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Samsung Developer Program

Game App Age Rating

Game service apps must be registered by indicating App Information / Category * / General: (Games) or
App Information / Category * / For Galaxy: (Game).

The table below indicates how the listed game industry organizations' age ratings correspond to Samsung's service app age ratings.

Samsung

PEGI

ESRB

GRB

FSK

MJ/DEJUS

ALL

 

C, E

All

0+

L

4+

3+, 7+

E (10+)

All

6+

10+

12+

12+

 

12+

12+

12+ ???, 14+?

??? 12+ ?

 

 

 

 

14+

16+

16+

T

15+

16+

16+

18+

18+

M, A

18+

18+

18+

 

The MJ/DEJUS age rating information ??? selection will be retained even no MJ/DEJUS rating certificate was issued to the game service app.  ??? What does retaining the selection involve?  How is this different than any other information entered in the UI during registration?

The following country-specific guidelines apply when registering a game service app in the indicated country.
??? Are there more guidelines that cover more countries? Do some of the following apply to NON-game service apps?

  • In Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain: game service apps with an 18+ age rating are not allowed to be sold ??? distributed.  ??? Does this apply to free AND commercial game service apps? To ALL service apps, including non-game service apps?
  • In Brazil: the MJ/DEJUS rating certificate is not necessarily required ??? is preferred but not required? to distribute game service apps. ??? Does this apply to non-game service apps?  If a MJ/DEJUS rating certificate is not registered with a game service app, Samsung will evaluate it for certification.
  • In South Korea:
    • For game service apps for children ??? persons under the age of 18 ??? (Age ratings of ALL, 4+, 12+, and 16+)?:
      • Sellers do not need to register their game service app with a GRB (Game Rating Board) age rating certificate because Samsung Galaxy Apps is entitled to officially determine the age rating for game service apps instead of ??? in addition to GRB.
      • Game service app content that includes gambling or content not proper for children ??? persons under the age of 18 ??? as determined by Samsung? will not be approved by the autonomous age rating of Samsung Galaxy Apps ??? certified by Samsung.
         
    • For game service apps for persons of age 18 and above ??? (Age rating of 18+)?:
      • Sellers must register their game service app with a GRB (Game Rating Board) age rating certificate that includes the rating confirmation number ??? If all certificates include this number, I recommend the phrase be omitted.
      • The following guidelines are used to determine whether game service app content ??? content and motif ? Add motif because it is listed below? is appropriate for persons of age of 18 and above:
        ??? Does this apply ONLY to game apps registered in South Korea? Applies to OTHER apps?  What if there is a conflict with the age rating guidelines in the section above?
        • The content has representations of ??? presents? anti-social ideas, religion, and ??? and/or public morals that would be emotionally and ??? and/or physically harmful to children ??? persons under the age of 18.
        • The content and motif have representations of ??? present obscenity, violence, speculation, etc. ??? and other similar representations / presentations? that would be harmful to children under the age of 19 ??? including but not limited to? direct and ??? and/or indirect graphical representations ??? presentations of sexuality, violence, improper language (??? including but not limited to ? expletives).
        • Original:   The content has ??? presentations of? gambling spirit, existence of arousing of passion of excessive use of gaming money or dependence on one’s luck

          Recommended:   The content presents and/or encourages in the user a gambling spirit that can arouse passions of excessive use of gaming money and/or excessive dependence on luck. ??? I recommend that this be reviewed by appropriate experts.? Should non-certification apply to ALL service apps that do this that are registered from ALL countries?
    • Game service apps that can result in the user gaining or losing cash, currency, or assets with real monetary value will not be certified for distribution in the Samsung Galaxy Apps Store.  ??? I recommend that this be reviewed by appropriate experts.? Should this apply to ALL service apps registered from ALL countries?
    • For game service apps for non-children ??? Is this condition covered by the second South Korea bullet point above?  If not, how is this defined (persons of what ages or age ratings)?:
      • Sellers must register their game service app with a GRB age rating certificate that includes the rating confirmation number ??? If all certificates include this number, I recommend the phrase be omitted.
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