Wednesday, July 6, 2011
How to Get Video Game Testing Jobs With Ease - The Simple Solution!
Firstly, don't drawback in disgust at what you're about to hear -- In order to start testing video games for money, you're going to have to first begin testing video games for free. You heard right, free! No cash, no earnings, no money -- just your time donated to the developer in the hopes of making their game better. Why would any sane person do this? Simply because it's the best way to get started in the video game tester world.
Big name developers (LucasArts, Konami, Eidos Interactive, Electronic Arts, Capcom, etc.) are spending tons of their OWN money on the extensive testing of their video games. This means they want top-shelf game testers to do the job; not new-comers that probably couldn't spot a bug or a glitch if their life depended on it. That being said, don't expect big name developers to throw you a bone because you want to "try out" professional game testing -- it takes a bit more effort than that to land video game tester jobs.
Offering to test video games for free is truly the perfect outlet for an aspiring tester. Gaming developers hate to spend more money than is absolutely necessary to release a game; therefore, if you're offering to test their game for free, you've got a much better chance of getting accepted.
Every video game you test is another title and developer reference you get to add to future applications. The more games tested, the more references you have. The more references you have, the easier it is to land video game tester job openings that actually pay respectable wages!
It may take a little while to get going, but as long as you're willing to put in a little effort and test those first few games free of charge, you won't have any problem landing video game tester jobs; and that's a fact!