Indium Software offers testing services to several enterprises, ISVs and start-ups globally. The Gaming Industry, by virtue of making entertainment a serious business, stands apart from the rest in terms of skill sets, approach as well as the infrastructure needed.
Over the years, Indium has been focusing on continuously enhancing its game testing expertise and currently has a team of over 150 game testers. The team is not just made up of experienced gamers but also includes non-gamers with technical expertise to exhaustively test each game (manual & automation), providing a fresh perspective and covering the unique ways in which a game can be played.
It has also expanded its leadership team to include global experience to tap into emerging trends, understand the pulse of the market and guide the teams through right inputs and insights. The team is expected to grow 200% over the next two years to meet growing demand from its global customers.
Additionally, over the next two years, iXie delivery centers will also be opened in the NCR region and Hyderabad, in addition to the current one in Bangalore.
Indium as an organization believes in testing products on the actual devices rather than on simulators and emulators to capture accurate data on game performance and such.
Therefore, over the years, the Game Testing Lab has been continuously upgraded in terms of infrastructure, to have, in-house, a wide collection of PCs, consoles, mobile devices – across platforms and operating systems. The company will also enhance its Play Station Gaming Lab and Mobile Lab (which has over 300+ devices) and make it ‘next-generation-ready’ to support the roadmap set for iXie.
“We are already a Sony and Microsoft accredited game testing partner. With the launch of iXie, we will be able to deepen our partnership and devise focused strategies catering to the unique requirements of the game production industry,” said Ramesh Krish, CTO at Indium.
Widening Market Reach
Currently, the game testing division serves several marquee customers in the U.S. and has made in-roads in the Europe and Asia Pacific, as well. With this renewed focus, the company is gearing up to cover more countries in Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as identify new regions to foray into.
Within the company, the launch of iXie was carefully planned to keep in mind the unique needs and opportunities in game testing. Often, as a software testing company, with deep expertise in test automation, there was a pressing need to clearly showcase our game testing expertise. With iXie, we’re emphasizing our renewed commitment to further build on the leadership position we have in game testing, and take specific steps to expand our expertise as the gaming industry evolves with cutting-edge mobile technologies, VR & AR features and immersive 4K gaming experiences.
In short, iXie would like to be long-term partners with game production firms and provide them with cutting-edge, and most importantly, trustworthy, robust Game QA solutions.