Welcome to PowerUp Games, a community of Video Game Testers
Become a Game Tester or a Beta Tester
What is a game tester and what is a beta tester? They both do almost the same things except, game testers usually get paid for their time to test games and beta testers usually don’t. Beta testers are volunteers who help a game publisher proof his product before release. Beta testers usually get a copy of the product or a promotional t-shirt or something for their time. Beta testers can find beta testing gigs on game developer websites or on websites that consolidate the beta testing opportunities found on the internet. Some beta testing opportunities are available inside your project pane when you log into your PowerUp Games account.
If you want to turn your beta testing hobby into a source of income, become a game tester. If you have always loved video games and wonder if a career as a game tester, game design or in game art is for you, get a job as a game tester and try out the video game industry to see if it fits.
A video game tester is a real job that you can turn into a career. There are no college degrees in game testing. The separate careers of game art and design usually do not have game testing classes in them and do not train you to become a game tester. Because of this, a short and to the point class in game testing could be your ticket to a start in the video game industry without a lot of expense or the time commitment to get a degree.
Because of the amount of competition for each game testing position, game testing classes and specific learning on game testing is helpful in landing a game tester position. Competition for game tester positions is increasing in today’s market place. Game testing job boards are starting to appear on the internet to help future game testers find the game testing positions.
Many potential game testers are stopped from pursuing a career in the video game industry by a lack of information. Many future game testers do to not know who to contact or how to begin. PowerUp Games is the authority on educating the future Game tester. Drawing upon years of game testing experience and hundreds of game testing projects, PowerUp Games has created game tester training to give their students an advantage in the video game industry.
Do you want more information on becoming a game tester, what you can expect at the job, etc... We have created the Knowledge Foundry which is a centralized location for internet articles on game testing. Remember the job of every game tester is content verification so please verify the content you are reading is valid, the author is credible, etc. We also have our game tester jobs board, game tester newsletter and game testing Q&A section which is a compilation of the questions being asked on game testing from all over the internet. We are your one stop for all things game testing.
Game Publishers and Developers
To effectively compete in today's marketplace, publishers and developers must maintain an accurate pulse of the
end-user preferences. In an ideal world, this would be done in real-time by receiving end-user feedback from an
extensive pool of real-world users worldwide. This would allow publishers to generate socio-economic market
research, and inquire directly with end-users about game features, game quality, updates, or any other aspect(s)
wished by the publisher. To this end PowerUp Games is designed with these needs in mind.
Video Game Tester Jobs