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Monday, August 6, 2001
MacSoft Seeks Beta Testers
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When porting a game to the Mac OS, there are hundreds of factors to consider; even on the relatively "narrow" scope of Mac gaming hardware there are a huge number of combinations of hardware, software and configuration that could throw a wrench in the works of any game port. That is where the Beta tester comes in -- they try the game on a far wider selection of hardware than the programmer has on hand, and dedicate their time to finding the bugs so that the programmer can concentrate on fixing them.

MacSoft, recent publishers of Tropico and future publishers of Max Payne and Duke Nukem Forever, is looking for a few brave testers to add to their crew. This unpaid position is not for the casual or greedy -- it is serious business, and should be treated as such. Here are the details:

MacSoft wants you. If you are 18 years old (AKA an adult) and want to have
no more spare time (AKA a life), please email James Robrahn at

We are looking for experienced testers. Please email a list of titles
tested, machines available to test on and a rough guess of how much time you
could devote to testing MacSoft games.

We are willing to take a couple newbie testers. They would have to provide
the above information and answer the following questions.

1) What do you think makes a good beta tester?

2) What is your favorite color, and why?

All eligible testers would be required to sign an NDA (non disclosure
agreement) and should have some Macsbugs ability (i.e. stdlogs).

E-mail James immediately with your information if you qualify, but only if you are sincere and serious about participating.


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