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Gclaytor4

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Looking for a change in pace. Would love to find an opportunity in the tech industry.
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Sep 7 19 Comments

Hey guys! What is the best way to get into game testing?

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  • Microsoft Kvce65
    But also not as fun as you think it sounds
    Sep 7 1
    • Wayfair / Eng BScK77
      Correct. I have a friend who works at a AAA game studio and he gave me a tour of the office. It was a cool floorplan and everyone had offices or were in fairly spacious pods with a few other folks. Everyone except that testers, that is. They were off in a corner of another floor crammed together.
      Sep 7
  • Twitch / Ops
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    Ballastmore
    Here is a tip: the gaming industry is based on working their people to suicide, and if that fails, a brutal layoff round.

    Feel free to work there, but know that they'll squeeze all performance out of you for the lowest dollar, before kicking you to the curb. Be forewarned.
    Sep 19 0
  • Activision Blizzard KHXo74
    Customer service or quality assurance experience is key. Demonstrating the ability to think critically by outlining test scenarios that are not "happy path" will go a long way
    Sep 18 0
  • For the love of god, don’t
    Sep 18 0
  • Activision Blizzard ALiO84
    You just apply. Testing is kinda the bottom of the totem pole. Be prepared to be treated like a second class citizen.
    Sep 18 3
    • Activision Blizzard KHXo74
      That mentality is changing rapidly as SDET's are closer to SWE's
      Sep 18
    • Activision Blizzard ALiO84
      I would love for that mentality to change. It's super toxic and not appropriate for a workplace.
      Sep 18
    • Activision Blizzard C3rj5
      Game testing is considered by many dev teams as a dirty shit job that they would not touch with a 10 feet pole. Be ready to be considered like a Guinea pig or a spare part that can be trashed as soon as you show signs of fatigue.
      Sep 18
  • Try lotteries or casino game testing.
    Sep 24 0
  • EA
    YJMJ04

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    YJMJ04more
    Don’t work for a game company. It’s horrible :(
    Sep 22 0
  • Activision Blizzard bwhewok
    Many companies require certification through ASTQB, which isn’t too difficult to acquire. It would be worth signing up for and a good resume line item.
    Sep 21 0
  • Unity AFGB20
    I have some android QA work for you. PM me.
    Sep 19 0
  • Unity psGY10
    I hear you can sign up with major console brands and do part time gigs. If you are really into this job, you may want to ask around and see if there are any tech companies that are building tools around game testing and join them. This route seems more fruitful for career trajectory.
    Sep 19 0
  • Wizards of the Coast aaaabaa
    Fastest way? Apply. Best way? Don't.
    Sep 18 0
  • EA / Eng amulbaby
    If you just want to do it for fun, try this https://www.ea.com/playtesting
    Sep 18 0
  • Riot Games foobargaz
    Try doing support instead of game testing. One rung up
    Sep 18 0
  • If you have better options I would pursue those first
    Sep 18 0
  • Microsoft Kvce65
    Call Nintendo
    Sep 7 0

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