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18th Jun 2017

There are two job vacancies for video game testers going at Rockstar in the UK

The guys behind Grand Theft Auto want people to test their games

Rich Cooper

Listen up, gamers. The moment of truth has arrived.

This is it. This is what you’ve been waiting for. Finally, after all those years of your parents telling you to “get off your bum and do something useful”, chastising you for wasting your time on video games instead of going outside or talking to people, at last you will be vindicated.

Rockstar, the company behind Grand Theft Auto and Red Dead Redemption, are looking for video game testers right here in the UK. Did someone say ‘dream job’?

If – and it’s a big if – you are chosen to be one of Rockstar’s new video game testers, you could make your passion/addiction into a career. If you’re in the Edinburgh or Lincoln areas, you’ll want to check these opportunities out.

Here they are: Rockstar North (Edinburgh) Game Tester vacancy & Rockstar Lincoln Game Tester vacancy.

Here’s what you need in order to be eligible for the jobs:

“Rockstar North/Lincoln is looking for passionate, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals to join our QA team,” the adverts say.

“You will be expected to test our games looking for problems and accurately report errors through our databases to ensure superior game quality before release.

“Successful applicants will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to observe attention to detail. You will have good general computer skills and be a confident learner working with word processing, databases and spreadsheets.

“Candidates must be 18 years of age and above and provide two references.”

It goes without saying that only people with a passion for video games will be considered, but would you be reading this if you weren’t? Of course not, so what are you waiting for? Apply!