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This topic contains 13 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  Nooptical 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4714

    chrios
    Participant

    hi, i’ve been looking for businesses that are looking for somebody to test games for them. i can’t find anybody offering those kind of jobs. does anybody know if there are any being offered. thanks

  • #26735

    omen
    Participant

    Are you resetricted to ireland. If so….good luck!
    If not, check out the uk, i’m sure they’re are people looking. We aren’t though

  • #26741

    peter_b
    Participant

    We’ve got various testing positions going down at HQ in Brentford Middlesex. Standards testers, games testers and language testers

    Check the website for further info:

    http://www.sega-europe.com/en/Jobs.htm

  • #26743

    Nooptical
    Participant

    The only company I can think of in Ireland is Vivendi Universal. But you might have a tough time getting a position with them if you haven’t got experience in testing/localisation/games…….

  • #26781

    Neil Hussey
    Participant

    If you have a foreign lang then lionbridge would be a good place to look. They dont however do many games, its mainly buisness apps but they do get some games. You dont need a foreign lang to work in lionbridge but it would help. Another company is VistaTec. I dont know much about them but both Lionbridge and VistaTec are good places to start testing and gain experience to get into game testing. Was just on there websites and they currently have no Irish testing jobs available but I would suggest that you keep looking at the Lionbridge site because when they advertise a job they tend to take on as many people as they can.

    http://www.lionbridge.ie
    http://www.vistatec.ie

  • #26782

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    I’ve heard from guy I used to work with that Microsoft do testing/localisation for XBOX and PC in their Sandyford offices in Dublin. I have never seen anything about it though.

    It might be worth an email or phonecall to check it out, you have nothing to lose, except your soul, Bwahahahahah!

    http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/default.aspx

  • #26784

    Nooptical
    Participant

    If you have a foreign lang then lionbridge would be a good place to look. They dont however do many games, its mainly buisness apps but they do get some games. You dont need a foreign lang to work in lionbridge but it would help. Another company is VistaTec.[/quote:cfb6f8e146]

    Do not work for VistaTEC. I have, and they pay much less than the industry standard testing/engineering salaries, the higher ups are for the most part, dicks, and the work enviroment is about as lively and fun as being locked in a closet with Sir Reg Empey(aka Mr Burns).

  • #26785

    peter_b
    Participant

    I’ve heard from guy I used to work with that Microsoft do testing/localisation for XBOX and PC in their Sandyford offices in Dublin. I have never seen anything about it though.

    It might be worth an email or phonecall to check it out, you have nothing to lose, except your soul, Bwahahahahah!

    http://www.microsoft.com/ireland/default.aspx[/quote:3a5a3881d1]

    yes this is true, a buddy of mine worked there on internship and he had some contact with localisation of games.

  • #26804

    chrios
    Participant

    i was wondering if the compaies could send the games out for testing like through the post or do you have to go to the head offices or something. i also i live in leitrim which is the middle of no where.

  • #26810

    peter_b
    Participant

    i was wondering if the compaies could send the games out for testing like through the post or do you have to go to the head offices or something. i also i live in leitrim which is the middle of no where.[/quote:526cf6cc28]
    usually you have to do it in house. theres a risk your a dodgey dealer and you’ll leak to the internet. in house its less likely to happen. Also you use their systems to log bugs, flag mistakes etc. Out house is too awkward and not worth it from their point of view, unless your an exceptional tester or something.

  • #26817

    omen
    Participant

    Yup. I can’t imagine anyone allowing a game out of their office for fear of you ripping it. Too much money involved. Also, when you log your ‘problem’ you may need to be around to recreate and expand on the problem cos us coders don’t always try to break things when testing :P ( Look at WoW :) )

  • #26822

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I used to work at Vivendi (aka Havas, Vivendi Universal, VUGames)and Microsoft QA departments, both are in Dublin. Neither company will let you test from home.

    If you want to get practice at QA, try and get on a beta for an upcoming game – they will send you a special beta CD…I got one for Age of Empires Mythology (or whatever it was called). They don’t pay you though, but you get instructions of how to log bugs.

  • #26908

    swisslad
    Participant

    Only 2 1/2 places I know of.

    VUGames in Dublin – who do localisation. Mosty Sierra and Blizzard titles.
    Keywords in Sandyford – Localisation as well. They have Microsoft connections and, last I heard, are next gen console contracted. They also are a friendly bunch down there…
    SDL in Bray (Sandyford offices closed) – They do all sorts of testing. Software, games… [edit]

    You’ll only find localisation positions in Ireland, so a second language is necessary really.
    If you want to do content and fonctionality testing, the UK is for you and the closest next best thing. Rockstar, for example, have a testing departement in Lincoln.
    And no you cannot test from home. At all. Ever.

  • #26936

    Nooptical
    Participant

    You don’t need a second language to do localisation testing. It is preferable, yes, but not essential, and most places won’t even care if you don’t.
    It is necessary for linguistic testing though…..obviously.

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