Andy Robertson, a YouTuber, journalist, and father of three, made the Family Video Game Database to help parents that are unfamiliar with games. A video showing off the website can be seen below:
The website itself is fairly well made, with tabs allowing inquisitive parents to look at all of the games listed (which is exactly 597) or a Discover Games tab, which allows parents to sort by games alphabetically, through BAFTA nominated games, making your own video games, one button games, and solving a mystery. There's 70 lists in total that could theoretically help parents choose a game for any occasion.
There's two other website that are tied to Family Video Game Database that look useful: AskAboutGames.com, where parents can ask questions about video game ratings and the like, and Parent Zone, where parents are provided information on how to teach their children to browse the internet "safely and confidently." They work with parents, schools, businesses and governments, so they seem pretty legit.
If you're a parent or just interested in checking Family Video Game Database, be sure go here.
This... Isn't a terrible idea. I'm on a hairtrigger about whiny people trying to inject their BS into games, but this seems like a sensible website made by a sensible individual. It's impossible to expect that all parents are deeply familiar with gaming, so a website helping them decipher what's good for their kids is a good idea.
What do you think of this website? Do you think it has its uses? Do you see yourself or anyone you know using it? Let us know in the comments!