Johan Hoberg's Blog
A test specialist with a great passion for quality, verification, validation and test.
I have written many presentations and texts about my job which can be found on slideshare.
I am interested in every aspect of software testing, including education, innovation, management, process, planning, methods, automation, execution and everything else connected to test.
What is the purpose of live user testing (closed alpha, closed beta, open beta, and similar) for a game, from a test perspective?
How much information should your test cases (or test missions, charters, or other types or similar test artifacts) include? What are the pros and cons of adding lots of detailed information in your test cases?
How do we define quality in games, and what does it actually mean in practice? In this article I will discuss which definition of quality I prefer, and begin to explore how I apply that definition to games.
How does a professional game tester add value to a game development studio? Can you measure this value in a good way? I will try to give my view on this subject.
Requirements can be very problematic. Either they are too detailed, and cost a fortune to create and maintain, or they are vague, which causes confusion. One potential solution explored here is to use acceptance criteria as both requirements and tests.
In this article I will try to give a list of different types of test that I think should at least be considered before development of a new game starts. This will not be a complete, all-comprehensive list, but my hope is that it will be a good start.
Johan Hoberg's Comments
[Blog - 10/23/2014 - 01:35]
Great point, Alis r n ...
Great point, Alis r n r nDo you see any risks with this behaviour I am just speculating here, but in a marketplace which is getting more and more crowded steam, app stores, etc. , with more and more games relying on microtransactions, is not the first impression quite important ...
[Blog - 09/29/2014 - 01:05]
Wrote a presentation covering the ...
Wrote a presentation covering the same subject when I worked with mobile phones, which may or may not be interesting: r n r nhttp://www.slideshare.net/JohanHoberg/risk-based-testing-26617750 r n r n presentation needs to be downloaded for the animations to work r n r nBest regards, r n r nJohan
[Blog - 09/22/2014 - 07:36]
Interesting question. r n r ...
Interesting question. r n r nCould you give me an example of how you think this concept of quality would risk breaking your integrity r n r n/Johan
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[Blog - 08/01/2014 - 03:18]
Inside the Box: A Proven ...
Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results r nhttp://www.amazon.com/Inside-Box-Creativity-Breakthrough-Results/dp/1451659253/
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