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General.
General
Suitable for everyone.
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Parental Guidance.
Parental Guidance
Not recommended for children under 15; may contain material which some children find confusing or upsetting.
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Mature.
Mature
Not recommended for children under 15; may include moderate levels of violence, language or themes.
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Mature Audiences.
Mature Audiences
Restricted - unsuitable for persons under 15; may contain strong content.
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Restricted (R).
Restricted (R)
Restricted to adults.
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Restricted (X).
Restricted (X)
Restricted to adults – contains sexually explicit content.
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How it all works
How it all works
How it all works.

Step5

​What to provide and arrange

Essential requirements

In all cases you will need to provide:

  • a copy of the computer game in an acceptable format
  • the completed and signed Computer Games Application Form, downloadable from the right-hand menu on this page
  • the correct fee
  • a detailed written description of gameplay.

If there is any online capability or other connectivity within the game, you will also need to provide:

  • Attachment Two of the Computer Games Application Form, which outlines any online capability or other connectivity in the game. This is downloadable from the right-hand menu of this page.

Level 2 applications

You will also need to provide:

  • a separate audiovisual recording of any contentious material and typical gameplay.
    Around 30–45 minutes of footage is preferred, however if you feel more footage is required to properly demonstrate the game, please include a document with time-codes as a guide to the recorded material. Footage should not be longer than 100 minutes. Please make sure the footage is sent on a separate device from the copy of the game.

Demonstrated applications

You will also need to provide:

  • a completed Checklist for Demonstrating a Computer Game, downloadable from the right-hand menu on this page, and
  • a separate audiovisual recording of any contentious material and typical gameplay.
    Around 30–45 minutes of footage is preferred, however if you feel more footage is required to properly demonstrate the game, please include a document with time-codes as a guide to the recorded material. Footage should not be longer than 100 minutes. Please make sure the footage is sent on a separate device from the copy of the game.

Please refer to User Notes for completing Attachment One: Contentious Material for more information on how to complete this form.

You must send the correct documentation, materials and classification fee with any application for classification. If you do not supply all the required information your application will be delayed.

Recommended to provide

To help the classifiers quickly become familiar with your product and potentially speed up the classification process, we recommend for any computer game application that you provide:

  • a separate audiovisual recording of any contentious material and typical gameplay. The recording should be around 30–45 minutes, however if you feel that more footage is needed to properly demonstrate the game, please include a document with time-codes as a guide to the recording. Please make sure that the gameplay footage is sent to us on a separate device from the copy of the game.

Temporarily withhold a decision from the NCD

In limited circumstances we can withhold your decision from the National Classification Database for a short time. If you need to withhold a decision for legitimate commercial reasons, contact a Client Liaison Officer to discuss your needs.

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