The follow games have been selected as winners in the 2011 Spring Family Gamer Awards (FGA). The Family Gamer Awards ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk) suggest ideal games for different family age-groups: Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors.
- <*>Infant Gamers: Peppa Pig Theme Park Fun DS ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/junior_ds_peppapig.htm)*> <*>Junior Gamers: Plants vs. Zombies DS ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/podcast_ds_plantsvszombies)*> <*>Student Gamers: Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Shadow Wars 3DS ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/story_3ds_tomclancysghostreconshadowwars.htm)*> <*>Working Gamers: Stacking 360/PS3 ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/tired_360_stacking.htm)*> <*>Parent Gamers: Ghost Trick DS ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/family_ds_ghosttrickphantomdetective.htm)*> <*>Senior Gamers: Pictionary Wii ( http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/family_wii_udrawtabletstudio.htm)*>
Submission deadline for the Summer FGA Awards is July 28th. Submission process and logos are outlined here: http://www.gamepeople.co.uk/about_recomendedfamilygames.htm
About the FGA Awards
The Family Gaming Awards have been gaining attention since 2007. This month they appear in a GamesTM feature about family gaming (see clipping). Each year they suggest ideal games for different family age-groups: Infants, Juniors, Students, Workers, Parents and Seniors.
These awards complement PEGI's age-appropriate ratings by suggesting games each age group will enjoy. Rather than warning families about which games are inappropriate, we suggest which games each age group will get the most out of.
The games awarded for infants for example, not only contain appropriate content for 3 year olds but are also easy enough for them to play and enjoy.
Four times a year we pick the best games in each of our family age groups:
- <*>Spring: February 28th*> <*>Summer: July 28th*> <*>Autumn: October 31st*> <*>Winter: November 31st*> <*>Family Game of the Year: January 31st*>
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