You think you know what makes a fun game? You want to get your hands on games that people haven't even heard of yet? More importantly, you live in or around Montreal or you're planning a visit this summer? Sign up for a playtest!
The Eidos Montréal playtest department is currently updating its databank. We're looking for gamers of all ages and levels, from the most casual to the purest of the hardcore, to play games in development and share what they like and don't like about the experience. Playtesting is not QA; we're not looking for bugs but for consumer feedback, so programming experience is not required. We gauge things like usability, controls, story, ambiance, level design and game mechanics simply from observing people at play.
When we plan a session, we search our database for candidates based on different criteria depending on the test. We then contact all potential playtesters and invite them to the studio. Playtest sessions range from one afternoon to a whole week. While it's not a job, strictly speaking, participants are compensated for their time with free games or cold hard cash. Note that all playtests happen in our studio, so participants must be from Montreal or willing to travel at their expense.