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Runs repeated tests on pre-release video games to ensure there are no glitches or problems with the software or game design.
Testing is a vital part of producing a computer game. As well as finding and recording programming faults (bugs), you would also play the role of the game’s first public user. You would report on its playability and recommend improvements. As part of a team of quality assurance (QA) testers, you would:
You would work closely with programmers, artists and designers before a game is released, and with customer support teams after it is on the market. Some jobs may involve checking and translating in-game instructions and manuals for overseas markets.
To become a computer games tester you will need:
Foreign language skills are also useful for testing games aimed at overseas markets.
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|Computer Games Tester - from: N.C.S. [UK]|
|The Gaming Industry (Part 1) - from: Discover Science & Engineering|
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