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Questions tagged [content-rating]

A ranking used to identify the audience of a game based on its content. The most prevalent in the game industry is the ESRB.

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How do I prevent inappropriate ads from appearing in my game?

My game implements Unity ads, and is designed with a universal audience in mind. As such, I would prefer not to have 18+ ads (or even 13+ ads depending on the circumstances) appearing in it, ...
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What are the ramifications for lying to the ESRB?

The ESRB Ratings Process walkthrough describes the steps to get a physical boxed game rated: Physical (e.g., boxed) games typically sold at retail are rated using a "Long Form" process whereby ESRB ...
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How does ESRB content rating work for new FREE content?

Very similair to my earlier question, however this deals with games that have new free content released later down the line, not paid DLC. Let's say, again like with the last question, you release new ...
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Age Rating: female nipples poking through clothing?

Pretty simple and straightforward question, what rating would a game get for something like this?
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How does ESRB content rating work for games with DLC?

Lets say you have a game rated "Teen" by the ESRB, but later down the line, you release a DLC that would push the game's rating to "Mature". Are the two ratings kept separate for the base game and the ...
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What kind of ESRB rating do you get for IMPLIED sex?

My game is a story-driven horror game with lots of gore. Obviously, being a horror game places it on the higher end of the age rating already, but because of how backwards the rating system is (female ...
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Will an optional bad words censoring system affects the age rating as well?

My game project is a 2D top down RPG with dating simulator & visual novel elements in it, and I have a few parts of dialogue in my game that have bad words and used often by a character. However, ...
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When does a game need an official age-rating?

When is it required for a game to receive a rating by an official or quasi-official rating board like the PEGI or the ESRB? I know that almost every game which is sold in a brick-and-mortar store ...
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Why do some games need to be rated by game rating boards?

I don't know much about why the games are rated in the first place, aside from the fact that it may help customers to filter out the games that aren't appropriate for them due to age or personal ...
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Process of getting DEJUS rating (Brazil)?

I would like to get DEJUS rating for my HTML5 game on the Firefox Marketplace, so that I can tell Mozilla to make the game available to users in Brazil. I want the game to be rated as: Livre (general) ...
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Can I publish games with adult content to Android Market?

I have a very old adult (e.g. boobs and stuff) arcade game (think Delphi 7/DirectX 8 age), that currently is backported to Droid. Can the game be published to Android Market? Are there any age ...
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What are the legal considerations about making a game with a dynamic age restricted content?

What I mean by this is - is it legal to make a game which asks (or proves) your age during install or on initial load, and then dynamically sets the content to the players age. For example if the ...
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ESRB rating my game?

What does it take to get an ESRB rating for my game?