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5 Games We Can’t Wait to Play in 2018

2017 was an incredible year for video games. Gamers were lucky enough to witness the resurgence of Nintendo thanks to the Switch and its first party titles Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Sony too have been in superb form, with critically acclaimed exclusives NieR:Automata, Nioh, Persona 5, and [...]

January 9th, 2018|Gaming, News|0 Comments

Acquiring Experience in the Games Industry

Short work placements aimed at secondary school and FE students can be notoriously hard to find in the games industry. There aren’t too many studios that provide work experience to young people and the ones that do can be difficult to discover. Longer internships for undergraduates are more common but can still tough to come [...]

December 19th, 2017|News, QA Tips|0 Comments

Our Top 10 Games Tester Traits

We've been brainstorming ideas over here at Test-thru-Ology and thought we'd put together a list of our top 10 games tester traits. In no particular order, these are the things that we believe are important aspects of any successful games tester. Check them out and let us know what you think! 10. You Are an Expert [...]

December 4th, 2017|Gaming|0 Comments

QA Is a Great Way, and Here’s Why

In our opinion, QA is one of the best routes into the games industry. We might be a little biased, but we can absolutely justify that statement! Innumerable talented people within our industry made their start in QA and Testology have proudly contributed to that count. Without opportunities in QA, many of the greatest games [...]

November 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Special Effect Fives put our football skills to the test

GFD VII continued the tradition of growing with each instalment in March, as we welcomed more than 170 people through the doors of All Bar One for an evening of networking & merriment. Somewhere in-between the 905 drinks that were enjoyed, we managed to raise more than £1700 for Special Effect! Enough to change multiple [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Events, News, Social|0 Comments

Special Effect Fives put our football skills to the test

Testology is built on a foundation of fun and games, underscoring a passion for being the best. The games we love come in all shapes and sizes, formats and flavours. Between 9am and 6pm on a weekday, we mainly concern ourselves with finding bugs in the digital kind. Last week was a little different though, [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Events, News, Social|0 Comments

Testology Game Jam

  At Testology we have proven in the past that we're quite capable game developers as can be seen with the creative games that we made for Ludum Dare 35. This weekend we are bringing the game jam to us, and holding the first ever Testology office game jam!   You don't have to search [...]

May 9th, 2017|Events, Social|0 Comments

Nordic Game 2017

Sam here! Testology’s Business Development guy. We’re all booked up for the Nordic Game conference and it’s just two short weeks away! I’m excited to be visiting the conference for what will mark my fourth trip to Malmö. Testology are proud to have a history of contribution to titles from the Nordic Region. Here are [...]

May 5th, 2017|Events, Social|0 Comments

A success at GameBlast 17

Last weekend a group of 15 of us took part in Special Effect’s Gameblast 17 event; a gaming marathon organised by the Special Effect between February 24th-26th wherein each team strives to game for 24 hours straight!   Most teams that take part in Gameblast switch out participants over the course of 24 hours, however [...]

March 13th, 2017|Events, Social|0 Comments

Testology @ GDC

We’re very excited to be heading to San Francisco next week. There’s loads to talk about. Most excitingly, our work towards standardising QA skills in the games industry. Maybe you could play a part in shaping the future of QA with us. Catch Andy Robson & Naomi Turner (our new Head of Career Development) at [...]

February 24th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

Testology return to take on GameBlast 17!

Here at Testology, we live for games, not only do we spend 8 hours a day testing games, apps and websites, but we want to spend a full 24 hours of our day playing them too! Last year we took part in Special Effect’s GameBlast event, and this year we're aiming to blow last year’s [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Events, News, Social|0 Comments

Southampton Game Fest 2017

We will be exhibiting at the Southampton Game Fest, Hampshire’s biggest video game event. They’re raising money for the local hospital, and are actively looking for exhibitors and speakers. Last year Southampton Game Fest drew in over 500 visitors. We will be bringing a QA workshop and holding a presentation to showcase the world’s first [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Events, Gaming, News, Social|0 Comments

Finding a Future in Games with Testology

Having a career in the games industry is an alluring prospect for a lot of people. It’s an industry in its adolescent stage; it is evolving all of the time and it allows innovative minds to make a remarkable difference. The problem is that not all young people are fully exposed to the countless roles [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

First conferences of 2017, done!

Look at that view! As quickly as it felt like they arrived, PGC & MGF London were over. We played mobile games, networked and ‘talked Testology’ until we could talk no more. GDC is much closer than we’d care to admit, so do us a favour and start scheduling your meetings with us now! For [...]

January 30th, 2017|Events, News|0 Comments

MGF & PGC London, Testology’s first conferences of 2017

No sooner than we had polished off the last of the Christmas food stash, we found ourselves making arrangements for the first conferences of 2017. We’ve made a collective New Year’s Resolution to declare a War on Bugs. We’re excited to meet developers who can give us access to new hunting grounds. Next week, the [...]

January 9th, 2017|Events, News, Social|0 Comments