Playtesting FAQ

Signup Process

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Player Research are a video games playtesting company based in Brighton, UK and Montreal, Canada. We invite players to give feedback on unreleased and unfinished video games – we pay you to play games and give your opinion!

Player Research have dedicated commercial offices and playrooms in Brighton (UK) and Montreal (Canada). Typically, playtests are held on weekdays and weekends at our playrooms, but we might also ask to visit you at home, if the title we’re working on calls for it. Please note that you must be within travelling distance of the Brighton & Hove area/Montreal city centre to sign up and take part.

Games take a long time to make (sometimes years!), so game developers need feedback on how they are doing, and what could be better. Player Research ask players like you to try unfinished, unreleased games in order to ask for your feedback. You don’t need to be a pro gamer, or even a regular gamer – everyone’s opinion is valued and taken into account. Typically, players are invited to come to our playrooms, play a game for 45 minutes, then share their thoughts with one of our team – easy peasy!

Yes and yes! Please complete the sign up for each child individually. All of our staff are DBS (formerly CRB) checked and parents are welcome to attend sessions. We’re very used to dealing with shy children, and those with additional accessibility requirements. Please make us aware of any specific needs your child has when applying to the individual sessions, so we can be super-prepared to make their session as comfortable and enjoyable as we can.

You’ll get the opportunity to play unreleased games before anyone else – and you will also get paid for your time! Our typical pay for an hour session is around 30 GBP / 50 CAD (please note, this is NOT an hourly rate!), and we also run all-day playtests for longer games.

Yes, we need all types of people to play for us! We’ve invited players from 5 years old to over 100! Every playtest is different and usually requires specific people, so ensure you read those invitation emails carefully to see if you match our requirements. We usually have a 50/50 split of boys and girls, so we want everyone, friends, mums, fathers, brothers, sisters,  grannies,  grandpas, and anyone else – gamer or non-gamer!

We currently have offices in Brighton, UK and Pointe Saint Charles, Montreal, Canada – if you’re selected for a playtest you are required to come to our office in order to playtest unreleased games. Unfortunately we don’t have any offices outside of these local areas at this time or any options to playtest from your own home.

You can sign up to our emails by clicking one of the links below and completing our signup form. We send you an email when we have playtests coming soon that you might be interested in, you can then apply in order to be considered if you’re available – simple!

Montreal? Sign up here!
Brighton? Sign up here!

When new playtests become available that we think are suitable for you we’ll send you an email with the application. Check your junkmail (and be sure to whitelist and select ‘not junk!’)

We never share your details with anyone else, and you’re free to unsubscribe from our database at any time.

No, not at all. Sessions are one-offs, usually an hour or so – although this can vary. We don’t have full-time testers of any kind.

Choose from the options below for the relevant sign up form:

Montreal? Sign up here!
Brighton? Sign up here!

If you have any more queries about the sign up/playtest process please email us at [email protected] for the Brighton office or [email protected] for Montreal.