The Chinese People's Daily said the country has published a set of draft rules that play the role of game content for different age groups.
The proposed rules apply to titles of 10 major game publishers in the country such as Tencent, Perfect World and NetEase. This rule divides players into 4 age groups including under 6 years, 12 years, 16 years and 18 years.
In which each age group has its own rules. For example, recommended players under 6 years old are not allowed to play games alone.
However, there are general rules for all age groups, including images, content of love couples will be banned in the game. In addition, in any story, the game is not allowed to stimulate the player with the content and behavior of the sexual character. For minors aged 16 and under, the game is not allowed to have character scenes. Kissing.
The new set of rules not only examines the character's behavior, but also evaluates the character's attire, including what should or should not be worn because it can cause a special reaction in the female character. The female character in the game must ensure that clothes cover more than 3/4 chests and clothes that match the context of the game.
Currently the guidelines only stop at the proposal and will still have to undergo many rounds of consultations and evaluations before being approved and enforced. The rule set is the clearest sign that China is squeezing the national game industry.
In the past year, China has continuously implemented many strong measures to control the mobile game addiction of the people. One of the ways that the government applies is to open game rehab for teens and young people. Besides, the country also suspended approval of new game licenses for manufacturers from March 3-11, 2018.
Although the suspension order has been removed this year, Chinese authorities have also created a series of barriers to prevent game makers from launching malicious games, such as gambling games. Money or online game has a plot that revolves around royal intrigue.