I’m making a pc game and I’d like to keep it rated E. It’s all about racing vehicles and it’s meant for all ages. Now my issue is this; in the characters’ homebase there’s an arcade system that he/she can sit down, relax and play some videogames. The videogame itself is a cartoonishly designed space battle similar to this
and similar in scale to this
I won’t use real weapons or intensely realistic lasers, I will use orbs and cartoony looking items with cartoon shading. The ship deaths will be cartoony and non realistic as well, no huge fireball explosions like Star Citizen but dissolving sci-fi cartoon effects. The question is will I be able to keep it at an E rating if there’s a massive cartoony space battle or will it move the game up to teen?
(edit I considered it and most will probably agree it’s going to get a teen rating. There are bad guys and the good guy will have to try to take them out. The themes are a bit too mature for little kids I think, good vs. evil kind of thing, what do you guys think?).