When we send a playtest out to our players we give them a short email briefing. It contains the following information:

  • Which of their devices they should use.

  • When the playtest starts (especially important for multiplayer sessions).

  • The steps they must take to complete the playtest properly. 

We also send the player a video with information on how to playtest. This includes:

  • Talking aloud about everything they see.

  • Not to focus on a specific topic for too long.

  • To play the game as they would as if they had just downloaded it from the App Store or the Play Store

  • That the game might be an early prototype.

If you chose to give the players a custom briefing it will come after our default briefing. This is a good place to leave any special instructions you have for the players.

If you would like to learn more about player briefings, have a look at this article.

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