The video gaming world is growing though the technology is still fairly new and it carries numerous playability and legal issues that developers need to know about.
After the developer’s video game has been completed, the developer needs to employ the services of game quality assurance technicians or Game Testers who spend large amounts of time sorting through the product for bugs and to make sure that it plays without a hitch. Quality assurance is a very important part of the development process and testing may start when the developer begins coding.
Where programming is concerned, these jobs take in using the designer’s intended goals to test the game’s performance. Their jobs also entail suggesting solutions to whatever problems they may encounter while testing the performance and playability. QA technicians have the responsibility of identifying any and all bugs in the operation so that when they are mass produced and released they are guaranteed to run on the customer’s expected hardware. Testers are responsible for the simplest of corrections that need to be made going as far as to spelling and grammar errors.QA technicians also make suggestions to developers with regards to whatever improvements they may deem fit to make the product a greater success.
Game development carries a lot of legal issues though gaming technology is still considered new and for a game developer to avoid extensive problems with the law they need to have a good knowledge of these laws. Along with game quality assurance, developers need to spend time making sure that their game conforms to video game law. Game developers have the responsibility of making sure they have legal permission from any brands or privately owned entities that they may intend to recreate in their game. Developers have been known to end up with costly lawsuits simply due to similarities in brands and entities in their games to real entities who believe they deserve legal consideration in the use of these brands, etc. Game developers will find it increasingly difficult to keep on the right side of video game law as the video game industry is constantly changing and developing and video game law makers are never as quick to change and update laws as the industry changes. Game developers have an enormous task of fending off entities that seek to get ahead in the virtual advertising industry in any way possible. This involves exploiting any similarities they may find in games to their products however unjust it may seem. All game developers need to make generous investments into game QA and video game law as this will only work to help ensure successful game release and continued profitability.