Hey! My name is Dan Daly, and I am 26 years old. I am a full time video game tester, and currently I work for a multi national games publisher based in California, where I live with my beautiful girlfriend and soon to be wife. I have been doing this job for 2 years now, and I can honestly say it is my dream job.
I decided to set up this blog in 2010 after much encouragement from my girlfriend (who seems to be blogging 24 hours per day) so this is my first ever blog and I am just learning as I go along. I decided to blog about my life in general, and in particular, my job. I know that becoming a video game tester would be a dream come true for millions of gamers around the world, and I feel really lucky to be doing it. I also noticed that there are a lot of people out there looking for information on how to get into the gaming industry.
So I decided to blog about how I went from working in walmart, to becoming a successful games tester. Yup, I used to work at the local walmart earning a few measly bucks per hour, and I really hated my job. Prior to that I had jobs at McDonalds, the local DVD store (which was actually pretty cool – free DVD’s) and I even worked as a pizza delivery guy for a while. And the pornos lied to you – chicks don’t dig pizza delivery guys LOL.
As you can guess, I didn’t get any qualifications from school, and I didn’t seem to be going anywhere in life. After doing some research online, I took a gamble and got a lucky break. I managed to get a job as a video game tester, and the rest is history! I aim to document in this blog exactly how I got the job, and exactly what a video game tester does all day – it’s fun but there is a lot of stuff about it that I never expected…
I really hope this blog helps you guys land a job in the gaming industry. Even though I play video games all day, I still play them in my free time too…. :S