Roadmap to become a QA automation engineer in games

I've been asked a few times how to get started in test automation for video games.

Initially I thought "well you need programming skills, QA knowledge, game engine knowledge, ..." and then I realized there is no straightforward answer to this question.

It depends on your current background for example:

  • Do you know programming?
  • How familiar are you with the game engine? Do you use the game editor on a daily basis?
  • Maybe you know these things, but don't have much clue about QA or software testing in general?

To clarify the path leading to QA automation in video games, I created a document outlining the knowledge and skills required for the job.

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This article was updated on June 2, 2024