I want to be a game tester…how do i start?

Question by jacob g: I want to be a game tester…how do i start?
I hear all the time about people being payed to be game testers,and I was wondering if anyone has ANY info or advice on how to get started and get the best i can out of it.Thanks :)

Best answer:

Answer by Vault Boy
For many, there’s nothing better than the thought of getting paid to play video games for eight hours a day. If you are passionate about video games, then becoming a tester is your dream job. However, video game testing if an extremely small profession and breaking into the industry can be difficult. The steps below can help you in your efforts towards becoming a video game tester.

Step 1

Make contacts with game developers. Testing jobs don’t usually show up in the classifieds section of your local news papers. Developers often give the jobs to people that actively seek them out and have proven experience.
#
Step 2

Explain your level of gaming experience. Mention in your resume how many consoles you own, how many games you play, what types of games you play and how many hours a day you play. You want to prove you’re passionate about video games.
#
Step 3

Talk about how you want to improve the quality of video games. Start by discussing the role of the tester and how important it is to the development of video games.
#
Step 4

Prepare examples of your gaming method and how you’re able to understand the differences between mistakes and glitches while you’re playing. Show your analytical skills by talking about games you currently have and describe some of the glitches or errors you may have come across.
#
Step 5

Search for jobs using the keywords “quality assurance.” Many of the smaller game developers don’t employ in-house testers and instead farm the work out to testing firms. These firms don’t advertise under “video game tester wanted”–that would generate too many applications from unqualified individuals looking to get paid simply for playing video games. Game companies are looking for analytical people who can operate software and report on any errors or problems with the software.
#
Step 6

Report glitches or errors. If you spot an error the producer missed in a video game, report it. Let them know what the error is, how it affects the game play and, if possible, solutions to fix the problem. This could help you generate a contact within that studio that can help get your foot in the door.
#
Step 7

Keep sending out resumes. Game developers produce thousands of video games every year from the major console titles to mini browser games. Keep sending your resume to every producer possible, whether or not they are currently looking for testers.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Tribune endorses Tommy Gong for county clerk-recorder

Tribune endorses Tommy Gong for county clerk-recorder
… he also has management and budgeting know-how; is familiar with the rules and regulations that affect this important office; and he's been involved in introducing technological upgrades, including use of Geographic Information System (GIS …
Read more on The San Luis Obispo Tribune

CMS awards millions to tech-driven care improvement projects
Innovation is in the name of the initiative—the Healthcare Innovation Awards to be exact—but health information technology will be at the core of many of the 12 programs sharing in $ 109 million in federal grants the CMS announced Thursday. Health …
Read more on ModernHealthcare.com

Business Flyer Template?

Question by armenharoutunian: Business Flyer Template?
what is a good software to use to create a brochure other than word? And if word is the best where can I find some templates for flyers and all?

Best answer:

Answer by endorphin_boy415
If you search online, you will find a number of design templates that you can download.

Other templates are also available online, but require that you print your designs with a specific printer.

You can certainly “design” fliers and brochures in Word, but bear in mind that Word is not a design program, per se. You would be better off using a legitimate design software program such as Quark or Creative Suite. Both are Adobe products and can be used on either a Mac or PC.

If money is an issue for you and you decide to search on Google for free templates, you might try using the following search parameters:

“free downloadable brochure templates””downloadable templates for business use” “free design templates for small businesses.” I’m sure some combination of free, downloadable and templates will yield you some results worth considering.

Good luck.

What do you think? Answer below!

Latest ‘systems Development Life Cycle News

Dr Health – Food Security a Challenge Due to Funding Shortfalls
Food safety, availability and security remain complex development issues, linked to health and under-nutrition, but also to sustainable economic development, environment and trade. These challenges … These interventions not only meet people's …
Read more on AllAfrica.com

MPR: Favourable Indices Build Confidence in CBN
In attendance at last week's MPC meeting were nine members including the new Deputy Governor, Financial System Stability, Mr. Adebayo Adelabu. The Committee considered major developments in both the global and domestic economies up to May 2014, …
Read more on THISDAY Live

It takes a village to teach hope in Scammon Bay
"Kids out here are turning more to the western way of life and forgetting their traditional hunter-gatherer type of stuff, and they are at a crossroads right now," said Richard Charlie, head of maintenance at Scammon Bay School. "It's a really big …
Read more on Anchorage Daily News