With the advent of increasingly complex games, quality assurance has not remained limited to just testing, but emerged as an inclusive and imperative process that now encompasses a broader range...
What we ultimately do with our lives depends upon the important decisions we take at certain stages of our lives. When it comes to career, we always have two choices, either to join the rat-race or to follow our heart.
Though, we all face challenges in our lives and go through hardships, only a few of us show that requisite mental strength and chase dreams. It is no secret that we can make the most of our lives by doing something that we love to do. To play video games is something we all enjoy but only a few of us really make it a profession. It does not get better for all those who want to do something really interesting and get paid for it as a video game tester. Other jobs related to same field could be video game designing, programming and producing.
What sets you Apart?
Yes, there can be nothing better than chasing our dreams – especially if the same returns with a good remuneration figure! But to do that we need to have that burning desire and sheer passion. So, if you want to be a video game tester, first thing you need is that passion for this profession with an eye for details – all along with critical thinking and decision making capability. Most importantly, you need to enjoy what you do all the time and stay 100% focused throughout.
A different path:
Though, video game testing has emerged as one of the quickly growing fields in the world of technology and internet, it is still a relatively new career option. In fact, there are many notable companies, which provide game testing services, but still when it comes to careers, some apprehensions are attached to it.
First of all, you need to understand that this job would not be like any other 9 to 5 jobs. First of all, you don’t need any official degree to become a tester. With passion and critical thinking, you can surge ahead and make your mark. Yes, you need a degree or a specific set of skills to make a career as a game designer and programmer.
Make the right impression:
To make an entry into the world of game testing, you need to come up with an outstanding resume – highlighting your love towards video games and, better, exposure to different types of games. Extensive, the better! A good command over English language is a must though! Given the global reach of English language, your usefulness and universality of your usefulness is a mandatory component.
Your resume should have the attributes to showcase how much passionate you are about gaming and amount of time you have spent on games in terms of exploring the nitty-gritty. Don’t forget to mention all the relevant information regarding your experience and qualification, though. A formal education will only attach more weight to your candidature. You can also try various websites which offer free Game Tester Jobs before embarking upon a job search. With the growing demands of game testers these days, a bright future is waiting for you – but are you ready for it?
Laxmikant B. Thipse
Founder & CEO
GameCloud Technologies Pvt Ltd