Posts Tagged ‘video game tester’

December 8th, 2009 2,256

The Saboteur

saboteurLet’s run down the good the bad and the ugly on this game.

Just released today for the XBox 360, PS3 and the PC, this game for the most part is getting good reviews.

The graphics in this game are amazing and the mixture of black and white with color is phenomenal.  The shooting is of course a TON of fun.

Then there is the bad.  It’s said that the driving controls aren’t at their best.

The ugly-certain stealth elements are underdeveloped.  They could have used a little more testing in this area before releasing this game.

November 2nd, 2009 1,560

Robert Half Technology-Staffing Testers

Robert HalfHeadquartered out of California, Robert Half Technologies specializes in staffing technical positions including game testers.

They have over 100 locations throughout the US, Asia and Europe.

At any given time they post positions for their gaming clientele including contract and full time positions.

To search for their jobs you can go here.

This is just one more outlet for you to help find the perfect game testing job.  Be sure to check them out as they are one of the top staffing agencies when it comes to game jobs.

October 9th, 2009 2,047

Open Beta Testing

beta testingGetting into an open beta test allows you a chance to gain experience even if you do not get paid for it.

An open beta is a chance for gamers to get key codes to participate in testing upcoming games.  Many major publishers and developers at some point hold open betas.  You just have to know where to look to get in on them.

Some beta keys are given out with games.  So a company releases a new game with a chance for you to get in an open beta for another upcoming release.

August 14th, 2009 1,232

Mobile Games? Is this the route you want to take?

iphoneThere are so many different forms of gaming out there today.  From consoles, to PC to cell phones.  So how do you choose the job in gaming that is right for you?  Obviously you would go with something you love to do.  If you’re into the XBox 360 then you would apply for jobs with companies that publish games for that console.  BUT here is the thing.  What if a certain segment of the gaming field is doing better than another?

July 14th, 2009 1,214

The Perfect Place for Women Gamers

I know it’s not easy being a woman gamer.  At least that is what I hear 🙂  We all know that many of the games distributed today by developers are geared towards men.  Hopefully companies will start to realize what they can do to expand their horizons and make games that appeal to women and men.

In the meantime, if you’re a woman you do have options.  One really cool site out there specifically geared towards women is WomenGamers.com

July 8th, 2009 1,317

PlayTest for Microsoft

So how many of you out there today are having problems finding a game testing job because EXPERIENCE is required?  I’m sure right now you’re reading this and thinking “hey that’s me!”.  Well I’ve got great news for you.  There is a way to get the experience you so desperately need without going through a big long hiring process.  I mean I know I’ve seen job upon job upon job posted that says “Entry Level” and then you read the posting and they want someone with at least 1 year of experience.  Total bummer right?  Wrong…

April 28th, 2009 1,188

Temporary Staffing Agencies & Game Testing

I can tell you that over the years I have seen a large number of staffing agencies being hired by big gaming firms to find their game testers.

The way this works is you are employed by the staffing agency, not the gaming company.  That company pays the staffing agency for your time but never has to add you on to payroll, saving major expenses for them.

There are several that are well known for hiring game testers throughout the US.  The most frequently viewed staffing agencies are:

April 24th, 2009 1,314

Game Jobs, What Field Are You Interested In?

So yeah my site is dedicated to game testing jobs, but that doesn’t mean I am limited by that.  Gaming is a huge industry and the types of jobs you can get are truly unlimited.

Let’s say your specialty is hiring.  Did you know there are a ton of Human Resource positions in gaming companies?  I mean these companies are just like any other and therefore they require a lot of different types of workers to make up their staff.
The major positions within gaming can be found in:
Audio (Music/Sound)
Customer Service
Technical Support
Management
Producer
Director
Project Manager
System Administrator
IT
Programmer
Developer
Art
Animation
Designer
Marketing
Testing
Sales

March 17th, 2009 1,675

Game Testing Checklists

Each major publisher/developer has their own set of check points that must be followed in order for the game to be published and later released.

I get questions many times from people who want to test asking if they can get their hands on the checklists that game developers use.  The answer to that is absolutely not.  Once you view a checklist, you are required to sign an NDA also known as a non disclosure agreement.  This binds you from disclosing any data related to the checklist or anything else you work on for that company.

March 12th, 2009 1,577

New Jersey Game Testing Options

I know a ton of gamers live on the East Coast.  But with many of the companies in NY state, what is a person from Jersey to do?  Well just find a local developer/publisher in New Jersey.  There are a few to choose from.

Here is a list of developers located in New Jersey:

D2 Team-Sim

Located in Somerset New Jersey, D2/Team-Sim speciailizes in 3D simulations.  They are focused on providing their clients with high quality simulations, mostly used for training.  If you visit their site you will see they seem to be focused on the military.