November 9, 2023 – GameDriver Inc., a provider of automated testing solutions for gaming and XR experiences, and KiwiQA, a provider of software testing and quality assurance services, have today announced a strategic partnership that aims to accelerate growth and innovation within the gaming industry, by combining GameDriver’s state-of-the-art Test Automation Solutions with KiwiQA’s software testing and quality assurance expertise.
The companies noted that the collaboration marks a significant step forward for them, as it will combine their strengths and experience to address some of the pressing challenges related to quality assurance in gaming, as well as in the creation of augmented, virtual and mixed reality (AR/VR/MR – collectively XR) experiences. These challenges include the need for faster time to delivery, greater test coverage for increasingly complex projects, and greater consistency. GameDriver stated that as a result of the partnership, gaming and XR companies can now look to automate their QA processes.
GameDriver’s platform simplifies the bug-finding process for video games and XR experiences by automating the repetitive task of testing. The GameDriver platform can cleverly navigate through a game or experience, identify problems, and help fix them, all without a human having to repeatedly and manually test for bugs. The platform also supports several 3D engines that are used in the creation of XR experiences, including Unity and Unreal Engine, and helps developers on these platforms to get their digital experiences to market faster, according to the company.
KiwiQA provides a range of software testing services aimed at rooting out bugs and smoothing out potential performance issues. The company states that its testing services act as the litmus test for software robustness, ensuring each line of code meets the desired standards of functionality, performance, and user-interface expectations.
By leveraging the GameDriver platform and combining it with KiwiQA’s software testing services, the partnership aims to:
- Elevate Game Quality: By implementing robust testing processes and automation, developers can ensure that every aspect of their gaming or digital experiences, from graphics to gameplay mechanics, meets the highest standards.
- Accelerate Time-to-Market: Through efficient automation, the partnership aims to streamline the development process, enabling game developers to bring their creations to market faster.
- Enhancing End-user Satisfaction: By empowering developers to spend more time focusing on quality and performance and less time manually fixing bugs, gamers and end-users benefit from a higher standard of finished product.
“We see this partnership with KiwiQA as the leading wave in transforming the game and XR QA industry,” said Robert Gutierrez, co-founder and CEO at GameDriver. “Their decades of experience delivering software perfectly complements our vision to help studios and service providers deliver software faster, more repeatedly and to predictably meet their business objectives – no matter if those are for entertainment or in emerging technology productivity applications.”
“We are thrilled to join forces with GameDriver,” said Niranjan Limbachiya, Founder and CEO of KiwiQA. “This partnership represents a fusion of talent, innovation, and a shared passion for the gaming industry. Together, we are committed to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in game development and quality assurance.”
For more information on GameDriver and its automated solutions for gaming and XR, please visit the company’s website.
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