Layering, a term coined by Ramin Shokrizade, is the technique of replacing real money by a virtual currency inside games, therefore lowering the brain impact of spending and transaction has inside players.

Tough other designers will prefer to use another terms to describe it (or perhaps none) we could establish that hardly any successful free to play game is avoiding the use of such technique for making microtransactions inside it: gems, golden coins, more gems, stars, etc.

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