MGJ18-QA (Complete) – A Funny Indie Horror Videogame Tester Simulator Where You Play a Game within a Game

MGJ18-QA (Complete) – A Funny Indie Horror Videogame Tester Simulator Where You Play a Game within a Game

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MGJ18-QA is a funny little indie game that plays exactly what the title implies.

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In MGJ18-QA, you play as a game tester for a brand-new indie horror game. The story is simple- your character wakes up in a car accident and needs help, so you look for anyone to call the police in a nearby home. That’s the gist of it, but it’s not really important to the core of the game.

As you play the game, you’re playing a game within a game. You need to quality test the game and make sure it works properly before shipping it out to thousands of raging fans and rushing it which will surely result in a crappy, rushed game (like a few AAA developers have done recently *cough Sea of Thieves cough*).

So you download the full game and launch it and you’ll notice bugs right away. The game crashes. There are pixel issues. There are rendering issues. The game is pretty much unfinished, so you need to do your job and messages the developers so they can fix the bugs and update the game. Such is the life of a videogame tester!

There are two games you’re playing at the same time. You’re playing a character in a horror game and you’re playing as a QA tester. You need to switch between both characters in order to progress through the game. You sort of “unlock” the game by fixing bugs.

MGJ18-QA is a fun little experience that kind of breaks the fourth wall but not directly. Think of something like The Stanely Parable but on a much smaller scale. It’s that kinda game. It’s funny, humorous, and offers a few unexpected surprises that make you wonder if real-life game testers have to put up with this crap (or if the devs of this indie horror game are just completely incompetent!).

Either way, MGJ18-QA is worth checking if you’re looking for a unique little experience. It’s videogame QA simulator! Try it out using the link below and give it a shot! It plays in the browser so no download necessary.

ProsCons
  • Funny dialog and events
  • Offers plenty of unexpected surprises
  • It’s a videogame tester simulator
  • Some parts will kind of frustrate you
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