UX Research For Game Developers

Training, tools and help for game developers looking to run better playtests, usability and UX tests.

Run better playtests

The Playtest Kit

Playtest Kit makes playtesting and user research accessible to all game developers. 

The toolkit distils thousands of hours of playtesting & UX expertise into a set of templates, guides and tools. It is designed for teams who value playtesting, but don’t have a dedicated user researcher.

Created in collaboration with game designers, producers, community managers, UX designers and solo developers, the toolkit makes playtesting + iterative game development simple.

Find high-quality playtesters for your game (free email course)

One of the most common problems I hear from game developers is that ‘I can’t find the right playtesters’

This leads to relying on friends and family, or other game devs, and gets a whole bunch of unactionable information – wasting your time!

I’ve made a free email course to fix this exact problem, and create a reliable pool of playtesters for your game.

Games UX training for game studios


“As a company with no one who has formal training in user research and testing, Steve was able to train us to a level where we all feel comfortable and confident running our future tests.”

Bespoke training & coaching for small and large studios on topics such as:

  • How to run your own playtests
  • Set up a participant panel
  • Design reliable surveys
  • Moderate usability sessions

“As a work for hire studio who struggles to convince clients of the benefits of including user research on projects, we couldn’t be happier with what Steve was able to teach us. Knowing how to communicate to clients a clear and comprehensive process will make a huge difference in our sales!”

Drop me an email (ux@stevebromley.com) to schedule a confidential, free initial consultation.

Free regular playtesting lessons

Every month I send free email lessons for people looking to grow their games user research skills + experience. Join 1000 others and subscribe to get the next issue:

Set up a new games user research team

Psst – I also wrote a book about how to set up a new user research team. Learn more about Building User Research Teams.

Find a professional games user researcher

I work regularly with some excellent games user research consultants and agencies.

I can put you in touch with experienced professionals who can help:

  • Give expert usability feedback on your game
  • Review your test plan, questionnaire or research roadmap
  • Run a playtest
  • Help you set up your playtest capability
  • Make a business case for user research investment

Drop me an email (ux@stevebromley.com) to schedule a confidential, free initial consultation.