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* {{dead link|url=http://if.game-testing.org/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20141220015709/http://if.game-testing.org/|if.game-testing.org}} was an IF betatesting site created by [[Juhana Leinonen]]. It was in operation from May 2009 to March 2016. Features included an RSS feed, email subscription services, and links to betatesting articles.
 
* {{dead link|url=http://if.game-testing.org/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20141220015709/http://if.game-testing.org/|if.game-testing.org}} was an IF betatesting site created by [[Juhana Leinonen]]. It was in operation from May 2009 to March 2016. Features included an RSS feed, email subscription services, and links to betatesting articles.
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===Tips for testers===
 
===Tips for testers===

Latest revision as of 04:51, 20 June 2017

The process of allowing people other than the author to play a game that is otherwise essentially complete, for the purpose of discovering flaws and bugs before the official public release.

By contrast, allowing people to play the game before the plot has been completely written or when other parts of the game are fundamentally unfinished is alpha-testing.

Beta-testing is an IF form of usability testing, which also helps the author identify what parts of a work-in-progress the players enjoy most.

See also

Links

Where to find testers

See also: Category:Testers.


Sites that are no longer active:

Tips for testers

Tips for authors