The first move towards pan-mobile industry age ratings began last week – but I’m not sure it got off to a roaring start. The move was made by two US bodies: the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB – the body responsible for the self-regulatory model of games age ratings in the USA) and CTIA (“The… Continue reading The ESRB mobile app rating system: is it missing some teeth?
I spoke at a TIGA conference on mobile, tablet and handheld games hosted at the offices of my employer, Osborne Clarke in London last week. I gave a talk called “5 legal tips for success in mobile, tablet and handheld games”, which I thought you might like to read. Here are the slides:
Are we seeing the start of a trend towards governments extending their games classification rules to mobile and social games? If so, this is going to cause some serious friction with the games industry. Examples: in August, the Australian Labour Party promised (if re-elected – which now looks highly likely) to apply its notoriously restrictive games classification laws to… Continue reading Analysis: are age ratings coming to social and mobile games?