When the time comes to release your new title to the world, you want to make sure everything looks, feels, and plays perfectly. Functionality testing, the most common and perhaps important form of game testing, is about guaranteeing that you can do just that. Quality functionality tests identify bugs, gameplay or interface issues, and any other technical or functional fault that may appear and impede the smooth, engaging gameplay you intended for your game. Once all issues have been identified and reported, all that’s left is for you to do what you do best, make great games!
If developers and publishers know one thing about their audience, it’s that they are passionate about games. They live and breathe gaming, and as a result expect only the best. Whether it’s a mobile game, a small indie title, or a huge global hit, every game needs to go through a testing phase. The best testing solutions often start at almost the same time as initial development, allowing a testing team access right throughout the process and so avoiding painful and unnecessary workloads in the long term. Bugs and glitches come in a wide range of forms, from art and visual bugs to more technical issues that impact gameplay or functionality. Because there are so many types of issue that can arise, testers have to get creative in their process to find the smaller and more subtle glitches.
Our functionality testing teams, as well as being experts in their field, are also avid gamers – the perfect combination for developing comprehensive functionality testing solutions while executing them in a creative, methodical manner, regardless of platform or format.
They work hand-in-hand with your development team at every stage of the process, from early development to post-release and updates.
We provide regular, easy to read bug reports detailing each and every issue found in-game along with details steps to reproduce or replicate. Reports can be customized according to your exact specifications or areas of interest and are ideal in stamping out bugs and glitches before your title hits the market. Our comprehensive regression testing process also allows our teams to assess updates or new additions without affecting existing game content.
For more information about our functionality testing services, contact our QA team today!
Alice Timnat, PlayScape
David Walgrave, Larian Studios
Anne Krueger, Wooga