It’s taken me some time to write a review for this game testing site, mainly because previous companies I’ve reviewed when they first launched actually closed down within the first 12 months or less!
So I’ve been quietly watching the developments at BecomeAGameTester.com to see how they’ve managed their site and more importantly what they provide to guys like you, who are looking to break into the video game tester job market.
Here’s My Review..
The first thing that struck me was the sleek looking website. I have to say it does look good and it does promise quite a bit!
However all the bells and whistles and fancy graphics don’t mean sh*t if they fail to deliver once you’ve paid your money.
Inside The Members Area
As soon as your payment is processed you are taken directly to the member’s area. This is fine, but I suggest you copy and save the URL of the member’s area just in case you get logged out. (You will receive a confirmation email of the members website address).
Become A Game Tester Book
The author – Matthew Johnson has written a very comprehensive report on the main aspects of becoming a video game tester.
The report is 80 pages long and contains a lot of useful tips and advice that will help you prepare for and find a game testing job.
Here’s a sneaky peak into what the report covers:
- 22 Requirements of becoming a video game tester
- 22 Skills you should have or be willing to learn
- Qualifications that will help you in the gaming industry. (Some companies insist on certain qualifications)
- Experience and how to gain it before you apply for jobs. (Again, some companies will require you to have prior experience)
- What type of work you can expect as a game tester
- How to improve your skills/knowledge
- Beta testing and what’s involved
- A list of Beta testing sites
- How to establish yourself as a gaming expert – These tips will make you stand out in your application form
- How and where to find testing jobs
- A list of gaming job sites
- A huge list of gaming companies in and outside the US. (This is the most comprehensive list I have seen and will save you a lot of research)
- How to write a winning resume, including a little tip that could make all the difference
- Preparing for the interview
- How to Ace the interview
- Inside the minds of gaming companies – what they are really looking for
As you can see this is a well put together report and contains some real neat tips that I’ve not seen before.
The first and most important step for breaking into the video game industry is to be fully prepared and understand exactly what you need to do and what the game companies are looking for.
Matthew’s report covers every base! There really isn’t anything else I could add to it in my experiences, and it will give you every chance of securing that dream job.
Life-Time Game Tester Job Search Membership
So here’s where the exciting and potentially life changing part comes in!
The game tester job search database is just that. It is a continually updated list of current video game industry, job vacancies. And there are dozens and dozens of them!
Now you need to understand that this database includes a whole raft of various jobs in the gaming industry, not just video game testing jobs. But there are plenty of testing jobs being advertised.
Here’s an example of a testing job advert I found:
“This game tester Position Features: flexible hours easy access off the freeway fun working environment Great Pay to 46KImmediate need for game tester seeking flexible hours, easy access off the freeway and fun working environment.
Excellent computer skills and knowledge, ability to multi task and detail oriented will be keys to success in this growing, stable, high tech organization.
Will be responsible for working with other team players, technical support and creative feedback for Electronics, Components, and Semiconductor Mfg company.
Great benefits. Apply for this great position as a game tester today. We are an equal employment opportunity employer.”
There are dozens of adverts like this posted every day and your one-time fee that you pay for BecomeAGameTester.com gives you lifetime access to this database.
Not only do you get to hear about any new job vacancies that come about, you also get an understanding of what these companies are looking for, just by the way they word their advert.
You also get an idea of what other roles you may like to pursue in the industry. There are admin jobs, graphic designers, programmers/coders, marketers, producers, sound engineers – the list goes on.
I’ve said it before – a lot of game testing jobs are advertised internally before they even go public. So even if you had a job as an assistant or some admin job, it means you’re in that environment and well placed to get a video game testing job.
On top of your 80 page report and life-time game tester job search database, Matthew and his team also give away 3 cracking bonuses:
8 Steps To Becoming A Paid Video Game Reviewer
Reviewing video games is a great way to earn regular money but it is also a great way of establishing yourself as an industry expert. These 8 steps show you what to do.
10 Steps To Getting Your First Game Testing Job
This is a pocket sized checklist of the main report. It also has a few extra tips for how to prepare and be successful in the interview.
How To Become A Video Game Designer
Got designs on even bigger and better things? A video game designer does what it says on the tin. This little report shows you what skills and qualifications you need to make it with one of the big companies.
Ever spent good money on a product or service only to be ignored if you have any questions or complaints? Customer support is one of my biggest ‘bug bears’.
I hate bad customer service and bad customer support and made a point of testing the response time of the customer support at BecomeAGameTester.com to a pretty basic question.
Here’s the skinny – Matthew himself got back to me in less than 2 hours! Now that’s impressive, and left me with a warm fuzzy feeling inside! (O.K. not like that!)
We’ve found ourselves a winner folks!
BecomeAGameTester.com scores top marks for the well put together 80 page report which deals with all the basics you need to ‘know’ and ‘do’, in order to become a video game tester.
It scores top marks for the very impressive life-time game tester job search database. This information is vital for applying for jobs, and the entire info gathering is done for you.
The bonus reports are well worth reading and give plenty of ‘food for thought’.
The customer support is excellent!
The price point for all this information is a steal and if you are serious about becoming a video game tester, then grab this package with both hands.
I can promise you this – There isn’t a better resource than this – anywhere. If there was, I’d be telling you about it!
>> Check out the website now – www.BecomeAGameTester.com <<