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Learn topics such as how to write a playtest survey, how to find playtesters for your playtest, and how to get user research experience before you have a job

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When to run playtests

When should I run playtests?

Learn what to test throughout production, to de-risk development and release the best possible version of your game.

Choose a playtest method

Choose the right playtest method

A reliable method for picking the right playtest method, and getting data you can trust.

Run a playtest on discord

Run a playtest with your Discord community

The ultimate guide to running a playtest with your Discord community

will players buy my game?

Discover if players will buy your game

For most studios selling games is important. Learn if your game will sell, from before you’ve written a single line of code.

Define Your Players

Understanding and thinking about ‘who actually will play my game’ gives valuable focus to your development priorities.

How to run unbiased player interviews

How to run unbiased player interviews

Every stage of preparing, running and analysing your playtest interviews. Plus tips on how to reveal player’s honest thoughts, and apply that to game design decisions.

Run Internal Playtests

Run better internal playtests

Run tighter, more useful internal playtests and make the most of your colleague’s time.

Learn ways to run pop up playtests for games user research

How to run pop-up playtests

Pop-up or guerrilla UX research require a careful balance of accuracy and speed. Here’s how to avoid some common traps and make the most of it.

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