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A New Hope: Blaine Christine

Garnering more than 1 million registered users within the first three days of launching, Star Wars: The Old Republic has been hailed as “the fastest growing subscription MMO in the history of [the gaming] industry” and is rumored to be the most expensive game ever developed.

2012 Game Career Outlook

When Game Developer Magazine issued their “Career Guide, Fall 2012,” they shared some great insights into what you can expect out of your game career. We were particularly interested in how well the most popular game careers worked out for technicians and artists trying to pay their bills. Consult the chart below to gauge how your current or future career in games is projected to play out, in terms of salary and experience.

Usability Researcher

Quality assurance testers are concerned with quantitative information, identifying and recording bugs in a game’s programming. Usability researchers, on the other hand, aim to track the qualitative response of a player, measuring the enjoyment factor when interacting with the game.

Activision

Considered the world’s first independent developer and distributor of console video games, Activision is now a publicly traded international corporation that is majority controlled by Vivendi.

Turbine, Inc.

Johnny Monsarrat, Jeremy Gaffney, Kevin Langevin, and Timothy Miller founded Turbine, though Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Group recently acquired the company. The company has been credited with pioneering the 3-D massively multiplayer role-playing game in 1999 with the release of Asheron’s Call, an online title.

QA Design Analyst

In case it has not been made perfectly clear at this point, let it be reiterated once more: Game testing is more than just playing games. Quality assurance can refer to the process of identifying and fixing bugs but also to refining the player experience to produce a game that is as enjoyable as it is functional. The QA design analyst is a key figure in this process and is a subject matter expert on turning qualitative information into quantitative data.

Game Changer: Lead Analyst Darius Kazemi

If you want to break into the gaming industry, become a game tester. Of all the modern memes associated with launching a career in gaming, this one tops the list by a Crysis 2-sized power jump. More visitors to Get in Media inquire about this particular topic than any other.

QA Software Engineer

Game development studios rely on a number of third-party and proprietary systems to ensure the effectiveness of game testing, also called quality assurance. QA software engineers build and implement the tools necessary for game debugging, build verification, automated testing, and data analysis.

Lead Game Tester

Game testing is an exact science, a process engineered to analyze a game objectively and pick out the harmful glitches that ruin the entertainment experience. To accomplish this mission requires a staff of meticulous and obsessive sleuths armed with keen eyes and an affinity for problem-solving.

Game Tester

People really do get paid to play video games: Quality assurance technicians, more commonly called game testers, help programmers and designers identify those obnoxious bugs that inevitably pop up during the development of a video game. Testers have a meticulous attention to detail, are compulsively methodical, and have the remarkable patience to repetitively play through a game to pick out every possible glitch—long after the initial novelty of the experience has passed.