Parents of Future Game Testers

By on May 3, 2013

Getting help to start your game testing career.

Building Consensus and explaining things in terms that everyone understands are great attributes of a a game tester. Your first test on the way to be a game tester may be persuading your parents into helping you buy some training available in our store.

We can offer some assistance. Use this handy cheat sheet to win them over.

Now rehearse the following and use as needed:

Start writing…

Mom ( Dad, Mother, Father) I know you think that the hours and hours that I spend playing videogames is a waste of time. I just read that the video game industry is in the top 4 in job creation, it even beats Solar Power. You may not know this but video games can help me develop the following skills — problem solving, team work, communication, logic, fine motor and spatial skills. It might increase my chance of getting into (Harvard, MIT, Yale) by one hundred and twenty six percent ( just go for it)

I came across this website called PowerUp Games that gives me a chance to train to become a game tester. It might even lead to a career in the game industry. They offer online training. This could be the beginning of my future career. I might land a job as a game tester or a developer some day. That means I would have a job. Which means I won

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  1. John Cunningham

    May 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Does the $99.00 include everything required to get certified as a Game Tester and how would someone get a job after completion. How do someone locate jobs in the Washington, D.C. area? Do I need to buy books, etc. How will this program take to complete? Most jobs I see tweeted on your website are in the Pacific Northwest. Could you reply ASAP! Thanks.

    • Bradley Baker

      May 16, 2014 at 6:27 am

      Costs of our course:
      $99 is the price for the online training. No books or supplies needed.
      It does not cover the after graduation party though. Those costs are born by the student. 😉
      Also any job search costs or relocation costs, are the responsibility of the student.
      Basically, the costs are just like taking a course at your local community college. (except for the book)

      Finding a job in your area:
      It would easier to be a politician in DC. For game testing jobs, You will have to check our jobs board. We are starting to find some stay at home gigs but not many. They are still basically an urban legend. Focus groups you can find once in a while. The hot areas for game testing are around Microsoft and Nintendo in the Seattle/Redmond area. Around Sony in the San Francisco Bay Area, Around Activision in Los Angeles, etc…
      You may have to move to where the job is. It is easier to be a taxi driver in NYC than it is in Toad Suck Arkansas. The same is true of game testing. Go where the publishers are. If you don’t want to can’t move, see how many are in your area.

      I think if you watch it straight through there is about 9 hours of instruction. If you really want to learn it, watch it and then apply it. Take what you were just taught and try to do it with a beta or your favorite game. Make sure you can pass the quizzes. If you devote a week full time to it you will be good in most cases.

      thanks for the questions.

  2. Alexander

    May 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I chose the $69 course. Should I cancel order?

    • Bradley Baker

      May 24, 2014 at 1:24 pm

      No, log into the website and go to Tutorials/lessons and start your lessons.
      If you are not satisfied, feel free to cancel the order through PayPal.

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