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Global Game Testing Case Study

Global Game Testing Case Study

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Published by: anil on Aug 29, 2008
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The client was preparing to launch their video game system into the European andNorth American markets and needed fast,effective quality assurance testing servicesfor game software and consoles. The newgaming system was set to launch in NorthAmerica first, and to European marketsless than six months later.The company needed testing for eachgame title and every console version.Testing cycles would influence launchschedules for all new game titles. Withsuch an aggressive product deliveryschedule, the client needed a large team of highly skilled gametesters assembled in the shortest timeframe possible.
Business Challenge
Electronic Entertainment
Service Areas:
Game Testing
Customer Profile:
A worldwideleader in software, services, andInternet technologies, with a thriv-ing computer games division.
Business Challenge: A
Multi-lingual QA team was needed inthe US and Europe to providetesting of all game consoles andtitles for release to a globalmarketplace.
VMC Solution:
VMC provided acomplete game and console testoutsource solution to ensure thecompany met their aggressiveproduct launch schedulesworldwide.
Thoroughly-tested gameconsoles and software havelaunched on time to globalmarkets, ensuring the suc-cess of the products
VMC’s flexible staffing modeland scheduling allows testingactivities to ramp up anddown to meet fluctuations intesting and launch cycles,reducing project costs
Relying on VMC’s expertisein games testing and QA, theclient can stay focused oncore console and softwaredevelopment activities
Global GameTesting
Expert multi-lingual testing tospeed worldwide consoleand game software launch
VMC Solution
The client selected VMC to provide an outsourced QA gamedevelopment testing solution for their platform. Within a remarkable17 days, VMC assembled a fully functional test team with multi-lingual capabilities and configured its U.S.-based test lab facilities tomeet the client’s product development needs. Within a month, VMCalso supplied a fully functional multi-lingual test team and set up labfacilities in the United Kingdom.VMC began the project with aggressive hiring, training, andschedule, securing skilled, experienced game testers with multi-lingual capabilities. The VMC project test manager in the U.S. hireda qualified team of 18 test leads and 50 game testers at the start of the project.
VMC GameLabs is VMC’s specialized gametesting and support division.

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