I was just thinking, there seems to be a growing divide in HG’s in particular (but also some in COG’s) for how age appropriate some are for different groups. One one end of the scale, there’s games like Detective and Dryads riddle which are very family friendly and probably aimed primarily at younger audiences, on the other end of the scale there’s games including everything up to graphic killing and sex scenes with some WIP’s (which may or may not end up being finished, but potentially could end up in the stores eventually) being further along that scale again.
Is it worth starting to include a suggested age level or warnings of some type in the descriptions for the stores/or a sorter in the omnibus to help people sort which might be ok to give to their kids? I can just see some parents banning their kids from buying HG’s or COGs altogether if they happen to read one and find their 11 year old is reading games with explicit scenes in them (even if they can be turned off at the start.)
I don’t find the standard classifications in places like amazon and google all that reliable and wonder how much stock people put in them. for example on one hand Starship is listed as family friendly by amazon and there’s a couple of scenes that I think make it PG (not G), where as Wizardry which is pretty benign and PG at most is listed as mature content on one of the stores.
Just something I’ve had on my mind for a while about how to help manage which games are ok to all audiences and which definitely aren’t, when they’re being sold under the same label.