In our latest Develop Awards partner spotlight we speak to Testronic Labs' VP of games operations and UK site manager Alastair Harsant about the company, its work and its message to this year's finalists.
Testronic Labs has signed up to support this year's Develop Awards as Gold partner. The event will take place on July 10th.
Year founded: 1998
Telephone: +44 (0)2070 421 700
Could you introduce your company to our readers who might not know your role or goals?
Testronic offers end-to-end testing and QA solutions for a notable array of industries; including games, entertainment, media, publishing, e-commerce and consumer electronics.
Our games division works on many of the biggest franchises in the industry, offering a range of services that include: QA Localisation, Compatibility, Functionality, Compliance and User Experience.
We aim to continue to deliver the very best quality to our customers on all of the platforms that they choose to support.
What distinguishes your company from similar outfits? In other words, what’s unique about your organisation?
We have a team of highly educated and trained individuals in our Poland office, which allows us to provide superior quality testing at a highly competitive price.
Our central London location enables us to draw on a fantastic pool of talent for our QA localisation services and we are also able to utilise the skills of our software division for more specialist work.
This is complimented by a management team of experienced industry veterans from all areas of games development. It has proved a successful recipe, as we have excellent client retention and games is our fast growing division.
What excites and/or encourages you about the games industry today?
The games industry is still experimenting and innovating with new concepts, formats and payment mechanisms. It is such a refreshing industry to be a part of, always taking risks and looking to improve the consumer experience, bring them something completely different, or provide the next exciting brand mash up!
Looking at the Develop Awards finalists, what does it say to you about today’s games industry?
Every aspect of the games industry has now developed to such a high standard of professionalism. Art, audio, tools and service providers all play a part in contributing to the highly creative game products that continue to push the envelope.
Our team are excited to be a part of that and we look forward to the gaming innovations the next-gen platforms will bring and helping to deliver an experience of real quality to the consumer.
Do you have a message for the Develop Awards finalists?
We are delighted to be nominated as finalists, in a list that comprises of so much talent, many of whom we are pleased to call clients and partners. For those of you that we haven’t dealt with, all the very best to you, do please get in contact and let’s discuss how we can help.
Was there anything else you wanted to say about your company or the Develop Awards?
Testronic will be unveiling a fresh new look for the first time in the next issue of Develop and at the Develop Awards.
We are proud to be associated with such a dynamic and exciting industry and it seems appropriate to unveil the rebrand with our peers, in a year that looks set to be another record breaker for our games division.
The Develop Awards will take place on July 10th at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton.
To book a place, contact Kathryn.Humphrey@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 646.
For sponsorship and partner opportunities contact Alex.Boucher@intentmedia.co.uk or call 01992 535 647.
You can read the the full set of this year's Develop Awards finalists here.
For more information, visit the official Develop Awards website.