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Illuminate1992
06-29-2006, 09:00 AM
I was wondering about games testing.
What are the requirements?
The age you have to be, what experiance you need and also how much you get payed; also do you have to go and buy the games? And can you do it in your own time? Also what exactly do you have to do as a games tester, do you take it home play it then review it or do you tediously check every combonation for glitches. One more thing, is any one here a games tester or has known a games tester?
Ty all http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Fates.Dark.Hand
06-29-2006, 09:22 AM
I have no idea sorry http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But i wouldnt mind testing a game called Assassins Creed, if i receved a PS3 and a copy of the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

But i also heard that games testing is crappy, its simply basic stuff, replaying levels over and over again to find glitches and stuff, so its not gona be 100% finished stuff, just basic borring repetitive stuff

Gbucket
06-29-2006, 11:05 AM
A good article for you: http://www.edge-online.co.uk/archives/2006/06/a_bugs_life.php

Illuminate1992
06-29-2006, 01:14 PM
Ty for the comments and the http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gifLINKLhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

CSL_Bloody
06-29-2006, 05:06 PM
Game Testing... you dont have to have alot of experience but I read an article about some guys that wanted to be game testers for Madden series. They said that you had to look problems for the game and they were. EA also ask them alot of questions regarding the NFL. They do not get paid alot and its not like its gona be all fun, getting payed to play games. You gotta find glitches, problems, and so on. Usually in the gaming industries you start as a game tester and as you have more knowledge you move up to be designer or something like that. There are alot of schools that have a video game degrees.... Working in the game industry isnt like in an office. Developers have deadline they have to meet, and that means alot of long hours and overtime nights. Its not the typical 8 hour day shift. Alot of people I know love their jobs but you know its all up to you and all.

FableB
06-29-2006, 06:09 PM
Yeah...im no game tester...but i can imagine how hard it can get...i mean..u have to do EVERYTHING a gamer would do..and see what happens...even u sometimes have to try stupid stuff like killing your friends if u have friends in the game...anything....

Marek86
06-30-2006, 12:33 PM
yet, there are still games full of bugs.

Gbucket
07-04-2006, 02:11 AM
It's impossible to guess what 400k different minds will decide to do with a game and with the complexities of games these days, it makes it all the more difficult.

kew414
07-04-2006, 03:46 AM
I was watching the cd that came with Oblivion and the game tester guy said he had to test everything, even save everywhere to check if the saving worked everywhere.

Game testing isn't as good of a job as I thought it would be http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Gbucket
07-04-2006, 04:10 AM
Imagine Oblivion for a moment, imagine you're playing the game and you've got a sword. Now, run up to a join between two wall textures and attack it with your sword. Now, do that for every join. Now, do change your weapon and do it again. Then change your weapon again and do every single wall in the game again. And so on.

Or just jump into every wall joint to see if there's a clipping issue. Then change something (resolution, frame rate, type of character, armour, etc) and try it again. Then change something else and keep going. And so on.. If you've got the patience it's good fun but it's not just sitting there playing games.

Darth_terra
07-04-2006, 05:18 AM
As mentioned already being a games tester isn't all glammer and fun, you can spend hours doing the same thing over and over agian sometimes on just one level or area etc and if and when changes are made you do it all again it's very tedious work so you have to be prepared for that, also you work long hours and the pay isn't great but at least you can say you played the game before anyone else, well sort of.

Gbucket
07-04-2006, 05:36 AM
Well good things are being able to play games before release, industry parties, wearing jeans into work, just the fact you work with something you love all day (regardless of what you're doing with it) is brilliant.

Marek86
07-04-2006, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by UbiRazz:
Well good things are being able to play games before release, industry parties, wearing jeans into work, just the fact you work with something you love all day (regardless of what you're doing with it) is brilliant.

And they might even give you a copy of the game.

Gbucket
07-04-2006, 09:17 AM
If you're lucky..

crazyrabbit2006
07-04-2006, 09:22 AM
what skills does this job require? im guessing they dont let any n00b do it ^^

kimi_
07-04-2006, 09:30 AM
Don't forget that you get to do super fun things like crawling against the same wall for hours to see if it can be glitched. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

Gbucket
07-04-2006, 09:39 AM
Skills:
- Very strong communication skills (written and oral)
- Ability to multi-task easily
- Extremely patient
- An eye for detail
- Ability to be structured and forward-thinking
- Passion for games
- Able to work long, long, long hours

That's probably about it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

crazyrabbit2006
07-04-2006, 11:46 AM
hmm... i have one of those skills

Zyphur
07-04-2006, 07:24 PM
Hello I want to apply for a beta position for assassin's creed.Beta testing is not new to me as I have beta tested other games before.If you want I will list them.Anyway I have found assassin's creed to be one of the best game Idea's i've seen in a while and I would like the honor to help get rid of the bugs in it's programs.As for as members on this site I don't care for your reply, I only want a verification of me getting the position or not.So I will be bumping this topic so the game developers that make this site will read this.

I have beta tested:
Dragon fable
Dungeons and Dragons

Although I have only tested 2 games I know how to beta test and how payment works.Please consider me as a beta tester for this game.

I have the following programs:
-cinema 4d
-maya
-rhino
-3d max
I plan on becoming a programmer/graphic artist for a game development company.I some of expercienc,and right now I am working on making a human head,and I'm almost done.As for as programming,I know some of c++ and thats about it.I know almost everything there is to know about how a company works and what it takes.I have started working on my portfolio and beta testing will make it easier for me to get a job in the industry.Like I said I know beta testing isn't fun and games all the time but I'm always up for a beta position.

And I have all those skill's listed above.

Marek86
07-04-2006, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by Zyphur:
Hello I want to apply for a beta position for assassin's creed.Beta testing is not new to me as I have beta tested other games before.If you want I will list them.Anyway I have found assassin's creed to be one of the best game Idea's i've seen in a while and I would like the honor to help get rid of the bugs in it's programs.As for as members on this site I don't care for your reply, I only want a verification of me getting the position or not.So I will be bumping this topic so the game developers that make this site will read this.

I have beta tested:
Dragon fable
Dungeons and Dragons

Although I have only tested 2 games I know how to beta test and how payment works.Please consider me as a beta tester for this game.

I have the following programs:
-cinema 4d
-maya
-rhino
-3d max
I plan on becoming a programmer/graphic artist for a game development company.I some of expercienc,and right now I am working on making a human head,and I'm almost done.As for as programming,I know some of c++ and thats about it.I know almost everything there is to know about how a company works and what it takes.I have started working on my portfolio and beta testing will make it easier for me to get a job in the industry.Like I said I know beta testing isn't fun and games all the time but I'm always up for a beta position.

And I have all those skill's listed above.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif......mhm

Gbucket
07-05-2006, 02:23 AM
Thanks for the kind offer but we're not actively recruiting beta testers for Assassin's Creed right now. We'll probably be recruiting new testers for Dark Messiah of Might and Magic so if you keep an eye on www.mightandmagic.com/uk/ (http://www.mightandmagic.com/uk/) then you might get lucky.

If you fancy making a career of it, our Quebec studio is after a full time tester: http://jobs.ubisoft.ca/en/qc_admin.php?id=590&provenanc...%20Web%20Ubi#descrip (http://jobs.ubisoft.ca/en/qc_admin.php?id=590&provenance=Site%20Web%20Ubi#descrip)

Illuminate1992
07-05-2006, 01:08 PM
Wow theres neive me thinking you got sent the game and you review it and send it back...but still that article was quite strong and has put me off games testint

Darkfrost_674
07-10-2006, 03:02 PM
hey.. the person who tested D&D online: stormreach... (that is what im assuming when u say D&D) no one ever caught the bug when people go on and offline that it does not show it.. someone can be offline and.. i mean u never know it.

Also i heard video game testing is boring low pay.. (from what i looked up in books and internet) but u do get to see the game before anyone else http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i also plan on becoming a computer programmer learning visuel basic then going on to C and C++

Dim A as String = "thanks for listening to my ranting"
MsgBox(A)

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etothevizzle
07-15-2006, 11:01 PM
i beta tested the matrix online...god that game was insanely buggy...

MaxxUK
01-30-2010, 05:26 PM
On the subject of bugs in dlc 1 "The Battle for Forli" the notoriety capes don't seem to function as they should do, as there seems to be no change in the guards behaviour towards me, no matter if I wear the plain or area specific cape. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

BTOG46
01-30-2010, 05:32 PM
You do realise how old this thread is don't you?