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By on February 12, 2014
GameTester

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15 Comments

  1. pUmA

    April 1, 2014 at 10:14 pm

    I would like to be a game tester. Because i love playing games… reply me if it is possible there are some oppurtunities for my gaming career.
    Thankyou.

  2. Zach

    April 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Can I be game tester if im 14.

    • Bradley Baker

      April 4, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      Due to the laws regarding Minors and working. No.
      In addition to that, most places that you will work will want an NDA.
      You have to be 18 to sign an NDA.

      What I would recommend though, is you to start learning video games.
      Get good at a map editor. Design your own levels or even take our course on game testing.

      Then when you are 18, you will be ready to go get that game testing position.

  3. Julio cezar

    May 1, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hi I’m from Brazil and I live here, so my question is can I make a game tester certification? I am very interested to do and how I make it possible?

    thank you

    • Bradley Baker

      May 1, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      Our Certification program is in English. As long as you can understand English you will be Ok.
      I notice that LionBridge is advertising for at home game testers in Brazil.
      You can also look up the local developers and see if they are hiring.

  4. Julio Gonzalez

    May 9, 2014 at 3:34 am

    I wish to become a game tester but I don’t even know where to start. I see the job offers but most require at least one year of experience. How do find the no experience jobs? Is there a way for me to learn so I can get these jobs?

    • Bradley Baker

      May 14, 2014 at 5:29 am

      We find the focus group jobs and put them on the website in the jobs section. Try to get some extra cash and participate in those. The use that cash to get education. The reason they are asking for 1 year, is because they just don’t want people who play video games, they don’t want to teach you what a bug report is, how to look for map bugs or localization bugs.. Take our course and apply for those positions. In your cover letter explain some of the items that you learned from our course and you will be OK in the eyes of the recruiter.

  5. Michael Olsen

    May 18, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    I’m 18 and would like to be a video game tested part time from home. I need the money to pay for books for college. Is there any way I can become one?

    • Bradley Baker

      May 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

      I have only seen 4 jobs that were stay at home game testers. 2 were recent and they looked real. 1 was our own job for a publisher out of NYC and 1 was a “dating” site. Considering I have been in the industry and look for these jobs over the last 15+ years, I think they are not very common.

  6. Nathan Johnson

    June 24, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I’ve been an avid gamer for close to 15 years (about 4 years PlayStation 2, and Xbox 360 since early 2006). Recently, I’ve been hearing more and more people claiming to have had past job experience in game testing, having made 2,000+ dollars in just a few short weeks. I’ve been jumping from job to job, trying to support my family, but with the economy getting worse by every quarter, it’s just getting harder.

    Is it, at all, possible to get a job as a tester in Michigan, USA, without spending any of my wife’s hard-earned money?

    Any suggestions or ideas you could offer would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    • Bradley Baker

      June 27, 2014 at 6:34 am

      Game testers are usually paid just higher than minimum wage to start.
      the good news is, if they continue for about 4 years, they double that wage or more.
      It looks like Ann Arbor/Royal Oak area has a couple developers.
      Go “Google” and find the game developers and start applying.
      Follow our twitter account just in case we post something there.
      Our course is made so that your resume, cover letter and first several weeks as a tester are improved.
      but if you can’t afford it I understand.
      There is a lot of good, free information on the website.

      • Randy

        January 2, 2015 at 2:45 am

        I’m turning 15 and I’ve been map editing and I got asked to join (DHG) Die Hard Gamers and I’ve always wanted to be a beta tester.

  7. marshall iverson

    April 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    I am 12 years old in June I’ll be 13 and I was wondering how I became a video game tester or beta tester?

    • Bradley Baker

      May 25, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Your IP address says you live in the USA so I will answer from that locations. Video Game Tester is hard since you are 13. Most companies will not hire anyone under 18 because of laws around hiring of minors and NDAs. You can look for Game testing Positions outside of the US on the Freelance sites. There are a few and since you are from the US you stand a good chance. Expect a wage similar to China or India though.
      Beta tester is easy. There are beta testing websites where you sign up and you get to participate. Google it and go sign up.

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