Babel Media (outsourced to various studios)
Formats: PC, Xbox, PS2, Game Cube, N-Gage, PSP, GBA.
I first cut my teeth in the games industry while studying Design Technology (a mix of Product Design and Engineering) at Brighton University back in 2002. At QA outsourcing specialists Babel Media, I progressed from localisation to functionality, standards and lead testing.
My main responsibilities involved tracking down and documenting bugs, maintaining hardware manufacturers' standards, advising on submission requirements and creating test plans.
Although most of the testing happened in-house, I was outsourced for extensive periods of time to various studios and publishers including Eidos (Championship Manager), Bits Studios (Rogue Ops) and Traveller's Tales (Lego Star Wars).
You can see some of the games I worked on below: