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How to become a game tester

22 Jul

For you gamers out there , look at all the games that’s coming out in 2011 . Modern War-fare 3 , Battlefield 3 , Uncharted 3 , and not to mention Elder Scrolls . You would love to pursue a carreer of testing out those games first hand right?

Testing games sounds like an easy job right ? It actually is not quite easy in my honest opinion unless you have the hobby to find glitches within game. To be a game tester requires lots of thinking. You could ask MapMonkey’s and they would say it’s not quite of an easy job yet it is time consuming. Being a game tester needs creativity . When you see glitchers get out of a map , they seem to go from one place to another with alot of algorithms. Each step is key to finding the glitches within a game.

There’s many gamers out there that would love to stick their hands on to a game testing career.But it’s not easy giving the fact that gamers are growing by millions every day . At a statistical rate game testers are paid more than 50,000 per years for just.

To be accepted in big industries as a game tester you must be able to know what the company is looking for , such as your thought skills and your love for gaming . The great thing is you don’t have to be 18 to get paid to test games you could be 16 and test games for these huge companies . The good thing about game testing is that it’s
growing. Public Beta’s are no longer existing because it takes alot of money to make a public better , that means that there’s a growth for game testing jobs.

When interviewed by a game developer you should look and sound enthusiastic like any other job you are applaying for . Game developers are people like you , they love a social person , but as they are looking at your personality , they will also be looking
for the skills you hold as a game tester and will print out a list of bug reports, and ask you to go over them, tell them which ones might be the same bug, which descriptions aren’t good enough, etc, depending on the interviewer. When testing the game don’t expect it to be playing and judging whether you like it or not , that job is for the public and the media . Your job is to find glitches and bugs within the game and report it to the developer who shall
then fix the bug .

I hope that this information is helpful for you , and I hope that you will use it as a valuable source a take it insite . If you are really pursuing game testing as a carreer that you would like to try out , I recommend getting this book as an official guide to being a game tester. It has 5 parts that will explain and prepare you almost everything about being a game tester . As a reviewer of this product I would give it a 7/10 in preparing you for a game testing career. The price is not too expensive nor is it too cheap . It’s about $40 , but would I suggest you to buy it ? Well we have to look at the terms . If you are definately pursuing a game testing career I suggest you getting this book as a preparation for game testing , but if you still are unsure of what carreer you are going to take for the future , I still think $40 is expensive , and you shouldn’t waste your money countless on something you’re not going to use for long term effects. Check out Become a Game Tester by clicking here.