How to... playtest!

The most important thing to remember when you test a game is to think out loud when you are playing. 

When talking in a playtest, try to think of it like a stream of consciousness - describe the many thoughts and feelings which pass through your mind when interacting with the game. However, it’s also important to remember to stay focused on the game!

Please be professional when you encounter something that may be annoying, such as any ads that feature in the game.

You might be interested in checking out our "What to talk about" explainer video!

When you're done, either manually end the recording (when using the PlaytestCloud: Be a Playtester app) or end it by closing the game app (when not using the PlaytestCloud app). The recording will upload to us as long as you're connected to strong wifi. 

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!

You may like to check out our tester code of conduct, which will explain what is expected from our testers. 

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