Video Game Testing Professional
There are many jobs out in the world. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and some of them are FUN! Many people strive to be a video game tester. As you can imagine, this is an extremely cool and fun job. Although sometimes taxing and nerve racking, a game testing job can be as fun as you envision!
The first thing you need to be a game tester is very good communication skills. Communication is what separates gamers from testers – and remember, testers get paid to play the games. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not as easy as it looks. In fact, it can be quite tiring and challenging at times.
Say, for instance, you work for a company (who shall remain nameless) and are asked by said company to come in and test a game for them. What this means is you will be in a room with a other testers, either in a shared cubicle or in an open testing environment. This สล็อต is where you get to see what the latest, greatest game involving everyone’s favorite yellow, spiky headed, emotionally confused, video game character is going to be doing this fall. Your job is to play through your allotted levels, or the assigned worlds, and test everything.
If there is a magic system in place for the character, then call down pillars of fire to destroy his enemies in order to test it. Make sure it looks cool, the animation functions properly, and it has the effect it’s supposed to. After you test it, log your results. You will have a suite of test cases issued to you for this testing and result logging.
Giving feedback is one of the most important responsibilities a game tester is charged with doing. This feedback cannot be emotionally charged, or biased. You have to give feedback to the developers from an honest, technical, analytical, and impartial viewpoint. Your main goal is to communicate what works, what doesn’t work, and what needs improvement clearly to the developers.
Game developers cannot judge their own work. Charged with the challenge of implementation, they are not able to see where their coding falls short of perfection (or ship-ability). Their perspective is one of getting the game “good enough” to release. Your job as a video game tester is to ensure that “good enough” is a game that you are proud to put your name on. Did I mention that your will be listed in the credits of the games you test? Your friends can see which games you helped create.
Every company tests their games. The testers are hired directly by the company or supplied to the company by a staffing agency. The games to be tested range from real time strategy to role-playing to adventure to first person shooter and beyond. There are so many types of games out there that they are simply too numerous to mention. However, this just means that there is more fun out there for you!