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Age Specific Game Awards

Selecting the year's top family-friendly games.

PRESS RELEASE 29/04/2009


The Association of Family Gamers (FGA) sponsors the Age Specific Game Awards - the only game awards for specific age groups. Out of the hundreds of games that come through our door each month, these few games have stood out for a particular type of family gamer.

Four times a year, Spring (May), Summer (August), Autumn (November) and Winter (February) we pick the best crop of the season's games. Then once a year our readers vote on these games to decide which is the overall winner for the year in each age category. Winners of the award can display the FGA Award logo on their materials.

"We really like what has been done with these Age Specific Game awards the last couple of years, and are excited to be able to both Sponsor and extend the reach of the awards. After all, what better way to tell families about the best games for their different age groups?"

With the first of 2009’s games coming in for judging, the Spring (May) awards will be announced on 29/05/2009. Arrange for games to be submitted for nomination by contacting our Awards secretary via editor@familygamer.co.uk making the mail FAO FGA Awards.


Notes about the Association of Family Gamers

The Association of Family Gamers aims to provide support and information to families that are looking to play video games together in healthy, entertaining, imaginative and stimulating ways. It does this through its website www.familygamer.co.uk by providing Reviews, Guides, Editorials and Recommendation Lists for all new games. It also provides a printed Family Gamer magazine for its members that contain the season's gaming highlights.

The association consists of local grass roots families with an interest in video games. Grandparents, Parents, Teenagers, Juniors and Infants all bring their own angle on video games. Local meet-ups and play-sessions are complimented by the website and magazine where members both share and discuss their experiences without jargon or assumed prior knowledge.

Membership costs GBP25 annually, for which members receive a daily email of new reviews, guides and editorials as well as a regular printed Family Gamer magazine detailing the season's best games. Members can also contribute their reviews for publication and enter family gaming contests. For more information please contact our Membership secretary via editor@familygamer.co.uk making the mail FAO Membership.

Notes for Publishers and Public Relations

Family Gamer www.familygamer.co.uk aims to cover all new game releases, both those aimed at the casual market as well as more mature titles. Our readers’ value advice on the full range of games and as such we aim to be comprehensive.

We have handpicked a group of reviewers ready to cover games for you. Their reviews focused on the game experience itself and how well it fits people of particular gaming experience. Rather than dismissing particular experiences as too young, old, violent or sexual, they aim to inform readers who would be best place to enjoy them.

We have enjoyed close working relationships with a variety of PR companies and are keen to expand these to enable us to cover a wider range of games for our audience. If you have review code for us to cover please contact our Review Editor via editor@familygamer.co.uk marking the mail FAO Review Editor.

Notes for Advertisers

The Family Gamer magazine and website welcome appropriate advertisers. We have found these work best for products that sit in the gaming industry, or related experiences that our family audience may also be interested in. As such we prefer to establish long standing relationships with advertisers who prove to be a good fit to our audience.

Whether you are looking for some online advertising or to be a lead sponsor on a future magazine issue we are always keen to talk to prospective partners. For more information please contact our Advertisement Editor via editor@gamepeople.co.uk marking the mail FAO Advertisement Editor.

Notes for Parent Groups

The Association of Family Gamers is an informal network that aims to provide video game advice and information appropriate to parents. We are keen to work with parent groups and organisation who think they may benefit from this input.

We can arrange for a tailored publication about video games, branded to suit your organisation. We can also arrange for Parent Play-Sessions to grant firsthand experience of video games in an informal and discussion led environment. For more information contact our Parent Group liaison via editor@familygamer.co.uk marking the mail FAO Parent Liaison.

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