(Screenshot is Robot Wants Y! A game many of you have never seen, I suspect, but it's been around a long time) We are finally in the market for actual Robot Wants It All
testers. The game is far from finished still, but we're setting things up to get good testing feedback which will help us finalize how it works.
So, if you are a Robot Wants fan, and you'd like to check it out, send an email to email@example.com
with the subject line "RWIA BETA TEST". In the email, you should answer these questions:
- What's your history with the Robot Wants series?
- What's your history with testing games?
- What's your history with Hamumu Games?
- Do you like platformer games? What kind of games do you normally play?
- Why will you be an effective beta tester, instead of just a lazy punk who wants a free game?
- What are your computer specifications?
None of those questions are disqualifiers (although lying on them would definitely be... lying is always a disqualifier), so just let us know your answers honestly. The game does not currently have a Mac version though, so if your only computer is a Mac, that actually would disqualify you. PC or Linux only. We DO want Linux testers, so if you are on Linux, you could be even more appealing to us, as PC will be very common.
The beta test (and final release) is on Steam, so you will need a Steam account in order to test, but you can create one at any time for free.
If you're wondering what the pay is for testing, it's a free copy of the game. Enjoy! Oh, and I suppose we ought to list you in the credits too. We don't have credits yet, actually...
Hint: Testing is a position where your whole job is communicating to the developers clearly and effectively, so the way
you answer the questions is much more important than what the answers are. We want people who are going to be great at giving us information. You don't have to be good at this type of game, we want a mix of player types to get the best information.
We will be ramping up the test in stages, so that we don't burn out all our testers on the oldest/buggiest version of the game. We'll be adding more testers over time from now on until launch. If we don't use you next week, we may use you next month! There's no deadline (other than the launch date) to when you can sign up, so sign up whenever you're ready.
We are still wrapping up the full suite of features for the testers, so we should be adding the first testers in a little over a week from now.
For a broad overview of where the game currently stands: most of all the features are fully implemented, and the main thing missing is Robot Wants Ice Cream, and the new secret Robot Wants game. We're also short a couple of Remix and Easy maps, but even most of those are included already. We're not close to launch yet, but we're getting there...
If you have any questions, stick them in the comments below, or email me!