Localisation Quality Assurance Tester
Most popular video games stretch further than one specific country or language. Big game studios will have global launches, allowing people from all over the world to play.
Quality Assurance (QA) focuses on game testing to ensure functionality without glitches, similar to this principle, Localisation QA Testers ensures continuity in the games’ language, grammar and context.
Being bilingual and strong linguistic skills will be essential in taking on this role. Localisation QA Testers may specialise in one or more different languages depending on the needs of the game studio. Errors in games can undermine a company’s reputation so being a thorough worker and attention to detail is crucial.
QA Engineer, Tester, Quality Control
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YOUR LEARNING JOURNEY
Some people working as a Localisation Quality Assurance Tester have a language, humanities or computer science degree. Above all, you should be someone who loves technology, linguistics and a meticulous eye for detail.
As a professional, you’ll be ensuring the game is translated and functional to the area it is being published and marketed to. You'll be responsible for tracking and fixing bugs, spelling and grammar errors and cultural references that don't translate. You’ll have experience working with and maintaining various Database Management software applications like JIRA, Devtrack and Bugzilla.
Working in the games industry is highly competitive and you’ll need to make sure your CV stands out to employers and course leaders.
As a Localisation Quality Assurance Tester, demonstrating a passion for games and a fundamental understanding for gameplay will be important. Your CV should include previous roles and responsibilities, expanding on relevant and transferable skills. For more general ideas on developing your CV, see our top tips page.
Whatever role you are working in, it is essential that you understand the game making process. You can head to our build a game section for first steps; join a regular game jam to build up your skills & network; or start modding others games to gain experience.
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