If you've always wanted to escape reality, Montreal is the best place to do it. The city is an international hub for animation, software development, and game design — and the industry doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Companies continue to expand in the city, sometimes opening up hundreds of positions. So if you've always wanted a video game job, now is the time to begin your search.
Among the most coveted of these positions is that of the tester, who is often tasked with playing games under development to identify bugs and critique the user experience.
There are dozens of open game testing jobs and gigs across Quebec, from Montreal to Drummondville, to Quebec City.
Below, we outline just eight positions for which companies are accepting applications.
These jobs represent a wide variety of tasks and both permanent and contract work.
This list focuses on jobs and gigs that work in English and/or French. But there is also a good handful of employment opportunities online for people who are proficient in foreign languages like Korean, Spanish, and German.
Good luck, applicants!
Bilingual Game Tester
In this role, you'll "execute plans and procedures for testing games and protocols" as well as "validate correction returns to ensure compliance with quality standards."
Here, according to the posting, you'll "perform tests by browsing video games to detect bugs and report them." In addition, you'll "evaluate the overall functioning of the game, as well as the quality of graphics, audio, special effects, throughout the game."
Budge is looking for people who are "awesome with a capital 'A'" to "navigate" a game "to detect bugs, functional and visual anomalies, and be able to reproduce and describe them in our bug reporting tool."
According to its website, Budge Studios specializes in games and apps for children.