Test Cases For Games Apps / Checklist for Games Apps

Posted: October 4, 2012 in Android, Automation, Manual Testing, Test cases
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Test Cases For Games Apps:


Mobile Game Testing
Check for background music
and sound effects
ON/OFF sound & background music
Receive the call and check
Verify if sound effects are in sync with action
ON/OFF device sound(native sound) and check
Check for vibration effect if present
User Interface Check in Landscape/Portrait mode
Check for animation, movement of character, graphics, Zoom In/Out (all gestures) etc
There should not be any clipping (cutted background)
Test whether one object overlaps with another
Verify if loading indicator is displayed wherever required
Character should not move out of the screen/specified area
Test for enable and disable images/icons/buttons etc
Check for screen title
Check for message title, message description, label (should be appropriate)
Check scrolling
Font displayed (color, size etc)
Check other objects too (ex -if its a car race- you need to look at road, people, other objects like buildings etc)
Performance Check the loading time of a game
Make sure that any action is not taking considerable time, game flow should be fast
Score score calculation
Verify leaderboards General/All time/Weekly/local etc
Check the score registration functionality
Check the format (whether, comma is required in score etc ideally if customer is a foriegner coma should be in millions not in thousands )
Check for level completion syncs with the score
Time Out Check for time out
Do the actions when time-out yet to happen
Multitasking Switch b/w different apps and play game , check for sound, score, UI, time-out etc
Pause Check if game is paused when call received or multitasking or sleep mode
Save Settings Turnoff and ON device, check if settings are saved
Log out /On , check same
User should not loose his game in above conditions
User profile Put a all types of images in Player profile and check
Put special character, numbers,space in username and check
Password should be in masked
Chat feature Check the profile images
max limit of chat description
Enter empty string, special character and check
For a opponent , there should be a notification that he has received a message
Functionality Check game area, game logic
play till last level
get the cheat codes from development team and check all the levels
Check for the features that will be unlocked level-wise
Check for bonus score
Check the score hike when level gets increased
Check for multi-tap action (example in a car race we hold accelerator and left/right turn button simultaneously)
Menu options
Different game modes/location
Help & About Screen Should be in easily understandable format
free from spelling mistakes
URL should be hyperlinked (depends)
Multiplayer game Session expiry check
login/log out
Registration (Sign Up)
Verify account (receive verification mail)
login with registered but not verified account (without clicking verification link)
Forgot password checks (many cases here)
Game flow
Check for WIN/lost/Draw
Check user statistics graph
Challenge/Decline challenge/receive challenge
Check for forfeit
Check when player 2’s turn is on Player 1 is not able to do actions (should not be able to forfeit also)
Check for pass turn
Check for time-out (for one player)
Check the score for both the players till game ends
Memory leak Check the game when device memory is low
Network (n/w) check N/w messages if n/w is not present
check if what happens when n/w not present and user plays a move (whether score submitted for that move etc)
Check for localization Should be Support of different languages
Check for time format Change the device time , format etc
Size User wont like if your game takes lot of device space, so keep one eye on game file size
Device , OS Check in supported screen sizes and os versions (basicaly depend upon Client requirement)
Depends on platform Sometime we need to check as per OS guidliness as well. For ex in Wp7 we need to check in 2 background (light/dark).
Check Share options Post score via mail/FB/Twitter
Check the posted/sent messages in FB/Twitter/Mail. Check links are hyperlinked and application icon is displayed in
the post (depends)
If twitter integration is a manual ( custom UI developed by developer), check what happens when u enter more than
140 chars (as twitter limit is 140)
Music playing during app
If music player running and we start installing any game app, music player should pauses without prompting for the user permission.
Steps for checking this:
1. Play a music file.
2. Launch the application.
3. Verify that while the application loads, it does not pause, resume or stop the actively playing music.
Interuption If app(game) is in running mode, then Check the behaviour of interuption like like Bluetooth, Infra red and CALL/SMS/MMS.
Upgrade the game
/ Battery effect
Upgrade of Games to the latest version and while migration all data should persist [ score, user profile etc ]
What if Battery goes down/switched of the cell while playing, Wheter the score wil get saved?
  1. isha says:

    very informative post…….
    really nice ……………..

  2. parul says:

    great post………………

  3. abhi says:

    really good

  4. Robin Mehta K. says:

    very good its realy helpful thank you sir

  5. andri salim says:

    Thanks for the heads up

  6. balaji.l says:

    Great, Its very helpful thanks
    I am looking for game tester jobs (fresher) could anyone please help on that….

  7. yatin says:

    Great post, really helped a lot
    tomorrow is my interview on mobile game testing…
    wish me luck 😀

  8. Rajinder Singh says:

    Really helpfull.. Thanks

  9. Aditya says:

    It helped me a lot in testing android games.

  10. Mike says:

    “Interruption” is misspelled.

  11. pramod says:

    Thanks.. useful information
    I am looking for game tester jobs (fresher) could anyone please help on that….

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  13. satya says:

    very informative post 🙂

  14. VINAY KUMAR says:

    Great post
    helpful thanks a lot…

  15. shashi says:

    This is very nice for beginners,Thanks for team member

  16. prayag says:

    very nice sir .

    can you give detailed test checklist for 3d car game.
    my email id is kharche.prayag@gmail.com

    thank you.

  17. Sunil Joseph says:

    Nice! Check oout this game testing checklist – A 75 pointer cheat sheet on testing key aspects of a gaming application during your quality assurance process.

  18. This is really nice to read especially to those who want to test their games in using an app. But you can also gain money from testing a game, just like the online game tester. Thanks for the information!

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