Game Testing and QA
With more video games competing for players' attention than ever before, it absolutely critical to ensure the quality and stability of your game meets expectations. Simply put, confusing and frustrating your first customers will kill any chances your game has at reaching a tipping point of popularity -- no matter how innovative and engaging you've strugged to make it.
Game testing is your front-line defense against release-killing bugs and game mechanic missteps that will introduce themselves into your games with each bug fix and update.
There's more to testing a video game than simply making sure it's fun. This article outlines some of the different ways independent developers can test their games througout the production cycle.
Is Game Testing your Dream Job?
While it's an entry-level position in the video game industry that doesn't require experience or a particular education, it does require some specific skills, and it may not be the job you're dreaming of.
Usability testing is often overlooked in indie game development for a variety of reasons, including time and cost.This article outlines some heuristic frameworks that make it less time-consuming and expensive to test your game for usability and playability.
This paper, presented at the 2010 International Conference on Cyber-Enabled Distributed Computing and Knowledge Discovery, suggests a combination of blackbox, scenario-based and load testing of online games to speed up development time and reduce testing costs for developers.
The ISTQB was founded in 2002 and has become the world-wide leader in the certification of competencies in software testing.
What gamer hasn’t dreamed about playing games for a living? While this may seem like a great career, and a cool way to get a first job in the games business, the truth is less appealing. In this article, game testers talk about long hours, low pay, and lack of respect in their jobs.
If you want to know what you need to know to pass the ISTQB foundation level exam, this syllabus will help you prepare for the examination.