Formative activity that we organized in the Faculty of Informatics of the Complutense University of Madrid, for the second time in 2021 since a first edition was held in 2015. The coordinator is again Federico Peinado Gil, Lecturer on Video Game Design and Artificial Intelligence with the participation of the most relevant professionals and companies in the sector, such as Michael Santorum (Tequila Works), Javier Vela (MercurySteam Entertainment), Víctor Blanco (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Studio), Francisco Moreno (Sngular), Beatriz Díaz (Mediatonic / Epic Games), ex students such as Blanca Macazaga and Javier Landaburu (Electronic Arts), etc.
This activity consists of a theoretical-practical course on how quality control works in the interactive entertainment industry and how to professionally perform the work of video game tester. It consists of 20 hours distributed between presentation of theoretical-practical content online and tutoring of the work done by students, in addition to the delivery of a final memory of the work individually prepared by the students (a total of 1 ECTS credit) on video games and the tools tested. It is aimed at all students of the Faculty of Informatics, with a total offer of 75 places and totally free registration. The selection of students, if any, will be made by rated the academic record.
In order to apply for recognition of appropriations, assistance is mandatory, which will be monitored in all sessions, and to pass the final assessment of the work carried out during the development of this training activity.
Content and planning
The course is taught 100% online (via Google Meet).
|8th April||1. Introduction to the Video Game Industry|
18:00 Introduction by Federico Peinado
19:00 Special guest: Michael Santorum
|15th April||2. Fundamentals of Video Game Design|
19:00 Special guest:Javier Vela
|22nd April||3. Video Game Development Tools|
19:00 Special guest:Víctor Blanco
|29th April||3. Video Game Development Tools|
19:00 Special guests: Blanca Macazaga and Javier Landaburu
|6th May||4. Video Game Quality Control|
19:00 Special guest: Francisco Moreno
|13th May||4. Video Game Quality Control|
19:00 Special guest: Beatriz Díaz
|20th May||5. Methodology and Testing in Video Games|
19:00 Special guests: Antonio Muñoz y David Rioja
|27th May||5. Methodology and Testing in Video Games|
19:00 Special guest: Lara Isabel Rodríguez
At the Faculty’s website for training activities, you have access to the corresponding form. Only in case you are student at UCM, interested in getting the certificate for the 1 ECTS credit, SING UP before 7th April!
Important: In order to follow the lectures live, connect to this same Google Meet link.