Beta Testing Games – Get paid for playing games

Beta version of a product is the pre-released version of the official product having most of the product’s features. Basically it is the test version of the product to be released in the market before the commercial product is released to get the feedback from the users about its performance and suggestions for betterment. This prototype of the product is what decides the product’s success rate by enhancing the product features and quality.

The concept is similar when it comes to gaming products. The gaming industry is a growing sector where there is cut-throat competition between the various game developing companies like Microsoft, EA, Nintendo, etc. After the programmers develop a new game, they do the alpha-testing, which includes: unit testing, component testing and the system testing. Nevertheless, there are still flaws that might creep in until exposed in the real-world environment. So when a new game is developed by a company, the beta version is first released and tested by the users, who give their views on the changes necessary to improve the functionalities. These users are called the “Beta Testers”. The beta testers play a huge role in making the product a success by valuable suggestions on the flaws the product is facing which may lead to a failure in the market resulting in a huge loss of the company.

Clearly, the all leading companies release the beta version before the official full version game and hire the beta testers to play the game, who come up with the changes required to make it a success. In case any bugs or unwanted situations are encountered, the problems are reported back and the beta product undergoes the verification and modification, until the bugs are fixed. Finally, the official product is made available for sale.

The game testing program enables the programmers and game developers to test the game features prior to the launch of the full version game to the public. Now, these testers surely don’t work for free. The companies pay a handsome amount for testers. So it makes a pretty good deal to get paid just by playing games. The companies look out for good testers who can provide relevant suggestions and report good bugs. For being a tester, you don’t have to be a pro-gamer. All that is needed is good analysis of the game you play and give your feedback. Once your feedback is found valuable, they hire you as a beta-tester. All you need to do is register yourself for the company as a tester when an opportunity arises.

Being a game tester has several benefits:

  • Be the first ones to play the best game products by leading gaming companies like EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony.
  • You get to play games for free and give your opinion.
  • Get paid working from home just for playing video games


One such awaited game is the Don, the game which is the game version of one of the popular Shahrukh Khan movie, Don. The tagline says that: “DON ki talaash gyarah mulkon ki police kar rahi hain, lekin ek baat samajh lo, DON ko pakadna mushkil nahin, naamumkin hain”. The idea is describes the cat and mouse game between the infamous mafia Don and the cops. You can play as Don or as cops chasing him. So you can be the first ones to play the game, give your feedback to fix any bugs and get paid for playing games. This lets you earn your own money by sitting at home and playing the best games.

Saswati C On December - 20 - 2011

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