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A Study of Age Rating Criteria for Outdoor Augmented Reality Game

실외형 증강현실 게임의 등급분류기준에 관한 연구

  • Kang, Ju-young (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law, Dankook University) ;
  • Lee, Hwan-soo (Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in IT Law, Dankook University)
  • 강주영 (단국대학교 일반대학원 IT법학협동과정) ;
  • 이환수 (단국대학교 일반대학원 IT법학협동과정)
  • Received : 2016.08.03
  • Accepted : 2016.10.20
  • Published : 2016.10.28

Abstract

Interest in Augmented Reality (AR) game $Pok{\acute{e}}mon$ GO is getting heightened. However, based on its characteristic, various direct and indirect problems are highlighted, thus increasing concerns. Although the game is not formally released domestically, there are limits in national game classification to apply on such outdoor Augmented Reality game. This paper will examine the problematic cases regarding Pokemon GO and analyze internal and external game classification system to discuss safe gaming measures for domestic users. In result of examining cases, need for adding 'physical danger' in current game classification system for user's safety was shown. As the government's game regulation is being eased, appearance of a variety of games using Augmented Reality technology in near future is predicable. Therefore it is important to prepare improvement of game classification system as a pre-safety measure, and it is expected to bring positive effect on game usage and industrial growth through safe game usage.

Keywords

Augmented Reality;Outside Augmented Reality Game;Pokemon GO;Game classification criteria;Game Rating and Administration Committee

Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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