the monetization we've come to expect from modern games. This includes character skins, playable characters, and a battle pass. All of these are purchased with premium currencies that often do not match the price of the items, forcing you to spend more for less.

This game is largely aimed at children. For this demographic it can be difficult to attribute value to money, making them an easily exploited group of people. The developers of these games know this very well. While it's easy to blame the kids' parents, it's the developers that actively choose to target a vulnerable audience.

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Premium currencies come in quantities that do not match the price of regular shop items, forcing you to spend more for less.
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Contains items that only come in bundles and can not be acquired on their own.
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Battle Passes are timed exclusives. If you don't finish it in a given time you do not get what you paid for.
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Includes a limited-time always rotating store with exclusive discounts and/or cosmetics.
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Often features items that can only be purchased during a limited time.
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Contains premium currencies that can only, or almost exclusively, be purchased with real money.
Contains one or multiple Battle Passes.