“Uh, this game has spiders?”
PEGI, the ratings organization set to take over exclusive game rating duties in Europe sometime in the coming months, uses symbols instead of text for its content descriptors. If you don’t happen to know what they mean, they can be a little confusing. For example, the spider icon means: “Fear – Game may be frightening or scary for young children.”
Okay, good to know.
A few months ago, PEGI launched a campaign seeking to educate consumers on the meaning of those content symbols through the use of short, animated videos. Check out one of them below.
Cute, eh? You can view them all on PEGI’s YouTube channel in a variety of languages.
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen