Game testing, a subset of game development, is a software testing process for quality control of video games.The primary function of game testing is the discovery and documentation of software defects. Interactive entertainment software testing is a highly technical field requiring computing expertise, analytic competence, critical evaluation skills, and endurance.In recent years the field of game testing has come under fire for being excessively strenuous and unrewarding, both financially and emotionally.
In the early days of computer and video games, the developer was in charge of all the testing. No more than one or two testers were required due to the limited scope of the games. In some cases, the programmers could handle all the testing.
Now most game developers rely on their highly technical and game savvy testers to find glitches and 'bugs' in either the programming code or graphic layers. Game testers usually have a background playing a variety of different games on a multitude of platforms.
Billion Device Game Testing services encompass the entire gamut of requirements across Desktop, Online, Console and Mobile gaming options. With a dedicated Game Test Center of Excellence supported by device labs, cloud and compatibility test suites, Billion Device leverages its superior testing capabilities to ensure greater test coverage with accurate and early defect detection. With capabilities that begin from pre-game programming code and extend beyond the release with regression automation, Billion Device services ensure QA across interface, login, update and transactions.
Testing starts as soon as first code is written and increases as the game progresses towards completion. The main QA team will monitor the game from its first submission to the QA until as late as post-production.Early in the game development process the testing team is small and focuses on daily feedback for new code. As the game approaches alpha stage, more team members are employed and test plan is written. Sometimes features that are not bugs are reported as bugs and sometimes programming team fails to fix issues first time around.A good bug-reporting system may help the programmers work efficiently.
Testers receive scheduled uniquely identifiable game builds from the developers.The game is play-tested and testers note any uncovered errors. These may range from bugs to art glitches to logic errors and level bugs. Testing requires creative gameplay to discover often subtle bugs. Some bugs are easy to document, but many require detailed description so a developer can replicate or find the bug.
Gaming industry has transformed over the years. Increased diversity in games, gaming platforms, and gamers worldwide have made game development a very lucrative field. Console manufacturers and game developers are leaving no stone unturned to make their presence felt in this competitive market. Game quality thus has become a key differentiator and a fundamental factor in the success of the game in the fiercely competitive gaming ecosystem irrespective of the game genre.
With the availability of thousands of games, a single defect can yield negative outcomes for the investments since gamers prefer a flawless gaming experience. The diverse avenues of engagement in Games demand a holistic approach with game testing maps/checklists and actionable reports that support retest/review and release. As games offer greater convergence, the Test scopes need to consolidate concurrency, performance, compatibility, security, functionality, transactions etc.
Bilion Device game testing teams are driven by professional testers with extensive gaming skills and ensure detection of defects in the Game logic in the Alpha phase. Billion Device engagement modules are designed to incorporate API, Database and Interactive Design with multiple gestures and dynamic content. The test capabilities also include automation of game controls and repetitive actions.
1. Billion Device Game Testing Center of Excellence with dedicated resources
2. Compliance testing with Visibility Level, Potential Customer Impact, Compliance Assurance Categories and Dashboard Analysis
3. Browser compatibility test accelerator that enables browser compatibility testing across platforms
4. Testing across bandwidths to reflect multi-player environments over modem, LAN and internet connections
5. Game test plan with tool agnostic solutions and scalable/reusable components
6. Game Testing Checklists for Android, iOS, PS3 and XBOX
7. Session based exploratory testing
We are a leading game development company based in India offer mobile game testing services. Game testing methodology at Billion Device thrives on three main things; technical competence, smooth communication and agile responsiveness. Each game is analysed in detail for its features and a customized testing strategy is devised thereafter. We are a game development company with a passion for gaming, which means we are hard core gamers.
Billion Device provide game testing services to our customers across the globe. We make sure that games have a smooth and snag free flow. Testing the game for a flawless and stylish gameplay ensures that the final product works as designed providing sufficient functionality and fun to the game. Gameplay testing makes sure that the game offers a pleasurable experience to critics and end users alike. It makes the game better compatible with a wider market, increasing the chances of acceptance by independent console manufacturers and popular game distribution platforms.
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