Get paid to play games before anyone else
You play games to win, right? Not if you’re a QA tester. Then, you play the game to break it as inventively as possible to find problems of every description.
Private Division’s senior quality assurance manager Anthony Price said during a QA Masterclass at the 2022 Game Developer’s Conference that a tester might plan and execute a experiment for a specific segment of a game, or you may need to create expansive tests across multiple devices over an extended period of time.
QA testing provides valuable experience in development production that transfers to other parts of the games industry. You can stay in the QA line and become a QA lead or manager, or – if looking after budgets, cultivating relationships and project management are your fortes – a video game producer role could be for you.