Harmonix needs Playtesters!

HMXJohnlokHMXJohnlok Harmonix Developer
edited March 2008 in Announcements
So we do a lot of playtesting here at Harmonix. And from time to time we need to refresh our database of willing playtesters here in Boston, Massachusetts (USA).

A few things.

1. Only sign up if you're within an hour's drive of Cambridge, MA. I loved the guys from Poland who signed up, but it just isn't in the cards.

2. Our games are mostly T for Teen, so please get parental permission if that isn't you.

3. We do not use this information for anything other than playtesting purposes.

4. We don't have enough tests to use everyone that signs up. Good luck!

http://www.harmonixmusic.com/playtest/

We especially need players who have never played our game before. So if you have neighbors / parents / bosses who have never picked up a plastic instrument before, please send 'em our way.

Any questions? Either post to this thread, or e-mail Chris at [email]canfield@harmonixmusic.com[/email]

Thanks!

Comments

  • AdamBomb629AdamBomb629 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    Is this a full-time job or something that is periodic?
  • HMXJohnlokHMXJohnlok Harmonix Developer
    edited January 2008
    Chris can fill you in on the details when he gets a chance, but it's mostly a "hey can you come play some game we're working on for a few hours? We'll give you pizza!" kinda deal. This is not a job opportunity.
  • AdamBomb629AdamBomb629 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    Definately Not Looking For Work. :)
  • stupidlikeafoxstupidlikeafox Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    damned being in nz lol. any help i'll be more than willing to do! but yeah. location, location, location.
  • Alonzo1948Alonzo1948 Rising Star
    edited January 2008
    I would love to come, but I live in NJ :(
  • skyjumperskyjumper Opening Act
    edited January 2008
    If you need your games tested to military specs.. send 'em up here to Canada.. I'll play the prototype Rockband bagpipes nude in a snowbank! I draw the line at the accordian though, I don't want to pinch anything.
  • Rental_NinjaRental_Ninja Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    How fast of a car would i need to get to get there from Ohio in less then an hour?
  • BathTubBathTub Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    stupidlikeafox;259734 said:
    damned being in nz lol. any help i'll be more than willing to do! but yeah. location, location, location.

    Haha, yeah, exactly.
  • wampdawgwampdawg Opening Act
    edited January 2008
    Rental_Ninja;259774 said:
    How fast of a car would i need to get to get there from Ohio in less then an hour?

    Just what I was thinking only from Indiana.
  • obnoxious_xbobnoxious_xb Opening Act
    edited January 2008
    honolulu is close to boston right?
  • LZ_69LZ_69 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    Could I live any further from Boston???!!!:mad: How about if I'm just a few hours flight time away? oh!, I'm flexible!:D
  • _GH_GH Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    I live about an hour and a half to two. Too far?


    And is this strictly a volunteer thing with nothing for payment but the joy of playing a new Harmonix game?
  • HanksNBeanzHanksNBeanz Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    Hook me up guys! I live in Wrentham and I'm unemployed right now with nothing better to do..... I mean hey I'm right here.
  • Rock_StarmanRock_Starman Headliner
    edited January 2008
    I'm not close enough but thought I'd ask anyway....

    What kind of pizza?

    This isn't the same as a tester tester is it? Cause if it is people should really know what they'd be getting into there.
  • Eman311Eman311 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    I've signed up for this before with no luck.

    I'll give it another shot. I'm about 30 minutes south of the studios.
  • ClinTrojanClinTrojan Banned
    edited January 2008
    I live in kentucky and have real drumming experience and would love to help with testing out the drum aspect of the the game.

    Should come up with some kind of PC app that testers could use by plugging in through USB to test without having to be at the location. Just a barebone app, nothing pretty at all, just simple note scrolling and test kind of thing.

    I am wanting to get in the industry and love both aspects between music and software. Would be a nice way to start.
  • Eman311Eman311 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    ClinTrojan;260038 said:
    I live in kentucky and have real drumming experience and would love to help with testing out the drum aspect of the the game.

    Should come up with some kind of PC app that testers could use by plugging in through USB to test without having to be at the location. Just a barebone app, nothing pretty at all, just simple note scrolling and test kind of thing.

    I am wanting to get in the industry and love both aspects between music and software. Would be a nice way to start.
    I think the whole point is to be playtest an actual game itself, not some PC app.
  • edited January 2008
    HMXJohnlok;259690 said:
    Chris can fill you in on the details when he gets a chance, but it's mostly a "hey can you come play some game we're working on for a few hours? We'll give you pizza!" kinda deal. This is not a job opportunity.
    And for the older, can we head up the street to People's Republik after a hard day of rocking out?

    Awesome to hear about some actual advantage to living in Boston to make up for all the blizzards!

    r i b
  • blink182fanblink182fan Opening Act
    edited January 2008
    i live in the middle of pennsylvania. dang im pretty sure thats too far lol but its closer than some others
  • rockingnowrockingnow Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    woo hoo im 15 minutes away....pick me pick me.

    im 40 and will represent the older crowd of this forum.



    Im a boss at my company and can come and go anytime you request it.


    l.delucia
  • schmittyschmitty Opening Act
    edited January 2008
    Hopefully you take peoples responses more seriously than EA Sports. :-X
  • lordofsheeplordofsheep Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    i live in CT

    is that close enough......

    i live about 40 mins from hartford and about 2 from boston.?
  • Tender-SurrenderTender-Surrender Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    OH man, I am totally down for that, I work in Boston. I would totally love that! Ill sign up for some pizza and some gaming anyday!! lol
  • Cueball666Cueball666 Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    25 miles away. don't drive into boston due to traffic...but live 5 seconds from the T. can be there easily in an hour on the red line
  • Project_MercyProject_Mercy Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    Our city council is always claiming that Milwaukee is a great place for businesses to relocate..

    I'm just sayin'
  • ClinTrojanClinTrojan Banned
    edited January 2008
    Eman311;260048 said:
    I think the whole point is to be playtest an actual game itself, not some PC app.
    I was talking about a simple program that would just play the note chart for you to play it and test the fun of it, difficulty, how close it is to the real song, ect....
  • JB4GDIJB4GDI Rising Star
    edited January 2008
    Rock_Starman;260005 said:
    What kind of pizza?
    Whatever it was, I was sad that I had dinner beforehand because I seriously just wanted to eat a whole box after 2 slices. Harmonix gets their pizza from some amazing place.

    -Jaime
  • snwns26snwns26 Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    I'll test DLC if you guys send it to me. :D
  • hollinger3024hollinger3024 Unsigned
    edited January 2008
    how about central sq? i know you guys are around here somewhere. i'll do ANYTHING you need. i love you.:D
  • ThePaskaThePaska Road Warrior
    edited January 2008
    I really wish I lived closer to Mass, I would definately sign up.
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