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    Default Why is 'Growtopia' rated on 'Restricted for Children' In Korea's Game Media?

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    Before Start : My Translation & English Grammer Isn't Perfect, Please aware of that.

    [I Am Divided as 18+ In korea Ages so that I could Find the app on Google Play, A People Who is Under 18 Cannot even Find the app Growtopia in the Google Play When they Search them up.]


    So I Searched Google Play 'Growtopia' Just to See what features have been updated.
    And I found that Growtopia is Divided on 18+

    So I searched up on the official Game Media management site on Korea, And I found that All Growtopia game (Including the Xbox) got rated as : 'Prohibited for Children/Teenagers'

    I Looked onto the Reason why would it get rated so Negative.
    [THE SCREENSHOT WAS SO BLURRY THAT I COULDNT TRANSLATE.]

    The Reason why It got Rated Negative is:
    •an Actual Depiction of Gambling
    -By using an 'Roulette' or 'Slot Machine', Players can actually Enjoy the World that People have made & An Actual (IRL Money trade) Trade of Items called 'World Lock'
    •an Direct Expression of Drugs
    -Exsistence of an Item 'Cigar' & 'Smoke' & 'Beer' etc + And expression of Player's Smoking + When Drinking Beer, Skin's Color Changes

    So, following the law of Game Promotion Business 7-4, It is rated as : 'Prohibitted for Childrens'.

    And After that I checked the information of how it got rated on the other countries.
    Suprisingly it was rated as 10+ Only..
    How can this Happen?
    The Moderators are Bannibg those Csns, And Trading Wls as a Real Money is illegal.
    Just because There is a possibility that you can do casinos in a game, It gets prohibited, and it's even not allowed in game!

    Hoping for the Devs to read, And Request an Re-Rate to Game media management..
    I don't think That Growtopia deserves to get rated that negatively.
    What's more, Also Ppls (Who is Under 18) living in Korea Cannot even Find the app, if this situation remains.
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    The game is not suited for the younger audience?!
    Yes, younger people can play this game, but it's like a complicated game that is both fun and bad in my opinion.

    Maybe they thought that it can influence the children of Korea many bad things at a young age such as gambling, cursing, scamming, etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyeosi View Post
    The game is not suited for the younger audience?!
    Yes, younger people can play this game, but it's like a complicated game that is both fun and bad in my opinion.

    Maybe they thought that it can influence the children of Korea many bad things at a young age such as gambling, cursing, scamming, etc?
    Yes, there's a possibility for that.
    Kids are now in a learning stage. They learn through experience and what people do. So it is natural that they will learn those inappropriate language and they will behave rudely in their future.
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    Growtopia is a friendly game with a lot of adventures,items to discover,and new friends to meet.Until you witness the dark side of it.

    Gambling,scamming,spamming,verbal abuse and racism,hacking,all bad stuff...thats why its rated 12+ everywhere.South korea might be stricter.
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    I think they don't want kids to learn about gambling, using bad languages, etc.

    But in Europe, PEGI assigned age rating for PC version of Growtopia as 7+ (so weird). So maybe Korea is very strict at gambling in games.

    I don't think it's a bad idea, but not a very good idea tho. Kids should learn by themselves too. I mean adolescent, not little kids.

    I would rate Growtopia as 12+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DreadVoidGT View Post
    Growtopia is a friendly game with a lot of adventures,items to discover,and new friends to meet.Until you witness the dark side of it.

    Gambling,scamming,spamming,verbal abuse and racism,hacking,all bad stuff...thats why its rated 12+ everywhere.South korea might be stricter.
    There's a dark side for everything, even school, kids can meet horrible people. And that's why parents need to look after their children, look after them so that they don't go to Casinos or Buy WLs for real money from others. But I know that Korea is very strict on many things, so that might be an another reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KUREtopia View Post
    [All those Photos are Translated/Texted Photos, Original Source is From '게임관리위원회' (Game Media Management) Official Website.]

    Before Start : My Translation & English Grammer Isn't Perfect, Please aware of that.

    [I Am Divided as 18+ In korea Ages so that I could Find the app on Google Play, A People Who is Under 18 Cannot even Find the app Growtopia in the Google Play When they Search them up.]


    So I Searched Google Play 'Growtopia' Just to See what features have been updated.
    And I found that Growtopia is Divided on 18+

    So I searched up on the official Game Media management site on Korea, And I found that All Growtopia game (Including the Xbox) got rated as : 'Prohibited for Children/Teenagers'

    I Looked onto the Reason why would it get rated so Negative.
    [THE SCREENSHOT WAS SO BLURRY THAT I COULDNT TRANSLATE.]

    The Reason why It got Rated Negative is:
    •an Actual Depiction of Gambling
    -By using an 'Roulette' or 'Slot Machine', Players can actually Enjoy the World that People have made & An Actual (IRL Money trade) Trade of Items called 'World Lock'
    •an Direct Expression of Drugs
    -Exsistence of an Item 'Cigar' & 'Smoke' & 'Beer' etc + And expression of Player's Smoking + When Drinking Beer, Skin's Color Changes

    So, following the law of Game Promotion Business 7-4, It is rated as : 'Prohibitted for Childrens'.

    And After that I checked the information of how it got rated on the other countries.
    Suprisingly it was rated as 10+ Only..
    How can this Happen?
    The Moderators are Bannibg those Csns, And Trading Wls as a Real Money is illegal.
    Just because There is a possibility that you can do casinos in a game, It gets prohibited, and it's even not allowed in game!

    Hoping for the Devs to read, And Request an Re-Rate to Game media management..
    I don't think That Growtopia deserves to get rated that negatively.
    What's more, Also Ppls (Who is Under 18) living in Korea Cannot even Find the app, if this situation remains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KUREtopia View Post
    [All those Photos are Translated/Texted Photos, Original Source is From '게임관리위원회' (Game Media Management) Official Website.]

    Before Start : My Translation & English Grammer Isn't Perfect, Please aware of that.

    [I Am Divided as 18+ In korea Ages so that I could Find the app on Google Play, A People Who is Under 18 Cannot even Find the app Growtopia in the Google Play When they Search them up.]


    So I Searched Google Play 'Growtopia' Just to See what features have been updated.
    And I found that Growtopia is Divided on 18+

    So I searched up on the official Game Media management site on Korea, And I found that All Growtopia game (Including the Xbox) got rated as : 'Prohibited for Children/Teenagers'

    I Looked onto the Reason why would it get rated so Negative.
    [THE SCREENSHOT WAS SO BLURRY THAT I COULDNT TRANSLATE.]

    The Reason why It got Rated Negative is:
    •an Actual Depiction of Gambling
    -By using an 'Roulette' or 'Slot Machine', Players can actually Enjoy the World that People have made & An Actual (IRL Money trade) Trade of Items called 'World Lock'
    •an Direct Expression of Drugs
    -Exsistence of an Item 'Cigar' & 'Smoke' & 'Beer' etc + And expression of Player's Smoking + When Drinking Beer, Skin's Color Changes

    So, following the law of Game Promotion Business 7-4, It is rated as : 'Prohibitted for Childrens'.

    And After that I checked the information of how it got rated on the other countries.
    Suprisingly it was rated as 10+ Only..
    How can this Happen?
    The Moderators are Bannibg those Csns, And Trading Wls as a Real Money is illegal.
    Just because There is a possibility that you can do casinos in a game, It gets prohibited, and it's even not allowed in game!

    Hoping for the Devs to read, And Request an Re-Rate to Game media management..
    I don't think That Growtopia deserves to get rated that negatively.
    What's more, Also Ppls (Who is Under 18) living in Korea Cannot even Find the app, if this situation remains.
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