Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Big Life Event: Credit

Being part of the newly married, the most frequently asked question I'm asked is, "When are you going to have kids?"

Well, I have an announcement to make, (but you'll have to highlight the area after the colon to read it):

Not this year.

Ha, ha. Had you going for a nanosecond, didn't I? I know, I'm a meanie-head.

While John and I won't be spawning any time soon, I do, however, have another life event to relate to you, my wonderful readers.

I got my first video game credit earlier this fall.

Normally, testers in my position (working for a company that makes casual games) don't get credited at the end of the game credits. In the film industry, this would have the union calling for blood, but we don't have a union (not really, anyway), and frankly I'm okay with that.

At Merscom, the head of Quality Assurance keeps tabs on who tested which game and writes a letter of recommendation when we request it, outlining what work we have done for the company. Not sure if this is how it works for other studios, but given what I've heard at IGDA gatherings, I'm grateful all the same. :)

Anyway, my fellow game tester and all-around fabulous online gal pal Meg Stivison clued me in to this about a week ago, and I was so excited. . .I forgot to write about it. You'll have to scroll a bit to find my name, but it's there, under the Merscom, LLC section.

To make things easier, Meg also snagged a screenshot for me. Cuz she's awesome.

Enjoy. :)