The increasing demands of gamers drive the release of more computer, video and mobile games by publishers and companies. It takes time, money and effort to deliver a product of high quality with a positive user experience. In order to help games companies to attract and keep gamers, QATestLab provides games testing.
In order to evaluate the quality of the game, we take into account its type, genre, technical specifics and aims. We test PC games, portable console games, stand-alone platforms and mobile games. We have experience in the majority of game genres, e.g. adventure, puzzle, action, education, sports, real-time strategy, simulations.
To provide effective testing, we always base our activities on well-prepared test documentation, appropriate methodologies and well-designed test strategy. Applying black box strategy, we detect bugs of different types from the perspective of the end user.
Games with defects, poor performance or an interface that is not user friendly will obviously fail. Moreover, the integration and compatibility capacity of the game also affects user experience. In order to avoid difficulties and shortcomings, we conduct functional, load, localization and compatibility testing.
Performing game testing, we verify new builds that may contain new issues. In order to avoid missing certain bugs, we carry out testing at any stage of game production:
pre-production → kickoff → alpha → beta → gold → release → post-release
We conduct detailed, complex testing by checking game flow and logic. We also pay attention to the music, sound, animation and art that all create a certain atmosphere during gaming. In order to make sure that the game is user-friendly, we perform verification of text elements, buttons, menus and navigation.
While testing games, we are trying to see the whole picture at once, not just separate elements. Our dedicated team of game testers consists of specialists who are also active gamers. Thanks to their large gaming experience, they are familiar with the potential weak points of the product and know what a gamer expects.
We start testing only after a thorough examination of game rules and check whether game logic does not violate them. Testing multiplayer online games, we verify that a system can handle high loads without losing performance. Moreover, we always make sure that the loading time is acceptable.
In order to ensure positive user experience, we check the game in different types of network connections at various speeds. Due to our large number of available physical devices, we provide compatibility testing on real devices and in real-world conditions.