I've been invited for an Interview/Live Playtest - what does that mean?

So you’ve been selected to take part in a scheduled session - that’s great!

A game developer or games-user researcher will join you at your allocated time and ask you all about gaming. Depending on the screener surveys that you have completed recently, the interview could be about your particular gaming experience, a previous playtest, or your views on gaming in general.

If the interview mentions that it is a Live Playtest session, this means that you will be playing a game during the booked time slot. It is an interview with gameplay! Before you join the interview, the app will prompt you to install the game on your device. Don't play the game yet, though! The interviewer will need to watch you play, so they'll let you know when to share your screen and begin.

As you will need to have the PlaytestCloud app downloaded and ready on your device before you join, it’s best to ensure that you have that now. Please join the interview 10 minutes ahead of time so that you’re good to go when the time comes! You can join using the link in your invitation email.

If you're not able to attend the interview please let us know as soon as possible using the "Can't make it?" link in your invite email.

If you'd like more info, you may also like to check out our videos about interviews and live playtests! We appreciate the time you are putting aside to help developers make the best games possible!

Cancellations for interviews can occur, so please check your emails regularly in the lead up to a scheduled interview. If those cancellations are within a few hours of the scheduled session then you may be able to receive some of the reward amount. Please speak to the community team at help@playtestcloud.com

We also have a video walking you through some of the frequently asked questions for Interviews with Gameplay. You can take a look here!

If you have any other questions about being a playtester, please get in touch with our Community Manager on help@playtestcloud.com