Steps Of Video Game Testing
Gamers all around the world would give up their current employment in a minute if they were offered the chance to be a paid game tester. The pay is great, the work is easy, and it is truly exciting to do! Although I can not actually change you into a professional games beta tester overnight, what I can do is show you how to become a video game tester in 3 simple steps.
3 Steps On How to Become a Video Game Tester…
Step 1: Throw Away That Newspaper
Think searching in the newspaper for “game testers needed” ads is a solid strategy? Well, you’re completely wrong. Game testing companies & videogame developers are not stupid. They don’t want the “rookies” of game testing — the sort of individuals who just discovered how to become a game tester 7 days ago. With that said, don’t expect to stick your head around a newspaper and locate tons of ads for professional beta tester jobs; it simply won’t happen, period.
Step 2: Get to Work
Nobody claimed it was going to be easy, so don’t presume it will be. You have to start ACTIVELY searching for game testing facilities and game development organizations. Begin compiling a list of names, companies, & addresses and start sending out your game testing resume. Will you get back hundreds of replies? Um, no — probably few, if none at all, to be honest; but that’s alright, you’re new.
When you start having difficulties locating & identifying game development companies — and you will, I guarantee it — you might want to invest a little money into a “become a pro game tester” e-guide. It won’t hit you up for more than $30 to $40 and you’ll be getting a complete list of leading companies to apply to.
Advice For Your Application: Make sure it’s professional and highlights your LIFE LONG experience with video games. They have to KNOW you’ve been playing video games your entire life and have the necessary skills to test their games.
Step 3: Be A Free Beta Tester
This is the last step (and most important, I should point out) of how to become a video game tester. I know the concept itself seems terrible to you right now — after all, working with ZERO pay isn’t any picnic — but it’s among the best ways to get your foot in the door. Gaming companies detest, and I mean DETEST, spending money — even when it comes to testing & fixing their latest video games.
So, how do you change this particular “hurdle” into an “advantage” you could use? By testing FREE of charge, that’s how! I admit it’s going to be awful, at first, but it’ll be worthwhile later. How, you ask? Because of the many fantastic references you will quickly accumulate. He who has the most (and best) references GETS the most game testing jobs.