What it’s really like to be a games tester

What did the job spec look like?

  • Passionate about video games
  • Experience with a range of platforms (Xbox, PlayStation, PC etc.)
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Computer literate
  • Works well as part of a team
  • Impeccable writing ability
  • Communicates effectively
  • Play a range of titles and look for any bugs or glitches
  • Report bugs via an internal system to game developers
  • Upon confirmation of bug fixes, replay the game to ensure issues are resolved
  • pay of £7.50 per hour
  • Flexible shift pattern to choose from
  • Join an exciting and vibrant studio
  • Work is based on a zero-hour contract

The application/interview

Day 1

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Bug reporting was interesting

Pinewood Studios — the ghost town

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The internet is locked down

Day 2

Day 3

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The problem with zero-hour game testing contracts

Would I recommend a games tester role?

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