September, 2015

Testing for Children’s Computer Games: 3 Things You Need to Focus On

I was browsing through a job listings site the other day, when I came across an advertisement where some company was looking for people to be involved in testing child games — that is, in testing children’s computer games. This got me (as a person who has interest in child games), thinking about the whole issue of children’s computer games testing. For some reason, I found myself thinking about the things that you need to focus on when undertaking testing for children’s computer games.

After much reflection, I came to the conclusion that there are three things you need to focus on, when undertaking testing for children’s computer games.

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Firstly, when undertaking testing for children’s computer games, you need to focus on the question of whether there are any technical glitches in the running of the games.

Secondly, when undertaking testing for children’s computer games, you need to focus on the question of whether the games are simple enough for the kids to understand and play well.

Thirdly, when undertaking testing for children’s computer games, you need to focus on the question of whether the games are truly entertaining for the kids (if the objective behind the games was kids’ entertainment).

All along, you need to remember, it is possible for a game to have no technical glitches, but to nonetheless turn out to be too complex for the kids (or to turn out to be too boring and therefore not entertaining to the kids). So these factors need to be looked at in their totality, when undertaking children’s computer games testing.