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A process of using software to verify expected results and find errors. Many types of testing are possible.

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Game testing using mock input

In this post Patrick Hughes suggested, and michael.bartnett was kind to explain a bit how to do that. While it seems rather clear how to implement and use it, I'm still a bit doubt if this useful ...
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How to test a turn-based ios Game Center game with 2 devices?

This might well be a very dumb question, but here goes anyway, I'm planning my turn-based ios game center game, obviously I know I'll need 2 iDevices to test it on, but how would I test the online ...
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Where can I get people to test my game?

I've just finished making the core aspects of my HTML5 game. I have a server and all that, but is there a site where I can find people that would test my game? I figured that getting my friends to do ...
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Automating XNA Performance Testing?

I was wondering what peoples approaches or thoughts were on automating performance testing in XNA. Currently I am looking at only working in 2d, but that poses many areas where performance can be ...
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How can I unit test rendering output?

I've been embracing Test-Driven Development (TDD) recently and it's had wonderful impacts on my development output and the resiliency of my codebase. I would like to extend this approach to some of ...
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How to make a market test for the game?

I'm making a casual game on iOS platform. But I'm not sure Do the consumers like my game. How can I make a market test for my game?
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What frameworks are the best for automated game testing (self running) for Android games?

Could you please recommend any test automation frameworks that would allow the creation of self running demos/tests for Android games? I would like to create a "fly-trough" for my levels, create ...
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Is there a testing framework for bounding volume classes?

This may be a long shot, but is there a small framework out there anywhere for testing custom bounding classes and other collision objects? (for example between rays, spheres and AABB's)
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how to check if a gameserver can handle clients before game release?

we are developing an iOS-based game with multiplayer support. so far everything seems real good but now we want to make sure if server could handle 10000 clients or not. any idea how can I make sure ...
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How can you meaningfully market test microtransactions?

For a number of reasons I have chosen to use Microtransactions to monetize my current project. However, like all make or break features I am concerned about how they are received in-game. ...
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Is BDD (Behavior Driven Development) used in games?

I have been reading about BDD - Behavior Driven Development for a while, and I find it really easy and usefull to convert features into code. BDD users often call it TDD done right. BDD is a tool for ...
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Network Game testing via Wireshark

How can i check/inspect the performance of my network game via Wireshark and specifically the Graphs available in Wireshark,i want to test the performance of my network game. which kind of graphs can ...
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Suitable Client Server setup for Network Game testing

I want to test my Client/Server game for which, currently, I am using localhost for both Client and Server. Obviously I'm not getting any fluctuation in data and measure idea of performance, and in ...
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Observing particular Port for measuring network game performance

How can I check/inspect the performance of some network application via observing the port it used, I want to test the performance of my network game. If my game is using port 1009, how can I check ...
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Job prospects for game QA/testers

I'm currently a (happily employed) automated software tester that's curious about game testing/QA. Do game companies hire dedicated testers for pay? If yes, then what are the job prospects like? If no,...
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What is your Unity 3D physics engine budget for iOS games? [closed]

I'm testing Unity for a game that I'm building, and I've touched its limit. My test scenario: a wanna-be house with 200 elements (cubes rescaled) no textures, box colliders and rigid bodies for each "...
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How can I automate high-level user interactions to test correctness of my game?

I am trying to automatically simulate the game experience in my programming game. I think Expect is the way to do it because it creates its own tty for the process, becoming independent process of the ...
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How can I test my game for epilepsy-safety?

I've been developing a game which is rather blinky in terms of color and brightness contrasts. It's an iPhone game, so the screen will be quite small, but I've heard about Wipeout XL failing the ...
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Is Test Driven Development viable in game development?

As being Scrum certified, I tend to prone for Agile methodologies while developping a system, and even use some canvas from the Scrum framework to manage my day-to-day work. Besides, I am wondering ...
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How to separate production and test assets during development?

this is like a complement for Assets Management, database or versioning system?. I am wondering about how to separate development, specially programmers assets from production assets? For example, ...
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Accurately record and play back game sessions in an MMO - timing issues?

In order to detect and reproduce bugs in an MMO, recording game sessions on the server can help. How can such recording and replay of the data be implemented to be accurate, i.e. be 100% ...
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How to use the testbed with box2dflash?

I have made games with box2dflash, but how much ever i have wanted to try out the test bed, the resources on the net don't help me. I have a folder called Testbed and various Test???.as files inside ...
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How was your experience working as a game tester? [closed]

I'm currently an independent game developer. I'm open to the idea of working on a team in the game industry. I'm under the impression that being a "game tester" is a relatively easy way to get a job....
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Which unit test framework for c++ based games? [closed]

Which combination of testing tools do you feel is best? Given the framework / library of your choice you might consider: suitability for TDD ease of use / productivity dealing with mock objects setup ...
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How to have a successful beta test with a small team?

I've done a lot of work (pro-bono) on a patch to a commercial game from ~11 years ago that needs some beta testing. Loads of people are waiting for it. What are some ways to get good (by that I mean ...
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Best way to test simple cases in games

When designing and play-testing a new game, a lot of the time, the people trying out functionality get used to things, and no longer try the "dumb ways" any more. So if the development breaks ...
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How is game difficulty tested/balanced?

How is game difficulty typically tested or balanced so that there's a steady progression of difficulty; how do I ensure that no level is too difficult or too easy for its point in the game? Are play ...
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Finding testers [closed]

I am making my first indie retail game, I hosted a prototype on www.agfgames.com but I am struggling to find testers... Being a company made only of myself, and having no budget (actually, I have ...
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Automated testing of games [closed]

Are there methods of automated testing of games? Specific experiences are appreciated, with relevant information about the project such as platform and type of game if that helps with clarification....
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How do I determine my games minimum hardware/software requirements?

With me going it alone in development I only have limited resources at my disposal i.e one pc with which I develop and test the game. so I only know for certain my game works with that setup. What ...