Dec 2, 2008

Pascal Bélanger

Name. Pascal Bélanger

Job Title: Lead Assistant Quality Control Tester

Company: Ubisoft Montreal

Projects: Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six Vegas 2, Far Cry 2

Why I Am A Game Industry Rockstar: Because I play guitar, obviously. ;P No, seriously... Because I do one of the most looked down on -- and at the same time, one of the most important -- jobs of the industry. Good testers never really play the game until the job is finished. It's true that a part of the job can be performed by people not necessarily knowing what they do. But a big part of the job is done by people who do know what the industry is all about. People who can understand the way a game is done and what problems may emerge during its creation. People who can identify and explain in a clear way the, often out of this world, issues they observe. Finally, whatever great innovation or intentions the creators have, if the game is full of bugs, it's going to be rejected by the community. I intend to eventually become part of the production world, as a game writer if possible, but the lack of such position makes it hard to achieve.