In the field of protection for children and minors related to computer and video games, the USK offers the following services:

  • Age classification for retail versions pursuant to the Children and Young Persons Protection Act (JuSchG)
    If you want to sell computer games in Germany on data carrier to children and young people, you need an age rating which you can obtain from the USK. > more

    Age classification for online games and apps through storefronts licensed under IARC use USK age rating symbols for online games and apps. > more
  • Labelling of edutainment and infotainment software
    A provider may himself rate games which are produced for educational or information purposes if these are not harmful to children and young people. We will be happy to advise you in judging whether this applies in your case. > more
  • Services for providers of online games
    In Germany youth media protection in online matters is regulated by the Youth Media Protection State Agreement (JMStV). Besides games, this comprises all aspects of online media such as trailers, social communities, commercials and payment systems for digital goods. The USK is a key partner for online-companies and offers services like e.g. a spot-check analysis of the overall web appearance regarding its compliancy pursuant to the Youth Media Protection State Agreement as well as a membership including an all-embracing legal protection. > more

Please also note our services for exhibitors at the gamescom, as well as the field of consulting services for publishers.


Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body (USK)
Torstr. 6
10119 Berlin, Germany

Telephone: +49 30 240 8866 0
Fax: +49 30 240 8866 29

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Submission form

Here you can find the submission form for an age classification.