Now we come to playing the games! Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as it sounds due to a heavy focus on quality assurance. Game testers work their way around the game to make sure it functions correctly and game instructions and documentation are clear. They look for glitches and bugs in the system and report their findings to the designers and developers. It’s a pretty cool job if you like problem solving and gaming!

Primary duties: Game testers play and assess beta versions and other prototypes of games in the production process. After engaging in periods of gameplay, they report issues to the designers and programmers to troubleshoot. They should have exceptional writing skills to draft reports tied to the games they tested.