Keys to being a Video Game Testing Professional

Being a video game tester probably sounds like a dream job to most people, and it really should. Work from home any time of the day as much or as little as you want when you want. It does require a few things. Your going to need to have a gaming system of some type or at least a computer capable of playing some of the newer more demanding games. The more game types you can play the better. You will also need discipline. Thats right, your going to have to finish the review jobs you are given. Even if the game stinks you have to complete the required information to get paid. You also need to be a fairly decent writer. You have to be able to put your thoughts and feelings about games in a coherent form that game publishers will find useful. Spelling and grammar are going to be important here. The better your reviews of games are the more jobs you will get. It is important that you are not to picky about game assignments, if you are you will get black balled. Also, the more technical you are and the more familiar you are with game terminology such as AI, vectors, adn textures the better you will be able to describe problems or bugs in the game. If you can manage all of this then you are in a good position to be a video game tester. Now all you need is to get connected with game publishers that are looking for help. I will post some information and sites where you can do just that...

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Another one I found. Looks pretty promising. You get the game, play the heck out of it and then fill out surveys based on impressions, game play, bugs, etc. You get a check in the mail. Take a look Video game Testers Jobs