Under "the Game Industry Promotion Act" in Korea, every game material (PC packages, PC online, Mobile, Arcade, Video-Console, Downloaded, Embedded games, etc.) has to be presented to and rated by the Game Rating Board(GRB) before it is distributed in Korea.
"The Game Industry Promotion Act" requires every game developer and distributor to have their games rated prior to a game being released to the public.
Titles rated ALL have content that may be suitable for all ages
* Display Enforcement
Clearly displayed Age Rating Symbols and content Descriptors on the front of every arcade game machine, computer and video game box, on upper right side of online game screens(every 1 hour, over 3 seconds), the starting screen of mobile games (over 3 seconds).
Titles rated 12+ have content that may be suitable for ages 12 and older
Titles rated 15+ have content that may be suitable for ages 15 and older
Titles rated 18+ have content that is suitable for ages 18 and older
When you find content descriptors that are added to age ratings on the game material, it means that the game material is appropriate for the age category and has traits not harmful for the youngest members of each age rating category.
The content descriptors serve a role as a direct guide to help parents to choose suitable game contents for their children easily.
References to explicit depictions of sexual
behavior, possibly including nudity
References to scenes involving aggressive
conflict, may contain blood scenes(realistic blood, gore, weapons, and
depictions of human injury and death) / PvP or PK
References to horrifying action
References to inappropriate language (sexual,
problematic social messages, abusive language, etc.)
alcohol, tobacco, drug
Reference to images of alcoholic beverages,
tobacco products, illegal drug use
crime,anti-societal or anti-governmental messages
Reference to images of crime, anti-societal or
References to gambling or betting
(speculation), simulated gambling
Ubinuri will apply for and obtain game application ratings from the Korea Game Rating Board on behalf of the developers, when requested, and when an agreement to do so has been reached with the developer.
Once the agreement is made, Ubinuri shall be responsible for the filing the request for the rating with the Korea Game Rating Board and for securing the certificate for each Application at its own expense. The Developer shall provide information and support to Ubinuri during the above filing process.
Upon securing the certificate from the Korean Game Rating Board, Ubinuri shall send the rating symbol file to the Developer. The Developer shall put the certificate file into the Application and send the compiled Application file to Ubinuri for the distribution in Korea.