Game Validation that goes beyond conventional Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Checking (QC). Let’s see how and why it is paramount for the video game industry.

Unlike the software applications industry which generally takes time in putting the application in the market to project on the business predictability, Video Games industry has a very shroud market, and it is instant. When you launch any game, almost 80% of the games understand their fate within the duration of one week. Apart from smooth functioning of the game, gamers have their preferences, and if the game does not stand on those parameters, there is a big chance that the game may not be great in business regardless of its quality. Key factors expected by casual as well as hard-core gamers include (but not limited to):

    1. The uniqueness of the game concept.
    2. Smooth game mechanics.
    3. Consistent and achievable skills & mental challenges.
    4. UX factor.
    5. Right video & sound effects.
    6. Meaningful and affordable IAPs. The balance between spending versus aspirations/achievement.
    7. Ability to complete the game/levels.
    8. Interesting AI.
    9. Ability to create social aspect around the game.
    10. Consistency in subsequent versions/releases of the title.
    11. Availability of structured game support and game boosters in post-launch.

And many more facets…

Real Success…

Based on the vast unparalleled experience in video games on all platforms & genres, GameCloud brings REAL SUCCESS resulting into having a large number of followers and great monetization. Generally, in medium to large studios and publishing houses the processes are matured with huge budgets available for development of new titles. However, in the case of Indie teams and small development studios, enthusiasm and emotions of the game development teams prevail over practical and critical aspects around the game. Hence, they carry the significant risk of game failures.

So what GameCloud offers you in Game Validation …

Game Validation of GameCloud offers indie (team of up to 5 members), small (team of 5 to 30 members) and medium (team of 30 to 100 members) set of value added services purely focussing on the REAL SUCCESS OF THE GAME that is building large community of followers and efficient monetization for the title.

Each phase of a game lifecycle has a significance and contribution in producing a successful game. Generally, game validation activities are handled by the studios or publishers. However, they are implicit in nature and heavily depend on the individuals and their judgements. Hence, they need 3rd party expertise in reviewing the right aspects in the right phases to ensure clean game production process, and its launch which is neutral and adds tremendous value to the success of the game.

Ensures right things at right times …

Like game quality, game validation services are also spanned across the video game lifecycle. For simplicity, GameCloud looks at the end to end game lifecycle in four major phases;GameCloud Phases 2

Value Proposition Through Game Validation:

  • Provides early visibility with a scope of improvement from the eye of the gamer.
  • Bridges the gap between game production team with that of the community of gamers around the game.
  • Mitigates risks in development costs, reduces the cost of rework and helps in ensuring time to market.
  • Early visibility into the game’s business potential.
  • Right prioritisation of investments in game production processes.
  • Improves the probability of social and commercial success of the game.

Interested in knowing more about the exact process and validation services? Drop a mail to Info@GameCloud-Ltd.com along with your current requirements/challenges, and we’ll respond briefly.