Game Compliance testing
Game Compliance testing is usually done by a third party licensor before the launch. It means that not only is the game functionality important but also the certifications from the hardware provider. Especially when a mobile game is under test, the game tester must make sure that the mobile game abides by the mobile game compliance requirements.
iXie’s Compliance Testing team inspects and ensures that the game software and the game hardware are compliant with the regulatory standards.
Difference between conformance and compliance
Conformance is generally viewed as internal driven whereas compliance is external driven. Conformance deals with the SCORM world, however, it is not as same as certification. ISO/ISE guide defines conformance as the act of fulfillment of a product or a process.
When it comes to quality, the game business is a serious business. Every game has to be checked against all the technical requirements and functional test cases on the build. Game compliance testing is very much necessary to ensure if the game complies with the standards and guidelines of premium first party developers like Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo.
The major challenges involved in game compliance testing are listed below
Game compliance testing should be initiated along with the game development process that will assist a hassle-free game submission. With 300+ devices in the inventory, our team performs in-depth compliance testing to make the game clears each certification on any platforms.
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Below are some of the key steps to be considered while performing the game compliance check.
The following are the benefits you get out of game compliance testing
Mobile gaming operators experience such practical issues imposed by player’s mobility and a constant sense of imminence, as well as smaller device displays. All these issues should be handled in a compliant routine, meanwhile allowing smooth and attractive game user experience.
Remote gaming regulations also should also be progressive in order to handle the sensitivity of the mobile gaming issues and to allow this ever-growing segment to flourish and achieve its full potential in a compliant way.
Game must undergo compliance testing to make sure, if the game complies with TCR’s, TRC’s, Lot Checks set by the game platform holders such as MS, Sony, Nintendo.
Some of these compliance requirements are highly technical and fall outside the game testing scope. Other parts such as standard error message formatting, memory card data handling, legal trademark and copyright material handling are the responsibility of the game testers.
Even a single violation will result in game rejection and will incur additional costs in further testing and resubmission.
In addition, the important launch window may be missed due to this delay, costing the publisher larger sums.
These compliance requirements are proprietary documents for the game developers and publishers that are kept under confidentiality. They are not made available for the public. Knowledge in these standards is add on value skill for the game testers.