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Pelimetsä is a project of the Finnish game developer community for the protection of old Finnish forests and their vulnerable biodiversity. In support of the work of the Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation, over 330 acres of forest have been permanently preserved. Find out more on the official website: https://pelimetsa.fi/?lang=en&fbclid=IwAR1Xv4LlHNPjfzfEkSs9yhT-Yj8XX6Y8UM-JKe9KUhPMhkn9-vljI0JLQrk

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The manual summarises all the findings, lessons learnt and conclusions from the work on internationalisation, ideas for cooperation and recommendations to the different actors in game business. It can be downloaded from here: http://baltic-games.eu/files/bgi_project_-_output_3.5.pdf

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The guideline provides hands-on support regarding the whole process of set-up and maintenance of a mentor system. It can be downloaded from here: http://baltic-games.eu/files/bgi_project_-_output_3.4.pdf

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This model scheme illustrates “how to run” an incubation programme for game development companies. The model can be downloaded from here: http://baltic-games.eu/files/bgi_project_-_output_3.3.pdf

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PEGI provides age classifications for video games in 38 European countries. The age rating confirms that the game is appropriate for players of certain age. PEGI considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. More information on the PEGI age classifications system is available here: https://pegi.info  

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The PEGI System is based on a Code of Conduct – a set of rules to which every publisher using the PEGI system is contractually committed. The Code deals with age labelling, promotion and marketing and reflects the video games industry’s commitment to provide information to the public in a responsible manner. The Code of […]

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British film, high-end television, animation television programmes, children’s television programmes and video games certification, full year 2019 The report can be downloaded from here: https://www.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/downloads/bfi-british-film-other-screen-sectors-certification-full-year-2019.pdf  

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TIGA, the trade association representing the video games industry, has set out a vision for how the London Mayor elected on 7th May 2020 can help to grow the London video games sector. The principlese can be downloaded from here: https://tiga.org/news/tigas-manifesto-for-london-2020  

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In 2019, the TIGA board discussed and devised a draft set of voluntary Principles for Safeguarding Players. The principlese can be downloaded from here: https://tiga.org/about-tiga-and-our-industry/tigas-five-principles-for-safeguarding-players  

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Currently, social media has become a hotbed of misinformation related to COVID-19. Keep calm and rely on information and recommendation from official sources. For best practices related to the emerging COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the following sites. WHO recommendation for the basic protective measures: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public  WHO guidelines for mass gatherings:https://www.who.int/publications-detail/key-planning-recommendations-for-mass-gatherings-in-the-context-of-the-current-covid-19-outbreak WHO FAQ based on the most […]

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