Games & Gaming
Online games provide entertainment to users for as many hours – or minutes – as we like. Whether on a mobile device or from a desktop, the one thing that all games have in common is that gamers want an eye-pleasing game that works well, is fast, and, most importantly, keeps track of their score. With Applause, our global community of testers can help make sure that your game plays well in all environments, on all devices and consoles, and from every angle.
Games & Gaming Challenges
Developing games for mobile is entirely different than the web, which are entirely different than console games. But quality is important no matter which media platform you’re developing for. Here are a few common challenges shared by all game developers:
- Supporting multi-player features – especially when players aren’t near each other
- Authenticity challenges – no one wants their saved game or high score ruined
- Accurate social integration
- Holding up to heavy concurrent load
- Consistent performance across all hardware/software combinations your target audience might use
- Making sure everything is perfect for launch – launch is everything when it comes to games
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How Applause Helps
Your in-house QA team has certainly caught important bugs and issues, but they’ve been close to the game for too long and aren’t thinking like a new player. Testing in-the-wild puts your game in front of testers with fresh eyes who will approach the game like one of your fans.
Find Fringe Cases
Real testers, using real devices outside the lab will turn up issues you didn’t consider, that only affect certain device/software/version combinations or that simply cannot be discovered in a well-connected, close proximity lab.
Live Up to Expectations
Gamers are picky. If you don’t live up to their standards, or your game has an issue, they’ll be vocal about their displeasure - and might abandon your company forever. Design quality from the ground up to meet - or exceed - your gamers’ high standards.
If you have a popular console series you’re going to target a different demographic than a company producing an easy-to-play mobile game experience. With more than 250,000 professional testers, Applause creates the perfect custom team to match your target demographics and meet your specific requirements.
What It Costs
In-the-wild digital testing is easier than you think. Find out how Applause fits into your budget with our interactive pricing tools.