Quality Assurance and Testing in Video Games

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.

Free formative activity for UCM students

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 April1. Introduction to the Video Game Industry
18:00 Introduction by Federico Peinado
19:00 Special guest: Michael Santorum
15th April2. Fundamentals of Video Game Design
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guest:Javier Vela
22nd April3. Video Game Development Tools
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guest:Víctor Blanco
29th April3. Video Game Development Tools
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guests: Blanca Macazaga and Javier Landaburu
6th May4. Video Game Quality Control
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guest: Francisco Moreno
13th May4. Video Game Quality Control
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guest: Beatriz Díaz
20th May5. Methodology and Testing in Video Games
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guests: Antonio Muñoz y David Rioja
27th May5. Methodology and Testing in Video Games
18:00 Lecture
19:00 Special guests: Carlos L. Hernando y Juan Pablo Ordóñez
The course is taught on Thursdays from 18:00 to 20:30, starting on April 8th and ending on May 27th

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.

Slides will be published at this SlideShare account and videos at this playlist of our YouTube channel.

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