How do I set up a concept test?

Here we'll tell you how to add slides, configure them and what file types we support.

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Written by Alex Flint
Updated over a week ago

Concept testing is a great way to test anything from the pre-game art style to brand new animations. To run a concept test, login to your PlaytestCloud account and select Concept Test on the New Playtest page.

Setting up a concept test is similar to all other PlaytestCloud playtests. The only difference is the configure your slides section on the order form:

From here you can set up your preferred device orientation and where the task bubble will appear. The task bubble will contain all the information in the text box on the right of the slide.  You can also add blank slides to give the players instructions before they see the upcoming slide.

The Intro Slide

The Intro Slide and Final Slide are instructional slides which teach the players how to navigate the concept test, they cannot be edited or deleted.

Your Slides

This is where you can add your slides, you can add the following file formats:
Video files: MP4, MOV, WEBM, AVI

Audio Files: WAV, FLAC, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, AAC

Image Files: PNG, JPG, GIF

All you need to do is just drag and drop your file onto the "your slides" tab just as if it were an image.

For best performance, we recommend every individual file be no more than 750mb (the max allowed is 1GB). If needed, we recommend compressing image files using ImageOptim and audio and video files using HandBrake.

Within your slides, you should think about questions such as:

  • What is your first impression of the app cover art?

  • Which of the following three storylines do you think fits the game best?

  • What is the first word that comes to mind when you see this character?

Make sure that you're asking only one question per slide/task so the players won't get confused and will be able to answer as per your intentions.

Voila! You've just created your first concept test. Good luck with analysing results!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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