Testing video games at 1st Playable

1st playable logoHere's something cool for your kids to do now that school's letting out. 1st Playable, a video game developer in Troy that specializes in games for devices such as the Nintendo DS, is looking for kids to try out its games. Not only do the kids get to play the games before they come out, they also get their names in the credits.

The only downside: you have to be 15 or younger, which edges out the AOA editors by, um, just a few years.

More details after the jump...

Here's the scoop on how all this works from Peggy McKeown at 1st Playable:

We are looking for game testers in the age range of 3-15 years. Parents are required to fill out a form (Word doc) before we can bring kids in to test games. We work around the parents schedules as best as possible to arrange testing. Usually it's done between 11am-4:30 pm Monday through Friday, but we can start earlier and go later if need be. Testing is ongoing, but we are now in our busy season, so we are currently testing quite frequently. The testing takes about an hour, and we look to get feedback from the kids. The kids get pretty excited when I let them know their name appears in the credits at the end of the game.

Contact kids@1stplayable.com for more info.


Now SUNY students have to wrestle with the decision to chalk their IDs up to get into bars, or down to be able to be video game testers at 1st Playable. Those poor kids...

Right. Because I got my license when I was 15 too. Think it through the next time you're trying to be witty.

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