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Hurlbz

Difficulty finding play testers

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Hello gents, ladies,

 

My first post here, if there is a more applicable forum for this question then please let me know.

 

Assuming I am in the right place, I recently completed the first stage in my new game and am having great difficulty finding random play testers. So far I've done some posts on subreddits (gamedev/indiegaming/playtest) but have only received a handful of comments.

 

I don't have a budget to pay play testers. 

 

I'm wondering if anyone has any past experience or useful suggestions on how to find some free play testers?

 

Thanks!

 

Hurlbz

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Creating a Dev Journal here. Create a post that shows some game play either through screenshots or video and a brief description of your game and the ideas behind it, then end it will "Looking for some play-testers to provide insight and discover bugs."

 

You should have a handful or more testers with feedback. More than a few of us have done it this way.

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You could post in the Indie Projects (Awesomesauce) or 'Your Announcements' to get some attention from people around here.

 

My personal approach would be to bring it as a specific series of questions (which could open up into more general feedback). If you want to playtest, surely, you have mechanics you are not too sure about: open a thread in the Game Design sub-forum and question your choice, what your options were, etc. Link to a build and see what people come up with as feedback. We have a lot of active people in the Game Design forums and many will provide generous feedback.

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Orymus3 this is a great idea, i never thought to publish a specific design question and maybe in the process get some more general feedback. Besides which you are right there are a few "specific" aspects that I want the feedback on the most anyway. I'm pretty new to game development, so it's all a learning process for me. I just posted in Game Design here, hopefully I get some feedback in the near future.

 

Navyman, thanks for the suggestion of the Game Journal I will definitely be creating a journal in the near future. I actually plan to outline the whole dev process / marketing / publishing process on my website www.overbyte.ca and will be sure to share the info in my journal here as well.

 

Thanks again for the suggestions.

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