Now Closed – Proceed to Results
A short intro
I wholeheartedly support Matthew Heusser‘s (update: this blog is now only available under paid STP membership but you can access another Matthew’s blog) call to practice craft of testing, anywhere and anytime, above and beyond work responsibilities.
Exploring, experimenting, and learning is always fun. To make a testing challenge even funnier I offer to test a small game.
The program, or an online game, or an application-under-test, is called Escapa (The link points to Wikipedia article about it).
The goal of the game is to move the red block around without getting hit by the blue blocks or touching the black walls – as long as you can. Moving speed of blue blocks gradually increases.
Once the game ends, a pop-up displays game time in seconds.
Click on the image below to open the game in a separate window.
This game has a few bugs, and there is also a number of cheats. How many of them can you find?
I also call for sub-challenges:
The shortest game time ever
The longest game time ever
Let the screenshot of a pop-up be a proof.
You can do anything but:
- changing the original source code of the game
- faking the pop-up in any way
You are more than welcome to tell about your experience with this testing challenge. Leave comments here, make your own blog posts (and pingback), or discuss it in Software Testing Club’s forum.