As you may have heard from Jack Tretton’s E3 keynote yesterday, after a successful First Season of PlayStation Network’s debut original competitive reality series, The Tester, we’re excited to announce we will be moving forward with a Second Season! A casting call for Season 2 is now open at thetester.com.
So if you think you’ve got what it takes to compete against other hopeful gamers from across the country to win a job as an official PlayStation game tester, go to our casting site, powered by GotCast, and create a profile that includes a photo and video about yourself. Remember, not only are we looking for highly skilled gamers, we are looking for personality too.
We’re also adding a new twist to the casting process for this Season. There will be an online casting contest that will allow at least one lucky person to be voted onto the Season 2 cast by the PlayStation Community. So make sure to get the word out about yourself after you’ve created your profile.
The First Season of The Tester, produced by reality programming veterans 51 Minds Entertainment, debuted exclusively on PlayStation Network in February 2010, pitting 11 hopeful gamers to compete for a chance to win a position as a game tester at Sony Computer Entertainment America. In the 8-episode series, the competitors were put to the test under the scrutiny of a panel of judges, including Brent Gocke, release manager from SCEA, and guest judges such as David Jaffe, director and lead designer of God of War and Twisted Metal. In the end, Will Powers, aka “Cyrus”, beat out the 10 other contestants and won a job working for PlayStation’s Quality Assurance department in San Diego, Calif.
Take a look at this video for some helpful tips from Will Powers on how to make your profile a winner!
Look out for more updates from us during the summer long, interactive casting process, which begins today. Community voting will start on July 6th.
You can also still catch the entire eight-episode debut Season available from PlayStation Store in both Standard and High Definition formats.