About Us

Train to become a game tester with PowerUp Games.

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Since 2006, PowerUp Games has been consistently providing video game enthusiasts with comprehensive information about game testing. PowerUp Games educates future game testers and fill the void of game testing information.

Bad or misleading content that is published on the internet abounds in game testing. People who write articles for a living are creating subscriptions, lists, how to stay-at-home and “be a game tester” guides, etc. with either only a superficial understanding of the video games industry, just reading other internet articles and creating their own article, or just creating something to publish and sell to take advantage of the video game enthusiast.

These actions could prevent good candidates from entering the industry and thereby hurt the industry itself. Without a source for real information presented in a way that is quick to learn and complete, these practices can continue without hindrance. To address this issue, PowerUp Games developed their Certification program.

In addition, PowerUp Games wants to empower the video game industry with a community to advance its needs.  We believe that providing more end-user feedback into the development of games will benefit all parties involved. In the past this process of getting feedback was expensive. Through automation, community development, and an understanding of game development, PowerUp Games has significantly reduced the costs associated with incorporating these tools into the development process.

Our mission here at PowerUp Games is simple:

– To educate future game testers by giving real video game testing information


– To give future game testers and publishers a community of talent to progress their respective needs

Verifying quality of the content is the job of every game tester.

Since we encourage everyone to verify the source of their information about video games, here is our president’s linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/PowerUpGames We like LinkedIn because references from other industry members make it hard to mislead about game testing experience. Don’t just take their word for it, ask for the LinkedIn profiles of other game testing experts and see how they compare.

Brad Baker is the President, CEO and founder of PowerUp Games, as well as GameINSTINCT. In his career he has worked with hundreds of clients like Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Activision by helping ship hundreds of titles on-target, on-time and on-budget. Mr. Baker has been testing commercial software since the 1980’s and holds a Masters Degree in Software Engineering and a IEEE CDSP (Certified Software Development Professional). Mr. Baker is the initial author of the Windows Gaming Logo used by Microsoft for developers to ensure quality Windows video game products . He and his companies have helped thousands enter the video game industry.

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Contact Information

For inquiries, our quickest response is via email, If you decide to call, please leave a message


General Inquiries        : info@powerupgames.com

Game Tester Inquiries : testers@powerupgames.com

Phone: 415 390-5848
Skype: PowerUp-Games