What the coloured wristbands mean and where to get them!
We care about protecting minors!
With the coloured wristbands, Koelnmesse and the gamescom exhibitors collaborate with the USK (Entertainment Software Self-Regulation Body) to ensure that younger visitors really only see what is meant for their eyes.
In order to guarantee that, everyone who wants to test a game at gamescom has to wear a wristband. Stand personnel can then see which visitors are allowed in which areas by the colour of the wristband.
The parental privilege is void in public areas – only persons with the appropriate age will be granted access to the closed booths at gamescom. Furthermore, the respective authorities of the City of Cologne will carefully check adherence to the youth protection act on location at the trade fair complex.
The USK will test every game prior to the trade fair and will determine an appropriate rating depending on the type and content of the game. The USK is happy to provide advice and information before and during the trade fair.