The International Age Rating Coalition (IARC) has recently announced that Android games will get access to an age rating system for their content.
By simply answering a questionnaire, app developers can quickly get a recommended rating on who should play their games and how it should be played. Game creators can use this feature for free and with minimal effort.
All in all, the most interesting feature behind this is that the rating will adapt to local regulations. Not a big surprise though, since the IARC is made up of the 5 largest rating organisations in the world, each having its own rating system:
- PEGI (Europe)
- ESRB (North America)
- ClassInd (Brazil)
- USK (Germany)
- Classification Board in Australia
Countries without a proper rating system will display a generic age-based rating.