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7 days is not a long time, but that is how long indie developer Michael Brough works in, against the clock to get his games ready. in this interview he explains how tight deadlines have a focussing effect which helps prevent scope inflation. He also talks about managing QA as a one-man team and balancing quality issues with game features.
We all know games are becoming larger and more complex. It’s only when we actually look back at the products on the market just a few short years ago that we notice just how rapidly this technology is evolving, both in proficiency and diversity. While this is good news for gamers, the mountain of expectation continues to grow at an alarming rate for those tasked with ensuring the entire product works as intended. Gaming IQ has previously explored the way in which QA has evolved in the past to what it is today. Now, we’re turning eyes-front to see where it could – or should – be transitioning in the near future, with insight from speakers Michael 'Gryf' Weber of Gearbox Software and Sara Lane of Playtika...
On site at the Game QA and Localisation Forum Event in London we interviewed Ghulam Khan Head of QA & Localisation at SEGA to find out what he thought the main challeneges were in modern quality assurance and how these can be overcome. He also spoke to us about trends that he thinks will be important for the future of the field.
Recorded live on site at the London Qulaity Assurance and Localisation event, we spoke to AJ Grand-Scrutton the entertaining and loquacious CEO of DLALA Studios a small indie company responsible for the Windows game Janksy. AJ spoke to us about the importance of quality assurance in a small team.
Recorded live on site at the London Qulaity Assurance and Localisation event, we spoke to Joe Lenton, QA Manager at FreeStyleGames the creators of DJ Hero and Sing Party. Joe talked to us about the changes he's noticing in the industry and where he thinks it's headed in the coming years.
The scope of this year's conference is expanding to look at a broader range of industries and interests. Stuart Pratt, delivery manager at PKR Technologies Ltd, presented a perspective from his company at the European conference, when Gaming IQ caught up with him to discuss QA in the world of online gambling. Find out where he stands on some of the key issues...
Have a sneak peek at what happened at our Game Quality Forum Europe in June!
Ahead of Game Quality Forum North America 2018 we wanted to share with you a past presentation from the 2017 conference. This presentation from Aleksandar Tesic, Nordeus gives a detailed insight into the Case Study of SpellSouls and how a 3 person QA team managed to achieve such success in this development. Exploring the team's focusses, main challenges, processes and best practices this piece stands as a testament to the strength of an effective QA team.
For more information on the event including full list of speakers, sessions and sponsorship opportunities - download the full programme here.
Throughout the evolution of the industry, the demands of modern gaming have changed and releases now necessitate a long and planned lifecycle. Players expect more, and with each release, they want to know what your product offers in the long term.
This includes content drops, free updates, community challenges, double XP events, among others. Titles today encourage large online player bases, and keeping them happy is the key to retaining current players and attracting new ones.
As such, it makes sense that delivering valuable support to players will keep them coming back. This piece will look into what Player Support entails, how it has changed and the value an integrated Player Support system offers both gamers and developers.
Ahead of the Game Quality North American Forum, the team at Gaming IQ have compiled a short piece to help you level up your experience.
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In this short video, take a sneak peek at what the future of Game Quality looks like, as we discuss what the future of game quality looks like and what you and your team must do to get there. Thanks to our Thought Leadership session Chairman Ben!
Join Us At The Only Event In North America Dedicated To Uplifting Quality Assurance And Player Support To Improve Game Quality
The Game Quality Forum continues to be the world’s only conference dedicated to the betterment of release quality, as it holds an essential place in the calendars of many world leading game developers and publishers. This we will continue to bring together QA, Player Support, Producers and Studio Leadership to discuss how best to approach quality as more than a function, but a culture, and we hope you will join us at this unique event.