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Beta testing an escape room at Improbable Escapes
Whenever we design a game at Improbable Escapes, we always go through a beta testing process. We typically go through multiple rounds of testing to ensure that our games are of the highest quality. Beta testing is an opportunity for real players to play the first iteration of a game to uncover any bugs or issues before we release our games to the public.
This is one of the most important parts of our game design process – without feedback, we aren’t able to improve our game design!
We also use beta testing as a method of training new employees – your feedback helps them ensure they provide the best possible experience for our customers.
How does Beta Testing work?
We typically begin the beta testing process by testing individual puzzles, to ensure that they’re solvable and enjoyable. After this process, our game design team then creates a “rough draft” version of the game. This is the version of the game that we ask our customers to beta test for us.
As the game is in rough form, we anticipate speed bumps in the design potentially including puzzles that aren’t even solvable. That’s why we need your help! We rely on your honest and open feedback so that we can understand what the designers need to change before releasing the final version of the game.
We ask that when signing up for beta testing, you put aside 2 hours to be safe. Players may be asked to finish the entire game. Depending on the experience, this can take up to 2 hours to complete.
Whenever we have available spots for testing games, they will be posted below. All spots are first come first serve, and completely free. If you’d like to be notified of beta testing opportunities, please fill out the form below and you’ll automatically be notified of any new opportunities!
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The Hot Chocolate Incident - Online Game
We are currently training new employees on this online experience. We’re looking for beta testers to play the game as they get trained on them. There might be some parts of the game where there are some pauses as they learn to host the experience.
Date: Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021, 6:30 PM
Players needed: 4-6 players
Ages: All players must be 18+ as we are looking to test with adults
Players must have played one game with us previously, but have never played this game before.
Beta test experiences are first come first serve, and can be reserved below.
Please note: This is an online game. After reserving a beta testing spot, you’ll receive a Zoom link with more information within 2 hours.