The Family Video Game Database was unveiled July 8th with support from Ukie and Parent Zone. Out of beta with close to 600 games, it offers parents and carers the information they need to make informed choices about video games and discover a wider range of experiences for their family.
After an influx of visitors when the beta version was featured on BBC Click and Breakfast TV, it has now launched in this finalized form to offer families and carers a unique way to understand the games their children are playing as well as discover new titles tailored for their family.
After 70,000 views during the beta phase, the database has a new streamlined user interface and readable layout. Each game is researched by a team of family experts and presented on a clean, concise page without jargon or advertising.
It offers the following unique features:
AskAboutGames.com answers questions parents and players have about video game age ratings, provide advice on how to play games safely and responsibly, and offer families helpful tips to ensure they get the most out of the games they enjoy together.
Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. They provide support and information to parents, children and schools, working globally to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. They work with parents, schools, governments and businesses to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people.
“I thought I knew what games were available, but the database quickly uncovered new video games that my family can play together.” Rachel, mum of 3.
“My daughter wanted to play Apex Legends, but checking the database showed me she wasn’t old enough. I could use the page to suggest other more age-appropriate options. She chose Overwatch (PEGI 12) instead.” Karen, my of one.
“The search is helpful for my family. We put in four players, Nintendo Switch and PEGI 3 to find Go Vacation and Heave Ho, which we now love playing together.” David, dad of two.
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