Promoted Games

Running a database of this scale is something that comes with a variety of costs. Paying for servers, development of new features, paying experts for their time researching games and regularly checking the content is clear and up to date. We have generous supporters who cover some of these costs because they love the project, but this still falls a little short.

Rather than littering the site with adverts, or charging to access the information, we work with publishers of games we love to promote their family-friendly titles. These partnerships offer the publisher a chance to get their game in front of families but has no impact on the editorial element of the site.

The options we offer are: These games are clearly marked as Promoted in the sash that appears in the corner of their screenshot. Where a game is promoted through the background of the site, the Promoted sash appears in the top right. Maybe that's how you reached this page.

Our aim is to create a sustainable resource for parents and carers, where we avoid confusing or distracting adverts and are transparent about any game we are promoting. As you will see these promotions are always done sensitively for games we would otherwise endorse.

Without the support of our Partner Organisations and this income from game promotion, we would need to charge a subscription fee to keep the site going which we currently don’t want to do as the information is often most useful for families who wouldn’t (or couldn’t) pay for it. If you have questions about this, or would like to enquire about promoting a game please contact our editor.

Currently Featured

The following games are currently being featured by both promotion and selection by our family editors.

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The information on this database is designed to support and complement the in-depth discussion and advice about video game "addiction", violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. If you have any concerns or questions in these areas, email our editor who is quick to respond or can arrange for a one-to-one conversation.

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