IGEA will be partnering with the independent Family Video Game Database (www.taminggaming.com) to ensure that Australian and New Zealand parents, caregivers and guardians have access to information to build a deeper understanding of the video games their children may want to play.
The Family Video Game Database provides detailed and jargon-free information about games, and through our partnership with them the database will move towards including Australian and New Zealand classification ratings for popular games.
The database also offers hand-picked curated lists of useful information about games, including suitability by age group, educational theme, and even health concerns. Accessibility is also a major priority for the database, which provides recommendations of games to play based on a range of over 100 accessibility criteria.
“Partnering with IGEA is an exciting step for the database,” said co-founder and journalist Andy Robertson. “It enables us to expand the coverage of our age ratings and offer Australian and New Zealand parents, caregivers and guardians a new and frictionless way to make informed choices about the games their families play. We’re also looking forward to highlighting games created by developers based in Australia and New Zealand.”
“Our latest Digital Australia and New Zealand research continues to highlight that parents play games to connect with their children,” says Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA. “We can’t wait to launch this informative and easy to use resource for parents which will make a great supplement to the other tools available to assist managing game play.”
Andy Robertson has made a video to explain what parents can expect when local ratings are included.
IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA supports the business and public policy interests of the games industry, through advocacy, research and education programs.
For more information, please visit www.igea.net.