More than 10,000 games were released on Steam in 2021. While many people out there love video games, there simply isn’t enough time for every title to get the player fanbase it might want.
So what distinguishes the games that make it from those that don’t?
There are a lot of factors: from concept and marketing to timing and execution. But player experience is one of the most important elements, and it’s an element that can be surprisingly difficult to get right.
Below you’ll learn more about the playtesting services offered by Tests Assured.
Why Choose Tests Assured?
Bay Area Lab
Our testing lab is located in the Bay Area, which means we’re close enough for any clients who want to view the lab in-person.
We’re not about big egos. We want your project to be successful, which is why we’re happy to work with other recruiters and staffing agencies.
Monitoring And Measuring Of Results
We’ll keep you informed through every step of the process. At the end, you’ll receive a report detailing any of the issues that were found.
When Should Games Undergo Playtesting?
Playtesting is vital as a game is nearing completion, in order to work out bugs and ensure a smooth user experience for gamers. That said, this isn’t the only time during the development process when your team can benefit from the feedback that playtesting provides.
Instead, the feedback you get from playtesting can help at every stage of the process. When you’re initially prototyping the game, playtesting can help you get a better idea of what’s working and what needs to be scrapped. Post-release playtesting helps when you’re making patches or adding any updates to the game.
What is Playtesting Supposed to Find?
The ultimate goal of playtesting is to ensure a good experience for gamers. At Tests Assured, we focus on finding bugs. We’re looking through your entire game to find anything that can take players out of the experience.
We perform manual testing, which means we’re actually going through the process of playing the game. This distinguishes us from automatic testers, who will use programs to find any issues with the game.
Generally when we take on a project, we’re going through it ourselves to find any issues, but if there is something specific you would like us to test for, please let us know and we will make sure to focus extra effort there.
High-Quality Playtesting in the Bay Area – Tests Assured
If you’re looking for quality assurance in the Bay Area, you’ve come to the right place. Tests Assured has experience with a myriad of different QA services, but playtesting is our specialty, which is why Facebook uses us to manually test their VR systems.
Have any questions about what we can do for you? Want to tell us more about your game? Please don’t hesitate to reach out by calling (408) 520-0224 or filling out our contact form.
- Transparent and scalable IT process
- Infrastructure and optimization setup including the building of tracking systems and launching the test environment
- Advanced software and testing platform
- Meticulous budget planning with detailed cost-effective analysis
- Advanced level of communication that reduces human errors