Why Do I Have To Talk Out Loud?

The game developers want to know what you are thinking while you play their game. Is there an aspect of the game that is confusing or frustrating? What do you like/dislike most while you are playing? When you talk out loud while you are playing your feedback will accurately reflect exactly what you are thinking and feeling in that moment. 

As you are talking in real time, there is no worry about forgetting feedback, as everything will be said as you think it. Developers can also understand the thought process behind decisions being made in-game, and see whether or not they need to make changes according to the findings. 

Make sure that you talk throughout the whole recording. For example: Even if you have been asked to complete a 30-minute playtest, you will still need to continue talking through your thoughts if you record for longer than that. We will be reviewing the entire recording!

If you'd like some tips about what to talk about, we've made a video to help you! You can watch that here

If you have a question that is not included here, you can always ask our Community Manager at help@playtestcloud.com