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Quality Assurance Principles and ISTQB Standards

In game development, ensuring that each game reaches its highest potential requires meticulous attention to detail, rigorous testing, and adherence to industry standards. At Filament Games, the cornerstone of our success lies in our steadfast commitment to Quality Assurance (QA) principles and the rigorous standards set forth by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). In this blog post, we cover how our QA team collaborates seamlessly with the ISTQB framework to elevate our games to the pinnacle of excellence.

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A Holistic Approach to QA

Our QA strategy is rooted in its early integration throughout the entire product development lifecycle. From the inception of a project, our QA experts are deeply involved, cultivating a comprehensive understanding of the intended behavior of the game. This proactive approach empowers our team to identify potential challenges and inconsistencies from the outset, thereby minimizing setbacks down the line.

Expertise in Action

QA is more than just hunting for software glitches. Our adept QA team brings a wealth of game-specific expertise to the table, enabling us to assess not only technical aspects but also the design, visuals, and vocabulary within the context of the target audience – often learners in educational settings. This unique perspective allows us to ensure that our games resonate with their intended users, contributing to a truly immersive and effective learning experience.

Our QA team’s responsibilities extend to compatibility testing, defect triage and verification, and meticulous documentation of test cases. Through these practices, we not only identify and rectify issues but also establish a robust foundation for future development cycles.

The ISTQB Standard: Our Guiding Star

Central to our commitment to excellence is our unwavering dedication to the ISTQB standards. As pioneers in the game development industry, we recognize the significance of these internationally recognized guidelines. Our internal QA team is exclusively trained to adhere to these standards, guaranteeing that every game we develop attains an exceptional level of polish.

Under the guidance of a veteran from the AAA game industry, our QA team embodies key principles that define our approach: curiosity, objectivity, efficiency, and communication. By channeling these principles, we create an environment where observations are meticulous, feedback is unbiased, processes are streamlined, and collaboration is seamless.

Tools of Empowerment

To supplement our commitment to ISTQB standards, we have invested in developing a suite of cutting-edge QA tools. These tools serve to enhance our testing capabilities, allowing for partial or full automation of testing processes. Moreover, they provide a window into the game’s underlying data as it progresses, facilitating deep insights into its functionality. This level of visibility empowers our team to make informed decisions, refine our products, and continuously push the boundaries of quality.

With an unwavering commitment to meticulous testing, comprehensive expertise, and internationally recognized guidelines, we craft games that transcend entertainment and foster learning and growth. Through QA, we bring our clients’ creative visions to life while upholding the highest standards of quality, innovation, and impact. 

If you believe educational games should be as polished and they are instructive, and you’re interested in creating a truly exceptional education experience, our values align and we want to hear from you. Reach out to us today!

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