Internship: Game Balancing Tester
Ubisoft
Bucharest, România
3 zile în urmă
source : Wizbii

Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs.

The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs.

Ubisoft Romania is the first Ubisoft production studio outside France. The Romanian adventure, which began in 1992, has turned into an exciting success story where Production, Test and Information Technology Department are its driving force.

Come and join our team of over 1800 professionals and help us create highly appreciated interactive entertainment products.

Balancing Testers are playing the game just as real life users do, without debug and cheats and as close as possible to real life environment.

They work in close collaboration with the development team (Designers and Game Directors) through :

  • targeted tests and playtests
  • suggestions on what to modify on game or level design
  • feedback on difficulty, scaling and variation of endgame content.
  • They are also handling exploit hunting on all content and min-maxing scenarios on skills, gear and farming patterns across the title.

  • Based on the team mandate, actively focus in identifying areas that could be improved in terms of design and possible exploitable areas.
  • Build a case around them in order to present them in team discussions for vetting

  • Provide pro’s and con’s , based on general design, personal experience and similar titles, on suggestions presented in team discussions / meeting while keeping in mind the following aspects :
  • 1. Suggestion impact on the end user

    2. Player demographics that the change targets / affects

    3. Fun factor difficulty, variety etc

  • Report major bugs encountered during playtests and daily tasks
  • Follow the defined workflows for reporting suggestions, exploits and other major bugs : identification impact analysis follow up
  • Keep up to date with trends in the gaming industry,be it through playing one or more similar titles
  • Keep up to date with design changes and major functionality bugs present on team mandated areas
  • Work closely with the rest of the QC team by providing guidelines and support in creating testcases for exploits, preparing playtests, gathering and compiling playtest results
  • Provide custom reports and analysis on Balancing requests, based on Production audience
  • Prepare and provide accurate and detailed data to Production contacts during calls and meetings, based on areas covered in the team mandate
  • Your profile :

  • Passion for several genres of games : FPS, RTS, RPG, MOBA, MMORPG
  • Vast experience as a gamer (avid or professional) with a good knowledge of the gaming communities
  • Good tactical awareness and reaction time in 1st or 3rd person shooters (able to spot flanking enemies , rush-able areas, chokepoints etc)
  • Ability to use the map elements in his advantage during gameplay(uses covers / high vantage points etc)
  • Able to min-max / theory craft his loadout(skills / perks / gear) to have the optimal setup for any encounter
  • End-user approach when interacting with the game and ability to come up with exploits and suggestions on areas / features
  • A background playing one or more of the following titles Destiny(1,2) / World of Warcraft / Fortnite / Warframe / Anthem / Firefall / Path of Exile / PUBG
  • Be able to voice his concerns related to issues encountered in a clear and concise manner
  • Team player needs to understand and be open to the mindset that all the actions done during a task are oriented towards the end goal of team success
  • Friendly / companionable open to interactions on a regular basis
  • Initiative is proactive during team meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Strong English skills (written and spoken)
  • Student or high-school graduate (minimum Baccalaureate Diploma)
  • What we offer

    We want you to give your best, so we have a bonus system based on performance.

    We look forward to your development, so there are various Training and Knowledge Sharing programs to choose from.

    We are proud of our games and we would like you to feel the same way : you’ll have access to the internal games library, to goodies and games.

    We want you to feel great at the office, so there are various utilities in UBISOFT building, such as a fully featured Gym, large Cafeteria, recreation rooms, bike rental service etc.

    Since we value health you’ll have access to private medical system, and to the doctor on-site.

    And, most of all, we guarantee you’ll enjoy our atmosphere and working environment!

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