Shenzhen, China, 13/05/2021 – Today Tencent GWB is happy to announce that it has partnered with WeTest to expand the prize pool for the Tencent GWB Awards 2021.
WeTest guest judge Gunther Gong stated, “The 2021 GWB Awards are an amazing opportunity for WeTest to come into contact with and assist indie development teams from all around the world. With the indie game industry as competitive as it is, it’s more important than ever that developers consider compatibility and performance across a range of platforms, and so we thought about how we could best help participating teams. We are delighted to be a part of this event and we can’t wait to see more of the games taking part.”
For the WeTest Quality Assurance prize, WeTest will offer 10 teams one-stop game quality assurance service for the full development lifecycle of their games, from R&D through to live-ops. The end-to-end testing solutions that WeTest.net provides involve compatibility, functional, performance, network, and security testing powered by the top 1,000 popular models which represents on average 80% of global users. With the leading technology support of WeTest.net, this will ensure participating teams are able to reduce costs, improve efficiency, and shorten lead time during the whole product lifecycle.
The prize kit offered by WeTest.net for all 10 teams includes:
Compatibility Testing for 1 build
Functionality Testing for 1 build
Performance Testing Instruction by WeTest Experts for 1 build
Security Testing for up to 6 months/game
Application Performance Management for up to 6 months/game
Crash Testing for up to 6 months/game
Permanent discount for Game Quality Assurance Service
As a result of this partnership, the GWB Awards 2021 Prize Pool consists of cash prizes (11 titles), Intel hardware for every winning team (11 titles), Full Quality Assurance services (10 titles), $2000 Cloud Credit to best multiplayer game (1 title), free demo booths at a Chinese game industry event (2 titles),free promotion on GWB and partner channels, 1-on-1 mentorship sessions with industry experts and free localization (one title).
In order to take part in the awards, developers and publishers should go to gwb.tencent.com/awards2021 and submit information about their game, as well as a playable build. The submission period will be open from March 22nd until June 30th and the entire participation process takes place online, with no attendance necessary.
For more information, teams should go to https://gwb.tencent.com/awards2021. For the latest news about the GWB Game Awards, as well as other GWB events and activities, teams should also make sure to follow the Tencent GWB Twitter (@TencentGWB) and Facebook accounts (https://www.facebook.com/TencentGWB).
About Tencent GWB
Tencent GWB is a group within Tencent Games and the Tencent Institute of Games which runs activities designed to offer independent developers the opportunity to receive consultation, technical support, financial aid, publishing support or partnership connections from Tencent. As part of its responsibilities, all events and activities are focused on helping and elevating teams in the indie game community.
About WeTest Global
WeTest Global is a comprehensive Quality Assurance platform for developers by providing an all-inclusive testing platform. WeTest's quality criteria has been developed through testing hundreds of thousands of games, using the Top 1,000 popular models covering 80% global users. Since 2005, the WeTest platform has been used by over 700,000 individuals and, in 2020, the platform has conducted ten million tests across 200,000 apps.
International Marketing Manager at Tencent GWB