Modern Game Testing

By Nikolina Finska
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About this book

There are few things more annoying for gamers than for their new game to be buggy. This in turn leads to bad reviews, and you’ll find that no one wants your games anymore. What you need is better QA. But how?

Modern Game Testing will show you how. Whether you’re a new developer or a production manager, the QA testing techniques shown in this book, using modern methodologies and the latest technology, will have you releasing quality games that are on time and, importantly, on budget.

Once you’ve been introduced to QA and the various types of tests that are performed on games, you’ll explore test cases and bug reporting, building tests for different platforms (even consoles and PCs), and live ops and test management. You’ll learn how to build a QA team from scratch and work with remote QA testers. You’ll look at the lessons learned from more traditional QA approaches and then examine the modern agile approach and the various testing strategies you can adopt. All angles are covered with oodles of examples, so you’ll have everything you need to implement QA strategies in your organization.

By the end of the book, you’ll have a clear understanding of the modern methodologies of QA testing for games, and you’ll be able to build efficient, reliable, and long-lasting QA teams.

Publication date:
January 2023

About the Author

  • Nikolina Finska

    Nikolina Finska has 10 years of gaming experience and another 10 in software industry. She has been recognised for her contribution to QA practices by being nominated for Tester of the year by Finnish Testing Association.

    Nikolina has been working on over 15 games and was in charge for QA on several Angry Birds franchise games. She teaches QA as a guest lecturer on several Finnish universities, like Amiedu and KAMK. For the last five years, Nikolina has been entrepreneur and also a founder of QA agency, FXPS Services that provides services to gaming and software industry. For her contribution to tech industry and diversity in tech, Nikolina has been finalist of Everywomen in Tech Awards.

    In her past, Nikolina did almost every type of QA, from localisation to live OPS, on range of platforms: from large databases, web, through every imaginable gaming platform. These days, her QA work is mostly in management, but she still regularly finds bugs in any software.

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