Video Game, Tester Jobs – Before and Now

A few decades ago, the most widely available video game was called ‘Spacewar’. It was a game played by two players who had spaceships firing missiles at each other. Although it was just a successor a few older computer-operated games like The Cathode Ray Amusement Device (1947) by Thomas T Goldsmith Jr and Estle Ray Mann, and the ‘Tennis for Two’ (1958) which was used only to entertain visitors of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Spacewar was considered the most influential to all modern video games.

In 1972, Pong came out as one of the most popular video arcade games. Pong was a success that many manufacturers came out with their own versions of the game. Many other video games came out during the 70’s but it was only at the later part of the decade and the next ten years that many video game manufacturers came out after the success of Pong. Some copied the same gameplay as Pong and later on developed their own games to compete in the growing industry.

Late 1970s to 1980s was considered the golden age of video arcade games. Aside from video arcades and home consoles, home computers began to flourish together with its rapidly evolving and more sophisticated games.  Until later times where three-dimensional graphic animation and sophisticated sounds were developed, it became important for manufacturers to hire video game testers in order to ensure the products quality assurance. This is to avoid bugs and errors that may lead to a crash not only of the game but of the industry as well. Today, you can find thousands of video game tester jobs and gaming jobs information at the GamingJobsOnline.com.

4 thoughts on “Video Game, Tester Jobs – Before and Now

  1. Hello there.

    I cant seem to be able to contact you guys. The “contact us” page keep returning this message:

    I’ve taken a look on the source code of the page, and it seems that I hit the problem only after the validateForm() script. No clue what’s happening. If you could contact me by email, I’d like to send my questions as soon as possible.

  2. Sorry. Didn’t type the error message. Here it is:

    ERROR – not sent. Check your ‘valid_ref1′ and ‘valid_ref2′ are correct within contactus-process.php

  3. Hey, I enjoyed your article. I find the most difficult thing for game testers it match up with a company looking for game testers. So I’ve created a website that pays users to play various MMORPG’s. gametasks.com

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