GAMBIT Game Lab Playtesting Open House

Boston Post-Mortem sez’

http://bostonpostmortem.org/2008/07/28/gambit-game-lab-playtesting-open-house/

“The Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab is hosting an open house where you can come in and playtest the games that their summer students have been working on. I’ve played a bunch of their games at various stages of development this summer and I have to say that I’ve been impressed with the crop of very bright kids making some very cool games.

In their own words:

This Wednesday come to our evening GAMBIT Game Lab Open House, play one or all of our seven games in development, and tell us what you think! Our students have been working hard all summer, and there’s just one week left. We need a few good sets of eyes to look at our games, and help us determine what last polish and shine to put on them to make them sparkle.

One of our games this year is targeted at children aged 12-14; we could especially use testers in that age range, if any of you have children and would like to bring them.

Please RSVP to gambit-qa@mit.edu, so that we will know how many people are coming – we wouldn’t want the munchies to run out!

When: July 30th, 4 PM to 6 PM.
Where: Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab, 5 Cambridge Center, 3rd Floor (aka MIT Bldg NE25-388 )
(Please sign up as visitors in the lobby when you arrive.)”

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QA/Game Testing Scams

I doubt that anyone will fall for one of those, but anyway…

Whenever you type in “qa testing games” or some sort of search query like that, you would inevitably see on those sites in results:

http://www.gamertestingground.com/

http://www.becomeagametester.com/

http://beagametester.com/

Or some variation on that.

Needless to say, those websites are as fake as can be, from claims that its incredibly easy to become game tester to an invitation to pay 70 bucks for a chance to become one. Last link (betagamester.com) actually does contain some tips on gaming industry, but then there’s all the same crap underneath it all.

Sloperama provides an excellent illustration of what QA actually is and why you shouldn’t fall for “$170 for testing” trap:

http://www.sloperama.com/advice/lesson5.html